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NTT Data crafts official deal to acquire Keane

NTT Data (NYSE: NTT) made it official that it will acquire U.S.-based IT services provider Keane. By acquiring Keane, NTT Data will not only enhance its IT capabilities, but also gain a host of large

Verizon Business incorporates Ethernet into its managed network lineup

By adding Ethernet to its managed service portfolio, Verizon Business has recognized that while more business customers are embracing Ethernet, they would like to have a partner help manage it so

Week In Research: New EU members raise total FTTX numbers; ICT transforming in South Africa

Europe broadband penetration increases: Slovenia and Slovakia are among new entrants to the European Union whose existing broadband penetration is making a marked difference in total Fiber to the X

SureWest (Nasdaq: SURW) broadband investment, workforce reduction pay off in Q3

Broadband residential and business services drove growth in the third quarter for SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW), the company announced Thursday, with a 9 percent year over year growth to

Nokia Siemens Networks to light up NBN Co.'s transmission network

NBN Co., the company set up by the Australian government to build and operate the country's high-speed National Broadband Network, has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to light up its optical transport

Hawaiian Telcom completes Chapter 11 reorganization

Hawaiian Telcom has officially emerged from Chapter 11, according to its reorganization plan that was previously approved by the bankruptcy court. The service provider previously also previously

CenturyLink, Qwest lower rates to placate federal customers

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) plan to acquire Qwest (NYSE: Q) may have passed some early tests with nine state PUC approvals and antitrust approval, but now it wants the blessing of Qwest's largest

America Movil: Broadband access and wireless boost Q3 results

The consolidation of Carlos Slim's telecom empire--Telmex (NYSE: TII) and regional fixed line group Telint--under the America Movil (NYSE: AMX) umbrella was on display this week as the company

Wireline industry scare fest: What keeps telco executives up at night?

As Halloween approaches, FierceTelecom decided to ponder: What makes wireline executives turn their heads in a 360° fashion? Putting aside my fascination with how the story and graphic images of

Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT): Cost cutting, core network service growth pay off in Q3

Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) may still be struggling to get back in black, but the competitive service provider's focus on cost cutting and higher communications gross margins gave it a lift

Hurricane Electric backbone now connects 1,000 IPv6 networks

Hurricane Electric may have taken an early bet on deploying IPv6 in its network, but with only five percent of IPv4 addresses now remaining, its work has paid off as the Internet backbone and

CommScope to go private with Carlyle Group buyout

CommScope (NYSE: CTV) made it official that it the Carlyle Group will buy the company for $3.9 billion, making the coax and fiber cable vendor a private company. Under the terms of the deal,

Globacom turns on its Glo-1 West African submarine cable

West African service providers, businesses and consumers will now have another capacity option as Globacom has officially opened for commercial business. Developed via a partnership between Nigerian

Sprint Nextel: Wireline revenues dipped 12% in Q3

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) may have posted its first year-over-year revenue increase in years with the addition of 644K new wireless subscribers, but wireline revenues took a 12 percent hit

CenturyLink to bring IPTV to Florida's Collier County

Comcast's days as one of the only video service providers in Collier County, Fla. are numbered as telco CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) plans to launch its Prism IPTV service in the area, reports

Equinix adds 3 locations, 16 customers to its Ethernet exchange

Equinix might not have been the first service provider to develop an Ethernet exchange, but its presence as a global neutral interconnection and collocation provider created the right foundation to

MTA employs Hatteras for wireless backhaul, business services

Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA), a 57-year old Alaskan-based telephone cooperative, is tapping into its already well-established copper resources to fulfill its EVDO wireless backhaul and

CenturyLink-Qwest deal comes under DoD scrutiny

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) bid to purchase RBOC Qwest (NYSE: Q), while gaining nine PUC approvals and even U.S. antitrust approval, is now facing opposition from the Department of Defense (DoD). In

Occam Networks (Nasdaq: OCNW) sees revenue uptick in Q3

Occam Networks (Nasdaq: OCNW) continued to ride the broadband stimulus wave in Q3 as revenue rose to $29.8 million, up from $23.8 million in Q2 2010 and $21.7 million it reported in Q3 09. Company Q3

Catching the wave: Telecom HA and COTS break through in the marketplace

It's probably a safe bet that most telecom CIOs rank service availability at or near their number one priority when designing a telecommunications network or evaluating a potential deployment