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AT&T: Domain 2.0 has upset vendors' business models, says Prabhu

AT&T's creation of the Domain 2.0 program, which is driven by the implementation of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), is causing the telecom equipment industry to rethink how they deliver products and services.

Dycom acquires network construction assets from Goodman Networks for $108M

Dycom is acquiring various wireline and wireless assets from Goodman Networks for $107.5 million, a move that will enhance its construction capabilities to better respond to its service provider customers' fiber and wireless network expansion efforts.

Ciena expects Verizon 100G metro optical revenues to ramp in 2017

A top Ciena executive says that it will see revenues with Verizon's ongoing 100G metro network rollout to start ramping up between 2017 and 2018 as the telco equips more metro areas with Ciena gear.

Frontier taps FCC, PCIA staffer Saperstein to be VP of regulatory affairs

Frontier Communications has named Michael D. Saperstein, Jr. as vice president of regulatory affairs. The FCC and PCIA veteran will help shape the telco's regulatory affairs strategy as it doubles in size.

4G LTE wireless emergence won't kill wireline broadband services, analyst says

The wireless industry's ongoing movement to 5G may offer consumers and businesses higher speeds, but the technology will not replace wireline-based broadband services, says a new Strategy  Analytics report.

AT&T enhances Ethernet reach, installation times with copper U-verse offering

AT&T has set fiber as a key element of its Ethernet strategy, something that was clearly reflected in the fiber-to-the-building initiative within its Project VIP program. However, while AT&T will continue to roll out fiber to new business building sites, the question becomes how the telco will serve business customers whose needs don't require fiber.

Frontier says special access changes won't impact revenue, services

Frontier Communications may be a large ILEC that has to provide special access to competitive providers, but it does not see the pending FCC review as having a large impact on how it delivers these services or its revenue base.

Ting to connect Holly Springs, N.C. homes with FTTH by end of 2016

Ting is taking another step forward with its FTTH deployment plans, announcing that it will begin construction in Holly Springs, North Carolina later this summer and connect homes by the end of the year.

Cox Business will pass $2B revenue mark in 2016

Cox Business is proving that cable's presence in the business services market is far more than just a throwaway line at the end of cable company earnings calls.

Level 3 gets extension on GSA Networx Enterprise contract, gives agencies time for EIS transition

Level 3 Communications has been awarded an extension on the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract, enabling the service provider to continue to bid on new task orders for telecom services.

Frontier's McCarthy: We don't have plans to implement usage-based broadband billing

Frontier Communications may still be still recovering from system glitches that caused losses of new broadband subscribers for its fiber-and copper-based broadband offerings following the completion of its Verizonassets deal, but the telco has no near-term intention to implement metered broadband billing.

Data centers heading into transitional growth cycle, says analyst

The data center industry is evolving again, as traditional players like Equinix continue to scale, while telcos with data center assets like CenturyLink are mulling the future of their business.

Synacor's Bhise puts struggling company on comeback trail

Since taking over the reins from Ron Frankel in 2014, veteran pay-TV executive Himesh Bhise has been able to turn around the fortunes of the company.

AT&T: Cable's enterprise play will challenge us initially with internet access

AT&T is aware that the cable industry's move to penetrate larger businesses is a growing threat, but the telco says it initially will compete with MSOs to sell internet access services.

GTT's Calder says 50 M&A targets are in its sights, but rapid integration is key to dealmaking

GTT isn't afraid to come to the acquisition table if a deal will add complementary capabilities to its portfolio, and it currently has a "funnel" of over 50 M&A possibilities, CEO Rick Calder told investors at the Cowen and Company 44th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.

Allied Fiber's southeast dark fiber assets head to the auction block

The dark fiber assets of Allied Fiber's Southeast network subsidiary will be auctioned off in July, reflecting the next step in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process.

CenturyLink to reduce data center energy consumption by 25 percent

CenturyLink may be mulling the future of its data center business, but in the meantime the service provider has set a goal to be more environmentally friendly by reducing its non-IT load energy consumption in its U.S. data centers 25 percent by 2023.

Level 3 says business, wholesale voice providers should be able to design privacy solutions

Level 3 Communications says that if the FCC moves to place privacy regulations on wholesale and enterprise voice, the regulator should update the current regulations because the needs of this segment differ from consumer voice services.

Comcast promotes Werner, Kotay to new positions

Comcast is rejuvenating its top management ranks, promoting Tony Werner and Sree Kotay to new positions in the company.

Verizon says XO deal will not hinder competition for Windstream, other CLECs

Verizon says its pending acquisition of XO Communications' assets will enhance the services it provides to enterprise and wholesale customers, refuting arguments made by Windstream and Transbeam that the deal will hinder the Ethernet over Copper and business data services industry segments.