News

Alcatel-Lucent scores a double with China Mobile

Alcatel-Lucent may have found the diamond in the economic rough in China's telecom market, as the company has secured a Fiber to the Home and a wireless contract from China Mobile. This deal to

Qwest enhances the broadband user experience

Fierce Telecom recently caught up with Travis Leo, director of product management for high speed Internet services at Qwest, to talk about the growth of their FTTN network and how its enhanced

FasterWeb brings the web browser up to speed

With the web continuing to evolve from more than a simple data browsing tool to a portal for social networking and high-bandwidth video applications, Israeli-based startup FasterWeb believes it can

Huawei may win Level 3 long haul biz from Infinera

Things don't appear to be looking too good for optical vendor Infinera and its relationship with wholesale carrier Level 3. A research note by Jefferies analyst George Notter said that Huawei

Clearwire makes Vegas bet on Ethernet wireless backhaul

WiMAX provider Clearwire is confident that for its Las Vegas market, Ethernet backhaul will bring it a jackpot. Coinciding with the official launch of its CLEAR service in the Las Vegas market,

ITC^DeltaCom spreads its IP service wings

Integrated service provider ITC^DeltaCom is playing into business users' desire to get one bill for their adaptable services. To meet that goal, the competitive provider has expanded its IP Complete

Consortium considers floating TDC on Danish stock market

After banding together to purchase TDC, Denmark's largest telecom operator, the same group of private equity funds now is examining how it can conduct a stock-market flotation of the European telco.

Matt Bross flies BT's CTO coop

BT's often outspoken and visionary Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Matt Bross has left the BT building. According to a story in LightReading, Bross' decision was for personal reasons and not related

Telecom vendors offer a professional touch

Ericsson's recent deal to effectively run Sprint's wireless and wireline network shows the continued value that some service providers place in having vendors help them handle their daily network

Merit Network lights up 10 Gbps core

Seeing a need to expand its bandwidth capabilities to keep up with research and data projects such as the Large Hadron Collider Project, Merit Network has employed ADVA Optical Networking to upgrade

Qwest ups its FTTN upload/download capabilities

Qwest continues to make good on its Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) promise. Already reaching more than 2 million potential customers in its local service region with FTTN capabilities, the RBOC today

Decreased spending could hurt the public Internet, says Ovum

It's no secret that service providers are being more cautious with capex spending, but Ovum Research thinks that this trend could potentially come at the cost of degrading the performance of the

Cisco continues to tighten its belt

Fueled by declining sales and a movement to control costs, Cisco said late last week that it dismissed up to 700 employees. According to a Wall Street Journal report, a source reportedly said that

Australia to unveil leaders of broadband network

Australia's drive to build its own national broadband network, an effort that's been beset with protests from incumbent operator Telstra, appears to be coming closer to fruition. Australian

Vodafone Portugal launches IPTV service

Looking to expand its fixed-line broadband fortunes, Vodafone Portugal has launched a new IPTV service, Vodafone Casa TV, for its existing DSL customer base. Building a profitable wireline business

Comcast extends service reach with iPhone app

Comcast continues to be hot on the idea of connecting various devices to its Smart Zone Communications Center service. Its latest target appears to be the iPhone. Comcast has introduced a free

Nokia Siemens Networks' revenues slide, but services grow

There were no real surprises in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) second-quarter earnings call, as the company reported a rapid dip in sales compared to previous quarters. Although the company says the

Spain to place tax on service providers, TV stations

If you're a service provider or television station conducting business in Spain, your life is going to get a bit more difficult. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the country's

FCC seeks insight on international broadband trends

As the FCC begins to develop a national broadband policy, the agency wants to know how the rest of the world is providing and using broadband services. With that task in hand, the agency has tasked

FairPoint makes executive changes to rectify issues

Is there any way FairPoint Communications can stop the bleeding in its New England territories? Newly appointed company Chairman and CEO David Hauser thinks there is: hire another executive to focus