Look, we're growing again

You're going to see a new face appear at the FierceTelecom site beginning this week as Samantha Bookman joins the FierceTelecom wireline team as our Managing Editor. In her new role, Sam will help

Note to CSPs: Don't reinvent the wheel

by Keith Willetts, Chairman and CEO, TM Forum It's definitely not the best of times to be a communications service provider (CSP). With stiff competition coming from traditional rivals and upstart

Qwest Q1 2010: A story of slow broadband growth, falling revenues

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) merger with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) may not be finalized until next year, but right now there's not much to smile about as the Colorado-based ILEC's profit fell by 83% with

Bell Aliant Q1 revenue dips, but stays course with FTTH buildout

There's not a whole lot of surprises with Canadian service provider Bell Aliant's (TSX: BA.UN) Q1 2010 results. Mirroring similar trends seen by U.S.-based ILECs, Bell Aliant reported that

NTT America gets serious about enterprise cloud computing

NTT America (NYSE: NTT) is throwing its hat into the cloud computing ring with the debut of its own enterprise-grade, multi-tenant public solution for its U.S. customers. As an extension of its

Dave Stehlin, President of Overture Networks - Part II

FierceTelecom: Wholesale Ethernet is also gaining a lot of attention as a sound mode for wireless backhaul. What are you seeing there in terms of new opportunities? Stehlin: There are two groups of

Dave Stehlin, President of Overture Networks on backhaul and Ethernet

It has been over a year since Overture Networks acquired the former Ceterus Networks. And while neither company revealed the price paid for the deal, the two companies are working to develop an

CenturyLink takes the VoIP network plunge with Sonus

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has decided that the more efficient foundation for its voice traffic would be a converged IP network that could accommodate both legacy TDM and IP voice traffic across its

FairPoint wants extension for broadband expansion

As it progresses with its financial reorganization, FairPoint Communications (FRCMQ.PK) is asking the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to extend its deadline of the first phase of its

Verizon adds more self-help capabilities to FiOS roster

With the debut of how-to videos on demand for its In-Home Agent, Verizon FiOS customers now have another self-help customer service weapon that won't require waiting for the next available

Extreme Networks debuts proactive network management tool

Extreme Networks has transformed its acquisition of the former Soapstone Networks' intellectual property (IP) to a new product: the Ridgeline Service Advisor. Ridgeline is a response to service

BT employs Alcatel-Lucent to up bandwidth ante

BT has set a high bar for its 21st Century Network (21CN), but advancing this initiative forward will take bandwidth, and lots of it. With content delivery capabilities, particularly video, being a

AT&T shareholders narrowly reject 'say on pay' proposal

For the fourth year in a row, the so-called 'say on pay' proposal to give AT&T shareholders advisory approval for executive compensation failed to be passed. Similar to the results in 2009, this

Equinix puts finishing touch on Switch and Data acquisition

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is dead set on expanding its global muscle and the completion of its acquisition of fellow data center operator Switch and Data is proof of that strategy. To complete the

Middle East provider makes big Broadband over Powerline bet

Broadband over Powerline (BPL) may have failed to live up to ambitious hype in the U.S. market, but Egypt-based SABA Electric believes it has the right ingredients to make BPL a success in the Middle

Qwest shareholders want more money from CenturyLink merger

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) proposed multi-billion stock merger with Qwest (NYSE: Q) may be far from a done deal, but already some shareholders are claiming that they are being shortchanged. Two Qwest

Intellifiber reaches connection milestone with U.S. DoD

Intellifiber Networks has made the most out of its Mid-Atlantic location--one that's home to major federal government agencies--by activating its 500th circuit for the U.S. Department of Defense

SureWest: Q1 2010 revenues remain flat

Roseville, Ca.-based independent ILEC SureWest may not be exactly rejoicing nor crying over their Q1 2010 revenue report as it is a mirror image of its Q1 2009 results. Typical of every ILEC,

Lightyear brings Libra Corp. under common brand

Competitive provider Lightyear took another step in its ongoing public company transformation by officially renaming the former Libra Alliance Corp. Lightyear Network Solutions. "The change in our

Telstra mulls its financial bond options

Australian incumbent service provider Telstra is considering a seven-year New Zealand dollar bond issue that, according to a fund manager close to the issue, could be at 175 to 180 points over swap.