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ASSIA puts DSL management into independent telco's hands

ASSIA may have made a name for itself in helping large Tier 1 carriers like AT&T (NYSE: T) get more speed and reach out of their DSL services through the advent of Dynamic Spectrum Management

Cox Business puts Calix into its SMB Ethernet plans

Cox Business has proven itself as an agile fiber-based Ethernet service provider not only to medium and large business, but now it's going to bring these capabilities to the SMB market. Although Cox

Global Crossing extends IP network into Eastern Europe

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) sees potential in Eastern Europe, so it's bringing its IP-based global network to data center facilities in Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; and Bratislava,

TNS consolidates data platforms over XO's network

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has crafted a contract to use XO Communications' (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) Ethernet Hub Service. TNS, a provider of data networking services to high profile customers in

Salisbury, NC to launch municipal FTTH service next month

After AT&T (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Cable(NYSE: TWC-WI)--two of North Carolina's largest service providers--failed to get necessary state legislative support to stop municipal broadband from

BT to debut 110 Mbps wholesale FTTX service

BT Openreach (NYSE: BT) starting this upcoming March, will offer a 110 Mbps Internet service to its wholesale customer base. BT, reports ISPreview, will add the new service to its Generic Ethernet

Number Resource Organization: IPv4's end is near

If you haven't put your IPv6 transition plan in order, you'd better do so soon. A new report from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) revealed that less than 5 percent of the world's IPv4

Level 3 serves up new voice/data business bundle

Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) wants to make business communications easier for enterprises, so it has introduced its Converged Business Network service, which combines voice, Internet and data networking

Verizon abandons online FiOS credit card payment fee

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) apparently realized that if it wants to attract more FiOS subscribers, not to mention keeping its current subscribers happy, it should not charge users $3.50 to pay their bill on

BT strikes back at copper theft

Anyone that thinks of stealing copper from BT's (NYSE: BT) network should think twice about their actions. While many U.S.-based service providers have posted rewards for information that leads to

HickoryTech hits the 10,000 IPTV subscriber mark

HickoryTech, a Minnesota-based independent telco, now supplies its Digital TV service to 10,000 customers. Similar to other independent telcos, HickoryTech has been integrating new services such as

Getting "smart" about improving global Ethernet network performance

Next-generation enterprise applications--such as financial, media, medical, and packet voice and video--are driving steep increases in the need for efficient bandwidth utilization, flexible traffic

KPN names Eelco Blok new CEO

KPN (NYSE: KPN) finally came clean that Eelco Blok will be the service provider's next CEO and chairman when Ad Scheepbouwer retires next year after its annual shareholders' meeting in April. When he

Check out our 2010 competitive telecom leaders

I'd like to call your attention to our first annual competitive business telecom leaders feature. Given the changes in the U.S. competitive telecom market, we decided it was time to take a look at

HomePlug Powerline Alliance certifies IEEE P1901-compliant products

Now that the IEEE has ratified the P1901 powerline standard, HomePlug Powerline Alliance has enhanced its HomePlug AV certification program to include products based on the new standard. The P1901

Spread Networks offers up 15.75 msec wavelength service

Spread Networks may be the latest service provider to take advantage of the low latency networking craze, but its new 15.75 millisecond wavelength service between New York and Chicago will likely

Cablevision denies Verizon's request to broadcast New York political debate

Once again Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) are engaged in a fight over content. This time, the cable giant is not letting Verizon broadcast the first political debate leading up to New

FiberLight gets invited to Clearwire's 4G backhaul party

FiberLight's fiber network capabilities has gotten the attention of mobile WiMAX provider Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), which will leverage the service provider's core fiber network infrastructure to

BT to maintain UK government service contracts

BT (NYSE: BT) dodged a bullet this past week when the UK government revealed it would not cut contracts with the incumbent carrier as it tries to tighten its purse strings. Following talks with

Qwest crafts DSL campaign for Hispanic communities

Qwest (NYSE: Q) sees the Hispanic community as a ripe demographic to offer up its broadband wares, so it has put together a Spanish-language advertising campaign in hopes of enticing this community