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Comcast: profits up, but subscriber growth falters

Following what has become a common trend in the cable industry's second quarter, Comcast also saw its revenues shoot up 53 percent, while new subscriber adds fell. The MSO reported second-quarter

AT&T Southeast union contract set to expire

AT&T efforts to come to an agreement over a contract with landline union employees in its Southeast region that will expire on Saturday continues to remain at a standstill. A Post and Courier

Cisco's routing revenue up, but fiscal Q4 revenues decline

Cisco reported that while it saw year-over-year declines in both profits and revenues for its fiscal fourth-quarter, the company also saw orders grow for the first time in the last four quarters. The

Dell'Oro: Ethernet switch market on comeback trail

A new report from industry research firm Dell'Oro Group is forecasting that while the total Ethernet Switch market will drop about 20 percent in 2009, one of the biggest drops since 2001, it will see

NTT debuts IPv6-capable IP-VPN service

NTT, one of the loudest proponents of IPv6, is putting words to action as the Japanese operator will launch an IP-VPN service that will support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols for business customers.

Cox Business takes Ethernet to the edge

When Cox Business began offering wholesale fiber bandwidth to other carriers and business customers over a decade ago, few in the telecom industry probably would have thought the MSO would become a

Hathaway resigns from White House cybersecurity post

Cybersecurity may be a top priority for the Obama administration, but getting someone to oversee this task is going to get a bit more difficult as acting cybersecuity head Melissa Hathaway gave her

VoIP thrives amid telco indifference

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop in a consumer VoIP sector that has been faced with many legal, regulatory and competitive battles. In this case, the other shoe is the rather giant one worn

Frontier Communications Q2 revenue declines

Frontier Communications may be one of the latest rural telco consolidators with its impending purchase of Verizon's rural lines, but it's also the latest telco to see its Q2 revenue decline. In the

Cox Business empowers local Sheriff's car theft prevention efforts

Cox Business is getting into the crime fighting business in New Orleans. The service provider is helping the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in New Orleans crack down on vehicle theft with its

Strategy Analytics: Consumer broadband "safe" in the bundle, despite recession

By Ben Piper Director, Multiplay Market Dynamics Research for Strategy Analytics Perhaps more than any other single issue, the effect of today's historically challenged economic environment on

France's Iliad first-half revenue jumps 40%

Buoyed by the addition of 200,000 new subscribers during the first half of this year and other bundled service packages, French telecom group Iliad saw its first-half revenue shoot up 40 percent

FiberLight secures $13M in funding

For any service provider, much less a competitive fiber provider, to secure new funding in a down economy is somewhat of an anomaly, yet Atlanta, Ga.-based FiberLight announced this week that it

TDS expands NH reach with Union Telephone purchase

TDS Telecom is on the acquisition prowl again, as the Madison, Wis-based service provider has reached an agreement to acquire privately-owned Union Telephone Company. In 2008 the telco bought State

Cincinnati Bell: Q2 earnings were up, but income declined

Following plans to reduce its workforce during the first quarter, Cincinnati Bell reported that second-quarter 2009 earnings were $26 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, an 18 percent increase

Telstra tries on 100 Gbps for size

Nortel may be struggling to find a suitor for its Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) division, but that does not seem to matter much as Australian telephone incumbent Telstra announced it conducted a

U.K.'s TalkTalk gets high on fiber-based broadband

Priding itself on being a ‘cheap broadband provider,' UK's TalkTalk is upping the ante of its broadband service suite with the trial of a fiber-based service that will enable users to get up to

Part 4 Interview - Fran Shammo, President of Verizon Business

Fierce Telecom: In addition to your core large enterprise base, Verizon Business recently introduced a set of integrated service packages for the mid-market. How does that market differ than large

Part 3 Interview - Fran Shammo, President of Verizon Business

Fierce Telecom: During the first quarter, one of the highlights for Verizon Business was a continued dedication to rolling out integrated services and security services. Can you touch upon those

Part 2 Interview- Fran Shammo, President of Verizon Business

Fierce Telecom: You mentioned IBM and integrators. What advantage does Verizon have over those companies? Shammo: They are a competitor to us. As I like to say, I think I have a strategic strength.