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Main One begins building phase 2 of its submarine cable network

With phase one of its submarine cable system set to go into operation in July, Main One is getting ready to launch phase 2 in Ghana and Nigeria with an extension to South Africa by the end of 2011.

GPON sales pass EPON for the first time, hitting record level: report

Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) deployments in China led to a 40 percent surge sequentially in sales of GPON equipment--both optical line terminals and optical networking terminals--in the

Optimum Lightpath enhances low latency reach through Telx connection

Optimum Lightpath is upping the ante of its low latency network service capabilities by expanding its service into interconnection/colocation provider Telx's facilities in New York City and Northern

Verizon adds new bells and whistles to FiOS voice service

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has decided to integrate new life into an old service--voice--with the debut of its FiOS Digital Voice service. As an effort to attract existing and new customers to its VoIP

France: 20 million broadband subscribers and counting

At 20 million users and counting, it's clear that France's residential customers love broadband. Just in Q1 2010 alone, the country signed on 369,000, bringing the subscriber total to 20.05 million

Frontier pledges support for FiOS customers

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) may still be crossing the final Ts and Is in its acquisition of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) rural phone lines, but it wants to reassure the 100,000 FiOS FTTH customers that come with

Telx jumps into the Ethernet exchange fray

Telx is the latest colocation and interconnection provider to take a stab at the still emerging Ethernet Exchange market segment with the debut of its Telx Ethernet Exchange. Acting as a broker

AT&T Government Solutions puts federal network security into the cloud

AT&T Government Solutions (NYSE: T) believes that the best way to help federal government agencies thwart potential cyberattacks is to provide protection in the cloud. Federal agencies can

Point Topic: Consumers tune into value-added broadband services

If there's anything that Point Topic's latest broadband report illustrates, it's that consumers are finding utility in new services like IPTV, VoIP and online security. According to Point Topic's

BT will have to share last mile fiber with competitors

BT's (NYSE: BT) ambitious Fiber to the X rollout--one that the incumbent carrier says will now reach 66 million homes by 2012--will come with the regulatory price of providing competitors access to

Level 3's CDN gives driver's seat view of the Indy 500 race

Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT) put its content delivery network (CDN) services to work supporting online streaming of the recent 2010 Indianapolis 500 race. As part of a deal with the IZOD

Verizon fires competitive shot in D.C. with new FiOS store

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) opening of a FiOS store in the nation's capital this Friday is a clear indication that the RBOC is serious about giving cable rival Comcast a run for its money. Last year,

Telstra to trial naked DSL service this summer

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) customers that want the convenience of a standalone DSL line may soon be in luck as the Australian incumbent provider's subsidiary BigPond has hatched a naked DSL service trial.

FCC: Users don't know their broadband speeds

Do you know how fast your broadband speed is? Well, if your answer was no, you're not alone. According to an FCC survey, 80 percent of U.S. broadband users don't know how fast their connection is

CenturyLink secures spot on Bloomberg's Tech100 list

By being named to Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Tech 100, CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) profile has risen above its small independent ILEC roots. Bloomberg's designation comes only two months after

Global Crossing brings John Sutton aboard to sharpen its public sector mission

Global Crossing's (Nasdaq: GLBC) appointment of John Sutton as EVP and General manager, federal sector is a clear sign that the service provider wants more of the federal government's business.

Bill DeMuth hangs up his CTO shoes at SureWest

Bill DeMuth, CTO of SureWest Communications (NasdaqGM: SURW) will retire from the company on June 30 after 34 years with the service provider once known as the Roseville Telephone Company. While

Windstream wraps up acquisition of Iowa Telecom

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has made it official that Iowa Telecom--its fourth independent ILEC acquisition since last year--is now officially part of its fold. To finance the $1.2 billion deal, Iowa

IT pros take IPv6 migration into their own hands

Despite ongoing warnings from Internet address overseers about imminent danger of running out of IPv4 address space, businesses have been slow on the draw to implement an IPv6 address migration plan.

Nokia Siemens Networks names Hossein Moiin as CTO

Nokia Siemens Networks has appointed BT alum Hossein Moiin to the newly-created CTO position. Currently serving as BT's 21CN Mobility Lead Architect, Moiin will take his new post at NSN on July 1,