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Global Crossing applies Bivio's security suite to federal government sector

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) did not have to look too far to find the right network security solution to sell to its federal government customers. It found it in Bivio Networks, the same vendor it

Charter claims it can one-up Opelika, Ala.'s fiber network

This week's municipal versus incumbent carrier network fight is taking place in Opelika, Ala., a town where residents today will either give their approval to build or not build their own municipal

Tektronix takes on network management, security by acquiring Arbor Networks

Tektronix (NYSE: TEK) has decided to go out of its traditional network diagnostics comfort zone and expand into the network security and management space by acquiring Arbor Networks. Although both

First Communications paves 100 Gbps path with NSN's DWDM gear

First Communications, a Midwest-based competitive provider serving carriers and SMBs, has employed Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT 7300 ultra-long haul DWDM platform to increase capacity and coverage of

Telus Q2: Cost cutting, video service growth offsets line loss

Telus' (Toronto: T.TO) dedication to cutting costs, while never an easy proposition for any service provider, worked in the Canadian service provider's favor in Q2. The service provider reported that

STT looks for new ways to refinance Eircom's debt

Eircom's major stakeholder Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) is considering how it's going to refinance the Irish service provider's $4.4 billion of debt. This latest development contradicts an

AT&T brings U-Verse to upscale Dunwoody, Ga. development

The upscale Barclay at Dunwoody, a housing development near Atlanta, is adding AT&T's (NYSE: T) U-Verse service to an ongoing set of amenities that currently includes European architecture and

MTS Allstream makes big FTTX bet while Q2 revenues fall

MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO) believes that its Fiber to the X (FTTX) strategy, one that employs a mix of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Node/Curb (FTTN/C) with VDSL, will be a new

Freedom Communications USA files for bankruptcy protection

Freedom Communications USA may have been heralded as one of the early CLECs to emerge after the passing of the FCC's Telecommunications Act of 1996, but the company's fortunes have changed and it is

AboveNet lights up Denver's dark fiber network market

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has decided to tap into Denver, Colo.'s lucrative business services market, one that includes an array of Fortune 1000 companies, by building a new private metro fiber network.

Bridging the legacy to next-gen revenue disconnect

One of the constant themes I've heard large service providers stress to me over the past 12 years in covering this industry, especially when I ask them about the evolution of the next-generation

Week in Research: UAE's 2 telecoms make odd bedfellows; BT among top 3 EMEA business VoIP providers

Telecom in a two-horse town: The United Arab Emirates has one of the most advanced markets in the Middle East, yet a restrictive environment means the country has only two operators--Etisalat and

Bell Canada sees earnings uptick in Q2

Bell Canada's (NYSE: BCE) ongoing cost cutting measures paid off in the second quarter as net earnings rose to $584 million. To battle a growing base of cable competition that are offering

FCC net neutrality talks come to an impasse

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's net neutrality dream took another hit this week when the agency decided to call off talks when it could not reach a consensus on its proposed regulations. Over the

Windstream Q2: Profit down, but revenue up 22 percent

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) Q2 earnings were a mixed bag of lower landline loss and slow seasonal broadband growth. While Q2 profit may have declined 13 percent to $79 million, the completion of its

UTOPIA and Brigham City, Utah cited on Ookla's broadband NetIndex report

UTOPIA may be struggling to find a new financial footing, but users that reside in Brigham City, Utah are now getting the fastest connection speeds in the state. According to Ookla's recent NetIndex

BT unveils higher upload speeds for ADSL2+ service

If you're a BT (NYSE: BT) customer that wants higher ADSL2+ upload speeds, you'll now be able to get those speeds, but they'll come at the cost of slower downloads. Designed with the user who likes

Frontier line loss impacts Q2 2010 revenue

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) may have become one of the largest independent ILECs with its acquisition of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) wireline assets in 14 states last month, but that's not enough to make up for

Cincinnati Bell Q2: Fiber drive soothes its wireline loss pain

Cincinnati Bell's (NYSE: CBB) Q2 wireline earnings reflect the growing pains that come with expanding next-gen services with declines in legacy voice and data services. However, Cincinnati Bell's bet

Telecom Italia, labor unions hammer out workforce reduction agreement

Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) and its labor union work force have worked out a truce to help Italy's incumbent service provider tighten up its ship by agreeing to lay off 3,900 workers. This latest