Members of the competitive telecom industry, including both regional and nationwide CLECs, wholesalers and vendors, are meeting in Dallas at COMPTEL Fall 2012. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, is on hand covering the conference. Bookmark this page and check in for regular show updates. In addition, follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter for live updates from the show floor.
Friday, Oct. 5
FairPoint unveils its new wholesale carrier Ethernet Service 2.0
Adds CoS elements on its fiber-based E-Line services
Right in time for next week's COMPTEL trade show in Dallas, FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) has launched its new Carrier Ethernet Services (CES) 2.0 service. Article
Monday, Oct. 8
Cbeyond employs BTI's packet optical gear for cloud service venture
Plans to deliver fiber-based services to customers
Cbeyond, a CLEC targeting mainly SMBs and medium-sized enterprises, chose BTI Systems' Packet Optical Transport System (P-OTS) and Ethernet platforms to power its new fiber-based cloud service initiative, the company announced Monday.
Global Capacity delivers Frame Relay migration path for businesses
Solution allows customers to build bridge from legacy to next-gen IP services
Global Capacity on Monday unveiled a new service solution that will allow business customers to migrate from legacy Frame Relay services to a private IP network solution.
Sidera starts building out Va. statewide network
Plans to add over 1,000 route miles to footprint and sets South market expansion
Sidera Networks on Monday started work on a new fiber network that will interconnect all of the major cities in Virginia and other Southeast U.S. markets.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Alpheus Communications broadens its Texas Ethernet reach
Brings Ethernet over Copper connections to South Texas carriers, businesses
Alpheus Communications, a regional CLEC targeting businesses and service providers in the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston (DASH) area, on Monday extended the reach of its Ethernet service into the Rio Grande Valley.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Integra Telecom names Comcast exec Martha Tate as its new wholesale chief
Renames Electric Lightwave subsidiary Integra Wholesale
Tate brings plenty of wholesale experience to Integra, including a recent stint at Comcast, where she served as the vice president of Enterprise Sales for the cable MSO's West Division.
tw telecom expands fiber network into Kansas City area
Initiative targets new business service opportunities
tw telecom on Monday announced it expanded its fiber network, targeting new business service opportunities in the Kansas City area with a particular focus on opportunities located north of the Missouri River and the Central Business District.
EarthLink lights up Memphis-to-Chicago long-haul route
Expansion expands capacity, provides greater network redundancy
EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to expand its network with a Memphis, Tenn.-to-Chicago long-haul fiber route that it said is set to be completed by the end of the year.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Searchlight Capital acquires a big piece of Integra Telecom
Expects deal to close in Q4 2012
Integra Telecom on Wednesday announced that Searchlight Capital Partners has purchased a large equity stake in the CLEC. Under the terms of the agreement, Searchlight will acquire all of the equity interests that were held by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Integra's largest shareholder.
Tower Cloud brings fiber reach into South Georgia
Now provides wireless backhaul services in 14 markets
Tower Cloud, an alternative wireless backhaul specialist, on Tuesday announced that it completed a 1,225 route network serving the I-75 corridor in South Georgia.
Monday, Oct. 15
CLECs to ILECs: Don't hang up your copper networks!
Traditional ILECs (incumbent local exchange carriers) may see their copper facilities as nothing more than an aging asset of the legacy voice-only service age, but for competitive telcos serving the business market, copper is still very much in fashion.