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Here comes Reliance Globalcom

Reliance Globalcom announced today that it is working with Juniper Networks to upgrade its Metro Ethernet networks in the U.S., pushing multiprotocol label switching and virtual private LAN service

Verizon net income up 12% on wireless, FiOS

Wireless and FiOS broadband efforts again proved to be the growth engines for Verizon Communications, as the telco posted second quarter earnings marked by a 12 percent boost in profit over last

FCC likely to punish Comcast for traffic delays

The Federal Communications Commission is a step closer to punishing cable TV giant Comcast for blocking some subscribers' Internet traffic. The agency's commissioners are due to discuss this issue at

FCC rejects Qwest's forbearance bid

The Federal Communications Commission denied Qwest Communications' highly controversial petition for forbearance from wholesale pricing regulation in four of its major markets. Yes, forbearance

Gartner: U.S. broadband penetration to be 77% by 2012

Maybe Verizon Communications President Denny Strigl was right when he suggested during a keynote speech at NXTcomm last month that the critics of U.S. broadband penetration should hush up. Market

Embarq told subs of NebuAd test via Web site

Independent telco Embarq told legislators looking into service provider use of deep packet inspection and potential online privacy breaches that it had notified broadband customers more than two

AT&T to FCC: Deny Sprint-Clearwire plan

AT&T filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission late last week asking the agency not to approve the Sprint-Clearwire joint venture involving a merger of the companies' spectrum

CWA, IBEW authorize strike if no deal signed with Verizon

CWA and IBEW members overwhelmingly voted to approve a walkout if negotiations with Verizon don’t produce a deal by Aug. 2, reports Crain’s New York Business. Union leaders said 91

Comcast taking digital care of its customers

When you’re on the bottom, there’s only one way to go—up. Comcast recently ranked at the bottom of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which tracks consumer satisfaction with

Telco to city: No muni-FTTH for you

The city of Monticello, Minn., wants an FTTH network to help attract new residents and businesses. So it went to its local telco, Bridgewater Telephone, and asked them to build one. The answer? No.

TeliaSonera earnings edge up in Q2

TeliaSonera said it expects stable growth for the remainder of 2008 after posting a 5.7 percent increase in sales for the second quarter and revenues of $1.3 billion, up some 6 percent from a year

Telia s-l-o-w-l-y growing IPTV ranks

Nordic telco TeliaSonera said it added just 2,000 subscribers to its IPTV service in the second quarter, admittedly a poor performance. But, the telco said, it grew IPTV subscribers 162,000 from the

Burlington Telecom keeps Al Jazeera in line up

Bowing to pressure from the city’s telecom advisory committee and the local citizenry, Burlington Telecom has reversed its controversial decision to drop Al Jazeera English from its channel

Level 3 looking up after narrowing loss

Level 3 Communications continued to bounce back from the financial misfortune, executive departures and order bottleneck issue that characterized its recent past by postings second quarter earnings

Juniper names Microsoft's Johnson CEO

Juniper Networks has hired 16-year Microsoft veteran Kevin Johnson as its new CEO, according to several published reports. Johnson led the software giant's online and Windows endeavors, and his

Cisco to acquire home network enabler Pure Networks

Cisco Systems said it will acquire Pure Networks, a Seattle-based home network software company, for about $120 million. Home networks using Cisco's Linksys products may already use Pure's software

ADC sees lighter spending, forecast turns lower

Equipment vendor ADC Telecommunications said this week that its was seeing lower spending from carriers on copper and fiber connectivity products, which drove the company to lower its sales outlook

Hardware Corner: Verizon deploys Actiontec, Westell home gateways

Verizon Communications has talked about boosting in-home bandwidth capabilities and pushing gigabit passive optical network technology into its FiOS deployments. The company's move to deploy

AT&T: Second half capex to be lower than first half

Did AT&T confirm fears that it would cut its network spending in the second half of this year? Not exactly. In reporting second quarter earngs, AT&T officials said they will spend less in the

Earnings first look: AT&T maintains its strength

A first look at AT&T's earnings this morning (before the earnings conference call began) showed that perhaps we did not have to worry about big, old AT&T after all. Many industry analysts had