Charter found profitability in 2009

Having to file for bankruptcy organization when it was facing a large debt load, it's clear 2009 was a tough year for Charter Communications. But it looks like things are looking up for Charter in

Fastweb's founder fights money laundering charges

Italian competitive broadband provider Fastweb's founder Silvio Scaglia may have become one of Italy's richest men, but now the so-called "telecom wizard" is facing accusations that he was part of a

Back to basics--Voice strategy reconsidered

By Frank J. Bernhard Apparently the business for voice is still an agrarian staple of the telecom economy as Skype continues to demonstrate favorable growth connections in the company's latest

Force10 Networks gears up for IPO

It has been little over a year since Force10 Networks was acquired by Turin Networks and now the new company hopes to raise $143.8 million in an initial public offering. Underwriting the IPO is an

Analysis says wireless/wireline telephony will see "modest growth"

Although it's clear that many vertical market segments will continue to keep a tight rein on their purse strings in 2010, Insight Research's new report "Telecom Services in Vertical Markets,

Mass.-based OpenCape wins $32 million broadband grant

Businesses, schools and public safety providers that reside in the Southeast, Massachusetts region will soon be getting a new bandwidth infusion as the OpenCape Corp. has been awarded $32 million in

Packet Optical Networking Platforms find their niche

We've got a lot going on here on the wireline side of FierceTelecom this week. In addition to the launch of our new FierceCable newsletter, I would like to call your attention to our new eBook on

Alcatel-Lucent spruces up management team with CMO post

As it continues down its turnaround path, Alcatel-Lucent has decided to appoint Stephen Carter as the company's newly created Chief Marketing, Strategy and Communication Officer. When Carter

CENX turns up Ethernet voice exchange service

With a number of high profile carriers already tuning into its carrier Ethernet exchange service, CENX is now attacking the lucrative voice market with its Carrier Ethernet Neutral Voice Exchange

Dell'Oro: Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Arris led Q4 broadband equipment sales

Demand for higher broadband speeds coupled with the ongoing competition prompted both cable and telcos to continue spending money on broadband network infrastructure, argues the Dell'Oro Group in its

Frontier sets up shop in Washington, D.C.

By opening a new office in Washington, D.C., it's clear that Frontier Communications--which will become one of the largest independent ILECs when it eventually completes its acquisition of Verizon's

Belgacom considers move into the electricity business

Belgacom is looking for a new business venture to play in and it thinks that electricity could be the answer. According to a report in Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir, the former state-run telephone

Lantiq gets cash infusion from Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom continues to spread the home networking investment love. This time, the German telco's VC division T-Ventures has made a strategic investment in Lantiq, Infineon's former wireline

Breaking down barriers to IMS via sophisticated testing

by Tom Maufer, NGN IMS Forum IMS is much like other IP Services (e.g., Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, MPLS and IP Data Services, etc.) in that it is a complex mélange of a variety of protocols

PAETEC furthers energy play with Energy Partners acquisition

PAETEC might be initially known for its competitive business provider skills, but its acquisition of Amherst, N.Y.-based electric supplier U.S. Energy Partners for about $3 million points to the idea

Welcome FierceCable!

Today, you'll see a new daily publication in FierceTelecom's wireline publication roster: FierceCable. You can sign up for our new FierceCable publication by clicking on this link. Heading up the

Oregon PUC approves Frontier's Verizon local line acquisition

With the Oregon Public Utilities Commission's unanimous approval of the transfer of Verizon's local wireline holdings to Frontier, Oregon becomes the sixth state to approve the billion dollar deal.

Telefonica: Latin American sales boost Q4 profit

Amidst falling sales in its home base of Spain, Telefonica's gains in Latin America market helped drive up the European carrier's profit 22 percent in Q4 09. Telefonica's net income climbed to $3.31

COLT: Cost cutting, data services offset voice losses in 09

U.K.-based competitive business provider COLT Telecom was able to overcome slowing voice revenues with a 4.9 percent increase in full-year earnings. For 2009, the COLT full-year earnings of $434

Windstream expands its Ethernet over Copper reach with Hatteras

With a commitment to spend $20 million on expanding its fiber network, it's clear that fiber is a big part of Windstream's Ethernet push into retail and wholesale customers, but the ILEC is not