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Nokia Siemens Networks' losses continue in Q3

Not much has changed between Q2 and Q3 2009 earnings at Nokia Siemens Networks. Even if the service provider capital spending freeze is starting to thaw, Nokia Siemens Networks does not appear to be

Massachusetts government backs three public broadband projects

In Massachusetts the drive for broadband stimulus funding is not being sought by private telcos but rather by towns and cities. Governor Deval Patrick's office is backing three public broadband

FairPoint completes first phase of FTTN rollout

Given all of its financial and operational troubles, it's hard to imagine anything positive coming out of FairPoint Communications' New England territories. But this week the company hit a milestone

AT&T comes to blows with Google again

In the latest installment of AT&T's ongoing battle with Google, Ma Bell is now accusing the Internet search engine operator of blocking calls to of all places Benedictine nuns, a campaign office

Will Supercomm be stimulating?

Supercomm 2009 is less than one week away. The show will be held Oct. 21-23 in Chicago, and as a Chicagoan I am pleased to inform you that we are expecting a fall heat wave next week. That means

Time Warner Cable winds up WiMAX in North Carolina

Keeping to its promise of launching in four markets by the end of this year, Time Warner Cable debuted WiMAX-based services in three major North Carolina areas: Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. In

Infonetics: Nortel takes top optical networking spot

Given all of the troubles Nortel has had over the past year--a tale that saw not only the recent resignation of the CEO meant to turn things around and an ongoing garage sale of its assets--it's a

ADTRAN Q3 09: profits dip, but earnings beat expectations

At first blush there's not much to like about ADTRAN's Q3 09 report as the Huntsville, Ala.-based vendor reported that profit was down due to slow sales in the quarter. On the bright side, ADTRAN's

TELUS takes the packet optical networking plunge

While still an emerging concept, TELUS is taking a chance on packet optical networking. The Canadian incumbent operator announced that it will deploy Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE Packet Optical Networking

NTT DoCoMo paves all-IP path

Claiming to be one of the first operators to make the switch to LTE, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is putting some juice into its IP core network by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's 7450 Ethernet Service Switch

TeleCuba Communications to build U.S.-Cuba cable

Following the Obama Administration's removal of telecom restrictions under a previous embargo the U.S. had with Cuba, TeleCuba has secured licenses from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to build a

FCC: Republicans' net neutrality protest gets louder

Opposition to the FCC's proposed net neutrality plans continues to mount. Leading the protest is Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and 17 other Republican senators, who sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius

Primus gets ready to conquer the U.S. business market

Although Primus Telecom is a U.S.-based service provider, its influence has been mainly known in other countries such as Canada and Australia. Now that's going to change. Starting with an expansion

Timing the migration to Packet Optical Transport

There is widespread consensus that access and aggregation networks will employ packet-based transport featuring 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GE) and higher speed interfaces. The consensus stems from

Sigma Designs snaps up CopperGate Communications

With the ITU approving the G.hn physical layer specification and now Sigma Designs signing a deal to purchase CopperGate Communications, it's shaping up to be a big week for telco home networking.

ITC^Deltacom turns on the metro optical charm

Seeing a demand for more higher speed optical bandwidth from its wholesale customers, ITC^DeltaCom is extending the reach of its optical network service into a number of its Southeastern markets.

AT&T, CWA D6 come close to striking agreement

AT&T announced that it is close to finalizing a labor contract agreement with the Communications Workers of America. The new agreement, which covers employees that work in Arkansas, Kansas,

Wireless backhaul: A bountiful wireline opportunity

This week you'll notice a new feature in the newsletter and on the Fierce Telecom site: the launch of our very first eBook on wireless backhaul. Having spent time in a previous life covering both the

Ex-Nortel CEO says company owes him $12 million

As reported yesterday in FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceWireless, the recently departed Nortel CEO Mike Zafirovski has filed a claim that the Canadian company owes him more than $12 million

Cisco paves path to IPv6

With its latest Next-gen IP architecture, Cisco is tuning in to the fact that government agencies (U.S. Department of Defense) international carriers (NTT) and, increasingly, cable MSOs (Comcast) are