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Dragonwave acquires Axerra to beef up its backhaul capabilities

Dragonwave (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI), a microwave access player that gained prominence in recent years as a supplier to Clearwire, has struck a deal to acquire Axerra Networks for $9.5 million without

Netgem negotiating deal to acquire Pirelli Broadband

French set top box vendor Netgem made it known that they are interested in purchasing Italy's Pirelli Broadband unit, reports Telecompaper. Although no financial details were revealed of the

Verizon Business extends IP services to MiCTA education, government customers

State and local government agency members of MiCTA (Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association) will have yet another source for their communications infrastructure as the organization will

IBM targets telcos with carrier-grade cloud services platform

At a time when traditional wireline revenues are flattening or dropping, IBM is offering a new way for service providers to increase revenue. The company announced the IBM Cloud Service Provider

America Movil integrates its Argentine wireline/wireless brand

With its purchase of Telmex Internacional complete, America Movil is consolidating its wireline and wireless assets into the Claro brand. When it officially launches its integrated brand on October

NEC sees growth in cloud computing

NEC may be seeing slow growth in its home Japan market, but it thinks that cloud computing could give it a new revenue lift so it's going to spend $1.2 billion through 2013, the Wall Street Journal

VSG: Global Ethernet exchange opportunity shows potential

Vertical Systems Group forecasts healthy growth of the global Ethernet exchange market segment. During this week's Carrier Ethernet Backhaul & Exchange Europe conference in London, the research

Maine's Three Ring Binder network gets underway

With its $25.4 million broadband stimulus grant in hand, the Maine Fiber Company is now taking out their shovels to build its Three Ring Binder middle mile network. As reported by Bangor, Maine NBC

Telecom New Zealand submits new bid for country's UFB project

Telecom New Zealand is not giving up on being a part of the country's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative. It's so confident that it has a shot that the incumbent carrier has submitted a new $972.4

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) sales up again in Q3

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) rode a sales wave in Q3. During the quarter, sales increased 27 percent to $162 million up from $128 million in Q3 2009. Company operating income was up 56 percent to $45

Xfone breaks ground on its PRIDE FTTP network

Xfone, a facilities-based Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) provider, is putting its broadband stimulus funding dollars to action as it starts building its "PRIDE" network. Upon completion, the new FTTP

Ukraine's wireline monopoly Ukretelecom heads to the auction block

As the Ukrainian government looks for ways to cut its own budget deficit, its State Property Fund plans to sell its 93 percent stake in wireline service provider monopoly Ukretelecom. With a starting

CENX opens up four new domestic, international Ethernet exchanges

CENX's early move into the still nascent Ethernet exchange market may be facing challenges from new entrants like Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) , but that's not stopping the service provider from

XO Communications gains larger foothold in Charlotte, NC market

Having met its 1 million enterprise VoIP customer mark last week, XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) is now expanding its metro network coverage in the Charlotte, N.C. metro area. Similar to other

Israel's Bezeq turns on 200 Mbps VDSL2 service

Israel's Bezeq has turned up the heat in the DSL speed race with its new 200 Mbps VDSL2 service. The latest 200 Mbps service, which leverages Nokia Siemens Networks' VDSL2 equipment, follows the

Toure to serve second term as the ITU secretary general

Hamadoun Toure of Mali will keep his post as the ITU's secretary general as the telecom industry association has appointed him to a second four-year term. Toure won the election with 151 votes with

Making sense of the Tier 2 wireline service provider consolidation wave

What do CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), Fairpoint (OTC: FRCMQ.PK), Frontier (NYSE: FTR) and Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) see that everyone else is missing? It seems to be common industry knowledge that voice

Sonus appoints wireless industry veteran Ray Dolan as new President, CEO

Sonus (Nasdaq: SONS) has found its new leader in Ray Dolan, who has been appointed as the company's new President and CEO. Much of Dolan's 25-year telecom career has been spent in the wireless

Brazil's GVT reaches 1 million broadband subscriber mark

Brazil-based wireline provider Global Village Telecom's (GVT) bet on broadband appears to be paying off as the service provider's service now is being used by one million users, with sixty percent of

XTel Communications serves up wholesale Ethernet service suite

XTel Communications, a competitive provider focused primarily on SMBs, local government agencies, public safety and school districts, has jumped into the Ethernet fray with a new service suite