Business, consumer IP help lift AT&T's Q1 wireline results

AT&T's (NYSE: T) Q1 2010 wireline revenues, while nothing to write home about, were buoyed by credible gains in both its consumer U-verse and IP-based business service segments. IP services

Alcatel-Lucent squeezes 300 Mbps out of existing copper

With the advent of its DSL Phantom Mode technology, Alcatel-Lucent is proving once again that there's still some credence to the late 90s mantra that there's 'gold in that copper line.'

NRO: IPv4, IPv6 address demand is rising

Consumer and business user's consumption for IP-based devices (mobile phones, laptops and servers) are increasing the demand for both IPv4 and IPv6 address space. According to the Number Resource

CenturyLink, Qwest merger consolidates more of the landline market

With its $22.4 billion stock bid to acquire Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) snaps up of the last remaining independent remnants of the former Bell System. The deal comes

Frontier's Verizon line acquisition gets Illinois regulatory approval

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) can now cross another item off its checklist in its pending acquisition of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) rural lines as it got unanimous approval of the deal from the Illinois Commerce

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of low latency

Network latency is one of those issues, while not necessarily noticeable if you're sending a non-critical an e-mail, it is noticeable to the financial trader who could potentially lose millions from

Verizon answers Europe financial markets' low latency call

Having already established its Financial Services Network in the U.S., Verizon is extending its dedicated trading business infrastructure to European financial services firms. Similar to its

IEEE sets foundation for global powerline network standard

Soon consumers will be able to leverage their existing home electrical wiring to watch video throughout their home. They will also be able to take advantage of future smart grid applications such as

Ericsson acquires LG-Nortel stake

Ericsson has just added another element of Nortel's dwindling asset pile to its respective portfolio by officially announcing that it will acquire the Canadian vendor's stake in LG-Nortel Co. Ltd, a

Velocity Telephone launches metro ring FTTX network

If you're looking to get a 1 Gbps Fiber to the X (FTTX) connection, you should take a look at Eagan, MN where local Velocity Telephone is putting a new spin on the FTTX concept by building what it is

TalkTalk ramps up LLU coverage

With its demerger from Carphone Warehouse complete, U.K.-based competitive service broadband provider TalkTalk will expand its local loop unbundled (LLU) network reach from 80 to 90 percent of the

Ciena secures spot on AT&T's optical roster

While it was previously known that Ciena was going to be picked, AT&T confirmed that the vendor will be one of its domain suppliers for optical networking and transport gear. Perhaps the only

GTA TeleGuam, government spar over IT&E's broadband stimulus applications

New controversy has emerged over Philippines-based IT&E's application for $89 million in second round broadband funding and Guam's incumbent service provider GTA TeleGuam. After GTA TeleGuam

Cavalier Telephone extends Southern IP telephony reach

Cavalier is answering the call for business-grade IP telephony by extending its IPeer IP telephony service into both the Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN markets. As a hosted PBX business service,

Researchers unveil vulnerabilities in Cisco's WiFi gear

If you're a business that's deployed Cisco's wireless LAN gear, be aware that your private data could be at risk. Last week, two researchers at German testing lab ERNW illustrated how easy it is to

Verizon offers long-term FiOS bundle pricing

Signing up for a broadband bundled plan is for many consumers a deceiving experience where the service provider will instantly jack up the monthly price after a short promotional period. Verizon

Congress takes deep dive into the FCC's broadband plan

Now that Congress has been able to get an initial look at the FCC's broadband plan, the House Subcommittee on Communications this week is going to examine how it addresses the "broadband availability

Telstra faces stiff penalty for holding up competitors' DSL rollouts

Telstra's forced break up by the Australian government is only one problem the incumbent carrier is facing these days. Now, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a suit

Intellifiber establishes low-latency NY to Chicago network route

With the launch of its low latency network system between New York City and Chicago--arguably two of America's largest financial hubs--Intellifiber is yet another provider responding to the financial

Court rules that Cox did not violate Verizon's phone patents

Cox Communications has won a court victory over Verizon as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the Atlanta-based cable MSO did not violate the RBOC's telephone network