Linking business issues to technical solutions

Even though there's a bit of light at the end of the tunnel, for the most part much of the world is still mired in an economic recession that could last longer than anyone expected. The

Verizon Business introduces new customer service management tools

Verizon Business took advantage of International Customer Service Week by launching enhanced features for its Enterprise Center that give business customers more control over how they manage their

Windstream axes 220 jobs as it completes Iowa Telecom integration

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) integration of Iowa Telecom into its fold may have gone according to schedule, but it comes with the cost of having to lay off 220 workers in its Iowa and Minnesota

MCNC selects vendors for its North Carolina middle mile network extension

MCNC, a service provider focused on serving North Carolina's K20 education community, is putting its broadband stimulus dollars to work as it names the three suppliers to construct the $20 million

Global Crossing continues invest/grow strategy, sees value in industry consolidation

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), like its other competitive global provider contemporaries, is looking for a way to improve its profitability after facing one of the worst economic downturns since the

tw telecom, LONI build 260 Gbps-capable network

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) is lending a hand to Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), an optical network that connects Louisiana and Mississippi research universities in addition to National

AT&T opens second London Internet data center

AT&T (NYSE: T) has opened a second Internet data center (IDC) in London in a move the company says will meet growing demand across Europe for its hosting and application services. The company

Ofcom mandates BT open up fiber network to competitors

Ofcom has issued a new ruling that requires BT (NYSE: BT) to give competitive providers such as TalkTalk and Sky access to its newly built last mile Fiber to the X infrastructure. Along with

BT demonstrates UC-optimized, managed video conference service

Competition in the video conferencing space continues to heat up. On the heels of the Cisco-Verizon announcement on home telepresence, BT (NYSE: BT) demonstrated a "collaborative" video conference

Could a common policy architecture drive wireless/wireline blended services?

While it is easy to say that wireless and wireline are two separate service worlds that should never touch one another, that is a mentality that overlooks the possibilities of how the two worlds can

Lightyear wraps up acquisition of Southeast Telephone

Lightyear Network Solutions (OTC BB: LYNS.OB) has wrapped up its $7.2 million acquisition of rural service provider Southeast Telephone in one of the many consolidation moves happening in the

Level 3 enhances Virginia Commonwealth University's campus network

Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) is taking its IP experience to the university classroom via a five year contract to provide high-speed Internet Protocol (HSIP) and Ethernet private line (EPL) services to

Cisco, Verizon push TelePresence into the home

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) made it official yesterday that it will extend its ongoing TelePresence videoconferencing efforts into the home with a premium service delivered over Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS

UK's TalkTalk to debut FTTC-based broadband service

TalkTalk confirmed this week they will be the first major wholesale ISP customer to leverage BT's (NYSE: BT) Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) network to offer up to 40 Mbps broadband service. As reported

Alcatel-Lucent's Verwaayen: China, India hold plenty of new opportunities

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) believes that China and India are two regions they need to pay attention to because both hold "very attractive" growth possibilities. Speaking during a Bloomberg Television

Telecom Fiji shuts down unregistered wireless/wireline subscribers

If you live in Fiji and haven't registered your wireline or your mobile phone under the government's newly minted Telephone Services Decree, you might find out you can't make any calls. This week

Rogers enhances business play with Atria acquisition

Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) has found the answer to building out its business presence in privately-held Atria Networks, one of Ontario's largest fiber providers, which it will purchase for

Neutral Tandem turns on new Ethernet exchanges

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) is so confident about its Ethernet exchange capabilities that the service provider has lit up eight new Ethernet exchange Points of Presence (PoPs), upping its presence

How XO Communications hit the 1 million VoIP user mark

XO Communications' (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) 1 million VoIP user milestone shows the growing confidence that business users have in moving to Voice over IP. However, what's consistently resonated is not just

Texas school district looks to Motorola for WLAN solutions

Motorola's wireless LAN technology is working to catch up to the growing demands of mobile data consumers, and the Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas is one of the beneficiaries of