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AT&T looks for gateway into India's telecom market

AT&T is looking for a way to get back into India's lucrative and growing telecom market and it thinks its answer might be found with Indian incumbent telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL). A report

Windstream offers lifetime data/voice bundle

Tier 2 ILEC Windstream is doing everything it can to keep its customers from churning to the local cable company, and the debut of a lifetime price guarantee on high-speed Internet and unlimited

Qwest appoints Teresa Taylor as COO

In one quick motion Qwest has shuffled its executive deck by appointing Teresa Taylor to Chief Operating Officer this week. Taylor will replace Tom Richards, who according to a Dow Jones report, gave

Nortel seeks additional bankruptcy extension to continue fire sale

Nortel is coming to the table for yet another bankruptcy protection handout. Less than a week after the IRS slapped it with a $3 billion tax bill, Nortel has asked to extend the time when claims can

Service providers answer the health care call

While my focus has always been on service provider technology trends, it's interesting to see how certain verticals, especially healthcare, are finding greater utility in telecom services. Given the

Senate issues revised cybersecurity emergency bill

A proposed Senate cybersecurity bill that would give the President the right to shut down the Internet in the event of a cybersecurity emergency is raising the hackles of Internet Service Providers

Calix gets $100M capital boost

At a time when capital is scarce, it's an anomaly that a telecom vendor could get any kind of capital funding, yet last-mile vendor Calix has done just that. The Petaluma, Calif.-based vendor

FAA's Telecom Infrastructure system suffered outage

A major air traffic route was put in jeopardy late last week when a subcontractor's error temporarily shut down the Federal Aviation Association's Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) system for

Actelis receives RUS listing for new EoC products

Actelis is among several vendors making its products more palatable to service providers bidding for broadband stimulus funding. The vendor announced that it has received "Technical Acceptance" and

Court dismisses FCC's cable ownership cap

In the latest battle between cable and the FCC, it appears that cable has gained the upper hand as a U.S. appeals court late last week overruled the agency's ownership cap rule that says no cable

CenturyLink takes axe to Embarq employees

Not that it should be completely surprising, but CenturyLink, the new telephone operator created out of the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, announced late last week it cut 55 Kansas City area

Service provider cost reduction efforts produce results

Given the ongoing economic global turmoil, it's not surprising to hear service providers looking for any way to reduce their operating costs. The TM Forum revealed in its latest business intelligence

NTIA reports strong interest in broadband funding applications

The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) reported this week that they received about

AT&T, CWA reach tentative contract agreement for legacy wireline employees

The CWA and AT&T have reached a tentative contract deal covering about 8,000 legacy wireline employees, according to the company and the union. This is the fourth major contract agreement between

Comcast brings DOCSIS 3.0 to the Windy City

Comcast can now put another point in its DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade wins column. The MSO announced this week that it completed its DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade in its greater Chicago area market, including Northwest

FCC: National broadband plan fraught with challenges

At its status report session to the commission yesterday, the FCC's broadband czar Blair Levin said the agency will have "lots more [broadband] workshops" in the coming month in addition to field

NCTA appoints Rick Chessen to regulatory policy post

When FCC commissioner Michael Copps announced yesterday that his top aide Rick Chessen, who served as the Acting Chief of Staff of the FCC from January to June this year, was going to leave his legal

India's telecom market braces for ongoing growth

If you looking at a region for new telecom service opportunities, look no further than India. A Telecom Engine article illustrates that India's telecom equipment industry grew 20 percent to hit the

Optimum Lightpath brings fiber-based solution to Medical Arts Radiology

Medical Arts Radiology, a Long Island-based medical imaging provider, has recognized Optimum Lightpath's efforts in targeting the medical community with high bandwidth services as it named the

The rural space-time continuum

Somewhere out there in the long, dark shadow of the healthcare reform debate, broadband reform for rural markets may be dying a slow death. I will admit right away that this is probably on