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Sprint takes femtocells wholesale

Sprint, which was the most aggressive early supporter of mobile virtual network operators and wireless resale among the major wireless companies, announced that its wholesale group will offer

Infonetics: Corporate voice budgets remain healthy

Infonetics Research says results of a survey conducted in April and May indicate that North American companies may not be slashing voice communications spending, at least not dramatically, over the

WSJ: Sprint, Level 3 discussing long-haul JV

Days after Qwest Communications confirmed that it would not sell its long-distance network at this time, Level 3 Communications, a long-time M&A driver that was considered among the candidates to

AT&T narrowing its vendor source list

AT&T has began to reduce the total numbers of vendors it works with on various parts of its network and operations, and speculation has begun about who will get voted off the island (Do people

Ericsson's Redback aims for better green metrics

Environmental sustainability continues to be a top of mind issue in the telecom industry, with carriers touting their own green strategies and their vendors adjusting to the new reality by reducing

Report: CableLabs lands Liao as new chief

Light Reading's Cable Digital News is reporting that CableLabs has appointed Panasonic North America CTO Paul Liao as its new president and CEO to replace the retiring Richard Green. CableLabs had

Italian gov't against foreign ownership of Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia has been hounded for months by rumors that it might consider being acquired by Spain's Telefonica, which owns a 10 percent stake in Telecom Italia through a subsidiary. Despite Telecom

Cisco: Video 90% of IP traffic by 2013

Cisco Systems released its latest research on IP traffic, showing that global IP traffic will reach more than 667 exabytes by 2013, and that video traffic will represent 90 percent of all Internet

AT&T pushes for "100 percent broadband" by 2014

AT&T, in comments directed at the Federal Communications Commission as the agency begins movement toward a national broadband program, said it backs "100 percent broadband" by 2014. That's a

From bad to worse for FairPoint in Vermont

FairPoint Communications, which already can be accused of offering customers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine communications services Third World users might find subpar, ran into another glitch

Is Apple hanging up on AT&T?

AT&T has made a mountain of money--and polished its reputation--during its partnership with Apple and the iPhone. But pundits are saying the love affair between the two may be on the rocks after

Former AT&T CEO Whitacre to lead GM

The Wall Street Journal is reporting former AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. will take over ailing automaker General Motors later this summer after the company emerges from bankruptcy protection.

State craps out in pass at regulating Internet gambling

Minnesota officials who tried to have ISPs block hundreds of sites that allowed state residents to gamble online have decided to drop their efforts, for the moment. The officials backed off after

Civil rights groups target broadband stimulus

Several civil rights groups have formed a new broadband-focus group, the Broadband Opportunity Coalition, that is planning to work with other similar groups to promote broadband availability,

Summer's here, Supercomm's not, so take a break

Supercomm 2009 originally was planned for this week. It has since been moved to Oct. 21-23, and perhaps the trade show and the industry itself will be better off for the change. Still, it seems very

Juniper announces 100G router interface

Juniper Networks has announced a 100-Gbps Ethernet router interface that it expects to have in customer trials later this year, a development that may fit well with Verizon Communications' timeline

Qwest says it won't sell long-haul network

Qwest Communications today seemed to silence speculation about the possible sale of its long-distance network by issuing a statement confirming that it will not sell the network. The company said the

Hawaiian Telcom has post-bankruptcy debt plan

Hawaiian Telcom, the local telco in Hawaii that filed for bankruptcy protection last December, now has a reorganization plan on file with its bankruptcy court that outlines how the company hopes to

ICANN JPA nears end, but legislators concerned

The expiration of the Joint Project Agreement that gives the U.S. Commerce Dept. accountability over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers--a situation that many people around the

Levin re-joins FCC to steer broadband plan

Blair Levin, the former Federal Communications Commission official and Stifel Nicolaus analyst who most recently served on President Obama's transition team, is coming back to the FCC to head the