Verizon's CFO John Killian to retire at the end of 2010

John Killian, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) Chief Financial Officer, has decided to retire from the company after a 31-year career with the company. Killian became Verizon's CFO after Doreen Toben retired in

Lightower adds Lexent Metro Connect to its acquisition cart

Less than a week after it wrapped up its purchase of Veroxity, Lightower Fiber Networks, is going to the M&A store again to purchase Lexent Metro Connect, a New York-based dark fiber provider. By

XO scales up its Ethernet over Copper network

With over 19,000 route miles of fiber, XO Communications is not lacking in the fiber department to deliver optical-based Ethernet services, but that fiber network doesn't reach every building in its

PAETEC's Chesonis comments on Cavalier acquisition at COMPTEL keynote

Arunas Chesonis, Chairman and CEO of PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET), walked onto the stage Monday at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 to face an audience abuzz with the news--only a few minutes old--that PAETEC would

ITC^Deltacom expands fiber network, adds new leadership to wholesale team

ITC^DeltaCom (OTC: ITCD.OB) wants to be prepared for its customer's current and future needs so the service provider is expanding its existing fiber network with a number of new network sites. The

Neutral Tandem's Saboo details Tinet acquisition

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) announced last Thursday that it would acquire Italian global IP carrier Tinet SpA for $95 million in cash, setting off a flurry of talk about what the deal would mean

BT, China Telecom to discuss potential partnership

BT (NYSE: BT) sees China as a major area of growth so this week it's meeting with China Telecom's executives to discuss how the two service providers could collaborate with one another. News of BT

PAETEC makes bid to acquire Cavalier Telephone

Consolidation of the CLEC industry is in full swing at this fall's Comptel show as PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) moves to acquire Cavalier Telephone for $460 million in cash. By purchasing Cavalier, PAETEC

Bell Canada enhances video play by acquiring CTV

Bell Canada's parent BCE (NYSE: BCE) is so bullish on its video prospects that it's plunking down $2.9 billion to buy up Canada's largest private broadcaster CTV. Under the terms of the agreement,

Zayo Bandwidth enhances wireless offerings with antenna infrastructure solution (AIS)

Zayo Bandwidth is gaining a stronger foothold in the competitive wireless backhaul wholesale market with 1,000 macro cell sites on-net and more than 500 others under construction. Already providing

Verizon standardizes delivery times for special access services

If you're a wholesale carrier customer and need a DS1 or DS-3 circuit a bit quicker, you're in luck if you're buying it off of Verizon Global Wholesale (NYSE: VZ). Verizon has reduced the intervals

UK competitive providers now serve 7 million lines

With seven million of BT's (NYSE: BT) lines being used by competitive players such as Sky or TalkTalk, it's safe to say that the Ofcom's, the UK's main telecom regulator, bet on local loop unbundling

Mexico: Broadband, mobile services become mainstays of growth

Driven by the growth of fixed VoIP, broadband Internet and mobile data, Pyramid Research forecasts that Mexico's telecom market will increase 4.4 percent from $22.9 billion in 2009 to $23.9 billion

Neutral Tandem gains global presence by acquiring Tinet SpA

Interconnection services provider Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) has struck a deal to acquire Tinet SpA, an Italian-based IP Transit and Ethernet wholesale carrier. Under the terms of the agreement,

Four trends to watch at COMPTEL Fall 2010

Chances are, if you're headed out to the COMPTEL PLUS Fall show next week, you're going to hear a lot about various transitions and opportunities taking place in the competitive retail and wholesale

BT prepares to grow Asia-Pacific business

BT (NYSE: BT) is ramping up the first piece of its Asia Pacific investment program, one that will cover resourcing, infrastructure and enhanced set of services for its multinational corporation (MNC)

Goodbye RCN Metro, hello Sidera Networks

Now that ABRY Partners has completed its acquisition of RCN, it has rechristened the former RCN Metro Optical Networks as Sidera Networks. Leading the Sidera management team will be Michael Sicoli,

Frontier shuts down "extended service difficulty" in West Va. territory

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) has dug itself out of its service issue hole in West Virginia by ending its long-term difficulty status and mandatory overtime requirements for technicians and related customer

France's FTTH connections up 14.5 percent

With over 38,700 buildings connected as of the end of June, it's clear that Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based connections are making an impact in the French broadband market. According to French telecom

Week In Research: broadband to drive capex, revenues in Malaysia; Brazil telecom growth on shaky ground

Malaysia's capex surge: Malaysia's high-speed broadband project will fuel a surge in telecom capital expenditures and revenues for both fixed and mobile segments through 2015, Pyramid Research