Qwest offers flood victims free emergency call forwarding

Qwest is offering free Emergency Call Forwarding for one month as a way to help Red Valley flood victims in Minnesota and North Dakota keep in touch with family and business associates. The service

Telus commits capital to Alberta wireline, wireless market

Declining wireline voice revenue continues to be a hard reality for all traditional telcos, but Telus thinks that to overcome those challenges it needs to beef up its IP and broadband networks. To

O2 UK delays wireline debut

O2 appears to be taking a cautious approach with its move into U.K.'s wireline market. After announcing in January that it would launch an integrated wireline broadband bundled service, O2, according

Ciena wraps Nortel MEN purchase; unveils new product direction

On Friday, Ciena officially closed the books on its acquisition of Nortel Networks' Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) division while revealing its new optical and packet networking product strategy.

Televisa, Telefonica and Megacable to jointly bid in Mexican fiber auction

Three of Mexico's largest competitive telecom players (Televisa, Spain's Telefonica and Megacable) have found a way around Carlos Slim's Telmex network monopoly by launching a cooperative bid for a

Verizon California CWA union members authorize strike

Verizon's Southern Californian workers aren't happy about how they are being treated, and if a fair contract is not reached soon about 5,500 Southern California-based Verizon technicians that are

Evolving broadband gets smart--Make way for the converged user

By Frank J. Bernhard Economic troughs impose difficult changes--painful reminders that the world is operating today on an entirely different set of norms. All part of this cyclical yo-yo effect, the

Comptel 2010: Quality, not price, is job one for wholesaler operators

After finally landing Monday night in Nashville, Tn., which caused me to miss a day's worth of meetings due to poor weather in Massachusetts, I found my way on to the COMPTEL Plus Spring show floor

AT&T asks customers to adopt paperless billing

AT&T is asking its customer base to help it reach the goal of converting a million accounts to paperless billing through its PayItGreen initiative. To show its seriousness about its PayItGreen

Sprint Wholesale helps competitors differentiate with wireless

If you're a traditional CLEC or cable operator looking to differentiate your offerings beyond price and standard wireline voice and data services, Sprint Wholesale says why not add wireless to your

Verizon sues Cablevision over set-top box patents

Verizon's ongoing rivalry with New York-based Cablevision became even more contentious this week as the telco, which has been aggressively attacking the MSO's hometown New York market with FTTP

Telmex could face government penalty

Once again Carlos Slim's Telmex is coming under fire. This time the Mexican government is investigating allegations that Telmex had prevented smaller competitive service providers from connecting to

MoCA wants to tap into Europe's home network market

Thanks to healthy deployments by Verizon for its FiOS home networking connections, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has enjoyed good success in the U.S. market with an estimated 30 million active

Rumor mill: Ericsson could move on LG-Nortel stake

Having successfully bought out Nortel's CDMA/LTE and North American GSM assets, it appears that Ericsson is ready to strike a deal for a big piece of LG-Nortel joint venture. The Seoul Economic Daily

Ohio loosens up wireline regulations

Soon wireline operators might have an easier time operating in Ohio as the Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill that will ease up regulations on traditional wireline service providers. Not

Comcast wraps acquisition of Cimco

With the FCC's conditional approval in place, Comcast can now proceed to the checkout counter with its purchase of Chicago-based CLEC Cimco Communications. While Comcast has been targeting small to

Infonetics: PON equipment revenue rose in Q4 09

Fueled by aggressive Fiber to the Business (FTTB) deployments in the Chinese telecom market, the passive optical networking (PON) equipment market surpassed the $2 billion mark for the first time.

Telstra break up could be in peril

Australia's desire to split up the country's incumbent service provider Telstra continues to fade from reality as the country's Greens political party appears to be against the mandate. Just how

West Virginia continues to protest Verizon-Frontier deal

Little more than a week after an Illinois judge suggested that state regulators should block Verizon's wireline asset sale to Frontier, 5,000 West Virginians have signed a petition asking the state's

BT hits the triple-play button

BT this week launched a series of triple play offerings that incorporate its traditional landline voice, broadband data and IPTV. These triple play offerings come after U.K. regulator Ofcom lifted