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Neutral Tandem wraps up acquisition of Tinet

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) reached another major milestone in becoming a global Ethernet provider with the completion of its acquisition of Italian-based IP/Ethernet wholesale provider Tinet SpA.

BT expands broadband into Cornwall

Residents and businesses of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, UK have something to look forward to besides pigeon races: BT, along with the Cornwall Council, is expanding broadband into the area with

Cox Business enhances Ethernet wholesale capabilities through CENX exchange

Cox Business, out of the largest U.S. cable MSOs, is one of the most aggressive Ethernet providers but by becoming a member of Ethernet exchange provider CENX, it will be able to enhance its

UTC study lays out utility industry's telecom requirements

A new study released by the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) in conjunction with Verizon, lays out the requirements that utilities and telecom service providers should develop to help utilities build

Verizon expands global data reach to meet customer cloud computing needs

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) wants to keep up with the growing demand for cloud services so it has put a plan in place to expanding its Computing as a Service (CaaS) service suite in various global

Week in research: Policy management takes a bigger role; chip manufacturers prepare to roll out P-OTS portfolios

OSS ascendant: Policy management is taking a bigger role in telecom's operational environment, says Infonetics Research, and as revenues grow, so does merger & acquisition activity, as evidenced

IEEE ICAP forms 1588 clock synchronization standard assessment program

Now that the ITU-T has published the v.2 of its clock synchronization standard, the next obvious step is to create a program that can certify IEEE 1588 2008 implementations for vendors building

Bell Aliant brings FTTH to Prince Edward Island

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) continues to make good on its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service ambitions, and its extension of its ‘FibreOP' service to Prince Edward Island is certainly an

Virgin unshackles business bandwidth restrictions with 1 Gbps service

Virgin Media Business is giving its business service competitors BT and Cable and Wireless "two finger" salute with its "Big Red Internet" service. Promising what it says will be unrestricted

Skype and Avaya strike agreement to extend services to any size business

Avaya and Skype are combining their expertise in Internet voice and enterprise communications to penetrate the diverse business services market. The two-phase agreement includes a go-to-market

Hibernia Atlantic's GFN establishes link into Toronto Stock Exchange

Hibernia Atlantic, through its Global Financial Network (GFN), is tapping into the Canadian financial market's desire for low latency services with connections into the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX

802.11n still not present on Verizon FiOS home network routers

If you're a Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS customer that's still waiting to get 802.11n capabilities, which were ratified as a standard last year, you're not alone. A Broadband DSL Reports article reveals

8x8 enhances Washington, DC presence through Equinix

As VoIP provider 8X8 continues to expand its presence into larger business market segment, the VoIP-centric provider has signed an agreement to connect into Equinix International Business Exchange

Levin proposes alternative broadband roll out proposal

Blair Levin may no longer be the FCC's broadband ruler, but he thinks he has a solution that will bring broadband access to 97 of America at a cost of only $10 billion over ten years. This plan's

Rumor mill: Cisco could launch residential TelePresence product

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), in its typical over the top flair, revealed that it's going to debut a major new consumer product in October, and industry watchers believe it could be a consumer-grade

Taiwan regulator sets foundation for new Taiwan-China submarine cable

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) amendment of its wireline telecom industry regulations will help pave the way for Taiwan and China to build a submarine cable linking the two

Rural Utilities Service on track with broadband funding awards

The deadline to parse out its portion of broadband stimulus grants may be looming large, but the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is confident that it will get all of the money out to recipients

BT Global gains Cisco master UC specialization

BT continues to make progress in the U.S. market, and achieving Cisco's Master Unified Communications (UC) specialization is another indication that its efforts in the region are paying off. By

Equinix builds out Tokyo-based international business exchange data center

Equinix sees strong demand from its global IT and cloud service provider customers so it's plunking down $70 million to build out its third International Business Exchange (IBX) in Tokyo, Japan.

Verizon makes FiOS progress in New York City

Verizon may have decided to scale back its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) deployments with a focus on existing markets where it has already deployed the technology, but in New York City the service