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Windstream sells distribution business

Until this year, network equipment supply and distribution units represented an interesting sideline business for both Embarq and Windstream Communications, two of the largest independent telcos

Telstra: profit up in '09, but 2010 will be tough

Telstra appeared to buck the financial odds as it reported its 2009 fiscal year net profit was $3.5 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent from $3.1 billion in its fiscal 2008. The service provider's

Tinet ups its U.S. presence

Wholesale IP and Ethernet provider Tinet continues to enhance its North American network presence. During the last quarter, Tinet acquired 25 long haul backbone circuits throughout the U.S. and

Frost & Sullivan: Asia-Pacific's broadband market is on the rise

Despite ongoing growth of mobile broadband services, Frost & Sullivan's Asia-Pacific Fixed Broadband Market study reveals that Asia-Pacific fixed broadband subscribers will grow 17.3 percent to

Qwest opts out of first round of broadband stimulus applications

Qwest has decided not to apply for the first round of broadband stimulus grants because it believes that the current rules set by the government aren't financially sound. An ardent supporter of the

KPN maintains pursuit of iBasis

KPN is not backing down in its fight to acquire its remaining stake in wholesale VoIP provider iBasis. The Dutch telco, which currently owns a 56 percent stake in the company, argues that the lawsuit

Integra Telecom extends enterprise-grade data service to SMBs

SMBs in Colorado that want enterprise-grade services at small business prices have a new ally in Integra Telecom. The CLEC has launched an enterprise-level Internet offering it says will fit the

Southeast Asian undersea cable suffers major damage

On Wednesday a piece of the Asia-Pacific Cable Network2 (APCN2) undersea optical cable that provides connections between China and Taiwan was damaged. As a result, Internet traffic had to be rerouted

Analyst believes marriage between Telus and BCE is nearing reality

Are Bell Canada and Telus, Canada's two largest telcos, going to reignite the idea of consummating a formal marriage? Well, RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Allen thinks that the idea of such a

North American broadband equipment spending up, but down globally

In North America there are signs that cable MSOs and telcos are ramping up new broadband access network projects, but an Ovum report says that other regions saw a decline in shipments of CMTS and DSL

FCC gets serious about smart grids

While it has pretty much kept out of the smart grid fray, it looks like the FCC is now making its move, as it recently hired former venture capitalist Nick Sinai of Polaris Ventures as Energy and

Cable & Wireless goes global with Ethernet

Looking to sate the desires of multi-national corporations (MNCs) for consistent Ethernet connectivity, Cable&Wireless is making its Ethernet service suite available across 31 network sites in

Verizon gets flexible with SMB bundled pricing

As the cable MSOs aggressively target the SMB market with their own branded bundle of voice, data and video--a lot of which is being achieved with their existing HFC plant--telcos such as Verizon

Waiting on the feds

No competition worth winning is going to be easy, right? There may be no better way to describe the federal government's storied Networx program, in which several pre-qualified service providers are

Vermont's telecom regulators are losing patience with FairPoint

FairPoint's time as an operating service provider in Vermont continues to be on the ropes as frustrated regulators launched an investigation to possibly revoke the ILEC's right to continue operating

Infonetics: IP/Ethernet backhaul is an evolution, not a revolution

Ongoing deployments of Long Term Evolution (LTE), the installation of IP and Ethernet-based base stations and increased HSPA+ rollouts, are helping to fuel healthy growth of the IP/Ethernet mobile

Poland: Regulator to delay TPSA breakup

It looks like Poland's telecom regulator UKE (Office of Electronic Communications) is going to delay the functional division of the country's incumbent telco Telekomunikacja Polska SA. In a press

U.K. local loop unbundling: 6 million lines and counting

At 6 million lines, Ofcom is confident that the U.K. is well on its way to achieving the goal of a achieving the goal of creating a competitive broadband market. According to the regulator, there are

Telconomics Today: The Economy of apathy--leadership in transition

By Frank J. Bernhard News broke this week concerning the abrupt resignation of embattled Nortel CEO Mike Zafirovski as the company continues down the liquidation path. Days earlier, Cisco Systems

Qwest bags another GSA Networx win from NASA

Qwest continues to reap the rewards of dining at the General Service Administration's Networx Universal services table, as the service provider has secured a new $14.2 million broadband contract from