Arris has high hopes for Q4 09

Arris continues to reap the rewards of its cable customer's DOCSIS 3.0 drive as the company has increased its Q4 earnings and revenue outlook. Wall Street liked the company's revenue forecasts of

In closing the digital divide, 'free' isn't the key

At a symposium in Washington, D.C. last month, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) gathered public and private industry leaders to take a hard look at broadband adoption within communities of color.

Untangling the home network wiring debate

While none of the wireline side of the FierceTelecom group attended the CES extravaganza in Las Vegas last week, my fellow Irishman from Chicago Dan O'Shea and I did spend time reporting on one trend

Verizon crafts managed service offering for retailers

Verizon's latest managed services initiative targeted at retailers is a realization that to target vertical markets you can't take a cookie cutter approach but rather one that understands the

Motorola sells off its EMEA cable modem business

News broke yesterday that Motorola has reached a deal to sell its EuroDOCSIS cable modem business to Taiwan's Compal Electronics. Although financial details of the deal were not revealed, Compal will

Ericsson accelerates its professional services engine

In a single stroke, Ericsson has expanded its professional services capabilities by acquiring Pride Spa, an Italian consulting and systems integration company. With the Pride Spa acquisition,

Telenor to bid on second Serbian landline license

Already a well-known wireless provider in Serbia, Norway's Telenor is setting its sights on making a name for itself in the country's wireline telephony business. Although the Serbian government

MTS Allstream sells professional services group to PricewaterhouseCoopers

Looking to renew its focus on what it says are its core business offerings such as unified communications and converged IP services, MTS Allstream has reached a deal to sell its professional IT

24/7 puts spice into metro DC's fiber diet

If you're a carrier in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area looking for a new dark fiber source, your wish might be found in 24/7 Fiber Network. From the looks of its still to be developed

Cisco's new Asia Pacific strategy emphasizes China

Cisco is not about to just bow down to Huawei and ZTE--the two dominant Asia-Pacific vendors--so it has decided to restructure its Asia Pacific and Japan operations to support investments and growth

Windstream rolls out SIP trunking product

Windstream may not be the size of an AT&T or Verizon, but its business customer's desire for IP-based services is driving the tier 2 ILEC to add SIP trunking capabilities to its Dynamic Office

A 3D TV Bubble is emerging

The Avatar movie has become a blockbuster, stimulating interest in 3D TV for the home. Sony, which put its TV wares on display at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is betting its

Pike & Fischer: Broadband subscriber signup slump coming in 2010

Consumers may be unwilling to part with their broadband connection, but you'll be hard pressed to find a surge of new subscribers in 2010. According to a new report from Pike & Fischer, only

Comcast wins round one in FCC net neutrality case

It appears that Comcast may have gained a three-judge panel's ear in the ongoing battle over whether the FCC has the right to punish the cable giant for blocking the online file sharing application

AOL to begin involuntary job cuts

After only 1,100 employees (it originally asked for 2,500 in November) voluntarily took an early severance package from the company as part of its $200 million restructuring effort, AOL's new CEO Tim

CenturyLink lays off another 600 EMBARQ workers

Barely six months into its new life as a newly merged company, CenturyLink continues to chop even more local employees that resided in the former EMBARQ Overland Park, Kansas headquarters. Since the

Part III - FierceTelecom Leaders: Arunas Chesonis, Chairman and CEO of PAETEC

FierceTelecom: Despite the sagging economy, there are some vertical segments that are expanding facilities and need to upgrade their network infrastructure. Are there any segments that are showing

Part II - FierceTelecom Leaders: Arunas Chesonis, Chairman and CEO of PAETEC

FierceTelecom: I have to ask with many tier 2 ILECs conducting deals, what's your take on the carrier merger/acquisition landscape? Do you have plans to conduct any deals of your own in 2010?

FierceTelecom Leaders: Arunas Chesonis, Chairman and CEO of PAETEC

Arunas Chesonis, chairman and CEO of competitive provider PAETEC, believes that its differentiator in the alternative business services market segment will continue to be based on a national

Comcast, FCC come to blows over net neutrality again

Comcast and the FCC are coming to blows in court once again over net neutrality, a provision that the agency designed to ensure any service provider will not deliberately throttle speed or prevent