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GTA TeleGuam adds another community to its FTTH buildout

Soon even more customers on Guam will be able to get a fiber-based broadband connection as GTA TeleGuam is expanding its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) buildout to the Toto community. GTA TeleGuam has been

Verizon eliminates contracts for FiOS Tampa subscribers

Verizon's (NYSE:VZ) move to let Tampa, Fla. subscribers buy FiOS service without a contract shows that even if Fiber to the Home (FTTH) carries a fatter pipe into the home, some would-be subscribers

AT&T enhances its quad play plans

Although cable is making progress with their own quad-play bundled offerings where they have wireless service available, AT&T (NYSE: T) may have a near-term lead with its latest quad play bundled

AT&T puts network security in the cloud

AT&T (NYSE: T) believes that enterprises should not have to deal with the headache of managing your network security, but rather focus on their core business. Incorporating McAfee's global

tw telecom turns on 10 Gbps Ethernet at Phoenix NAP

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) has found a new outlet to deliver its Ethernet services: data center provider Phoenix NAP. Already delivering Ethernet in 75 U.S. markets, tw telecom will be able to

Tektronix acquires Mixed Signals to enhance its IP video capabilities

Tektronix (NYSE: TEK) continues to round out its IP video network test offerings, and its acquisition of Mixed Signals is yet another proof point of that drive. Although the terms of the deal were

Televisa-led consortium becomes primary bidder in Mexican fiber auction

A three-part consortium led by Mexico-based Televisa (Mexico: TLEVISACPO.MX) has become only qualified bidder for two dark fiber strands being sold by Mexican power company Comision Federal de

CFN Services drives out network latency with Cyan

CFN, a managed service provider that prides itself on delivering ultra low-latency services, has deployed Cyan's Z-Series as it expands its presence in the Frankfurt and London financial markets.

Net neutrality: Old issues never die

In the early 1970s while working on the staff of the White House Science Advisor, I saw much struggling with the difference between computing and telecommunication. And here we are decades later

Hatteras puts gold in Ellijay Telephone Company's Ethernet over Copper diet

Like many independent ILECs, Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC) has gained a status as the service provider everybody knows in the communities it serves. At the same time, ETC has expanded beyond its

Qwest tailors Ethernet offering for SMBs, remote offices

Qwest (NYSE: Q) has developed a smaller bite-sized Ethernet service with the SMB and remote office in mind. Available in 3, 5 and 7 Mbps increments, the new service will appeal to not only SMBs that

Ericsson extends managed service relationship with Telefonica Brazil

Ericsson's (NasdaqGS: ERIC) focus on providing managed services to other service providers continues to pay off as Telefonica Brazil has awarded the Swedish vendor a three-year managed services

Cox targets SMB data center needs

By partnering with data center provider Phoenix NAP, Cox Business is tuning into the idea that while small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) trail the size of large enterprises, their security and

Fibrecity sets 1 Gig to 1 million U.K. homes promise

BT (NYSE: BT) is not the only one with ambitious Fiber to the X plans. Competitive service provider Fibrecity has set an ambitious goal to bring 1 Gbps services to 1 million homes in four years. Set

tw telecom builds videoconferencing presence with BT, Cisco partnership

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) is putting its nationwide business Ethernet and MPLS IP VPN services to work as a foundation to deliver new TelePresence conferencing services. To deliver the new

Frontier gets West Virginia's PSC approval for Verizon rural line purchase

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) now has the last state regulatory approval it needs to wrap its purchase of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) phone lines in 14 states as the West Va. Public Service Commission (PSC) approved

Cincinnati Bell enhances its data center power by acquiring CyrusOne

Cincinnati Bell's (NYSE: CBB) CEO Jack Cassidy last week proclaimed that data centers are one of its new service growth engines, and he's making good on that vision by acquiring Texas-based data

Telecom Italia says 'absolute no' to shared fiber network

Telecom Italia isn't at all interested in being part of a shared fiber optic network, although the operator will participate in roundtable talks with rival telecoms about the proposed $3.1 billion

Network convergence is at hand, driven by technology, service providers

Convergence upon a single physical network for voice, video and Internet as well as wired and wireline services will soon be a reality. This is being driven not only by technical innovations, but by

Infonetics: Subscriber data management to grow to $1.5 billion by 2014

Despite a tough economy, telecom operators continue to invest in subscriber data management (SDM) software and services to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining multiple subscriber databases,