Level 3's tw telecom deal is all about scaling its local-to-global service presence

Level 3 Communications finally broke its purchasing silence this week, announcing its intent to acquire tw telecom for $5.7 billion, a deal that will immediately enhance its ability to serve an even larger group of U.S. and multinational enterprise customers.

AT&T lights up U-verse in Montgomery, Ala.

AT&T is bringing its U-verse data, voice and video product suite to the Greater Montgomery, Ala., area, a deployment made possible by its Project Velocity IP (VIP) initiative.

10G, 100G Ethernet services revenue to grow 300 percent by 2018, says Infonetics

Revenue from Ethernet services delivered on 10GE and 100GE is forecast by Infonetics Research to grow 300 percent between 2013 and 2018.

Limelight Networks rejects Tuition Build's unsolicited acquisition offer

Limelight Networks, a cloud-based content delivery network (CDN) platform provider, has rejected an unsolicited takeover offer from what it says is a "non-credible source."

NTT shuffles its top management team

NTT Communications, ICT service and the international communications business within the NTT Group, announced a realignment of the responsibilities of four members of the top management team.

Frontier addresses seasonal Ohio customers with prepaid broadband option

Frontier Communications is taking a page from the wireless industry's playbook by offering its customers in its Ohio territory a pay-as-you-go option to purchase their broadband DSL service.

Level 3 to acquire tw telecom for $5.7B, bolstering enterprise service capabilities

Level 3 has reached an agreement to acquire tw telecom for about $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a deal that immediately enhances its growing enterprise services business.

IP VPN prices drop as carrier competition mounts, says TeleGeography

The ongoing desire of enterprises to purchase MPLS IP VPN services is driving down service prices as more service providers compete to meet this demand, according to a new TeleGeography report.

Netflix's OTT position is challenged by various outside forces

Netflix may be enjoying its status as one of the key over-the-top (OTT) video players, but a number of issues--including growing competition, bandwidth quality and shareholders who want to oust current leader Reed Hastings--threaten its future.

NTT to extend Asia Submarine-cable Express to Cambodia

NTT Communications is extending its Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) system to Cambodia, a move that will enable it to capitalize on the growth of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region.

CenturyLink's government chief Diana Gowen is retiring

CenturyLink Government's senior VP and general manager Diana Gowen is going to retire at the end of this month after overseeing the business unit for nine years.

Google Fiber gets green light to operate network in Portland, Ore.

Google Fiber overcame a major hurdle in bringing its service to Portland, Ore., as the City Council voted 5-0 to approve a franchise agreement, reports the Portland Business Journal.

Zayo brings dark fiber, wavelength services to UK provider TalkTalk

Zayo's new contract to provide competitive UK-based telecom-service provider TalkTalk with an expanded suite of services shows that the company's aggressive move into the European wholesale service market is paying off.

Integra brings fiber into 8 of Telx's data centers

lntegra is expanding its reach into the data-center community, announcing that its services will be available at eight of Telx's data centers.

AT&T's small-cell-backhaul quest heralds next frontier for cable, wireline telcos

AT&T's recent revelation that it is going to work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for small-cell-backhaul deployments shows that wireless operators want an arsenal of approaches in their toolkit.

Consolidated's Childers: We'll grow our business service reach through acquisitions

Consolidated Communications might not be nearly the size of its larger ILEC counterparts, such as CenturyLink and Windstream, but the telco has adopted a similar growth strategy that includes a mix of organic growth and the acquisition of other complementary properties.

Counting down the top 15 wireless startups for 2014

FierceWireless has released its annual Fierce 15 list, chronicling the latest innovative wireless startup companies.

Genband gets sweet on Kandy, hopes telcos will too

Paul Pluschkell, shown on the big screen, demonstrated use cases for Kandy.

ORLANDO, Fla.--Genband gave Perspectives 14 attendees here a sneak peak at its Kandy offering, which is intended to enable carriers and enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively add value for their customers.

Genband: WebRTC takes center stage, but it's 'early stages'

ORLANDO, Fla.—Genband has devoted much of its stage time at its Perspectives 14 summit to one of its favorite topics, WebRTC, exploring the status of the real-time communications framework that has potential in myriad use cases, according to the company.

FCC's Wheeler challenges Tennessee's anti-municipal broadband laws

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is now taking on a Tennessee law that prohibits the state's cities and towns from building their own fiber-based networks, particularly in areas where a telco or cable MSO already provides service.