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Verizon goes for the 'quad play' jugular

Verizon Communications' CEO Ivan Seidenberg may not be worried about landline loss anymore, but the launch of its "quad play" wireless/wireline bundle shows that the service provider is going to do

Cable's cashing in on wireless backhaul

With a strong mix of HFC and even fiber going into its residential and business customer sites, it's not hard to imagine that cable MSOs are already major purveyors of wholesale wireless backhaul

Nortel sets official date for Ethernet asset auction

With the blessing of Delaware and Ontario bankruptcy courts in tow, Nortel will move ahead with the planned auction of its Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) division on November 13. Bankruptcy courts in

Six high tech investors face insider trading charges

Well, it looks like former Qwest leader Joe Nacchio is not the only one to be brought to justice for profiting from insider trading. Now, federal prosecutors have brought charges against hedge fund

AT&T Q3 '09: Wireline revenues to take another hit

A preview of AT&T's Q3 earnings set to be announced this week doesn't offer many surprises. While AT&T expects positive gains on the wireless side buoyed by strong sales of the iPhone, a

Charter's one step closer to getting out of bankruptcy

After filing to extend its Chapter 11 filing last week, a judge presiding over the case said he will approve the Charter Communications' reorganization plan paving the way for the MSO to come out of

iBasis dismisses KPN's revised buyout offer

KPN continues to up its price for its remaining stake in iBasis, but once again the Burlington, Mass. service provider has rejected the Dutch operator's unsolicited offer of $2.25 per share in cash

Google sees Q3 09 revenue jump

Amidst an ongoing fight with AT&T and FCC over blocking certain calls on its voice service, Google is on the right financial track. Bucking the ongoing economic downturn, the search engine

Cox completes upstream Internet congestion test

Instead of lashing out at competitors, Cox is taking steps towards working with the and its FCC's net neutrality drive as it finishes up an eight-month bandwidth management test in its

Nokia Siemens Networks' losses continue in Q3

Not much has changed between Q2 and Q3 2009 earnings at Nokia Siemens Networks. Even if the service provider capital spending freeze is starting to thaw, Nokia Siemens Networks does not appear to be

Massachusetts government backs three public broadband projects

In Massachusetts the drive for broadband stimulus funding is not being sought by private telcos but rather by towns and cities. Governor Deval Patrick's office is backing three public broadband

FairPoint completes first phase of FTTN rollout

Given all of its financial and operational troubles, it's hard to imagine anything positive coming out of FairPoint Communications' New England territories. But this week the company hit a milestone

AT&T comes to blows with Google again

In the latest installment of AT&T's ongoing battle with Google, Ma Bell is now accusing the Internet search engine operator of blocking calls to of all places Benedictine nuns, a campaign office

Will Supercomm be stimulating?

Supercomm 2009 is less than one week away. The show will be held Oct. 21-23 in Chicago, and as a Chicagoan I am pleased to inform you that we are expecting a fall heat wave next week. That means

Time Warner Cable winds up WiMAX in North Carolina

Keeping to its promise of launching in four markets by the end of this year, Time Warner Cable debuted WiMAX-based services in three major North Carolina areas: Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. In

Infonetics: Nortel takes top optical networking spot

Given all of the troubles Nortel has had over the past year--a tale that saw not only the recent resignation of the CEO meant to turn things around and an ongoing garage sale of its assets--it's a

ADTRAN Q3 09: profits dip, but earnings beat expectations

At first blush there's not much to like about ADTRAN's Q3 09 report as the Huntsville, Ala.-based vendor reported that profit was down due to slow sales in the quarter. On the bright side, ADTRAN's

TELUS takes the packet optical networking plunge

While still an emerging concept, TELUS is taking a chance on packet optical networking. The Canadian incumbent operator announced that it will deploy Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE Packet Optical Networking

NTT DoCoMo paves all-IP path

Claiming to be one of the first operators to make the switch to LTE, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is putting some juice into its IP core network by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's 7450 Ethernet Service Switch

TeleCuba Communications to build U.S.-Cuba cable

Following the Obama Administration's removal of telecom restrictions under a previous embargo the U.S. had with Cuba, TeleCuba has secured licenses from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to build a