Telecom Italia "freezes" Telefonica merger idea

Ongoing rumors about a possible marriage between Telecom Italia SpA and Spain's Telefonica once again rose and fell yesterday as an Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera article reports that any deal

Moloney says goodbye to Motorola

Barely two weeks into the company's reorganization process, Motorola's president of Home & Networks Mobility Dan Moloney has decided to turn in his keys for brighter pastures. His resignation

Creditors want to trump Nortel's pension deal

Former Nortel employees' hopes of getting some of the company's $57 million pension deal for their years of service may be dashed if U.S. creditors get their way. Creditors that are fighting the

Optimum Lightpath helps school district save money, increase bandwidth

In fulfilling its needs to integrate technology in the classroom as mandated by the state's education board, New Jersey-based Denville School District had to maintain the balance of keeping costs in

Comcast nears national DOCSIS 3.0 rollout

Watch out Verizon FiOS, here comes Comcast with plans to take its DOCSIS 3.0 service with 100 Mbps capabilities national. Leveraging its HFC infrastructure, a report in CED Magazine said that

Telefonica reaffirms Brazil investment strategy

Spain's telecom giant Telefonica is so confident about the prospects of Brazil's telecom market that it said it will spend more than $1.27 billion in the region this year. Last December, Telefonica

Qwest is upbeat about broadband stimulus, but questions remain

Qwest may have been one of the initial holdouts in the broadband stimulus funding race, but it's hard not to notice company CEO Ed Mueller's statement during last week's Q4 earnings call that they

KDDI wraps acquisition of stake in J:COM

KDDI has become the victor in the race to purchase a major stake in Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM). Under the terms of the deal, KDDI will acquire a 37.8 percent stake in the company. Completing

Infonetics: IP edge sales drive up switch, router market

Strong sales of IP edge routers helped drive worldwide revenue of routers and switches 17 percent in Q4 09. However compelling the fourth quarter was, it could not prevent a 12 percent decline to

NTIA awards 10 more broadband funding grants

Another 10 broadband funding grants have been doled out by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to fund broadband projects in eight states under

Arizona regulator approves Frontier's Verizon line acquisition

Frontier reached another milestone this week in its pending deal to acquire Verizon's local lines in 14 states as the Arizona Corporation Commission unanimously gave its blessing to transfer the

FCC outlines working broadband plan recommendations

The FCC yesterday laid down initial goals for its proposed U.S. broadband plan. Regulators believe that providing greater access broadband Internet connections, U.S. citizens will have better access

Shaw gets its FTTH Gig groove on

Watch out Google. Here comes Canadian cable operator Shaw Communications and its own 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home trial. Just like Google, Shaw's 1 Gbps trial which will be launched in April with some

TWC spreads its DOCSIS 3.0 love into Cincinnati

Time Warner Cable may have been late to the DOCSIS 3.0 game, but now it is bringing the service to markets outside its New York City stronghold. The lucky city to get TWC's DOCSIS 3.0 service is

AT&T's U-Verse hits the spot in the lone star state

With over 200,000 subscribers and counting in Houston, it's clear that AT&T has been making strident progress with U-Verse IPTV product in its home state. As one of the first cities to get

100 questions about 100 Squared

The Federal Communications Commission still gets about another month of winter to remain in its hole and develop a realistic national broadband plan, but FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski stuck his

Global Crossing's Legere: 2009 was not too bad

Like many service providers, Global Crossing was bracing itself for what it thought would be "a scary year," but instead the provider reported that in 2009 it beat analyst expectations with even

Neutral Tandem enters the Ethernet exchange fray

Neutral Tandem, a provider of tandem interconnection services, has decided to move into the emerging Ethernet exchange market. Their product addresses the need for Ethernet providers to expand their

Windstream: Q4 09 profit drops, but broadband, TV were up

Windstream's Q4 earnings again illustrate the need for tier 2 operators, once known for nothing more than landline POTS service, to continue to morph into an IP-based entertainment and business

Middle mile providers: Complementary, not competitive

It was interesting to see news break last week that Qwest is considering, and I underline considering applying for broadband stimulus grant funding when the National Telecommunications and