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Zayo Group charts steady growth in the first quarter

Key acquisitions and a bit of churn in its bandwidth unit played roles in Zayo Group's generating a modest $58.9 million in revenue for Q1 2010, about $700,000 more than Q4 09 and a 5 percent

Verizon expands European ULH network; prepares Europe-India gateway cable

Seeing growing demand from multinational enterprise customers, Verizon Business (NYSE:VZ) is yet again expanding its European network and laying a foundation to activate the Europe India Gateway

Covad broadens Ethernet reach through CENX partnership

Covad Wholesale has been aggressively pushing its Ethernet services agenda, but their customers have had to go through a lengthy process to strike wholesale Ethernet deals. To take guesswork out of

Ex-Nortel executive Chenhong Huang to lead Tellabs' China efforts

Nortel may soon be nothing more than a telecom story gone wrong, but Dr. Chenhong Huang, the former President of Nortel China's sales, has found a new home as the vice president for Tellabs China. In

BT raises bar for its FTTX plans

When BT (NYSE: BT) releases its 2009 year results tomorrow, the incumbent provider will also announce that it's expanding its planned Fiber to the X (FTTX) footprint from 40 percent to 66 percent of

ITU, UNESCO Broadband Commission tackle global broadband challenge

Seeing broadband as a foundation to enhance new services, including health care, education, environmental management and safety, the ITU and UNESCO have jointly created the Broadband for Digital

Xtera to upgrade submarine network for Global Crossing

Looks like network infrastructure provider Xtera Communications will continue maximizing the capacity of Global Crossing's (NASDAQ: GLBC) submarine cable network. Xtera announced Tuesday that it has

Ciena takes another step in integrating Nortel's MEN into its fold

Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN) is wasting no time integrating Nortel's Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) assets into its own product line, and the integration of 40G coherent technologies on its CN 4200 RS

tw telecom's Q1 revenues boosted by data sales

Buoyed by strong sales of data and Internet services, tw telecom's (Nasdaq: TWTC) Q1 revenue rose to $311.2 million, a 5 percent increase from $297.6 million in Q1 09. A key contributor to tw

Report: 10G, 40G port shipments stay the course in shaky economy

40G is getting its due this year as service providers scramble to meet "skyrocketing" traffic requirements, a new report from Infonetics Research finds. The 2010 10G/40G/100G Networking Ports market

Verizon to pay $72.4 million to improve West Va.'s PSTN service

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) impending $8.6 billion rural line sale to Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) has one more hurdle to clear: a mandate by West Virginia's Public Service Commission (PSC) to

Orange UK turns its IPTV channel back on

Orange UK's on-again, off-again IPTV plans may finally get off the ground this time. Originally set to be launched in late 2007, it appears Orange UK will pull the IPTV trigger, but according to a

Extreme Networks consolidates sales, support under one umbrella

The ongoing realignment of Extreme Networks' (Nasdaq: EXTR) management team continues in full force as this week the company is folding its separate Worldwide Sales and Customer Support division into

OIF creates modulation-agnostic 100 Gbps framework

While service providers and vendors alike are moving the 100 Gbps ball forward with a number of trial and regional deployments, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) believes it can help make the

Bell Canada Q1 wireline results boosted by broadband, TV

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) may have suffered the local and long-distance voice losses that every traditional operator faced in Q1 2010, but strong gains in its retail chain The Source and TV growth

Latin America: A new telecom growth engine

Latin America's telecom market, much like its landscape, is a diverse tapestry of everything from traditional wireline voice services to next generation networks (NGNs) consisting of fiber and

Alcatel-Lucent faces bribery lawsuit

Right on the heels of a tough Q1 earnings report, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is being sued by El Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Costa Rica's telecommunications and electricity

Telstra has until the end of June to decide on its NBN role

Time is ticking for Telstra and its involvement in Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) project. Telstra now has until the end of June to reach an agreement with the government. This deadline

BT could be laying off even more workers

When BT (BT.L) releases its 2009 annual results this week, one fact that will come out is that it has surpassed its workforce reduction target by about 5,000. According to a Sunday Telegraph report,

AT&T to refund customers for slow DSL data rates

If you subscribed for AT&T (NYSE: T) DSL service after March 31, 1994, you might be entitled to get part of your money back from a recent lawsuit that alleges the RBOC (Regional Bell Operating