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Rogers takes latest DOCSIS 3.0 shot

Canada's DOCSIS 3.0 race continues to heat up as Rogers Cable launches its DOCSIS 3.0-based wideband service in select areas of greater Toronto. Rogers' Ultimate High-Speed Internet service, which

Optimum Lightpath adds virtual private ring service to Ethernet suite

Optimum Lightpath continues to strengthen its presence as a major Ethernet player in New York, and its latest Virtual Private Ring Service for businesses is a testament to that trend. The new service

Qwest to exit wireless business for good

Qwest's impending exit from the wireless service business not only highlights the challenges of being a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), but also the idea that the service provider should

Nacchio: Feds won't protest reduced sentence ruling

A reduced sentence for former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio appears to be nearing reality. The Department of Justice announced this week that it won't argue against a Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of

Bharti Airtel launches global wholesale optical service

India's Bharti Airtel has one ambition: to become a major provider of "global wholesale" services. The service provider is making good on that ambition as it recently launched a new optical wholesale

Telstra pledges support for Australia's NBN

Telstra's relationship with the Australian government has never exactly been warm, especially when it comes to building the country's proposed Next Generation Broadband Network (NBN). However, the

Broadband stimulus: Clarity is needed, say service providers

Last week, Qwest and its RBOC brothers announced they would not apply for the first round of funding from the Obama administration's $7.2 billion broadband stimulus program. Qwest, whose 14-state

ECI: TDM is still king

ECI believes that while IP and Ethernet are telecom's latest trend, TDM is still quite in fashion. Proof of that statement is seen in the Israeli-based company's newest Multi-Service Provisioning

Qwest lights up Colorado's Health Information Network

Qwest's latest deal to provide the Colorado Hospital Association and the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council with high speed network services illustrates how big a market health care is for

Level 3 enters the broadband stimulus race

While the three largest U.S. telcos and even Comcast have opted out of the broadband stimulus race, Level 3 Communications is applying for the first round of funds with plans of providing network

AT&T, IBEW reach contract agreement

As AT&T and the Communications Workers of America union inched toward potential agreement last week on a new contract, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union reported its own

France Telecom reportedly closing Boston area lab

Boston.com reports France Telecom is planning to close its Orange research and development lab (named for the FT subsidiary that operates as a business service provider in the U.S.) later this fall

Nortel VoIP and MEN speculation continues

It appears a number of companies may still be in the running as buyers in Nortel's separate sales of its VoIP and Metro Ethernet Networks units. Canada's Financial post reports Nortel is close to

Reports: SMB market primed to spend

The small and mid-sized business (SMBs) market has long been held up as an under-tapped market with great potential, and with Verizon's new SMB plans announced last week, maybe telcos will finally

Windstream sells distribution business

Until this year, network equipment supply and distribution units represented an interesting sideline business for both Embarq and Windstream Communications, two of the largest independent telcos

Telstra: profit up in '09, but 2010 will be tough

Telstra appeared to buck the financial odds as it reported its 2009 fiscal year net profit was $3.5 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent from $3.1 billion in its fiscal 2008. The service provider's

Tinet ups its U.S. presence

Wholesale IP and Ethernet provider Tinet continues to enhance its North American network presence. During the last quarter, Tinet acquired 25 long haul backbone circuits throughout the U.S. and

Frost & Sullivan: Asia-Pacific's broadband market is on the rise

Despite ongoing growth of mobile broadband services, Frost & Sullivan's Asia-Pacific Fixed Broadband Market study reveals that Asia-Pacific fixed broadband subscribers will grow 17.3 percent to

Qwest opts out of first round of broadband stimulus applications

Qwest has decided not to apply for the first round of broadband stimulus grants because it believes that the current rules set by the government aren't financially sound. An ardent supporter of the

KPN maintains pursuit of iBasis

KPN is not backing down in its fight to acquire its remaining stake in wholesale VoIP provider iBasis. The Dutch telco, which currently owns a 56 percent stake in the company, argues that the lawsuit