Nortel gets additional time to restructure

While it would appear that Nortel's restructuring saga is over, a Canadian federal court is giving the troubled company another extension to pay off its debts. The troubled company, which filed for

Enablence enhances tier 1 presence with Teledata acquisition

Enablence Technologies continues to build up its last mile network equipment arsenal through acquisitions. This time, the vendor has reached a merger agreement to acquire Israel-based multiservice

France flirts with net neutrality

The net neutrality debate, while a major telecom policy issue for the FCC, is finding its way across the pond in France where the country's major service providers are debating how they can gain a

Australia's NBN puts wholesale pricing structure in order

National Broadband Network Co., the government-backed service provider charged with building out the Australian government's National Broadband Network (NBN), announced it will unveil its wholesale

Covad's ready to take your nationwide Ethernet service order

If you're a carrier that's in need of wholesale Ethernet services look no further than Covad, which is now ready to take orders for its recently launched nationwide Ethernet service. Scaling as low

FairPoint suffers Internet outage in Maine market

FairPoint Communications' troubles in New England continue as thousands of Maine residential customers were without Internet service earlier this week due to a fire caused by overheated equipment

U.K. village takes broadband destiny into its own hands

Tired of waiting for BT to extend its fiber-based network to their rural community, a group of U.K. businessmen in the Lyddington, Rutland village took matters into their own hands. Eleven village

Level 3 drives down latency for financial centers

Level 3 is heeding the financial trading industry's call to drive out network latency by enhancing the performance and service options on its fiber network between New York and Chicago--two major

ADTRAN: Broadband boosts Q1 2010 revenue

Broadband is ADTRAN's business and business was good in Q1 2010. During Q1 2010, ADTRAN saw a 64 percent increase in broadband access and a 45 percent rise in Internet working revenue. The increase

XO, Interxion sign onto CENX's Carrier Ethernet Exchange

CENX's Carrier Ethernet Exchange--which continues to gain ground as an emerging service provider--announced this week that both U.S.-based XO and European-based Inerxion signed on as new customers.

Verizon extends network to the content delivery community

With content owners and aggregators sending over half a terabyte of data per second flowing directly on its network, Verizon believes it can make this market segment run more smoothly. Traditionally,

AT&T wins $27 million telehealth contract

AT&T's $27 million contract to provide Managed Network Service to the University of California's California Telehealth Network (CTN) is another sign that service providers are finding a new

NTT launches dual stack IPv6-based VPN service

Since IPv4 addresses may be exhausted by the middle of next year, NTT is offering Asian-based business customers a strategy to get to IPv6 with a new IP VPN-based service that will simultaneously

Telstra dismisses wireline network sale rumors

Australia's incumbent service provider Telstra has dismissed a rumor that emerged in the newspaper The Australian that it has apparently accepted an $8.4 billion offer from the government for its

Canada's telecom regulator puts kibosh on foreign ownership

If you're a foreign service provider or investor that wants to get a big stake in a Canadian-based service provider, the doors will continue to be shut if the Canadian Radio-television and

Verizon conducts week-long disaster recovery exercise

Taking a page out of AMC's Breaking Bad TV program where two planes collide due to a mistake from a distraught air traffic controller, Verizon Business is conducting a week-long disaster recovery

NTT faces government-mandated split

NTT is once again facing the possibility of a government-mandated breakup of its local networks to help drive competition in the Japanese telecom market. NTT has a 70 percent market share of the

GTA TeleGuam protests IT&E's $8 million broadband stimulus award

GTA TeleGuam's protest against Philippines-based IT&E's $8 million broadband stimulus grant to build a competing network in Guam is yet another sign that the Obama administration's broadband

OPATSCO, TIA form joint alliance

In the aftermath of the cancelled SUPERCOMM trade show, two of the telecom industry's largest trade groups--OPATSCO and TIA--have decided to establish what they are calling a "friendship agreement."

Korea Telecom extends Ethernet to SMEs via ADTRAN

ADTRAN instantly upped its presence in the global Ethernet market by winning a deal to supply Korea Telecom with network gear that will allow the incumbent carrier to extend both Ethernet over Copper