CommScope to go private with Carlyle Group buyout

CommScope (NYSE: CTV) made it official that it the Carlyle Group will buy the company for $3.9 billion, making the coax and fiber cable vendor a private company. Under the terms of the deal,

Globacom turns on its Glo-1 West African submarine cable

West African service providers, businesses and consumers will now have another capacity option as Globacom has officially opened for commercial business. Developed via a partnership between Nigerian

Sprint Nextel: Wireline revenues dipped 12% in Q3

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) may have posted its first year-over-year revenue increase in years with the addition of 644K new wireless subscribers, but wireline revenues took a 12 percent hit

CenturyLink to bring IPTV to Florida's Collier County

Comcast's days as one of the only video service providers in Collier County, Fla. are numbered as telco CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) plans to launch its Prism IPTV service in the area, reports

Equinix adds 3 locations, 16 customers to its Ethernet exchange

Equinix might not have been the first service provider to develop an Ethernet exchange, but its presence as a global neutral interconnection and collocation provider created the right foundation to

MTA employs Hatteras for wireless backhaul, business services

Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA), a 57-year old Alaskan-based telephone cooperative, is tapping into its already well-established copper resources to fulfill its EVDO wireless backhaul and

CenturyLink-Qwest deal comes under DoD scrutiny

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) bid to purchase RBOC Qwest (NYSE: Q), while gaining nine PUC approvals and even U.S. antitrust approval, is now facing opposition from the Department of Defense (DoD). In

Occam Networks (Nasdaq: OCNW) sees revenue uptick in Q3

Occam Networks (Nasdaq: OCNW) continued to ride the broadband stimulus wave in Q3 as revenue rose to $29.8 million, up from $23.8 million in Q2 2010 and $21.7 million it reported in Q3 09. Company Q3

Catching the wave: Telecom HA and COTS break through in the marketplace

It's probably a safe bet that most telecom CIOs rank service availability at or near their number one priority when designing a telecommunications network or evaluating a potential deployment

Broadband Forum releases new CPE management platform

Recognizing that the home network is becoming more complex with a bevy of new devices and IP-based services, the Broadband Forum has launched its BroadbandSuite 3.2 network management platform. A key

GSA awards AT&T Government Solutions $18 million telepresence contract

AT&T Government Solutions continues to make inroads in the public sector's migration to the Networx contract with an estimated $18 million task order to provide its telepresence products for the

Qwest takes holistic view to wireless backhaul

While fiber to the cell site (FTTC) may be the end-game for wireless backhaul, Qwest Wholesale (NYSE: Q) realizes that not every wireless operator may need a fiber connection for every one of their

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB): Q3 revenue was up, but Q4 outlook disappoints analysts

Tellabs' (Nasdaq: TLAB) Q3 results and Q4 outlook was yet another tale of ups and downs that continue to affect the telecom vendor community. On the positive side, company revenue rose to $229

Wireline voice losses eat into Telmex's (NYSE: TII) Q3 net profit

Telmex (NYSE: TII) may be Mexico's dominant service provider, but a 21.5 percent year-on-year decline in net profit illustrates the larger competitive threat with cable operators and competitive

Sigma Designs debuts compliant silicon

Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a system-on-chip vendor, has taken an early lead in the product cycle with its CG5110 home networking chipset. This new chipset development comes not long after the

Carlyle Group working out $3 billion bid for CommScope

Washington-based buyout firm Carlyle Group, reports Bloomberg, is talking to CommScope about striking a $3 billion deal for the wiring and cabling company. Wall Street seems to be favoring such a

France increases triple play VAT fee

French broadband consumers will soon find yet another fee attached to their monthly bill as the country's National Assembly voted to increase the value added tax (VAT) if they subscribe to a play

Verizon Business taps into Africa's business market

Verizon Business wants to help multinational corporations (MNCs) that want to either establish or already have a presence in Africa get whatever IP network capabilities they need. Like many of

Nokia Siemens Networks demonstrates 825 Mbps DSL speeds

Nokia Siemens Networks is using this week's Broadband World Forum event to demonstrate 825 Mbps over 400 meters of bonded copper cabling and 750 Mbps over 500 meters. Similar to a recent experiment

Bell Aliant turns to GENBAND to power up its UC service suite

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) has employed GENBAND to advance its unified communications (UC) drive for its business customer base. The Canadian service provider will leverage GENBAND's C20