America Movil reported that Q1 wireline results were driven by a 20.6 percent rise in pay TV and more customers opting for triple play voice, video and data bundles.
With so much focus on land-based broadband network expansion, it's easy to take for granted how quickly most Internet users can access data on the other side of the globe within milliseconds. Many don't realize that almost all of our connectivity to other continents is accomplished via submarine cable, not by satellite or other means.
AT&T and Knology are now going to face a new competitor in Lawrence, Kan., from Wicked Broadband, the latest service provider to follow the spirit of Google Fiber with its own 1 Gbps fiber to the home service.
Alcatel-Lucent continues to make a name for itself in the growing VDSL2 and vectoring space, reporting that it has shipped its one millionth VDSL2 vectoring line, a technology that enables traditional telcos to get higher speeds out of their existing copper networks.
The Q1 cable financial reporting season has begun and FierceCable is covering all of the action. Steve Donohue said that he expects cable MSOs such as Cablevision and Comcast to report growth in high-speed Internet subscribers and increased spending on marketing.
Verizon's wireline results in Q1 2013 were once again dominated by the growth of its FiOS Internet and TV offerings, which helped to drive up overall wireline consumer revenues 4.3 percent to $3.6 billion.
More than 95 percent of intercontinental Internet traffic travels via submarine cables. But these essential conduits for communication are at risk of being cut from a number of threats: accidents, political instability in key countries, and age. To keep the globe connected, redundancy is key--leading providers to search for new cable routes to get around key choke points. (Image source: Arctic Fibre)
Windstream is now offering its Advanced Application Reporting product for enterprise business customers throughout its entire U.S. network footprint, giving enterprises near real-time visibility into their WAN traffic.
Google has named Provo, Utah as the third market where it will deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the home service by purchasing the city's existing iProvo fiber network.
Sprint has begun offering its large business customers a new bundled service package that includes managed networking, MPLS transport, and CPE that it says will provide greater simplicity and better visibility into their networks.
TDS Telecom is leveraging Metaswitch's Perimeta session border controllers as one of the elements in its growing managedIP services suite for business customers.
Verizon, according to financial analyst estimates, is expected to report that Q1 2013 earnings per share will rise 11.8 percent on strong wireless and FiOS services revenues. The telco will report its earnings before the opening bell rings on Wall Street tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET.
AT&T reported that vandals cut into a fiber cable in Gilroy, Calif., on Tuesday disrupting Internet, wireline phone and wireless service for local residents and businesses.According to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, the fiber cables were cut near Monterey Highway at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Q1 2013 earnings season in the wireline segment of the telecom industry is now underway and FierceTelecom is covering all of the action. As we do every quarter, we'll be providing ongoing coverage of the all the major players.
Fiber to the home may be the last-mile endgame, but hybrid copper/fiber-based VDSL and VDSL2 drove up the number of broadband subscribers worldwide to more than 643 million, a new Point Topic report reveals.
AT&T and Verizon, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant report on managed hosting providers in North America, have established themselves as key players in the segment.
In our new report, Comparing broadband pricing: where do AT&T, Verizon, Cincinnati Bell and others stand?, FierceTelecom looks at how U.S. broadband providers are pricing their consumer standalone broadband services. Building broadband value is important not only for Tier 1 telcos that serve larger markets, but also smaller Tier 2 and 3 telcos.
Although it initially represented the notion of telcos delivering an alternative TV service to compete with cable, IPTV, much like the term CATV, is no longer accurate.
Interoute, a European cloud service platform provider, has chosen Infinera's DTN-X platform as its 100G platform of choice on its Pan-European network.
New Zealand's Kordia has sold its Orcon residential ISP operations to a group of private investors led by Vivid Networks director Warren Hurst for an undisclosed amount.