COMPTEL Spring 2013: Continuing coverage from Las Vegas

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ARIA convention center Las VegasMembers of the competitive telecom industry, including both regional and nationwide CLECs, wholesalers and vendors, are meeting in Las Vegas at COMPTEL Spring 2013. 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. (Image courtesy of CityCenter Las Vegas)

Special Report:

EoC providers EoC makes a new dent in Ethernet market
Despite the allure of fiber-based Ethernet, the reality is that no service provider—even a large one—can justify bringing a fiber connection to every building in its footprint.

Thursday, March 14

Building Integra's brand equity, teams at top of the list for Tate
In her new role as VP of wholesale, Martha Tate is helping the newly rebranded Integra focus on both traditional carriers and a host of data center, cloud and content providers that need higher-speed connectivity. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor ofFierceTelecom, spoke with Tate about the trends she's seeing in the wholesale space.

Wednesday, March 13

Tower Cloud ups Atlanta network to 10G
Tower Cloud, a regional wireless backhaul specialist targeting the Southeast states, announced that it upgraded its network in Atlanta to 10G to support the bandwidth requirements of its wireless operator clients.

Alpheus extends wholesale Ethernet to AireSpring
Alpheus Communications on Tuesday extended its wholesale Ethernet services to AireSpring, a Los Angeles-based competitive service provider, enabling it to expand its MPLS and Ethernet presence in Texas.

Tuesday, March 12

XO eyes asymmetrical EoC opportunities
XO Communications is seeing new potential use for asymmetrical speed Ethernet over Copper (EoC) as a way to respond to customers who have applications that don't necessarily need a symmetrical connection.

Monday, March 11

EoC takes center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2013
Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is the talk of the town at this year's Spring COMPTEL event, and FierceTelecom is addressing this service trend in its latest special report. We are also on hand at the Spring COMPTEL event covering all of the relevant news and trends taking place at the show.

Jerry James, COMPTELCOMPTEL's James: CLECs need more regulatory certainty
Las Vegas -- Jerry James, CEO of COMPTEL, said during the keynote speech at this week's COMPTEL Spring 2013 event that the biggest challenge its member companies face, particularly CLECs that deliver competitive services, is a lack of regulatory clarity.

DukeNet branches out of the Carolinas, goes 100G
Las Vegas -- DukeNet Communications, one of the early regional utility telcos to emerge in the mid-1990s, on Monday announced it has expanded outside of its North Carolina home and into four new states.

Windstream announces Carrier Switched Ethernet expansion, names new chairman
Las Vegas -- Windstream Communications ended last week on a negative note with a defeat in its effort to limit municipal broadband networks, but has started this week with two positive bits of news: At the COMPTEL PLUS conference, the telco announced a nationwide expansion of its Carrier Switched Ethernet service.

Alpheus brings dark fiber to Fidelity Communications
Las Vegas--Alpheus Communications on Monday completed a dark fiber indefeasible right of use (IRU) deal with independent competitive provider Fidelity Communications, enabling it to expand transport between Dallas and Memphis to better serve its broadband customer base.

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