Comcast comes out swinging in Q4 09

Thanks to strong gains in voice, data and digital video, Comcast beat Wall Street's expectations for Q4 09. These factors helped drive Comcast's Q4 revenue up to $955 million, an increase over $412

Broadband stimulus: An enabler, not a panacea

As the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) gets set to pore over a new set of broadband stimulus funding applications, the focus in the second round will be on middle

Internet2, LambdaRail want to expand their community presence

Internet2 and National LambdaRail have always been the household name in network connectivity for research and education networks, but the two organizations have aspirations to extend high speed

Cisco could unveil new core router soon

Watch out Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper, Cisco may be soon taking the covers off the long-awaited follow-up to its CRS-1 core router, the MSC 120. From a feeds and speeds perspective, the MSC 120 could

Bell Canada lays out its FTTN service plans

Bell Canada's marketing gurus seem to have taken a page from Verizon's playbook for fiber broadband when they named their new Fiber to the Node-based 'Fibe' broadband service. The name 'Fibe,' as

Comcast makes move on New Global Telecom

Comcast may have been a late bloomer in the business services race, but its proposed acquisition of VoIP wholesaler New Global Telecom could be signaling that M&A is part of growing its business

KDDI's J:COM purchase comes under regulatory scrutiny

Japan's KDDI move to improve its growth prospects by buying a big stake in Jupiter Telecom (J:Com) has hit a speed bump as news broke that financial regulators are looking into whether its plan is

Unions, FairPoint work to get company back on course

In an unprecedented move, the International Brotherhood Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) unions have struck a pact with FairPoint to right the ship out of

Cyan's CyAlliance targets diverse wireless backhaul needs

Cyan's multi-vendor program CyAlliance is proof positive that solving a complex problem like wireless backhaul takes a united front that leverages the brain trust of multiple diverse sources. Joining

O2 UK puts wireless/wireline core network into BT Wholesale's hands

As O2 gets ready to compete in the UK's wireline voice market this March, the service provider is turning to its old parent company BT to oversee its wireless and wireline core network connections.

Optimum Lightpath lights up 40 Gbps optical transport service

Optimum Lightpath is answering its business customer's call for more bandwidth with its new 40 Gbps optical transport service. Offered with a flat-rate pricing model throughout its entire footprint,

Vertical: U.S. Business Ethernet rises up

Business Ethernet service may have yet to be a mass market offering, but it's hard to not notice that enterprises' demand for the service is driving both incumbent and competitive players to up their

Kathleen Abernathy joins Frontier's regulatory team

Just as Frontier moves to become the largest rural telco with the acquisition of Verizon's rural lines, the ILEC has brought aboard former FCC commissioner Kathleen Abernathy as its new Executive

France Telecom to reshuffle the management deck

After Stefane Richard, France Telecom's heir to the CEO throne, led a chorus asking CEO Didier Lombard to step down, the telco might instead decouple the CEO and Chairman posts. This move, if granted

Ralls County Electric finds its FTTH pulse

With its $19 million of broadband stimulus money in hand, Missouri-based Ralls County Electric Cooperative and partner Pulse broadband are getting down to the business of building an open access

Carphone puts demerger details on the table

Now that Carphone Warehouse has set the end of March to officially demerge its two units (TalkTalk and New Carphone Warehouse), it has finally revealed how the new companies will look. Under the

IP migration puts temporary dent into private line revenue

Private line services have enjoyed years of steady growth, but it appears that the $34 billion market segment is about to enter a short period of decline. While enterprises and wireless operators

AT&T U-Verse VoIP service hits 1 million mark

While AT&T's Q4 09 wireline earnings saw the usual declines, U-Verse Digital Home Voice service, which now reaches 1 million customers, was a big contributor to the service provider's IP service

Juniper gains lead in Q4, but challenges remain

Juniper may have eked out a slight lead over analyst expectations with $941 million in revenues for Q4 09, but keeping that momentum alive in Q1 2010 will be far from easy. One analyst that's

Vodafone Germany launches two-pronged VDSL assault

After hatching a pilot VDSL deployment last July, Vodafone Germany will bring the service to 750 municipal areas in a dual phase strategy that will leverage its own network as well as rented