The R&D exit continues

Not too long ago in this space we talked about the potential loss of Nortel Networks as the last of the big, independent network equipment vendors from a past era. Well, Nortel hasn't given up the

Alcatel-Lucent net loss grows in Q1

Alcatel-Lucent's net loss increased in the first quarter of 2009, as sales of both wireless and wireline communications gear fell in markets around the globe due to the economic downturn. The company

Colorado town fights Qwest for fiber

Silverton is the only country seat in Colorado that is not connected to the rest of the state by fiber optics. Qwest has a $37 million contract with the state of Colorado to link every county seat

In NH, FairPoint transition blame spread to PUC, contractors

Local citizens and newspapers in New Hampshire are starting to look beyond FairPoint's transition problems to state regulators and contractors that supervised its purchase of Verizon's landline

MO: Intrastate access fee changes stuck in state senate

A move to reduce telephone access fees is currently hung up in the Missouri Legislature. The bill to reduce rates among local service providers such as AT&T, CenturyTel and Embarq ran into a

Carrier Ethernet showing "double-digit growth" despite economy

Carrier Ethernet services get a bullish thumbs-up from Insight Research's latest report. The firm expects Ethernet services to grow at a compounded rate of more than 25 percent, rising from $2.4

AT&T calls for FCC to reconsider Cox baseball programming access

AT&T is calling upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its complaint against Cox in San Diego. AT&T wants access to San Diego Padres games carried by Cox for its

Could CDN Velocix see telco buyer?

The content delivery network market is one of the hottest current industry segments, both in terms of technology developments and business activity. The sector certainly is no stranger to

ZTE goes West for new business

Chinese vendor ZTE is shedding slightly more light on recently mentioned new efforts to pursue more business in Europe and North America. The company told Light Reading Europe that it has

BT hits 21CN, voice convergence hurdles

Light Reading Europe reports that U.K. telco BT is slowing its 21st Century Network project and has pulled a wholesale converged voice offering because it couldn't make the economics of the service

Wired Ethernet increasingly idled by WLANs

Wireline Ethernet has long been the standard data connectivity technology of the corporate enterprise, but wireline Ethernet ports and cable are now increasingly being idled by wireless LANs,

Report: Verizon pursuing Wi-Fi plan

Verizon Communications finally may be joining the Wi-Fi generation, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The company is considering offering free Wi-Fi to its residential broadband

Rural SPs minimize broadband, landline fluctuations

Rural telcos and other rural broadband service providers may be on the cusp of gaining new funding for broadband expansion through federal stimulus, but as a group they already are out-performing

Comcast plans major spectrum recapture project

Following up after Comcast's first-quarter earnings call yesterday, the cable TV giant said it is pursuing a $1 billion spectrum reclamation project that will allow it to gain up to 300 Mhz of

Verizon Business extends cloud back-up to PCs, new markets

As carriers continue to succeed with managed services and corporate customers look to them for more support, Verizon Business announced that it is extending its Verizon Remote Backup and Restore

Verizon, Cablevision debate data rates

Verizon Communications, in a public relations blog post, criticized the announcement this week by Cablevision Systems that the cable TV company will offer a 101 Mbps service for $99.95 within the

Clyburn nominated for FCC seat

The White House officially confirmed this week that Mignon Clyburn, a commissioner on the South Carolina Public Service Commission and the daughter of Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), will be nominated

TeleGeography: 16 new submarine cables on tap

Research firm TeleGeography, which closely follows the worldwide submarine cable market, said that economic turmoil has not had much of a negative impact on a multitude of ongoing projects to

Iowa Telecom posts $4.5M profit for Q1

Iowa Telecom reported first-quarter earnings results Thursday, posting net income of $4.5 million on revenues of $61.3 million. The company also announced that it received regulatory approval of its

EU telecom reform progresses; France Telecom confirms outlook

A European Union body made progress this week on a long-debated telecom reform plan, while Euro telco France Telecom reported earnings that may bolster the regional sector. The next step for the