Windstream plots cloud computing growth with $310 million deal for Hosted Solutions

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) is going to the acquisition table again with hopes of gaining a greater foothold in the emerging cloud computing segment by crafting $310 million deal to acquire

Sprint MTIPS solution gets GSA approval

Sprint (NYSE: S) continues to make progress with its government communications offerings. This week it received the Authority to Operate (ATO) for the Managed Trusted IP Services (MTIPS) from the

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) Q3 revenues boosted by business, broadband services

Gains in broadband and business services drove up Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) Q3 revenues up to $966 million, a 32 percent increase from Q3 2009. The ILEC reported $85 million in net income, a 7

tw telecom's (Nasdaq: TWTC) Ethernet, data networking bets pay off in Q3

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) continues to see the benefits of the ongoing adoption of enterprise data and Internet services, particularly Ethernet, with $320.3 million in Q3 2010 revenues. The

Main One cable system completes 100 days of operation

Main One, the operator of a 6,900 km submarine cable system that provides connectivity along the West Coast of Africa from Portugal to Nigeria with a day-1 link to Ghana, has completed 100 days of

Iowa Utilities Board approves CenturyLink-Qwest deal

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) can now cross off Iowa Utility Board in the approval process for their pending multi-billion dollar merger deal. Although the two telcos recently got 12

Competitive carriers step into the public sector

When we released our Rising Government Communications Stars in late August, one of the comments that came from one of our readers was that we should look at how competitive service providers serving

HomePlug, WiFi Alliance jointly target smart grid opportunities

The HomePlug Alliance's and the WiFi Alliance's technologies may at first blush be different, but the two groups believe they can be quite complementary so they have entered into a liaison agreement

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) loses landline subs in Q3, but remains bullish about broadband, IP services

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) once again rode the ongoing landline loss trend in Q3 as consumers cut the PSTN cord in favor of a wireless phone to save money on their communications spend. One thing that

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) Q3 landline losses offset by broadband gains

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) ongoing focus on broadband services enabled the service provider to beat analyst expectations in the third quarter. Although the telco saw an 11 percent annual decline in its legacy

Neutral Tandem, Tinet complete network integration process

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) has wrapped up the integration process of its IP/MPLS network with Tinet's global Ethernet network to create what it claims will be one of the largest Ethernet

NTT to migrate TDM voice network to IP by 2025

Japan's incumbent wireline operator Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) has set 2025 as a deadline to switch over all of its existing POTS/ISDN lines to IP. Of course, the all-IP drive will be done

Telecom Italia rolls out 100 Mbps FTTH services in Catania

At 53.5 percent, Italy has Europe's lowest residential broadband penetration rate, but Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) hopes it can change that number with its upcoming 100 Mbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH)

CENX reaches 15 million ESLs, appoints Russ Shriver as SVP of marketing

CENX has reached yet another milestone in its ongoing move into the Ethernet exchange market segment by surpassing the 15 million ESL (Ethernet Service Locations) mark. Interestingly, CENX was able

Spread Networks complements low latency network with colocation services

Spread Networks is complementing its low latency networking service for financial companies and connecting New York and Chicago with new server colocation services. Spread raised eyebrows in the low

CRTC allows Bell Canada to implement usage based on competitive ISPs

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is making a move to drive out broadband competition by allowing Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) to move ahead with a usage-based billing

The business case for standards

Whether it's due to mergers and acquisitions or the process of swapping out legacy products for new ones, a typical service provider today will inevitably have a mixture of technologies and

Bell Aliant debuts 170/30 Mbps FTTH service

As it continues to ramp up its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network presence, Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) has decided to launch a 170/30 Mbps version of its FibreOP Internet service. Unlike fellow

Telstra thinks NBN network sale is worth $16 billion

Telstra may have agreed to sell its network infrastructure to the Australian government's National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co.), but it thinks it should be paid at least AUD16 billion ($15.73

Verizon appoints Bob Toohey president of Verizon Business

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) has promoted 22-year company veteran Bob Toohey to the president of Verizon Business. Toohey, who will take his new role immediately, comes after Verizon appointed