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Britain's Ofcom mulls net neutrality regulations

Just as U.S. Congressional leaders spar with the FCC over its net neutrality proposal, the UK's telecom regulator is also considering similar regulations for its country's broadband providers.

Verizon takes another next-gen PON test drive

Verizon is pulling out all the stops lately to prove the viability of FiOS. Following its recent move to end long-term service contracts, Verizon has completed its second trial of XG-PON where it

XO debuts VPLS Ethernet service

XO (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) has decided to help its customers transform their Ethernet LANs into Ethernet WANs with the nationwide launch of its Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). Multi-location

Verizon tries 100 Gbps on its Metro Ethernet network

After deploying 100 Gbps optical technology on its optical core transmission networks in Europe, Verizon (NYSE:VZ) now wants to see how 100 GigE could fit into its Metro Ethernet network. Verizon did

Australia's NBN invites Alcatel-Lucent to network party

Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) is wasting no time getting its network implementation in order by naming Alcatel-Lucent as one of its key network equipment suppliers. This deal comes

Infonetics: Ethernet exchanges, wireless backhaul drive Ethernet service market

While Ethernet has not only proven itself as an accepted data service and protocol for business customers, it is finding utility in two new market segments: Ethernet exchanges and wireless backhaul.

SureWest employs Accedian Networks to ensure wireless backhaul performance

SureWest Communications (NasdaqGM: SURW) may no longer be a wireless player as it sold off its wireless assets to Verizon, but the ILEC continues to thrive as a supplier of wireless backhaul to all

FiberNet could be heading to the auction block

It looks like Frontier (NYSE: FTR) isn't the only West Va. provider making big telecom deals these days. Competitive provider FiberNet, the state's second largest service provider, could be acquired.

Mexico's Cofetel leader Hector Osuna won't seek another term

Hector Osuna, the head of Mexico's telecom regulator Cofetel, won't be returning after his term ends this month. After Osuna leaves Cofetel, a regulator that has been unsuccessful in helping to

Verizon's Seidenberg: FCC's proposed regulations could hamper investment

Verizon's (NYSE:VZ) CEO Ivan Seidenberg is not happy about the FCC's proposal to reclassify broadband as a Title II service. Arguing that the proposed rules are "overbearing," Seidenberg believes

Spread Networks tightens up latency along Chicago to New York route

Spread Networks is the latest service provider to take charge of the financial industry's plea for low latency networking solutions along the Chicago to New York route. With so many service providers

Australia's NBN puts out network construction tender

As the Australian government ramps up its National Broadband Network (NBN) initiative, it has asked 21 companies to make bids on building the network. Included on the list is the country's incumbent

Hurricane Electric extends IPv6 network presence through Telx

Hurricane Electric, an Internet backbone and IPv6 service provider, decided the best path to satisfy the ongoing growth of IPv6 services in the Phoenix, Ariz. market would be through a partnership

CenturyLink invites four Qwest executives to stay

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) wants to ensure that when it completes its acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q), it will be able to get going on day one. To ensure a smooth transition when they flip the switch in

Google Voice opens arms to the public - and Frontier slaps back with lawsuit

Google Voice, an online voicemail and telecommunications service that gained more than a million active users while still in beta stage, is open to the public--meaning you no longer need an

FCC wants to strike a regulatory compromise with service providers

The FCC is trying to work out a deal with Internet providers and the telcos about how it will regulate what is carried over their networks in behind closed door meetings. During these meetings,

BSNL considers ex-Vodafone CEO Sarin to lead company

State-owned Indian service provider BSNL needs a turnaround man, and they think that man could be Arun Sarin, the former CEO of Vodafone. BSNL is considering Sarin for the top post that will be

Vonage believes the iPad could be its cure

Vonage (NYSE: VG) thinks the answer to its ongoing recovery will be found in new devices including Apple's iPad device. After hitting a rock bottom low last year when it stock plummeted to 33 cents,

Cable guru John Malone slams Verizon's FiOS strategy

John Malone, the co-owner of DirecTV (NasdaqGS: DTV) and chairman of Liberty Global who was outbid by Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) to acquire Bresnan Communications, is throwing water on Verizon's (

BT unveils unlimited WiFi access plan

With so many of BT's (NYSE: BT) customers leveraging their smart phones and tablet computers at their WiFi hotspots, the service provider decided to give Total Broadband customers "unlimited" access