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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

Verizon brings environmentally-friendly trucks to California market

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is getting its green groove on in California by introducing environmentally-friendly natural gas vehicles to its truck fleets in the state. Through an agreement with woman-owned

Level 3, Frontier CEOs to lead Obama's telecom security committee

The CEOs of Level 3 Communications and Frontier Communications have been tapped by President Barack Obama to head up a new National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. James Crowe, Level

MegaPath conducts free VoIP phone promotion

As MegaPath begins to integrate the assets of the former Speakeasy and Covad into its fold, the new managed service local exchange carrier is offering a free Cisco SPA 303-3 IP phone to any new

NGN Forum debuts Smart Energy Forum

While the drive to bring IP capabilities into the utility industry takes shape, the NGN Forum believes that it can serve as a guide in what has been a traditionally a proprietary segment. To achieve

Qwest, CenturyLink dedicate $50 million to improve Minnesota's broadband infrastructure

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) hopes to have its acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q) completed by the end of this year, but Minnesota, for one, wants the service provider to expand broadband in its state. To

BT issues survey to gauge fiber broadband interest

BT (NYSE: BT) may be making progress with its Fiber to the X (FTTX) build out plans, but given the billions it's investing in this new network the incumbent service provider has issued its "Race to

France Telecom's quad-play offers come under regulatory fire

France Telecom's (NYSE: FTE) quad-play (wireless, wireline voice, broadband and TV) bundle may offer the benefits of a consolidated bill, but now as reported in Reuters France's Competition Authority

TelePacific's O1 Communications acquisition strengthens its SMB service ties

By acquiring 01 Communications, TelePacific Communications--a CLEC that's focused its attention on the California and Nevada SMB markets--instantly put more SMB customers into its hands. Although the