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Tektronix debuts IP test suite

Mobile data may be a booming business opportunity for service providers, but its also the hefty and still-growing bandwidth burden on IP networks. With that in mind, Tektronix has been rounding out

TWC's Q3 voice, Internet revenues up, while basic video falls

Time Warner Cable's earnings seem to reflect a common theme in the cable MSOs in the third-quarter: Internet and voice continue to grow amidst a loss of basic video subscriptions. Fellow cable MSOs

Telstra says breakup will come at a steep price

Telstra has issued a staunch message to the Australian government's call to break up the incumbent telco: 'if you're going to make us split up, it's going to cost us $1.09 billion.' One option that

CenturyLink celebrates a profitable Q3

While its fellow tier 2 ILEC brother Frontier struggled in the third quarter (Windstream won't report its results until Monday), the relatively newly-minted CenturyLink actually showed a strong

Better Business Bureau takes issue with Comcast's 'fiber' network claim

The ongoing war over whether cable or the telco broadband networks are better has been a phenomenon raging between the two industries for over a decade. As Verizon has expanded its Fiber to the

Verizon brings fiber to the user's fingertips

Verizon may be the most aggressive U.S. telco for delivering Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)-based services, but its ambitions don't stop at the residential customer. Now, the same technology being used

The overlooked underserved: reversing the trend

by David Sutphen, co-chair of the Internet Innovation AllianceThe Federal Communications Commission recently held a field hearing to further explore broadband adoption issues, specifically among

Frontier reports lackluster Q3 performance

Appearances are everything even in telecom. Just as it prepares to swallow up a major portion of Verizon's rural lines in 14 states, Frontier's earnings are not exactly painting a pretty picture to

Comcast deserves FCC scrutiny, too

The Federal Communications Commission has a lot on its plate at the moment: Net neutrality, the development of a national broadband plan, Google Voice, E-Rate, Frontier's acquisition of Verizon

Comcast kept telco competition at bay in Q3

Comcast appeared to hold its own against ongoing telco competition during the third quarter with earnings as a report in FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceIPTV suggested growing revenue per

CENX, Equinix launch global Ethernet exchange services

While service providers have made it a priority to expand their Ethernet services nationally and globally through their own On-Net facilities as evidenced by recent announcements by Verizon to bring

Cablevision's profit surges in Q3

Cablevision may be facing a difficult economy and a tough competitive challenge from Verizon FiOS in its home New York City market, but neither of these factors seemed to make much of a dent in its

NSN may be moving on Nortel's Ethernet unit

As the saying goes, it's not over until the fat lady sings, or in Nortel's bargain asset sale until the final highest bidder bids. A report in Bloomberg says that two unidentified people close to

Windstream snaps up CLEC NuVox

Windstream may have yet to make a big acquisition of one of its tier 2 peers, but that's not to say it isn't making strategic acquisitions either. Evidence of that trend came yesterday as the tier 2

Sprint Wholesale to trim workforce

Things aren't looking so good for Sprint Wholesale these days as the service provider announced yesterday that it will cut more than a dozen jobs from that division. Even though Sprint did report

Ethernet NNI-keeping services consistent!

You'd be hard pressed to find a large or even a mid-sized business enterprise customer that hasn't embraced carrier Ethernet (or is in the process of upgrading its legacy lines to Ethernet) as their

Nokia Siemens Networks sets course for recovery

After suffering yet another weak quarter in Q3 09, Nokia Siemens Networks' (NSN) recently appointed CEO Rajeev Suri--who replaced Simon Beresford-Wylie when he resigned in September--thinks it's time

SIP Forum sets sights on smart grids

Following the efforts of home networking consortia (HomePlug) and more recently the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) recognition that CableLabs' PacketCable standard is a good

Windstream gives businesses a plug and play router experience

All businesses may be diverse in terms of locations and focus, but the one thing that they are all likely to agree on is that they are not in the IT business. Windstream's response is a new managed

Verizon takes on the world with VPLS

With the expansion of its Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) into additional regions across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, Verizon is giving multinational corporations (MNCs) even more