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A closer look at CLECs

Facility-based CLECs are on pace to rack up nearly $28 billion in revenue in 2009, according to a research report at xchange. The report takes a look at the overall state of the CLEC market, which

11 years and counting

After serving two tours of duty at Horizon House Publications-one as Editor in Chief of the TelecomEngine website and earlier as both Staff and Senior Editor of Telecommunications Magazine--I just

Cablevison's Optimum Business unit extends toll-free service to SMBs

Cablevision believes that even if you're a small business, you should be able to get the the same services as a large enterprise. To bridge that gap, the provider is extending toll-free numbers as

Infineon gets out of the wireline business

Infineon's latest move to sell its wireline communications business to Golden Gate Capital for $348 million is yet another example that the carriers' slowing capex spending cycles are having major

Cisco's Hooper is moving on up

Could Ned Hopper be the next in line to oversee the mighty Cisco Empire? While Cisco has not given any details on who will succeed current CEO John Chambers, the appointment of Ned Hooper to Chief

Report: AT&T tech domain list tightening

It was first reported last month that AT&T is evaluating its list of vendors on various technology areas in an effort to tighten up its list of supply sources. At that point it looked like the

Motorola sells FTTN family to CTDI

In a move that may bring a tear to the eye of long-time fiber-to-the-node fans, Motorola, which was among the first vendors to find success selling FTTN architectures, has sold its FTTN product

Tellabs to cut 150 more jobs

Network equipment vendor Tellabs is set to make its second round of job cuts this year, planning to slash about 150 jobs off its payroll in the coming months after cutting around 60 jobs earlier this

Aepona acquires Valista for payments evolution

Irish software firms are as plentiful as pints of Guinness in their homeland, so two of them getting together might not seem like big news, but service delivery platform vendor Aepona's acquisition

Canadian regulators: Cablecos should pay for using broadcasters' signals

Canadian telcos and cable operators currently including broadcasters’ programming in their offerings could soon be paying for the signals after a government decision to back a

Verizon set to battle Comcast for Pittsburgh subs

Verizon's FiOS could soon be doing battle with Comcast for subscribers in Pittsburgh after the city OK’d a tentative 10-year franchise cable agreement with the telco. Verizon will pay 5 percent

FairPoint saga continues to make headlines

Woe unto FairPoint Communications, that beleaguered telecom that has struggled mightily to overcome its corporate Waterloo: the problem-plagued switchover of the New Hampshire-Maine-Vermont landline

8 years and $350M in tax money going down the drain?

Broadband availability in North Carolina has been a hot topic of late, and it’s about to reach the melting point. On Wednesday, says Public Knowledge’s Art Brodsky, the state’s own

Hawaiian Telcom up for grabs after judge's ruling

ILEC Sandwich Isles Communications wants to play with the big boys and is taking its best shot, trying to buy Hawaiian Telcom out of bankruptcy for $400 million. The private company, based in

Feds set to launch investigation into telco abuse of market power

Sweetheart handset deals and heavy-handed control of broadband networks may have landed Big Telecom-specifically Verizon and AT&T-in the sights of the Department of Justice, reports The Wall

We're Growing!

We've added another member to the Fierce editorial team! Starting today Sean Buckley, former Editor-in-chief of Telecommunications, will be writing FierceTelecom. Sean, who is a familiar face to many

Rural consolidation a cautionary tale

I must assume that amid all of the recent controversy and troubles surrounding FairPoint Communications readers have forgotten that I once supported the North Carolina company's acquisition of the

BT puts off targeted ad deployment

U.K. telco BT, which had steadfastly pursued a targeted ad trial and planned commercial deployment despite the controversy generated by such efforts, has decided not to follow through on its

Ericsson wins FTTH deals in China

Ericsson announced it has earned fiber-to-the-home equipment supply deals from China's three leading telcos, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. The announcement comes not long after

Home energy vendors eye telco market

Companies that develop home energy management technologies and devices are beginning to see telephone companies as a major, largely-untapped market sector for their wares, according to a report from