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TeleGeography: 700M broadband subs by 2013

TeleGeography's GlobalComms Insight research service has released new research on the global broadband market that predicts there will be 700 million broadband subscribers worldwide by the end of

Nortel confirms it will exit LG JV

Nortel Networks, which generally has said it is interested in divesting business units and investments as it attempts to emerge from bankruptcy protection, confirmed in a press release that it is

Telcordia invests in Fine Point, launches CEM suite

Operational support system vendor Telcordia Technologies (remember when it was Bellcore?) has announced new OSS software focused focused on the emerging realm of customer experience management, and

With 'say on pay,' shareholder activism returns

Corporate shareholders in a variety of industries have been seeking to have more of a role in advising company boards on executive compensation and related issues. It's the latest strain of

Optimum Lightpath partners on NYC telemedicine offer

Mention of telemedicine applications usually brings to mind a tiny clinic lodged up in the mountains far away from a major hospital, but of course, any medical facility benefits from being better

BT skips bonuses, except CEO's and ex-chief's

While U.K. telco BT continues to struggle and miss financial targets, the company said BT CEO Ian Livingston, who has been with BT for about a year, will receive a bonus equal to about $550,000 for

G.hn gains standardization steam, more carrier support

The International Telecommunications Union's Telecom standards group, the ITU-T, has announced further progress on the G.hn home network standard. Meanwhile, another service provider, BT, has joined

Consultant, former regulator Barnich killed in Iraq

Terry Barnich, who once was chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission and later founded a Chicago-based consultancy that published an annual CLEC compendium among other projects, has been killed

KDDI America builds U.S. Ethernet hubs

KDDI America, the U.S. unit of the Japan's KDDI, has expanded its Ethernet capabilities in the U.S. by installing its own Ethernet network hubs in Chicago, Dallas and Ashburn, Va., the company

Teachers' plan sells BCE stake

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the Bell Canada Enterprise shareholder that worked with private equity firms on an attempted takeover of BCE that ultimately failed, reportedly has sold most of

Nortel enterprise customers slow purchasing

Nortel Networks admitted last week at Interop that some of the vendor's enterprise customers, a group it increasingly has counted on in recent years, have slowed or paused their typical purchasing

Mexico looks to boost competition in fiber auction

Mexico's government-led electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad will auction dark fiber capacity on its existing network later this year in an effort to jump-start telecom competition,

New Asian cable coming; NTT to buy PC

Eight major carriers in Asia have announced plans for a new undersea cable project called the Asia-Pacific Gateway. The 8,000-km submarine pipe will be owned by China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa

Memorial Day schedule

The FierceTelecom daily newsletter will not be distributed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. We will resume our regular publishing and distribution schedule on Tuesday, May 26. Have a happy and safe

NTIA stimulus award schedule delayed

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which will be responsible for awarding about $4.7 billion worth of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds has delayed its

Reports: Qwest taking long-haul bids, not talking

Qwest Communications still has not confirmed that it wants to sell its long-haul network, but according to a story in the Denver Post, ongoing reports suggest the company is actively shopping the

Service Broker Forum advances vendor case

Many industry forums exist for the purpose of creating standards, making sure product development and marketing practices conform to standards or ensuring that various companies in an ecosystem play

SK Telecom buys landline network for backhaul

Do landlines still have a purpose? Ironically, their most significant ongoing value may be in support of the wireless networks that helped to marginalize them. South Korea mobile giant SK Telecom,

TIA sees first-ever slide in global revenue

Perhaps it doesn't feel like the telecom industry has been hit too hard during this particular economic recession, but just how bad is it? The Telecommunications Industry Association, whose primary

Australia's national broadband debate continues

As the U.S. seeks to elevate its own national broadband image through stimulus and other legislative and regulatory activities, one of the globe's hottest national broadband debates is occurring Down