CenturyLink's new CenturyLink Technology Solutions has scored a large hybrid outsourcing contract with The Procter & Gamble Company, a move that will change how one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies procures and consumes IT services.
GENBAND has added another element to its growing services portfolio by reaching an agreement to purchase uReach Technologies, a deal that gives it a broad portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions.
Swisscom is taking a page from the Google Fiber and AT&T's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) playbook with plans to offer its own 1 Gbps service to 1 million households in Switzerland's metro area households.
Frontier Communications is serving up its new 10G optical transport service for its customers in 25 states that leverages its widely deployed DWDM-based ROADM platforms.
Canada plans to allocate another $278 million over the next five years to extend and upgrade facilities to deliver broadband services in the country's rural and northern communities, according to an IT World Canada report.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has expanded its Verizon Financial Network (VFN) serving trading companies to more than 50 markets throughout Europe and North America.
Ciena has broadened its global reach by signing an agreement to become Ericsson's preferred partner for packet optical and software defined networking (SDN).
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Right before the Super Bowl, Aereo reported that it was suffering capacity issues in three markets--New York City, Atlanta and Miami. The question is, can the company use these issues to incite interest and demand from new customers? Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines the possibilities in his latest Editor's Corner.
More than a quarter, or 27 percent, of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) project has been completed, according to Amy Adams, New Zealand's Communications and Information Technology minister.
TDS Telecom is now delivering service to some customers who reside south of Kingfield, Maine, by partially completing another one of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband Internet projects.
The Metro Ethernet Forum has begun a new leadership chapter, naming Andrew McFadzen, Orange Business Services' head of global marketing, as its new chairman.
CenturyLink reported that despite a strong uptick in both broadband and video services, fourth-quarter 2013 revenues declined 0.4 percent to $4.1 billion.
Cisco reported that its fiscal second-quarter revenue dropped 7.8 percent year-over-year to $11.2 billion due to a drop in sales in all of its geographic regions and product groups.
Frontier Communications' multi-billion dollar acquisition of Verizon's landline operations in 14 states may be a fading memory, but in West Virginia the telco has made large strides in the past four years by extending broadband to 176,000 customers and driving down customer complaints by about 70 percent.
Cable operators and telcos have never had the greatest relationship, but now comes a report that a Verizon technician allegedly cut one of Cablevision's underground fiber lines serving Long Island.
AT&T and Verizon continue to enjoy their status as the two top providers in the U.S. Carrier Ethernet market, but it's clear that cable operators are becoming a bigger factor, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest Ethernet Leaderboard.
Level 3 Communications is stepping up its competitive stance in the Northern California market by expanding its local network presence.