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Tech Mahindra still enjoying BT benefits

Telecom companies of all types are increasingly turning to outsourcing firms that can handle everything from product engineering and service creation to network management. Tech Mahindra is one of

Bill blocking automatic forbearance approval gains support

Qwest Communications currently has petitions requesting forbearance from pricing regulations in four markets in front of the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC must issue a ruling by July 26.

Ericsson profit drops 70%, but N.A. sales up

Ericsson posted second quarter earnings that included a 70% decline in net income to $319 million from the second quarter last year. Corporate restructuring and the weakness of the U.S. dollar

Ethernet drives Brocade bid to buy Foundry

Brocade, a major supplier of fibre channel technology for enterprise data centers, announced it will buy Foundry Networks, a major supplier of Ethernet technology for about $3 billion. The

Tellabs targets globe amid North America sluggishness

Tellabs CEO Rob Pullen said earlier this spring when he took charge of the company that Tellabs would be looking to plow more business out of international markets. In reporting second quarter

Alaskan telco's microwave network reaches across SW portion of state

There aren’t many U.S. telcos that face the range of issues Alaska Power & Telephone Company does … harsh climate, disparate population centers and lots of miles—and

Broadband as a 'civil right' in America

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps told an audience at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday that access to high-speed broadband should be made available to all Americans as a “civil right.”

Zayo buys into Michigan, Ohio markets

Regional telecom provider Zayo Group has added Ann Arbor, Mich., Lansing, Mich. and Toledo, Ohio, to its expanding network, completing its purchase of the network and associated CLEC operations there

China Telecom's impressive broadband growth

China Telecom added more than 4 million broadband users in the first half of the year, averaging nearly 710,000 new users every month, popping the big telecom firm over 40 million DSL subscribers,

Verizon, Time Warner Cable on war footing in N.Y.

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! Verizon and Time Warner Cable are going to war for the hearts, souls and wallets of New York City pay-TV customers. Verizon last week got the go ahead from

AT&T to modify Internet offerings

AT&T is planning to offer customers Internet access at specific speeds rather than its current offerings that promise speeds "up to" theoretical maximums, says Robert Quinn, a senior VP at the

What DPI needs most

I am no image consultant. You may have decided that already on your own if you have seen me in public. However, having seen my share of technologies come and go, some succeeding while others have

Investor urges Telefonica takeover of Telecom Italia

The head of a company that owns 4.5 percent of Telecom Italia wants Spain's Telefonica to acquire the company, according to report in Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The story does not provide a

Wall Street expecting caution from AT&T

AT&T is set to report second quarter earnings Wednesday, and Wall Street observers already are saying they are expecting the telco giant to post a more rapid decline in landline customers, and

AT&T, Verizon prepare for multimedia Olympics

The Summer Olympics in Beijing are just a few weeks away, and lest you think major telcos would be left at home, AT&T and Verizon both have signed distributions deals with broadcaster NBC to

ITU, IETF cooperate on T-MPLS standard

Maybe traditional telecom types and Internet types are starting to settle their differences. That is one observation to draw from an unlikely and possibly unprecedented cooperation between the

Sibling clash kills Reliance/MTN deal talks

India's Reliance Communications and South Africa's MTN said they ended negotiations that would have resulted in a merger to create new international wireless giant covering much of the Middle East

NSN cools on FTTH, drops GPON

Nokia Siemens Networks confirmed that it is exiting the market for gigabit passive optical network systems for fiber-to-the-home networks. The vendor's move comes after some speculation, and NSN

Cisco adds Singh as strategy executive

Cisco Systems reportedly has hired Lehman Brother analyst Inder Singh as vice president of strategy across multiple product lines. A story at Light Reading says Singh has notified Lehman clients of

Markey seeks Web-tracking opt-in rule

After grilling companies about online behavioral tracking technology and their controversial usage of opt-out policies, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House telecommunications and