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Level 3 supplies cloud-based video services to iStreamPlanet

Level 3 is making headway with its growing video business, winning a deal to provide its Video Cloud solution to video streaming provider iStreamPlanet, which will deliver it to major media and entertainment outlets.

Alcatel-Lucent held Q2 lead over Adtran, Huawei in VDSL race, says Dell'Oro

Alcatel-Lucent held the lead in the VDSL port race over its two top vendor competitors, Huawei Technologies and Adtran, during the second quarter.

Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, others sharpen their fixed-mobile convergence skills

Deutsche Telekom has sent a message to competitors like Vodafone Germany with the debut of its MagentaEins ("MagentaOne") service portfolio that it wants to be a big player in the fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) market segment.

Ericsson acquires Fabrix Systems, adds cloud-based storage to TV portfolio

Ericsson is enhancing its growing TV portfolio by acquiring Fabrix Systems, a provider of cloud storage, computing and network delivery for video applications, for $95 million.

AT&T broadens U-verse reach in San Diego area

AT&T is putting its U-verse into the hands of more of its California user base, announcing that it has extended service to over 4,200 new San Diego-area locations.

Hawaiian Telcom to serve as Hawaiki's submarine cable landing station

New Zealand-based Hawaiki Cable Limited, the owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has chosen Hawaiian Telcom to be its landing partner in Hawaii.

Zayo adds Ajubeo to its cloud platform

Zayo continues to ramp up its cloud services connection ecosystem, announcing that it has added infrastructure-as-a-service provider Ajubeo to its Connect to the Cloud platform.

Verizon Wholesale serves up CDN capabilities for ISPs, online retailers

Verizon Wholesale is addressing service providers and ISPs that need to incorporate multimedia content into their service portfolios with the introduction of its new content delivery network (CDN) solution set.

Verizon's McAdam says it is plotting a move into the online video market

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told investors on Thursday during the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference in New York that it plans to enter the burgeoning online video services race. 

Windstream's Gardner: Cable could become a threat in larger businesses

Windstream today may not see cable as a major competitor in the larger business space that it plays in today, but the pending multi-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could pose new challenges.

CenturyLink's Ewing: We'll pass nearly 2.2M homes with IPTV by end of 2014

CenturyLink plans to pass an additional 300,000 homes with its Prism IPTV service this year. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference, Stewart Ewing, CFO and EVP of CenturyLink, told investors he expects to end the year with a total of 2.2 million homes passed.

AMS-IX USA takes aim at California's Bay Area data center market

AMS-IX has taken another step forward in its goal to become a larger competitor in the U.S. data center market by establishing a Point of Presence (PoP) in Digital Realty's 365 Main Street facility in San Francisco.

Pay-TV providers see opportunities in integrated OTT/set-top box devices

During this week's IBC Show in Amsterdam, TV Everywhere will be one of the hot topics of conversation on the trade show floor, but a number of smaller cable operators are now looking at converged devices that combine the functions of a set-top box/OTT streaming device.

Zayo teams up with the NBA to carry all of the 2014-15 season games

Zayo won a large coup for its growing long-distance fiber business, announcing that it will transport live broadcast and video feeds for all of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) games starting with the current 2014-15 season.

JDSU splits optical, network services into two companies

JSDU said that it plans to separate its operations into two publicly traded companies: an optical component and commercial lasers company and a network and services company.

MegaPath's Global Capacity sale poses new managed service opportunities, challenges

MegaPath's sale of its wholesale business to Global Capacity may not be the largest deal in the competitive service provider industry, but it's notable in that it allows it to become a managed and cloud services specialist.

Verizon's McAdam: We set a high bar for further FiOS expansions

Verizon Communications is holding fast to its thesis that while it is on track to complete the buildout of FiOS to about 21 million premises, it will need a compelling reason to expand into new markets.

Members of Congress seek flexibility in FCC's rural broadband requirements

Over 40 members of Congress have asked the FCC to give service providers the flexibility they need to deploy high-speed broadband connections to more hard-to-reach communities under the upcoming Connect America Funding II (CAF II) program.

Frontier, Dish Network hold $10M contest to revitalize rural communities

Frontier Communications and DISH have developed a new $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco's 27-state territory.

Verizon extends FiOS network to Newark's 60 Park Place building

Verizon may have hung up on extending its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) FiOS service into new areas, but its recent move to wire 60 Park Place in Newark, N.J., shows that it is still keen on bringing the service to more users in its existing markets.