How MEF mobile backhaul initiatives help wireline operators

Though vitally important to both wireless and wireline service providers, the mobile backhaul market itself is overflowing with multiple technologies, vendors, service providers and solutions. This

Kansas puts big bet on broadband

Kansas' governor Mark Parkinson believes broadband is essential for the state, so he has developed a 24-member task force that will help him reach his goal of bringing the service throughout the

Bell Aliant expands its cost cutting measures

After Bell Aliant's (TSX: BA.UN) union employees decided to reject a tentative collective agreement in June, the Canadian telco is now being forced to conduct even more cost cutting measures. Bell

CenturyLink gets U.S. antitrust approval to proceed with Qwest acquisition

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has cleared another hurdle to move forward with its acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q) by gaining U.S. antitrust approval of the deal. Although the $10.6 billion transformational

Mark Wegleitner to retire from Verizon

Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president for technology at Verizon (NYSE:VZ), is retiring after serving over 25 years with the telco. Since joining the former Bell Atlantic in 1984, Wegleitner held

Week In Research: Optimum Business tops customer service study; AT&T in Leaders Quadrant for Asia/Pac network services

SMBs like one neck to choke: Assigning a single point of contact to landline voice business subscribers can significantly increase customer satisfaction, a new report from J.D. Power and Associates

UK government extends 2 Mbps broadband goal to 2015

Facing a current lack of funding, the UK government has decided that the more realistic timeline to achieve its universal 2 Mbps broadband goal is going to be 2015, not 2012 as originally planned.

NTT America launches enhanced multi-link Ethernet product

NTT America has introduced a new version of VLink, a multi-location Ethernet service that provides carriers, ISPs and enterprises direct connectivity for their various locations and can be used as an

AT&T: Bonded VDSL is here for real

AT&T's (NYSE: T) deployment of bonded VDSL--one that's seen various delays dating back to 2007--now appears to be on track. Designed to be a response to cable's DOCSIS 3.0 drive, a Broadband DSL

FCC puts rural health care broadband fund on the table

At its open meeting yesterday, the FCC unveiled a $400 million program that would extend broadband services to rural healthcare providers. Through the proposed fund--an element of the FCC's ambitious

FiberLight secures $22 million debt offering from CoBank

FiberLight, a competitive fiber service provider, has wrapped up an additional $22 million private debt offering from CoBank. CoBank will provide FiberLight with debt consisting of a $20 million note

Frontier-Verizon integration is on track, says Frontier

Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) conversion of the lines it acquired from Verizon (NYSE: VZ), a process that will pose the typical integration challenges of any large acquisition of this size, appears to be on

Verizon introduces cloud-based health information exchange

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) new Health Information Exchange (HIE) is a response to the concern that while electronic medical patient records may have a lot of potential for new information storage

AT&T deepens Internet connectivity relationship with Hilton Worldwide

Soon Hilton Worldwide patrons will be able to get new Internet connection courtesy of AT&T (NYSE: T). Already well known in the hospitality industry, AT&T will provide the hotel chain its

Sonus expands European presence through NewTelco partnership

Sonus (Nasdaq: SONS) sees Europe as a major growth engine so it has struck a partnership with NewTelco, a European-based network solutions provider, to expand its presence in Central and Eastern

Hurricane Electric makes IPv4 address shortage public service announcement

Hurricane Electric wants to let any business owner or service provider know that as IPv4 addresses reach the exhaustion point--a figure experts say could happen in about a year--they're happy to help

ADTRAN's Q2 results beat analyst expectations

Fueled by what company CEO Tom Stanton said was a "strong demand for high speed connectivity coupled with increasing demand for Ethernet services," ADTRAN's (Nasdaq: ADTN) Q2 revenue surpassed

Telstra's Ethernet service gets MEF 9 and 14 certifications

Telstra has taken another step forward with its global Ethernet service suite by securing the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications. With MEF 14 certification for its Ethernet

Fujitsu, Indiana University verify PDL could benefit 40, 100 Gbps deployments

Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL), once a minor impairment in fiber networks, could actually have a "significant effect" on service providers deploying 40 and 100 Gbps transmission networks, a joint

Australia's NBN will fill in rural fiber gaps with satellite

Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)-based broadband may be at the core of Australia's NBN Co.'s National Broadband Network, but the realities of the country's tough terrain is forcing the service provider