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Thunderstorms cause domino outage to Verizon, AT&T Mobility in Manhattan

Severe thunderstorms and telecom equipment are not a good match as illustrated by a recent outage that affected both Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) in Manhattan. A severe

Pace finds entry into tier 1 U.S. telco market through 2Wire acquisition

Pace plc may be well known for its work as a supplier of set top boxes in the UK and U.S.-based cable operators, but it believes it will have a chance to penetrate the U.S. tier 1 telco market by

SMBs will drive new adoption of SIP trunking: report

While business customers' initial reaction to migrating from traditional T1-based voice trunking could aptly be described as "fear," a new Heavy Reading report SIP Trunking Gains More Ground With

CSPs part the clouds for new business opportunities

By now, the terms "commodity players," "bit pipe" and "dumb pipe" with reference to traditional communications service providers (CSPs) have become tired and overused. CSPs know full well that the

Qwest's Heavy Duty Internet ties the broadband dots together

Qwest (NYSE: Q) may have already launched Fiber to the Node (FTTN)-based service with 40 Mbps top capabilities last summer, but it realized that it needs to augment service speed with a host of

CENX, EXFO develop off-net Ethernet SLA monitoring tool

EXFO's (Nasdaq: EXFO) new partnership with carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX to create a new off-net service level agreement (SLA) monitoring for carrier Ethernet services is a response to the

Telefonica Brazil achieves 3 million broadband subscribers milestone

Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) Brazil's presence in the country's broadband market continues to rise. Adding 360,000 new subscribers in just the first half of this year, 14 percent over what it added at the

AT&T brings U-Verse to Chattanooga market

AT&T (NYSE: T) is taking a stab at Chattanooga, Tenn.'s increasingly competitive triple play services market by bringing its U-Verse service set to parts of the city beginning this week. Users

Telmex Internacional's Q2 profits down, but sales were up

Carlos Slim's Telmex Internacional's (NYSE: TII) Q2 results was the tale of two different perspectives as profit slid 20 percent while sales and operating profits rose. During Q2, Telmex posted $270

China: 420 million Internet users and counting

China continues to be a large consumer of Internet services. As of the end of June, the amount of Internet users in the country clocked in at about 420 million as of the end of June according to new

Is AT&T's VDSL pair bonding enough to compete with cable?

After three years of delays and various unintentional setbacks, AT&T (NYSE: T) finally revealed last week that it would start rolling out pair bonded VDSL to extend the reach of its U-Verse

Verizon's Q2 wireline losses offset by broadband, business service gains

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) Q2 wireline revenue, while down 3.3 percent, was offset by an increase in new Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)-based FiOS subscribers and the continual build out of its global

Week In Research: SMBs demand virtualization services; Australia Tier 2 telecoms face 'massive changes'

Cloud virtualization rising: The need to optimize IT infrastructure is spurring a "significant increase" in adoption of cloud-based virtualization services by small to medium businesses (SMBs),

ADVA Optical Networking beats Q2 2010 forecast with $87.9M in revenues

Fueled by higher carrier infrastructure sales and a year-on-year uptick in its Ethernet access business, ADVA Optical Networking (Frankfurt: ADV.F) reported that its Q2 2010 revenues of $87.9 million

AT&T Government wins big at USDA with $350 million Networx contract

AT&T Government Solutions (NYSE: T) has racked up one of its biggest wins as a General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Universal contract holder with a $350 million contract to provide

Zayo, Com Net, and OARnet win joint $30 million broadband grant for Ohio

Zayo Bandwidth, a carrier that's made a name for itself supplying dark and lit fiber products over an ever-growing network, will lend a hand in the new GigE Plus Availability Coalition (GigEPAC) by

Eschelon veteran Steve Wachter appointed Integra Telecom's new EVP and COO

Integra Telecom, a competitive service provider serving the Western U.S., did not have to look to far to find its new EVP and COO. Instead, the CLEC decided to promote Steve Wachter, who came to

AT&T's Q2: IPTV, business services save the wireline day

AT&T's (NYSE: T) Q2 wireline market segment results once again show how much IP-based services, in particular its U-Verse suite and business services, have on the future growth of a segment

Juniper Q2: Revenue up, but Q3 forecast disappoints analysts

Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) may have seen its revenue spike 24 percent in revenue, a factor it attributes to an uptick in carrier spending, but a less than stellar Q3 forecast sent the vendor's stock down.

Main One cable rakes in three carrier customers

Only days after Main One opened its submarine cable network for business three Nigerian telecom providers--UAE-based Etisalat, South Africa's MTN and Nigerian-based Starcomms--has signed on for