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Verizon Business leads Infonetics VoIP matrix

Infonetics Research has created a VoIP market leadership matrix identifying the top 10 IP Centrex service providers and top nine IP connectivity providers in North America, and Verizon Business has

WSJ: Long-haul bidders low-ball Qwest

While Qwest Communications has not confirmed widespread speculation that it is trying to sell its long-distance network, The Wall Street Journal reports that the company has collected bids for the

China Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom team for undersea cable

There have been signs recently that business relations between China and Taiwan are thawing a bit, and the latest evidence of that could be an undersea cable project pairing China Telecom and

ATIS tackles environmental sustainability issues

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, a group thick with carriers, has issued its first ATIS Report on Environmental Sustainability, produced by the ATIS Exploratory Group on Green.

Ciena earnings affected by delayed spending

Maybe it feels like the economic recession already is giving way to something more like cautious optimism, but telecom carriers still are delaying some capital spending as we near the end of the

BT begins broad ADSL2+ rollout

U.K. telco BT is beginning its nationwide launch of ADSL2+ service, which theoretically allows 20 Mbps broadband access. The offering will reach about 10 million customer locations, or about 40

Judge upholds telco immunity, dumps lawsuits

Almost one year after Congress legislated immunity for telcos in the federal wiretapping scandal, a federal judge has upheld the immunity law and also has dismissed dozens of lawsuits that were

Verizon Business launches cloud computing service

Verizon Business made its long-anticipated cloud computing/software-as-a-service/whatever you want to call it announcement. Major telcos have been piecing together their cloud computing strategies

Strategy Analytics sees 5 million U.S. broadband sub additions in 2009

Broadband adoption in the U.S. has been perceived to be slowing at times over the last year or two as the market has matured and economic pressures have increased, but market research firm Strategy

Supercomm organizer prepares marketing push

Supercomm 2009 was originally scheduled to start next week. What would you have been doing right now if that was still the plan? Putting the finishing touches on a presentation? Trying to get the

CenturyTel-Embarq deal breeds CenturyLink

Monroe, La.-based independent telco CenturyTel, which is very close to completing its acquisition of fellow indie Embarq, announced a new name for the combined company: CenturyLink. The deal closing

Connected Nation's stimulus role questioned

Connected Nation, the Connect Kentucky off-shoot that potentially could be a provider of broadband mapping information for the government agencies awarding broadband stimulus money, is under fire

Conn. AG presses for AT&T fines for repair woes

The something-less than loving relationship between AT&T and Connecticut officials has sprouted new tension. The state's Attorney General and its Office of Consumer Counsel are taking issue with

Broadband bonder Mushroom grows more bandwidth

Broadband bonding, one of the more interesting access innovations to emerge in recent years, is one way for business customers to address fast-growing bandwidth needs, and now one of the pioneer

N.H. PUC puts FairPoint collections on hold

There have been a couple of new developments in FairPoint Communication's ongoing soap opera in New England as it tries to sort out the landline network in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine it bought

Verizon and AT&T: Best investment bets in a troubled industry

Verizon and AT&T are drawing props for their evolution into wireless purveyors from their traditional involvement with landlines. MoneyShow.com says the pair have transcended their industry by

Analyst: DirecTV's loss could be AT&T's gain

With DirecTV CEO Chase Carey being pursued by his former employer, News Corp., speculation is heating up that his departure could mean a sale of the satellite TV provider, says Multichannel News. The

Comcast sees opportunity in DTV transition

Consumers may still be confused if their TVs are digital ready as the June 12 deadline for the switch from analog to digital broadcasting looms, but cableco Comcast is planning to step into the

BT throttling download speeds for cheapest services

British broadband provider BT Broadband's practice of routinely throttling download speeds on its cheapest package by almost 88 percent during peak hours between 5 p.m. and midnight is drawing

Time Warner again setting stage for metering, service tiers?

Time Warner has riled consumer groups again, quietly changing its terms of service to include language that could allow the cable company to establish service tiers and meter usage. Customers