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ITC^Deltacom expands fiber network, adds new leadership to wholesale team

ITC^DeltaCom (OTC: ITCD.OB) wants to be prepared for its customer's current and future needs so the service provider is expanding its existing fiber network with a number of new network sites. The

Neutral Tandem's Saboo details Tinet acquisition

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) announced last Thursday that it would acquire Italian global IP carrier Tinet SpA for $95 million in cash, setting off a flurry of talk about what the deal would mean

BT, China Telecom to discuss potential partnership

BT (NYSE: BT) sees China as a major area of growth so this week it's meeting with China Telecom's executives to discuss how the two service providers could collaborate with one another. News of BT

PAETEC makes bid to acquire Cavalier Telephone

Consolidation of the CLEC industry is in full swing at this fall's Comptel show as PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) moves to acquire Cavalier Telephone for $460 million in cash. By purchasing Cavalier, PAETEC

Bell Canada enhances video play by acquiring CTV

Bell Canada's parent BCE (NYSE: BCE) is so bullish on its video prospects that it's plunking down $2.9 billion to buy up Canada's largest private broadcaster CTV. Under the terms of the agreement,

Zayo Bandwidth enhances wireless offerings with antenna infrastructure solution (AIS)

Zayo Bandwidth is gaining a stronger foothold in the competitive wireless backhaul wholesale market with 1,000 macro cell sites on-net and more than 500 others under construction. Already providing

Verizon standardizes delivery times for special access services

If you're a wholesale carrier customer and need a DS1 or DS-3 circuit a bit quicker, you're in luck if you're buying it off of Verizon Global Wholesale (NYSE: VZ). Verizon has reduced the intervals

UK competitive providers now serve 7 million lines

With seven million of BT's (NYSE: BT) lines being used by competitive players such as Sky or TalkTalk, it's safe to say that the Ofcom's, the UK's main telecom regulator, bet on local loop unbundling

Mexico: Broadband, mobile services become mainstays of growth

Driven by the growth of fixed VoIP, broadband Internet and mobile data, Pyramid Research forecasts that Mexico's telecom market will increase 4.4 percent from $22.9 billion in 2009 to $23.9 billion

Neutral Tandem gains global presence by acquiring Tinet SpA

Interconnection services provider Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) has struck a deal to acquire Tinet SpA, an Italian-based IP Transit and Ethernet wholesale carrier. Under the terms of the agreement,

Four trends to watch at COMPTEL Fall 2010

Chances are, if you're headed out to the COMPTEL PLUS Fall show next week, you're going to hear a lot about various transitions and opportunities taking place in the competitive retail and wholesale

BT prepares to grow Asia-Pacific business

BT (NYSE: BT) is ramping up the first piece of its Asia Pacific investment program, one that will cover resourcing, infrastructure and enhanced set of services for its multinational corporation (MNC)

Goodbye RCN Metro, hello Sidera Networks

Now that ABRY Partners has completed its acquisition of RCN, it has rechristened the former RCN Metro Optical Networks as Sidera Networks. Leading the Sidera management team will be Michael Sicoli,

Frontier shuts down "extended service difficulty" in West Va. territory

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) has dug itself out of its service issue hole in West Virginia by ending its long-term difficulty status and mandatory overtime requirements for technicians and related customer

France's FTTH connections up 14.5 percent

With over 38,700 buildings connected as of the end of June, it's clear that Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based connections are making an impact in the French broadband market. According to French telecom

Week In Research: broadband to drive capex, revenues in Malaysia; Brazil telecom growth on shaky ground

Malaysia's capex surge: Malaysia's high-speed broadband project will fuel a surge in telecom capital expenditures and revenues for both fixed and mobile segments through 2015, Pyramid Research

Verizon invests in home automation company 4Home

While it may be years before we see a truly automated home where all appliances are controlled remotely, Verizon is looking ahead to this future and has invested an undisclosed amount in connected

New Zealand's Crown Fiber whittles down fiber provider candidates for broadband plan

Crown Fibre Holdings, the holding company charged with building out New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative, is getting close to finalizing contracts with three regional fiber service

Internet video: broadband service provider threat or opportunity?

Broadband service providers are taking a hard look at Internet video and trying to determine if it is a threat or opportunity. It is a threat if it drives up broadband usage while media companies and

One Communications considers its next move

One Communications, a multi-regional competitive service provider, is now set on plotting out its own future. Although it did not give any specific details, the multi-regional service provider has