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Telecom Fiji shuts down unregistered wireless/wireline subscribers

If you live in Fiji and haven't registered your wireline or your mobile phone under the government's newly minted Telephone Services Decree, you might find out you can't make any calls. This week

Rogers enhances business play with Atria acquisition

Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) has found the answer to building out its business presence in privately-held Atria Networks, one of Ontario's largest fiber providers, which it will purchase for

Neutral Tandem turns on new Ethernet exchanges

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) is so confident about its Ethernet exchange capabilities that the service provider has lit up eight new Ethernet exchange Points of Presence (PoPs), upping its presence

How XO Communications hit the 1 million VoIP user mark

XO Communications' (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) 1 million VoIP user milestone shows the growing confidence that business users have in moving to Voice over IP. However, what's consistently resonated is not just

Texas school district looks to Motorola for WLAN solutions

Motorola's wireless LAN technology is working to catch up to the growing demands of mobile data consumers, and the Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas is one of the beneficiaries of

Verizon brings environmentally-friendly trucks to California market

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is getting its green groove on in California by introducing environmentally-friendly natural gas vehicles to its truck fleets in the state. Through an agreement with woman-owned

Level 3, Frontier CEOs to lead Obama's telecom security committee

The CEOs of Level 3 Communications and Frontier Communications have been tapped by President Barack Obama to head up a new National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. James Crowe, Level

MegaPath conducts free VoIP phone promotion

As MegaPath begins to integrate the assets of the former Speakeasy and Covad into its fold, the new managed service local exchange carrier is offering a free Cisco SPA 303-3 IP phone to any new

NGN Forum debuts Smart Energy Forum

While the drive to bring IP capabilities into the utility industry takes shape, the NGN Forum believes that it can serve as a guide in what has been a traditionally a proprietary segment. To achieve

Qwest, CenturyLink dedicate $50 million to improve Minnesota's broadband infrastructure

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) hopes to have its acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q) completed by the end of this year, but Minnesota, for one, wants the service provider to expand broadband in its state. To

BT issues survey to gauge fiber broadband interest

BT (NYSE: BT) may be making progress with its Fiber to the X (FTTX) build out plans, but given the billions it's investing in this new network the incumbent service provider has issued its "Race to

France Telecom's quad-play offers come under regulatory fire

France Telecom's (NYSE: FTE) quad-play (wireless, wireline voice, broadband and TV) bundle may offer the benefits of a consolidated bill, but now as reported in Reuters France's Competition Authority

TelePacific's O1 Communications acquisition strengthens its SMB service ties

By acquiring 01 Communications, TelePacific Communications--a CLEC that's focused its attention on the California and Nevada SMB markets--instantly put more SMB customers into its hands. Although the

Ericsson gets bankruptcy court's blessing to buy Nortel's MSS unit

Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC) took another step forward in its $65 million move to purchase Nortel's multi-service switch unit as a bankruptcy court late last week gave his approval of the deal. Judge

Ovum: DSL's heart still beats loudly

Fiber to the Home (FTTH) may be the last mile network's ultimate endgame, but with the likes of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) demonstrating 300 Mbps and, more recently, Huawei's 700 Mbps DSL feat

AT&T U-verse app extends voice mail view to the smartphone

AT&T (NYSE: T) is giving its U-verse voice customers yet another screen to view their voice mails: their smartphone. With the launch of its Voicemail Viewer app, U-verse voice customers will be

Zayo completes acquisition of American Fiber Systems

Zayo Group's completion of its acquisition of American Fiber Systems (AFS) is all about expanding its network footprint and service reach to serve both carrier and enterprise carrier customers. Now

Windstream wins $7.3 million in broadband grants

Windstream, once an initial holdout in the broadband stimulus race that later entered when the rules were changed, just won a $7.3 million grant from the USDA to bring broadband access to unnerved

France Telecom shoots for near-ubiquitous ADSL penetration

While U.S.-based service providers talk about penetrating the 93-95 percent of the population with broadband access, France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) has hatched a three-year plan that will increase its

Earthlink ups business ante with deal to acquire ITC Deltacom

Earthlink (Nasdaq: ELNK), the service provider once synonymous with residential dial up Internet service, is expanding its business service play once again by acquiring ITC^DELTACOM (OTC BB: