AlcaLu: No Chinese acquisition here

Speaking from the comfort of his Paris digs, Alcatel-Lucent's CEO Ben Verwaayen continues to remain firm that the the company will not be acquired by a low-cost Chinese competitor such as Huawei or

Comtrend scores three new independent ILEC customers

Home networking vendor Comtrend continues to ramp up deployments for its NexusLink Bonded ADSL2+ Gateway, as three Tier 2 ILECs have decided to deploy the device for their respective ADSL2+ rollouts.

Verizon's Seidenberg: We're not worried about landline loss

Traditional voice landline loss continues to be an ongoing reality for every U.S. telco, but Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon's CEO, says he's not going to waste any more of his energy thinking about it.

Economic recovery? Not so fast, say telecom leaders

Economic whiz kid Ben Bernanke be signaling that we have seen the worst of the current economic recession, but the two largest U.S. telcos (AT&T and Verizon) think otherwise. Speaking at

European Commission unveils broadband funding plan

No doubt taking a page from other government-lead efforts in the Australia, Singapore and the U.S., the European Commission (EU) is putting together a broadband stimulus plan of sorts. A set of new

Bresnan puts DOCSIS 3.0 foundation in place

Bresnan Communications' announcement to leverage ARRIS' DOCSIS 3.0 C4 platform shows that Comcast and Cox aren't the only cable operators in the DOCSIS 3.0 house. The mid-sized northwestern MSO will

Qwest: We won't rule out M&A

Qwest Communications, despite a failed attempt this year to sell off its long-haul network assets, has managed to keep itself clear of any major acquisition or merger. Stopping short of announcing

Vivendi to face competition in bid for Brazil's GVT

Vivendi may be the first suitor to offer its hand to Brazil's GVT with a $2.9 billion bid, but industry watchers are certain that it won't be long before Spain's major incumbent carrier Telefonica

Congress unlikely to address major tech issues in '09

Anyone hoping to get their technology-related issues heard by the U.S. Congress might have to wait until next year. Industry insiders say technology issues such as net neutrality, cybersecurity

Cable extends its Power streak

Another J.D. Power residential telephony customer survey, another cable TV industry knock-out. The results of the J.D. Power 2009 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study show the winners in

BT puts rural broadband expansion in place

As it expands its broadband reach throughout its service territories, BT Openreach is now turning its attention to its rural markets. To help fill in what the service provider calls broadband "not

Cablevision to launch interactive advertising

Soon Cablevision customers will be able to interact with the advertisements streamed into their TV sets. With the launch of its Optimum Select service, subscribers will be able to use the "Select"

PCCW: Privatization bid is dropped

PCCW's current Chairman and CEO Richard Li has abandoned his effort to appeal a court decision that prevented his company Pacific Regional Developments Ltd. from taking the Hong Kong telco private in

New Zealand proposes ambitious broadband plan

Australia and Singapore aren't the only countries with ambitious government-backed broadband plans. Now, New Zealand has unveiled its own broadband initiative. Under New Zealand's plan, the country's

Alcatel-Lucent lights up its Packet Optical Networking vision

Fresh with a major customer win from Qwest Communications, Alcatel-Lucent has now unveiled a new converged IP/Optical backbone network solution that it says will help service providers keep up with

Time Warner Cable: No, we're not merging with Comcast

After a U.S. Appeals Court overturned the FCC's 30 percent ownership ruling, it was only a matter of time before a rumor surfaced that America's two largest cable MSOs (Comcast and Time Warner Cable)

Overture Networks targets the mobile backhaul IP/Ethernet evolution

While the migration to all IP/Ethernet wireless backhaul is an ongoing process, Overture Networks believes its UTX8500 Pseudowire Gateway can help both wireless operators and wholesale backhaul

Regulators say BT can now offer low-cost voice service

Ofcom, U.K.'s telecom regulator, has given BT the green light to offer a discounted phone service as part of a double or triple play bundle that would include broadband and video services. This

RCN Metro dials down network latency for financial houses

In the financial trading world, even just one second of latency could mean a lost sale. RCN Metro is responding to the financial trading industry's need for speed by building a low-latency network

Defining broadband

By Bruce Mehlman The Federal Communications Commission is fully immersed in hearings, workshops, panel discussions and requests for comment as it works toward writing a National Broadband Plan by