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Frontier introduces Frontier Financial Solutions to support business technology upgrades

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) sees its business clientele as its most important customer so it's going to lend them a financial helping hand by creating its new unit Frontier Financial Solutions through a

Cincinnati Bell reorganizes into two units, lays off 50 employees

As its traditional consumer wireline revenues continue to decline, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) completed a company restructuring process that eliminated 50 positions. In addition to the job cuts, the

Smart grid changes access network economics

The electric power industry's deployment of smart grids embodies some surprising changes for the economics of communications access networks. Business case motivations for deploying smart grids

XO (OTC: XOHO.OB) Q3: Revenue, broadband grew amidst decline in net income

XO Communication's (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) Q3 earnings showed that its transition towards a broadband-driven business model is a work in progress. While broadband and IP services are XO's future elements

Neustar wraps up realignment of its management team

Neustar, a provider of policy management and addressing solutions, has completed its management team transition with the election of James Cullen as Chairman of the board and naming current CEO Lisa

Celeno secures $12 million in new funding

Israel-based Celeno Communications, a provider of semiconductors for WiFi home networking gateway devices, has closed a $12 million funding round. Joining the latest funding round is international

Japan considers selling NTT shares in 2011

The Japanese government is mulling a deal to offload shares of the country's incumbent service provider NTT (NYSE: NTT) next year, reports Bloomberg. Citing two government officials close to the

IT companies assemble the Asia Cloud Computing Association

A group of 11 companies representing the computing, software, hardware and service provider communities, including Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), have pooled

UK's Be Broadband launches 40-plus Mbps bonded DSL service

If you're a UK consumer still waiting for BT (NYSE: BT) to bring Fiber to the Home to your neighborhood, Be Broadband has a near-term alternative that can deliver up to 44 Mbps/5 Mbps over existing

Optical network hardware spending jumps 16% in US, EMEA

Spending on optical network hardware jumped 16 percent quarter over quarter in the United States and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), but a predicted slowdown in the Asia-Pacific region is

BT could bring FTTX to 17 million homes with the government's help

BT (NYSE: BT) may be making continual progress with its Fiber to the X (FTTX) network rollout, but the incumbent carrier believes it could reach about 90 percent of the country's homes by 2017 if it

Verizon's Virginia region sees spike in customer service complaints

It's no secret that Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) customer support and network infrastructure in its West Virginia market--an issue one could say it resolved when it sold its properties to Frontier (NYSE:

Integra Telecom introduces SIP offering

Integra Telecom's SMB customers will soon be able to take advantage of the advertised cost savings of SIP with the competitive service provider's new SIP Solutions service. Offered as an integrated

Advantage Partners purchases GTA TeleGuam

With many of its goals achieved to privatize and transform GTA TeleGuam into a private multi-service wireless and wireline service provider, Shamrock Capital Advisors has sold its stake in the

Telecom technology decentralization usually wins

Telecommunication technologies trend toward decentralization over time. There are many historical examples of this movement toward decentralization. Wireless telephony originally was supplied from a

Qwest's Euteneuer won't join Sprint until CenturyLink merger is complete

Sprint (NYSE: S) may have found the right candidate to replace current CFO Bob Brust in Qwest's (NYSE: Q) Joseph Euteneuer, but it looks like they're going to have to wait until CenturyLink (NYSE:

Verizon strengthens its utilities bond with National Grid managed services win

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) struck an interesting coup this week when it announced that it won a managed communications services deal with electric and gas utility National Grid. The deal has a

Week in research: MNCs plan for virtualized applications; Kosovo poised for telco growth

Application performance: MNCs (multi-national corporations) looking to move applications into the cloud say that Web conferencing, video conferencing, and Microsoft applications are the three most

BT (NYSE: BT) beats analyst forecasts, raises Q4 outlook

Even though BT's (NYSE: BT) revenue dropped 2.8 percent year-on-year in Q3 to GPB 4.97 billion ($ 8.03 billion), the service provider's dedication to cost cutting and broadband growth drove up

AboveNet brings Metro Ethernet, Core Wave services to the London market

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has expanded its Metro Ethernet and dynamic Core Wave services in the London metro market. The introduction of these services in the London market complement AboveNet's network