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Equinix lights fifth Dallas data center, supports Platform Equinix demand

Equinix has laid another brick in its growing home U.S. market by opening its fifth operational International Business Exchange (IBX) facility in Dallas, one of its fastest growing markets.

Arista Networks files IPO papers, hopes to raise $200M

Arista Networks, an emerging switching vendor focused on large data center and computing environment opportunities, filed papers to conduct an initial public offering to raise up to $200 million, reports Reuters.

Brazil surpassed 140M broadband connections mark in February

Brazil's wireline and wireless broadband adoption continues to ramp, surpassing the 140 million mark in February.

Telekom Austria trials Alcatel-Lucent 400G on existing fiber

Telekom Austria has completed a test of 400G between Zagreb in Croatia and Ljubljana in Slovenia using Alcatel-Lucent equipment over its existing fiber facilities.

Home broadband, video usage patterns will force changes in access, aggregation networks

Residential networking services and the devices we use to access them are constantly changing, usually in unanticipated ways. Video streaming, social networking, smart phones and tablets are creating new demand, displacing traditional media and threatening the foundations of the multichannel video subscription (cable, DBS and telco) industry. 

AT&T expands Ethernet availability in legacy TDM T-1 service markets

AT&T has taken another step in advancing its TDM-to-IP transition, particularly for business and wholesale customers, by expanding its Ethernet service presence.

Verizon claims NYC landlords are stunting FiOS rollouts

Verizon may see New York City as one of its key existing FiOS growth markets, but it claims that building owners are not letting the telco's crews install the service, reports The New York World.

Obama's phone record proposal gets mixed response

Telcos could bear the burden of collecting phone records if a proposed National Security Agency's U.S. phone-data surveillance program is approved by Congress, reports the Wall Street Journal.

tw telecom expands fiber networks in Memphis, Orange County

tw telecom has revealed that Memphis, Tenn., and Orange County, Calif., are the two latest markets targeted for network expansion as part of its nationwide effort.

Video consumption will be a key driver in fixed-mobile convergence

Fixed-mobile convergence is set to begin a second chapter, but this time it will be driven by the increase in video consumption on both wireline and wireless networks. Keith Mallinson, a regular FierceWireless columnist, addresses the FMC concept in his latest column.

Equinix, NTT dominate North America, APAC colocation markets, says Synergy

Equinix continues to be a frontrunner in the colocation market, taking charge of both the North America and EMEA market, while NTT took the top spot in the APAC region in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a Synergy Research Group report.

AT&T turns up SMB U-verse heat in Alabama, Georgia with free service promotion

AT&T is enhancing its small to medium business (SMB) U-verse expansion efforts in the southern states it serves by offering qualifying companies in Alabama and Georgia up to 12 months of free 6 Mbps Internet service.

Verizon focuses on data analytics at Palo Alto facility

Verizon has made Palo Alto, Calif., as the main site to conduct research and development for its growing data analytics practice.

Zayo serves up 100G wavelengths between New York and Ashburn, Va.

Zayo is enhancing its 100G presence in the busy Northeast region by deploying a 100G wavelength network from New York to Ashburn, Va.

Commentary: Net neutrality should focus on the Internet peering points, not the last mile

While much of the attention of the net neutrality debates between Netflix and major carriers like Comcast and AT&T have focused on having enough last mile bandwidth to the home, the real problem actually resides in the Internet peering backbone points. Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines this issue in her latest Editor's Corner. Read more

Copper retirement, cable wholesale, international expansion and small cells took center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2014

The COMPTEL Plus Spring 2014 showed itself again to be the flagship event for the competitive service provider industry. According to show organizers, the spring event attracted about 1,700 attendees, 70 percent of which were senior-level executives that were ready to conduct deals with other members of the competitive provider industry.

tw telecom turns attention to Colorado Springs, doubles southern Colorado network reach

tw telecom is putting a new focus on the Colorado Springs market with plans to nearly double its network reach in southern Colorado.

CenturyLink builds $1.7M protected fiber network for DISA

CenturyLink has been tapped by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to build a fiber network for three Air Force bases in the Colorado Springs area.

Infinera, Fujitsu, Cisco, Ciena see strongest growth, support in optical market, says Infonetics

Infinera may have been a late bloomer in the broader optical hardware market, but according to a new Infonetics scorecard, it has gained high ratings for innovation, reliability, service and support.

Google Fiber begins sign-up process for final four Provo neighborhoods

Google Fiber is encouraging potential customers who reside in the remaining four "fiberhoods" it set up in Provo, Utah, to sign up for service.