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UNH-IOL, Mu Dynamics help simplify IPv6 testing

Getting prepared for IPv6 may be a daunting task for enterprises and services providers alike, but the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) believes it can make that process

Netflix to enter highly competitive Canadian video market

Having already made a big dent in the U.S. online video market, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) believes it can make a similar impression in Canada. Conquering the Canadian online video market won't be easy

Telx, Intellisys establish channel partnership

Telx has once again found that there's power in partnering. This time, the interconnection and colocation provider has struck a marketing partnership agreement with Intelisys Communications, a master

Telstra to test services over NBN Co. network

Telstra's customers will soon be able to get a taste of Australia's National Broadband Network as the country's incumbent carrier will begin trialing services over that network. Beginning in October,

Verizon FiOS customers faced with $3.50 online credit card payment fee

Paying your Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS bill online may be more convenient than licking stamps and sending it out in the snail mail box, but now the telco is going to charge you $3.50 if you pay with a

Dave Grimaldi becomes Clyburn's new chief of staff

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is making some changes to her team by appointing Dave Grimaldi as her new chief of staff and media legal advisor. Prior to his new post, Grimaldi been counsel to

Omnitron introduces hybrid Ethernet NID

Omnitron Systems is formally introducing a new hybrid network interface device (NID) today at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Warsaw that allows delivery and monitoring of carrier-grade

BT Retail gives broadband bundle customers free fiber service upgrade

If you're a BT Retail (NYSE: BT) broadband bundle customer, you'll soon have the option of upgrading to its fiber-based Infinity broadband service without for free. Of course, you have to be in an

AboveNet expands European network reach

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is responding to its multinational corporation (MNC) customer's multi-site needs by enhancing its network presence in four major European markets. Through this network

Italian service providers iron out open access fiber network agreement

A group of unnamed Italian service providers have finalized the technical details on a proposed open access Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network. Paolo Romani, Italy's Deputy Minister for Communications

McAdam to become Verizon's president, COO

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) made it official that Lowell McAdam wil be its president and COO, confirming reports that emerged about the company's succession plans this past weekend. The news comes after

Windstream's credit change for broadband stimulus funds won't affect ratings

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) plans to amend its credit facilities in order to help it get broadband stimulus funding grants to extend broadband to remote areas won't affect its credit ratings. Earlier

Qwest gets government-wide authority for its MTIPS security service

By gaining the General Services Administration's (GSA) government-wide Authority to Operate (ATO), Qwest Government Services (NYSE: Q) government customers that need to button up their security will

IBM to build out computing network for Bharti Airtel in Africa

IBM has signed a "sweeping 10-year collaboration" agreement with Bharti Airtel to build and manage the computer network needed to expand its mobile communications network into 16 countries on the

AT&T to pack a bigger HD punch for U-Verse subscribers

AT&T (NYSE: T) wants to get your video dollar and to obtain that goal, the service provider plans to further enhance its U-verse offering by providing eligible customers access up to four high

COLT tries 100 Gbps Ethernet on for size

Colt continues to rank high on the international Ethernet delivery department, but the service provider's trial of 100 GbE services with Infinera shows that the European provider isn't going to rest

Trends and bends at this week's COMPTEL show

The Fall COMPTEL show in Dallas this week featured the usual product releases and deal announcements, but behind the usual show bluster was a light breeze of optimism amongst the sales and marketing

KPN renews IPTV contract with Nokia Siemens Networks

KPN is set on enhancing its TV and multimedia entertainment portfolio for its broadband customer base, so it's turning again to its partner Nokia Siemens Networks for assistance. Since 2006, NSN has

Hawaiian Telcom's restructuring plan gets FCC approval

Hawaiian Telcom (HawTel) cleared its first hurdle in emerging from bankruptcy as the FCC approved its reorganization plan. With the FCC's approval in place, the service provider, which filed for

Qwest lights up IP networks for two Colorado school districts

Qwest (NYSE: Q) continues to find luck in the education segment with the build out of networks for two school districts in its hometown Colorado market. First up is Cherry Creek School District