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Earthlink, Paetec rumored to make bids on One Communications

The fate of One Communications may soon be decided as Earthlink (Nasdaq: ELNK) and Paetec (Nasdaq: PAET) are close to making a deal for the CLEC. Sources told Reuters that One Communications could

Russian government maintains control of Rostelecom

Rostelecom may have merged with seven other units of Russia's state telecom holding company Svyazinvest in a wide-ranging reform effort, but the government will continue to have a prominent role in

AT&T, Cisco to conduct global IT energy efficiency study for Shell

AT&T (NYSE: T) and Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) have been tapped by Shell to help the oil and gas company get a better understanding of how energy efficient its global IT infrastructure is. The two

Cox Business records $1 billion in annual sales

By marking $1 billion in annual sales, Cox Business has bunked the idea that a cable company can't deliver quality services to business customers. Having delivered commercial and wholesale

China hopes to allay security fears with new UK-based center

Huawei may be motivated to become a major global telecom vendor, but security concerns continue to hold them back. To address the security concerns of other international countries, Huawei has built

New Zealand awards initial broadband plan contractors

The New Zealand government's dream of building a national broadband network are getting underway as it has awarded two utility companies to construct the urban portion of the project. Northpower Ltd

Juniper acquires virtualization security vendor Altor Networks

Keen on expanding its virtualization capabilities, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) has acquired Altor Networks, a provider of virtualization security technology. By acquiring Altor, Juniper says it

Teresa Mastrangelo takes video service expertise to Infonetics Research

Teresa Mastrangelo is taking up new digs at Infonetics Research as the research firm's new Directing Analyst for Cable, Satellite, and IPTV Video. A 23-year telecom industry veteran, including 10 as

Is Verizon's Home Phone Connect a way to poach its divested wireline customers?

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may have hung up its landline voice customer base in 14 states when it sold those lines off to Frontier, but that does not mean that it's not going to compete against the

INOC becomes part of Allied Fiber's dark fiber community

INOC, a provider of network operating center monitoring, reporting and support services for service providers, has joined Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community. Service providers can access Allied

Lars Nyberg to remain in TeliaSonera's CEO post through 2013

Lars Nyberg, TeliaSonera's (Stockholm: TLSN.ST) current CEO, found out late last week that he'll be sticking around for at least another two years. Although Nyberg could retire next December when he

Chattanooga's municipal FTTH network is near completion

After overcoming political wrangling with the city's incumbent service providers to build its Fiber to the Home network, the joint Chattanooga, Tenn. Electric Power Board (EPB) network will be

BT to test 1 Gbps FTTH, plans to expand fiber network into 40 new markets

BT (NYSE: BT) is once again testing the boundaries of its Fiber to the X plans with plans to trial 1 Gbps Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) broadband service Kesgrave, Suffolk. Set to begin early next

Ericsson's chairman Michael Treschow plans to step down

Feeling that the company is "in good shape," Ericsson's (Nasdaq: ERIC) Chairman Michael Treschow announced today that he's going to leave the Stockholm, Sweden-based company either next year or in

nTelos completes FiberNet acquisition

By wrapping up its acquisition of FiberNet from CLEC One Communications, nTelos (NASDAQ: NTLS) now becomes West Virginia's largest service provider behind Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR). With

Week In Research: Cisco benefits from content security spending; global telecom EBITDA falls behind revenue growth

Content security is king: Despite Cisco's overall lousy third quarter, the company saw a 30 percent increase in revenue for content security, says Infonetics Research, reflecting a continuing trend

ADTRAN's carrier channel helps boost its enterprise solution profile

Huntsville, Ala.--ADTRAN may be well known in the carrier market as a supplier to all of the U.S.-based Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers, but it's been seen as a relative newcomer in the

Study: Teleworking contributes to employee happiness

On the heels of the passing of the federal telework bill, a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee reveals that the stress levels of those workers who worked from home even just

Cable & Wireless to purchase a big piece of Bahamas Telecommunications

Cable & Wireless Communications believes the best way to fix its struggling Caribbean business is to acquire a large stake in the region's largest service provider Bahamas Telecommunications

Windstream finalizes acquisition of KDL, Norlight

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) is on a M&A completion roll this week as it wraps up its second acquisition in a week, this time of Q-Comm Corp., a privately-held fiber and competitive service provider.