Sprint's wireline woes continued in Q4 09

Sprint's wireline unit may be focused on the IP services future, but the Q4 09 results illustrate the near-term reality of declining revenues. The service provider reported that wireline unit

Old telecom service habits die hard

If there's anything to glean from AT&T winning a recent Leadership award from Frost & Sullivan for SONET services, it's that this decades-old technology still has plenty of utility left in

Frontier gets into the OTT video game

Looking to enhance its respective broadband and video experience for consumers, Frontier has entered into the over-the-top (OTT) video fray with its "my fitv" OTT video portal. Customers that log

Sumitomo ignites bidding war for J:COM stake

No less than two days after KDDI announced it would lower its bid for a stake in cable operator J:COM, Sumitomo is going to make a tender offer for shares in the company--according to a source close

tw telecom rode the data, Internet wave in Q4

Continued demand for Internet and data services helped boost tw telecom's Q4 and 09 revenues and subsequently beat Wall Street estimates. Despite some customer losses--mainly SMBs that closed

Maine forces FairPoint to provide customer rebates

Just days after it put its financial restructuring plans in place, FairPoint's Maine customers may finally get a rebate to ease their painful service experience with the beleaguered telco. This

Thieves pose as Verizon, Bright House service techs

Reports that five men are posing as Verizon or Bright House Networks service technicians on Florida's Gulf Coast possibly attempting to rob customers' house serves as another cautionary tale as to

PAETEC reaches up into Vermont

Staying true to its promise of expanding its market presence in 2010, PAETEC is bringing its business service expertise to Vermont--its 46th state to date. Targeting both multi-state enterprise-type

Cox rises to the top of the cable Ethernet heap

While cable MSOs are establishing themselves as a credible business services threat, it's clear that when it comes to Ethernet services Cox Business has separated itself from the pack. Proof of its

BT Wholesale expands its ADSL2+ service reach

BT may be keen on expanding its Fiber to the X ambitions, but with over 730 of its U.K. exchanges carrying its 21CN Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) ADSL2+ product, it's clear that the telco is

FierceTelecom Leaders: Kevin DeNuccio, President and CEO of MetaSwitch - Part II

Recipe for growth FierceTelecom: Certainly, MetaSwitch is not a small company, but it's also not as big as the behemoth large vendors you mentioned earlier. Do you think your size gives you the right

FierceTelecom Leaders: Kevin DeNuccio, President and CEO of MetaSwitch

After making the former Redback (now Ericsson) and Cisco's service provider group household names in the telecom industry, Kevin DeNuccio, formally joined next-gen voice switching vendor MetaSwitch

Analysts expect Telmex Internacional to report strong Q4

When Carlos Slim's Telmex Internacional (Telint) announces its Q4 09 results on Thursday, a group of analysts polled by Reuters think the provider will report a 48 percent year-over-year increase in

AT&T, Southeast wireline unions strike tentative agreement

After failing to seal the deal in December with union wireline workers in its Southeast region, AT&T has gone back to the negotiation table and reached a new tentative agreement with

Windstream completes acquisition of NuVox

Windstream just added another arrow to its respective service quiver as it completes its acquisition of privately-held CLEC NuVox for $647 million. Following earlier acquisitions of some smaller

FairPoint lays out its financial restructuring plan

FairPoint hopes that it will be able to see some light at the end of its bankruptcy tunnel, but when it does emerge much of the ILEC's ownership will be in the hands of the banks that currently hold

ABI Research: New applications drive fiber-based broadband

Consumers' ongoing adoption of file sharing, IPTV and online gaming applications is driving the need for more fiber-based broadband access, according to a new report by ABI Research. By the end of

Ericsson names regional heads to executive team

Hans Vestberg might have a little more than a month under his belt as Ericsson's President and CEO, but that's not stopping him from continuing to make changes to the company's management team. This

BT could open fiber ducts to competitors

As it accelerates its FTTX rollout to complete it in time for the 2012 Olympic games, a report has emerged that BT might just open up its underground cabling ducts to competitors. This move would

KDDI to take a smaller bite out of J:COM

After its initial bid to acquire a big piece in Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) prompted regulatory inquiries, KDDI is considering buying a smaller stake in the company. Under the new plan, KDDI