MetTel is serving up a new managed Wi-Fi service for its growing base of business customers that are increasingly adding mobile connectivity into their daily interactions with employees and customers.
AT&T and Verizon may be still growing their video service bases, accounting for 11.6 million U.S. pay-TV homes. However, according to a new Leichtman Research Group report, in 2014 that growth slowed to just under 1.1 million from just over 1.4 million in 2013.
A group of the largest telcos, including AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink, will soon be turning their attention to the General Service Administration's (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on to the multi-billion dollar Networx telecom contract.
Comcast Business continues to expand its presence in carrier neutral data centers, announcing that it has established point-of-presence (PoP) in three major vXchnge data centers.
Ritter Communications has struck an interconnection agreement with iRis Networks to bring fiber and Ethernet services to more than 100 rural markets in Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
FairPoint Communications reported that a spate of inclement weather events combined with a four-month labor strike impacted residential broadband installations as the company was forced to curtail near-term marketing plans to focus on customer support.
Tony Thomas took over the CEO role at Windstream CEO n in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently caught up with Thomas to talk about his vision for the company in 2015 and beyond.
Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter is going to step down as CEO and is transitioning to an executive chair role in April. Taking over the CEO role is Dan McCarthy, who currently serves as Frontier's president and COO.
Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space.
Comcast Business is turning up the competitive heat on local incumbent telco FairPoint Communications by making its Ethernet service suite available to businesses in three New Hampshire and Vermont communities.
CenturyLink has been a bit quiet on the acquisition front lately at a time when the wireline industry is going through another key round of consolidation led by Frontier Communications and Level 3 Communications, but it will consider a deal if it makes sense.
DishNetwork's Charlie Ergen and Comcast's Brian Roberts may be the household names in the pay-TV industry, but it's the up-and-coming executives in these companies who are helping to drive key initiatives.
Verizon recently confirmed that it would sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier, but it appears that the telco would be happy to make similar deals if it found a buyer that would offer the right terms.
Verizon has struck a regulatory coup in Pennsylvania as the Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted to deregulate the prices the telco can charge for basic phone service in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and three other regions, a move that critics say could raise service prices for consumers, reports philly.com.
Mitel has reached a deal to acquire Mavenir Systems for $560 million, a deal that will give the company an expanded set of mobile capabilities it can use to target a host of new cloud-based unified communications and rich communications services opportunities across a mix of wireline and wireless network environments.
AT&T continues to make progress with its efforts to virtualize network functions, announcing during this week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain that it plans to virtualize 5 percent of network functions on its AT&T Integrated Cloud by the end of this year.
The ongoing deployment of PON, particularly GPON, for fiber-to-the-premises services has helped drive up the total broadband access market segment to $11.5 billion in 2014, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.
Shentel's fiber leasing business has been a saving grace in its wireline portfolio, rising 18.6 percent year-over-year to $8.4 million in the fourth quarter, a factor that helped the company offset ongoing losses in traditional voice service revenues.
CenturyLink's key cloud guru Andrew Higginbotham is going to be leaving the telco after a 14-year tenure with the company, according to a Gigaom report.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS, three telcos that have a long heritage of serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, are taking diverging paths on what they think about the FCC's passing of new rules to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act and Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.