No done deal yet in Nortel's optical sale

Who will become the victor in acquiring Nortel's optical unit continues to be a mystery. A Bloomberg report emerged that the troubled vendor is going to extend yesterday's deadline to make a bid on

Charter Q3: Declines continue, expects quick exit from Chapter 11

Could the clouds finally be parting for Charter Communications? The beleaguered cable MSO, which is currently moving through bankruptcy proceedings, reported $1.6 billion in revenues, a 3.8 percent

TelcoTV: Calix places big bet on Ethernet

Just in time for this week's TelcoTV trade show, Calix Networks has debuted an Ethernet platform that it believes will accommodate the coming onslaught of video services. An alternative to its

TelcoTV: Alcatel-Lucent takes the guesswork out of IPTV deployments

Alcatel-Lucent is taking advantage of this week's TelcoTV show in Orlando, Fla.--one that's typically dominated by the presence of independent telcos--to launch its Triple Play Express (TPE)

TelcoTV: Iowa Network Services enhances IPTV programming with CloverLeaf solution

Iowa Network Services' (INS) video and IPTV deployment strategy reflects the notion that there is strength in numbers. INS, a consortium of 122 Iowa-based independent telcos, has signed an umbrella

Declining revenues force Sprint to cut more jobs

For Sprint, the cuts just keep coming. Only a week after it announced it would cut about 100 employees from its wholesale networking division, the struggling integrated wireless/wireline provider is

Diameter in IMS: Why real world IP service testing is here to stay

by Tom Maufer, NGN/IMS Forum The IMS Forum has been, since 2007, hosting 2-3 Plugfest events per year at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL). The Forum just finished their

Nortel cuts employees from its Texas roster

Nortel will be handing out pink slips to 56 of its Richardson, Texas-based employees. The layoffs, which are effective on around January 3, 2010 make up about 2 percent of the beleaguered company's

OIF turns up the 100 Gbps optical volume

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has begun work on a new 100 Gbps project to define a Module Management Interface. Initially begun in the Physical and Link Layer Working Group, the new project

Windstream's earnings drop, Pa. PUC approves D&E purchase

Windstream's third-quarter earnings certainly don't give anyone a lot to smile about. For the quarter, Windstream reported $734 million in revenue, an 8 percent decline from 2008, while net income

Building a foundation for ATCA

Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) and its brother MicroTCA have a lot of advertised potential for the telecom and other vertical industries: lower-cost, accelerated product

Weak Canadian economy drives down Telus Q3 earnings

Telus' lower than expected third quarter earnings reflect the ongoing economic challenges that every service provider is facing. During the quarter, the Vancouver-based telco earnings totaled $261

Ericsson's CTO finds new home in Silicon Valley

Ericsson's CTO Hakan Eriksson will soon have a new set of digs as he relocates to Silicon Valley to oversee the Swedish company's Internet Protocol business in addition to continuing his role as CTO.

Oregon, Washington regulators protest Frontier's Verizon acquisition

Frontier's dream of becoming the largest U.S. tier 2 telco may have hit a snag as regulatory staffers in both Oregon and Washington state think that the utility commissioners in both states should

FCC considers realigning access charge rules

Service providers that have relied on using incumbent phone lines to backhaul their traffic are getting tired of paying high prices and it appears that the FCC is at least listening to their pleas.

Cisco Q1: profit drops, but Chambers is confident of recovery

On the surface, Cisco's Q1 earnings leave a lot to be desired. The company reported that its first quarter sales of $9.0 billion were a 13 percent year over year decline. Company GAAP net income was

Verizon extends FiOS presence into five additional Mass. towns

Verizon's FiOS growth may have slowed a bit during the third quarter, yet the service provider continues to expand the reach of the service in its Massachusetts market. Joining the list of

EU reaches agreement on proposed telecom rules

The European Union (EU) came one step closer to getting its proposed new telecom laws on the books. Yesterday, EU lawmakers agreed to a provision that will enable users accused of illegally

Cost cutting, data uptick drives Cincinnati Bell's Q3 performance

Taking a page from the much larger ILEC Qwest, Cincinnati Bell's third-quarter 09 earnings were also boosted by tighter spending patterns and higher data service revenues. One area of improvement for

Consolidated gives cable a run for its money in Q3

Cable may be eating into the telco's broadband voice lunch, but those trends don't seem to be having much of an effect on rural ILEC Consolidated Communications. What boosted Consolidated's