BT takes its wholesale VoIP service on a global tour

BT (NYSE: BT) is giving wireline and wireless service providers that require global VoIP connectivity a new option by providing global connectivity to its IP Exchange platform, a service that allows

AT&T sells off its Sterling Commerce unit to IBM

AT&T's (NYSE: T) decision to sell off its Sterling Commerce unit to IBM (NYSE: IBM) for $1.4 billion is perhaps another realization that the old dot-com hype no longer has the same allure, at

Net neutrality is good for ISPs

In the nearly 20 years that the Internet has been in private hands, it has been an engine of innovation throughout the world. In our society today, we use the Internet for applications that could not

CENX's Ethernet exchange: 10 million locations can't be wrong

Carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX must be doing something right. In operation for less than eight months, the service provider has surpassed the 10 million Ethernet service locations mark via

Allied Fiber begins construction of U.S. nationwide dark fiber system

Allied Fiber, a provider of dark fiber capacity, is moving ahead with the build out of the first phase of its ambitious U.S.-based nationwide wholesale fiber network. Expected to be completed in Q4

Tinet helps Denmark's NORDUnet bridge the IPv4 to IPv6 gap

Wholesale service provider Tinet has responded to the Research and Education's (R&E) industry segment's need for a IPv4 to IPv6 address transition, and its win to provide its IP-Flow Transit

Telecom New Zealand considers network spinoff to participate in broadband initiative

The New Zealand government has developed an ambitious broadband network plan and incumbent carrier Telecom New Zealand wants a piece of the action. However, the government said that service providers

Verizon goes green in Long Island, NY

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) is taking its environmental responsibility to the streets in Long Island as the service provider starts up five hybrid fuel aerial-lift trucks--the first of 160

Verizon-Frontier deal gets FCC approval

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) finally cleared the last regulatory hurdle in its bid to acquire Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) rural lines in 14 states as the FCC gave its official approval of the deal late last Friday.

Alcatel-Lucent's Verwaayen: Service providers will start spending again

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) may have had another tough quarter, but that's not dampening the spirits of company CEO Ben Verwaayen who believes that service providers are going to start spending again

Sprint: We can help federal agencies transition to GSA Networx

Sprint (NYSE: S) may have only won the Enterprise portion of GSA's (General Services Administration) Networx government telecom contract, the smaller and less expensive option, but it believes that

Transtelco expands U.S. Ethernet reach via CENX

Transtelco, a U.S./Mexico border-based service provider, is augmenting its Ethernet network reach by establishing a connection with carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX. By partnering with CENX,

Cisco to acquire CoreOptics

Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) is on the acquisition trail again. This time the networking giant is shelling out $99 million to acquire optical digital signal processing (DSP) vendor CoreOptics. With various

Goodbye CenturyTel, hello CenturyLink

CenturyTel (NYSE: CTL) made it official today that it has changed its legal name to CenturyLink. Already established as a brand since the second half of 2009, CenturyLink will continue to trade on

Broadband bundles are about value, not just the pipe

Verizon's (NYSE:VZ) decision to get rid of long-term contracts for its FiOS customers in Tampa, Fla. is a realization that no matter how compelling Fiber to the Home is in terms of speed and service

Week in Research: Huawei and Alcatel vie for lead in optical networking sector

Here are some of the interesting research reports released in the past week: IP/MPLS Infrastructure: Synergy Research this week released "Q1 2010 Carrier Infrastructure (CE, IP, MPLS) market

Verizon extends FiOS TV mobile applications to more smartphones

Verizon is giving FiOS subscribers even more ways to plan their TV watching schedule by extending the capabilities of FiOS' key mobile applications--Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager--to even more

AT&T wants to squeeze 80 Mbps out of copper

While much of AT&T's (NYSE: T) broadband attention these days is centered around its HSPA+ and future LTE wireless plans, it's easy to forget that the telco is keen on expanding the boundaries of

SubCom, Main One wrap phase 1 of undersea cable installation

Main One Company, an undersea cable service provider offering open access, wholesale broadband capacity in West Africa, completed the first phase of the Main One Cable System with system supplier

Huawei keeps its acquisition options open

Huawei may have found itself once again having to squash rumors that it is acquiring financially ailing Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), but that doesn't mean it's not ruling out acquisitions altogether.