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Tellabs makes enterprise push with carrier partners

Tellabs, like many telecom equipment companies, is looking to diversify and succeed in the enterprise market as well as in the carrier sector. The company is doing so, however by partnering with its

Wire reports: FCC has approved CenturyTel-Embarq deal

At least three newswire services reported late yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission has approved CenturyTel's acquisition of Embarq to form the new company CenturyLink. However, the

WSJ: Ad groups pursuing Web privacy initiative

The Wall Street Journal reports that advertising industry trade groups--including the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association of National Advertisers, the Direct Marketing

Vestberg to lead Ericsson starting next year

Having spent the 20-oughts emerging from economic crisis to become a global mega-vendor, Ericsson will start the 20-teens with a new CEO intent on continuing its expansion and strength in emerging

AT&T partners with Cooper on smart grids

As smart-grid technology for managing home energy consumption becomes all the rage, we are seeing more announcements of traditional telcos positioning to get their piece of the action. AT&T,

Sorting out Nortel's metro Ethernet bidders

Following reports that there may be as many as nine companies vying to acquire Nortel Network's metro Ethernet unit, Light Reading takes a look at who the so far-unnamed bidders might be. LR actually

Verizon pushes Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand

Verizon Business has announced a bandwidth-on-demand service for its Ethernet Virtual Private Line customers, enabling a usage-based pay scenario. Verizon EVPL Dynamic Bandwidth allows business of

Juniper, NSN team for IPoDWDM-like effort

Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced a joint effort to create router interfaces to optical networking equipment and components, an approach that is being likened to Cisco

FCC near OK for CenturyTel-Embarq deal

The Federal Communications Commission, still limited to three commissioners pending the arrival of a new chairman and one other commissioner, reportedly is very close to approving the

AT&T targeting femto launch for this year

AT&T said at a conference in London that it plans to launch national 3G femtocell-based service later this year, according to Light Reading's Unstrung. AT&T has been reported for some time to

Report: Nortel close to enterprise unit sale

Nortel Networks, which confirmed it is pursuing a break-up, is near to making a deal to sell its enterprise business unit, according to the Toronto Global and Mail. Avaya is described as the most

Will Molson $550M buy of 'Le Canadiens' help Dolans tap into MSG value?

Cablevision’s Madison Square Garden division—which includes the New York Rangers, the New York Knicks, Radio City Music Hall, the MSG cable network, the FUSE cable network, the Madison

O Canada! Oh, Canada

Our neighbors to the north are headed down a slippery slope on privacy issues with Ottawa’s latest attempt to keep up with us Joneses. The government last week introduced two bills that would

No Choke Points coalition turns up the heat in 'special access' fee battle

The rhetoric is flying hot and heavy as a new coalition spearheaded by Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile looks to put a cap on the wholesale access fees they pay companies like AT&T and Verizon for

Verizon launches TV news channel in New York, NJ

As anticipated, Verizon launched a pair of news channels in northern New Jersey and on Long Island exclusively for its FiOS subscribers that will deliver local news, weather and traffic reports. On

Ex-Nortel CEO, CFO battle for legal relief

Nortel Networks shareholders may be taking a bath as the company aggressively pursues a breakup plan and the stock goes into the black hole of having its trading suspended on the Toronto Stock

Verizon makes a speedy move on broadband competition

Verizon today fired a shot across the bow of its cable competitors, bumping the speed of its entry-level FiOS from 10/2 Mbps to 15/5 Mbps. The download/upload speed increase is most notable for the

TeleGeography: Trans-Atlantic bandwidth need increasing

The bandwidth glut of earlier in this decade increasingly has been forced into the shadows by growing bandwidth demand and anticipated future demand. The trans-Atlantic submarine cable bandwidth

Better LTE than never to address backhaul needs

If you feel like you have been hearing a lot about next-generation wireless network technology LTE, your senses are not deceiving you. ABI Research said recently that as many as a dozen wireless

Ohio regulators suspend OK of Verizon-Frontier deal

The Ohio Public Utilities Commission, acting on the urging of a consumer advocate and a competitor who questioned the benefits of Frontier Communications' planned acquisition of Verizon rural lines,