IPv6 migration: Are we there yet?

IPv6, at least for U.S.-based carriers and Internet consumers (businesses and residential users), has been a far-off concern since the early 1990s when the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and

Qwest offers a no-hassle UC service

Qwest has debuted a unified communications (UC) platform that can enable a business customer to migrate to an all-IP based network environment all without a forklift upgrade of their installed

Telus upgrades Vancouver network to challenge Shaw Cable

Telus is dead set on providing a better package of services than its competitor Shaw Communications, so the incumbent service provider will spend $70 million to update its Vancouver Island network to

NSN thinks it has a place in AT&T's optical plans

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) may have lost its spot on AT&T's domain supplier list, but the vendor is confident that it will get a seat at the carrier's optical network table. Right now, the only

Michel Rahier leaves Alcatel-Lucent

Michel Rahier's departure from his post as head of operations for Alcatel-Lucent is yet another sign that the company's old management guard is on the way out. Replacing 30-year company veteran

Iusacell places bid in Mexican government fiber auction

Iusacell, Mexico's third largest wireless operator, has become the latest service provider to come to the bidding table to purchase fiber optic lines being sold by the Mexican government. Of course,

Comcast wins latest round in net neutrality battle

In the ongoing battle between the FCC and Comcast over control of Internet traffic, Comcast has won the first round. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a 2008

CTDI adds Alloptic's assets to its war chest

CTDI continues to fill up its acquisition plate with new assets. Now, the company has acquired PON equipment vendor Alloptic, which has been expanding its Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG), a

Slim's Mexican telecom consolidation plan needs final regulatory approval

Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim's dream to create an integrated wireless/wireline company may have gotten some initial regulatory approvals, but one major obstacle still remains: approval from

Embarq Payphone completes Texas Criminal Justice phone system installation

CenturyLink's subsidiary Embarq Payphone Services Inc. (EPSI) will be giving Texas inmates a new voice with the completion of a phone system project for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

BCE funds broadband expansion with SkyTerra sale proceeds

When BCE closes its sale of its stake in satellite SkyTerra Communications for about $110.9 million, the Canadian incumbent service provider will have more cash on hand to fund its wired and wireless

Vivek Badrinath takes helm of Orange Business

The latest change in France Telecom Group's realigned management team came into place this week as the operator has appointed Vivek Badrinath as the CEO of Orange Business Services unit. Reporting

FCC's brave new plan for national broadband

by Arunas A. Chesonis, Chairman and CEO of PAETEC Communications Innovation, entrepreneurship, and competition are the bedrocks underlying the United States' growth into the world's most vital

Verizon conducts dual stack IPv6/IPv4 FiOS subscriber test

Verizon may have already been working to meet IPv6 address compliance mandates for its large business and government customers, but with the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) predicting

AT&T commits $1 billion to upgrade business network capabilities

AT&T is so confident that its business customer base will continue to consume more and more high-end services in 2010 that it is going to plunk down $1 billion to expand its application, mobile

Optimum Lightpath serves up low latency optical transport service

Optimum Lightpath is enhancing the need for network responsiveness with the introduction of its new optical transport service. Building off its previously announced 40 Gbps transport service, the new

Huawei's U.S. expansion ambitions face government security obstacles

Huawei may still be an insurgent player in the U.S. telecom market, but with a presence at both Cox Communications and WiMAX provider Clearwire, it is clear the Chinese player is making an impact.

XO enhances Northern, VA LMDS wireless network

With a 19,000-mile U.S. network in place, XO is no slouch in the fiber department, but the service provider complements its wired holdings with a sizeable 80 market Local Multipoint Distribution

Fierce Telecom Leaders: Pat Bennett, Covad and Dan Foster, MegaPath - Part II

FierceTelecom: Do you see your merger as a potential sign of new consolidation in the CLEC industry? Bennett: I certainly do. There will be continued consolidation for multiple reasons for different

Fierce Telecom Leaders: Pat Bennett, Covad and Dan Foster, MegaPath

While consolidation of the competitive market is an ongoing phenomenon, CLECs Covad Communications and MegaPath last week reached an agreement to officially merge. Calling it a "merger of