News

Motorola sells FTTN family to CTDI

In a move that may bring a tear to the eye of long-time fiber-to-the-node fans, Motorola, which was among the first vendors to find success selling FTTN architectures, has sold its FTTN product

Tellabs to cut 150 more jobs

Network equipment vendor Tellabs is set to make its second round of job cuts this year, planning to slash about 150 jobs off its payroll in the coming months after cutting around 60 jobs earlier this

Aepona acquires Valista for payments evolution

Irish software firms are as plentiful as pints of Guinness in their homeland, so two of them getting together might not seem like big news, but service delivery platform vendor Aepona's acquisition

Canadian regulators: Cablecos should pay for using broadcasters' signals

Canadian telcos and cable operators currently including broadcasters’ programming in their offerings could soon be paying for the signals after a government decision to back a

Verizon set to battle Comcast for Pittsburgh subs

Verizon's FiOS could soon be doing battle with Comcast for subscribers in Pittsburgh after the city OK’d a tentative 10-year franchise cable agreement with the telco. Verizon will pay 5 percent

FairPoint saga continues to make headlines

Woe unto FairPoint Communications, that beleaguered telecom that has struggled mightily to overcome its corporate Waterloo: the problem-plagued switchover of the New Hampshire-Maine-Vermont landline

8 years and $350M in tax money going down the drain?

Broadband availability in North Carolina has been a hot topic of late, and it’s about to reach the melting point. On Wednesday, says Public Knowledge’s Art Brodsky, the state’s own

Hawaiian Telcom up for grabs after judge's ruling

ILEC Sandwich Isles Communications wants to play with the big boys and is taking its best shot, trying to buy Hawaiian Telcom out of bankruptcy for $400 million. The private company, based in

Feds set to launch investigation into telco abuse of market power

Sweetheart handset deals and heavy-handed control of broadband networks may have landed Big Telecom-specifically Verizon and AT&T-in the sights of the Department of Justice, reports The Wall

We're Growing!

We've added another member to the Fierce editorial team! Starting today Sean Buckley, former Editor-in-chief of Telecommunications, will be writing FierceTelecom. Sean, who is a familiar face to many

Rural consolidation a cautionary tale

I must assume that amid all of the recent controversy and troubles surrounding FairPoint Communications readers have forgotten that I once supported the North Carolina company's acquisition of the

BT puts off targeted ad deployment

U.K. telco BT, which had steadfastly pursued a targeted ad trial and planned commercial deployment despite the controversy generated by such efforts, has decided not to follow through on its

Ericsson wins FTTH deals in China

Ericsson announced it has earned fiber-to-the-home equipment supply deals from China's three leading telcos, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. The announcement comes not long after

Home energy vendors eye telco market

Companies that develop home energy management technologies and devices are beginning to see telephone companies as a major, largely-untapped market sector for their wares, according to a report from

Bay Networks revival praised by ex-CEO House

Last week, a Nortel Networks Enterprise Data Solutions executive raised the idea of bringing back the Bay Networks brand if the unit is sold as part of the Nortel break-up, and that idea received a

Report: AT&T in on new fed cyberspying project

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Obama administration is pursuing a cybersecurity and spying program first developed during the Bush administration, and the pilot program reportedly will

Alcatel-Lucent pushes bonding, energy-saving DSL

Alcatel-Lucent announced a new software release for its Intelligent Services Access Manager platform that enables VDSL2 line-bonding for improved bandwidth. The development comes at a time when

Genachowski's first FCC meeting today

After attending a broadband stimulus event yesterday with Vice President Joe Biden and others in Wattsburg, Penn., new FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will lead his first official FCC meeting today

New FairPoint chief starts as bankruptcy hovers

New FairPoint Communications Chairman and CEO David Hauser began his tenure at the company Wednesday by attempting to discourage talk of a possible bankruptcy protection filing with optimism about

AT&T, BT, Tata dial up first inter-carrier telepresence call

AT&T, BT, and Tata Communications have conducted the first international, inter-carrier, inter-company multi-point telepresence call over Cisco Systems gear. The call involved telepresence