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Guyana Telephone, Digicel receive telecom liberalization bill

The CEOs of both Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and Digicel have received copies of the government's proposed telecom liberalization bill: The Telecommunications Bill 2010. When

Integra Telecom drops opposition to CenturyLink/Qwest merger

Integra Telecom has come to terms with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) on wholesale conditions by resolving issues the CLEC raised about the two service providers' pending deal in some of

Low latency providers: Don't blink

Did you just blink? How long did it take? When we want to say something happened quickly, we often exaggerate by saying it happened "in the blink of an eye," which usually takes less than half a

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) Q3 profit buoyed by IP and wireless growth

Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) CEO and President Ben Verwaayen's plan to turn the company towards a path of profitability certainly were on display in Q3 2010. During the third quarter, Alcatel-Lucent

Telus' (Toronto: T.TO) Q3 profit down, but broadband, TV help it beat analyst forecasts

Telus' (Toronto: T.TO) 12 percent Q3 profit decline may appear disastrous, but the service provider was able to save the day with strong gains in both video and broadband access services. The western

Genesis secures funding, carrier interest for DSL Ring technology

It would seem that Genesis Technical Systems' debut of its 400 Mbps DSL Rings technology could be ho-hum news, especially in light of claims by Huawei and Nokia Siemens' claims of transmitting 700

AT&T brings U-verse to Montville, Conn., renews Scripps Networks' programming deal

AT&T (NYSE: T) customers in Montville, Conn. will now have another option besides the cable company for video services as AT&T will bring its U-verse TV, broadband and voice service into

Nortel to sell its venture capital holdings for $23 million

Nortel Networks continues its bargain basement sale to pay off creditors by selling off its pieces of 20 venture capital funds. As reported in Total Telecom via the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review

Strength in numbers: Broadband home management vendors iControl and uControl to merge

iControl Networks and uControl, two early vendors in the emerging broadband home management market, have decided to combine their strategies by striking a deal to merge. Although neither company

Week in research: SDM trends toward consolidation, middle mile broadband projects get more funding

SDM transforms: IT vendors with "master data management capabilities" have a potentially huge opportunity as subscriber data management (SDM) services move away from applications and toward backend

MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO): IP, broadband services drive Q3 53 percent profit rise

Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS Allstream) (Toronto: MBT.TO) saw a series of ups and downs during the third quarter as net profit rose 53 percent to $42.8 million, while consolidated revenues declined

Bell Canada's (NYSE: BCE) wireline operating revenue gets boost from broadband, TV growth

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) may have taken a hit in Q3 with shrinking wireline voice revenue, but gains in wireless, TV and broadband data enabled it to surpass C$4.52 billion (US$4.49 billion) versus

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) Q3: Line loss drives down revenues, while broadband subscribership rose

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) faced the typical wireline POTS declines, a factor that attributed to a 3.1 percent decline in its Q3 2010 revenue to $762 million. Similarly, Bell Aliant's operating

NTT Communications debuts global IP voice dialing service

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) is giving its multinational corporation (MNC) customers a new way to reach out and touch their colleagues with a new VoIP-based service that will allow internal dialing

Windstream plots cloud computing growth with $310 million deal for Hosted Solutions

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) is going to the acquisition table again with hopes of gaining a greater foothold in the emerging cloud computing segment by crafting $310 million deal to acquire

Sprint MTIPS solution gets GSA approval

Sprint (NYSE: S) continues to make progress with its government communications offerings. This week it received the Authority to Operate (ATO) for the Managed Trusted IP Services (MTIPS) from the

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) Q3 revenues boosted by business, broadband services

Gains in broadband and business services drove up Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) Q3 revenues up to $966 million, a 32 percent increase from Q3 2009. The ILEC reported $85 million in net income, a 7

tw telecom's (Nasdaq: TWTC) Ethernet, data networking bets pay off in Q3

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) continues to see the benefits of the ongoing adoption of enterprise data and Internet services, particularly Ethernet, with $320.3 million in Q3 2010 revenues. The

Main One cable system completes 100 days of operation

Main One, the operator of a 6,900 km submarine cable system that provides connectivity along the West Coast of Africa from Portugal to Nigeria with a day-1 link to Ghana, has completed 100 days of

Iowa Utilities Board approves CenturyLink-Qwest deal

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) can now cross off Iowa Utility Board in the approval process for their pending multi-billion dollar merger deal. Although the two telcos recently got 12