Brazil's Anatel adds fuel to its universal telecom service plan

Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel has debuted PGMU III, a new policy document that is set on enabling the country to meet its universal service access goals. Although the plan will cost participating

Iowa: Broadband is plentiful, but not everyone wants it

With 95 percent of Iowa's residents and businesses being able to get a broadband connection, broadband availability is not a problem in the state. Despite the near-ubiquity of broadband in Iowa, a

Fujitsu's Santitoro maintains spot on Metro Ethernet Forum board

Ethernet veteran Ralph Santitoro, currently the director of Carrier Ethernet market development at Fujitsu Network Communications, has just been reelected to the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) board of

Swisscom acquires remaining stake in FastWeb for $326 million

Seeing Italy's telecom market as a major growth spot, Swisscom is going to acquire the remaining piece of competitive last mile service provider FastWeb for about $326 million. Swisscom's growth

Ericsson acquires inCode to bolster its North American professional service capabilities

Ericsson's (Nasdaq: ERIC) acquisition of key assets of inCode's Strategy and Technology Group shows the company's ongoing strategy to capitalize on the ever-growing professional services segment.

XO Communications expands Los Angeles network reach

XO Communications is once again hard at work expanding its West Coast network presence with emphasis on deepening its presence in the Los Angeles metro market. Targeted at multi-location enterprise

Connecting candidates, voters remotely

When Charles Rudnick, a candidate for the Massachusetts state senate, held a recent town hall meeting with residents in the Newton, Mass. area, he did so from the comfort of his home office thanks to

Telefonica Chile to build nationwide FTTH network

Telefónica Chile is enamored with fiber to the home (FTTH) so much so that it plans to plunk down $2.5 billion over the next four years to build a nationwide, 700,000-home network. Initially,

Telekom Austria's 'GigaNet' network reaches 1.5 million homes, businesses

Telekom Austria (NYSE: TKA) had set a high rollout bar for its Fiber to the X (FTTX)-based 'GigaNet' network, but the service provider reports that it has surpassed that goal by reaching 1.5 million,

Analysys Mason: Copper, not FTTH, is the best near-term broadband strategy

Fiber to the home (FTTH) may hold great promise with an unlimited bandwidth capacity, but a new report from Analysys Mason argues that service providers should take a conservative approach to last

ATIS policy management work addresses timely industry priorities

As users' expectations continue to evolve, innovative and creative solutions are becoming necessary to accommodate on-network data traffic's explosion. And while data's growth is hardly newsworthy,

Lightower wraps up Veroxity purchase

Competitive service provider Lightower has completed its acquisition of Veroxity Technology Partners, a provider of fiber based data and Internet connectivity. Lightower's acquisition comes with a

SEC settles suit with Qwest's former CEO Joseph Nacchio

Joseph Nacchio, Qwest's (NYSE: Q) former disgraced CEO, won another battle as the Securities and Exchange Commission settled their case with the once high-flying executive. In its lawsuit, the SEC

SingTel considers bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

SingTel, according a report in The Independent, could be making a run at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CWP.L). Although the report did not reveal any sources, SingTel has talked to Asian and

France Telecom dismisses Deutsche Telekom merger rumors

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) may be looking for ways to diversify through acquiring assets in emerging markets, but one deal it's not going to make is a merger with Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE.DE).

Verizon's 10, 15 Mbps DSL service is great if you can actually get it

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) this week introduced new 10 and 15 Mbps DSL speed tiers in its non-FiOS markets in what could be seen as another defensive play against cable. Residential and SMB customers that

Telefonica gives subscribers free wireline, wireless broadband speed upgrades

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? Well, if you're a Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) wireline or wireless subscriber, you're going to get a free bandwidth upgrade. By the end of 2011, the

China Telecom Americas deepens U.S. Ethernet presence through CENX

China Telecom Americas (NYSE: CHA) is looking to gain a stronger foothold in the U.S. Ethernet market and it has found that solution in Ethernet exchange provider CENX. Initially, China Telecom

BT applies Onevoice product to large business market segment

BT (NYSE: BT) has found that its acquisition of Ribbit, one that gave the provider its Google Voice-style Onevoice product, could also have utility for its large business customers. As part of its

XO conducts coherent 100 Gbps optical network trial

XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) has just completed its trial of 100 Gbps coherent optical transmission on a 1348 km route on its U.S. network. During the trial, XO leveraged Infinera's (Nasdaq: