Breaking down barriers to IMS via sophisticated testing

IMS is much like other IP Services (e.g., Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, MPLS and IP Data Services, etc.) in that it is a complex mélange of a variety of protocols that all have to function

BT network outage had domino effect in the UK

BT is working round the clock to bring back up "the vast majority" of landline phone and broadband services following an outage caused by "major flooding" late last week at a telephone exchange in

Cisco gives its home networking brand a makeover

As Cisco looks to appeal to the broader consumer market, the routing giant thinks it's about time to segment its home networking products to fit the needs of both the tech-savvy and not-so-tech-savvy

NH group wants $66 million to build middle mile network

Network New Hampshire Now, a New Hampshire-based coalition, believes that if it had a fiber network in hand it would be able to not only give the state higher Internet access speeds, but an economic

AT&T Government scores Networx win from the EPA

AT&T continues to rack up government contract wins off of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Networx telecom services procurement program as it has now been awarded a $29 million WAN

NTT America beefs up aggregation network

NTT America has injected new life into its aggregation network with Cisco ASR 9000 routers as it looks to expand their footing in its U.S. and potentially into Latin America. Over time, NTT America's

Covad, MegaPath decide to merge

Could Covad and MegaPath's agreement to merge be a sign of more consolidation of the competitive telecom industry? Well, the CEOs of Covad and MegaPath think so. In a Light Reading article yesterday,

Good Night, and Good Luck to Dan

Today, I am talking to you on a bit of a sad note as FierceTelecom says goodbye to fellow Irishman and journalist colleague Dan O'Shea who is leaving FierceMarkets this week. You might have gotten to

Integra Telecom turns to Metaswitch to simplify voice network

Integra Telecom has grown through various acquisitions (namely Electric Lightwave and Eschelon Telecom) over the last decade, but those acquisitions meant that it had to run various software and

Global Crossing brings fiber to the Phoenix NAP

Carriers and enterprises that connect into the Phoenix NAP datacenter will now have yet another connectivity choice as Global Crossing has extended its fiber network into the service provider's

Qwest, IBM target SMB network security

Qwest and IBM believe that just because you're an SMB doesn't mean you shouldn't have access to the same network security services big enterprises have. Taking elements of IBM's already deployed

Lightower ups capacity at Telx's New Jersey Colo site

Lightower Fiber Networks, a northeast U.S. metro fiber provider, is bringing new network capabilities to Telx's Delawanna Ave. colocation site in Clifton, New Jersey. Along with providing additional

Huawei reports strong 2009 profit increase

Huawei Technologies saw its full-year profit double as the company not only won order in emerging markets, but also from its growing presence in the North American telecom market. In North American

BT unveils new FTTX locations

BT has named 300 new locations that will be able to take advantage of its ongoing Fiber to the X network deployment. Set to be upgraded between fall 2010 and summer 2011, BT will bring 40 Mbps Fiber

Telstra retools its management team

Telstra's CEO David Thodey has decided that it's time to make some changes to his top management team that he says are designed to align the executive structure with company goals. First on the list

Case Western Reserve University launches 1 Gbps FTTH project

Lost in all of the hype over Google's Fiber to the Home drive is Cleveland, OH-based Case Western University's 1 Gbps FTTH trial. To get the project up and running, CWRU's broadband service provider

AT&T extends 24 Mbps broadband service to entire customer base

AT&T is looking to shore up its competitive edge by extending its 24 Mbps/3Mbps U-verse High Speed Internet Max Turbo service to all of its 120 markets. Initially launched in three markets

Windstream seeks $238 million to fill in broadband gaps

Windstream's broadband network may now reach over 1.1 million subscribers, but it is having a hard time justifying the expense to expand these services into its 'unserved' communities. To close that

Deltacom expands Ethernet Access service footprint

Deltacom is taking its Ethernet Access (E-Access) service suite to five new markets in Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina. Available in speed increments from as low as 2 Mbps all the way up to 1

RCN Metro extends network into Concord, NH

By expanding its network into Concord, NH RCN Metro now offer services out of 144 COs across its network footprint. Targeted at service providers that offer business services to enterprise customers,