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Does Comcast Move Signal End to Unlimited Internet?

With Comcast's Friday announcement that it would start capping subscribers' monthly Internet usage at 250GB, some experts say a new, limited age of Internet usage is dawning. Comcast says the limit

China takes center stage

China's long-awaited telecom restructuring is likely to take years, not months, as six operators merge into three companies offering fixed and mobile options. It's a new age in China, which even

Will Verizon drive high-speed prices down?

Consumers looking for "the better deal" may be getting help from Verizon as it tries to slow the loss of DSL subscribers by offering its Internet-phone bundle at a 31 percent discount for new

Cable & Wireless targets Asia for expansion

British telecom Cable & Wireless has its sights set on huge growth in Asia and the Middle East this year and expects to double its revenue in the region, CEO Jim Marsh told the South China

Ex-BT boss takes over at Alca-Lu

Ben Verwaayen, who led BT through five years of cost cutting and job losses, has been named CEO at struggling comms vendor Alcatel-Lucent, which has lost some $7 billion since its 2006 merger. He'll

Charter scores deal with Big Ten Network

OK, this is a story that will only appeal to Wolverines, Badgers, Nittany Lions, Hoosiers and the other fans of the nation's best college football conference, the Big Ten (You SEC, ACC and Big East

OTE: Profits rise, landlines decline

Cost cutting and strong mobile sales more than offset continuing declines in fixed-line revenue for Greek incumbent telco OTE, which reported a 17 percent increase in second quarter revenues over the

China telecom shuffle puts Nortel in catbird seat

China's major telecom realignment has put Canada's Nortel Networks in a position to finally pull out of the doldrums that have plagued it in recent months, Paradigm Capital analyst Barry Richards

R&M spotlights CEE for 2008; looks to 2018

Central Eastern Europe-- Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia--is seeing strong growth in broadband deployment that's spurring on a burgeoning Internet economy and pushing IPTV

Taiwan incumbent Chunghwa gets IPTV bump

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom saw its IPTV subscriptions grow some 73,000 in the quarter, spurred by Olympic coverage. Its MOD service now boasts 508,000 subscribers. Chunghwa also said Olympic

FCC finally denies Orbitcom forbearance request

The Federal Communications Commission took a year to deny the forbearance request of South Dakota telco Orbitcom, despite the fact that the telco had submitted a short petition that didn't offer rate

Hardware Corner: Zhone announces VDSL2, bonded ADSL2+

Telcos hoping to skip the expense of fiber-to-the-home while still entering the video fray to exploit their copper as much as possible will get some help from Zhone Technologies, which announced

Broadsoft acquires product line from Genband

VoIP application company BroadSoft announced that it acquired fellow vendor Genband's M6 Communication Applications Server and related assets. The product formerly was the heart of vendor VocalData,

China Telecom profit, voice revenue down

China Telecom, the largest telco in China, announced first-half earnings, including an 8 percent slide in profit to $1.85 billion. The profit drop was driven in part by a 2.5 percent decline in

Verizon NY safety issue may result in customer credits

On Aug. 21 Verizon Communications committed to conduct safety checks of all FiOS installations in New York state that had occurred before Aug. 1, in order to satisfy concerns about possible incorrect

TesLA energizes multi-vendor IP network testing

Test vendor Ixia announced that it has formed the IP Test Lab Automation Alliance with several other vendors. The alliance will support the creation of an open, multi-vendor automated test framework

Bell Canada targets MDUs with fiber

Verizon Communications is not the only North American telco that wants to bring its fiber broadband network to the multi-dwelling unit market. Bell Canada has started targeted its ongoing fiber

Markey chides McCain on broadband

In a comment so obvious it's a surprise someone hadn't said it sooner, Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass), said "The Obama campaign is the broadband campaign and the McCain campaign is the dial-up

Foundry pushes PBB to the edge

Foundry Networks announced a family of small Ethernet edge switches aimed at exploiting the benefits of provider bridge backbone (PBB-also called provider backbone transport) to meet the demands of

Alcatel-Lucent nearing CEO hiring?

Alcatel-Lucent's stock value still was jumping Wednesday after a report circulated Tuesday that the Paris company was close to hiring former Alcatel executive Mike Quigley as CEO. The report came