Wireline telecom earnings in the fourth quarter of 2012

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The Q4 2012 earnings season is now in full swing and FierceTelecom is tracking how all of the key players in the wireline industry segment performed. 

Check here throughout the fourth quarter reporting season for news on providers, vendors and integrators in the wireline telecom industry.

Also, our colleagues at FierceWireless are tracking the Q4 results of the major players in the wireless segment.  

Finally, don't forget to look at our reports from Q3 2012, Q2 2012Q1 2012, our reports from fourth quarter 2011third quarter 2011, and second quarter 2011.

Jan. 15

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN)
ADTRAN reported that Q4 2012 sales dropped to $139.7 million year-over-year from $175.2 million as service providers and businesses kept a tight rein on spending.
- see this article
- here's the earnings release
- more ADTRAN news

Jan. 22

Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy, FiOS continued to dominate Verizon's consumer wireline revenue mix. During the quarter, it added 144,000 net new FiOS Internet connections and 134,000 net new FiOS Video connections.
- see all our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Verizon news

Jan. 24

AT&T (NYSE: T)
The carrier reported wireline revenues of $14.9 billion, down 0.5 percent year-over-year, but up 0.7 percent sequentially due to strong consumer and strategic business services growth. Wireline operating revenue was $1.8 billion, up 1.8 percent year-over-year from Q4 2011.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- and selected slides from the investor presentation
- more AT&T news

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)
Juniper Networks reported that Q4 2012 revenues rose two percent sequentially to $1.14 billion from Q3'12 and up 2 percent year-over-year from Q4 2011.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Juniper Networks news

Jan. 31

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB)
The vendor reported on Thursday that Q4 2012 revenue was $242 million, down from $317 million year-over-year, prompting it to lay off another 300 employees and discontinue its 9200 product line.
- see this article
- and the earnings release (.pdf)
- more Tellabs news

Feb. 1

BT (NYSE: BT)
UK incumbent BT reported that Q3 2012 revenues declined 9 percent to £4.5 billion ($6.08 billion) due to various regulatory decisions, while seeing an uptick in fiber-based broadband services and its enterprise segment.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more BT news

Feb. 5

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO)
The Canadian telco reported that Q4 2012 operating revenues were CAD 695 million (USD 696 million), down CAD 6 million (USD 6.01 million), or 8 percent, year-over-year. As seen in previous quarters, the growth in Internet, IPTV and wireless revenues offset expected declines in local and long distance voice revenues.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Bell Aliant news

Calix (NYSE: CALX)
Networking vendor Calix reported that Q4 2012 revenues rose 12.5 percent sequentially to $91.4 million but remained flat year-over-year.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Calix news

Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN)
Infinera reported on Tuesday that Q4 2012 GAAP revenues rose sequentially to $128.1 million as it saw continued customer adoption of its emerging DTN-X optical platform.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Infinera news

Feb. 7

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Amid Q4 2012 earnings in which AlcaLu posted a net loss of $1.85 billion, CEO Ben Verwaayen announced he is stepping down.
- see our coverage
- the earnings release
- and Verwaayen's announcement
- more Alcatel-Lucent news

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE)
Telecom giant Bell Canada reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings this week that showcased a 45 percent jump in net earnings--although just 4.5 percent after adjustments--as well as improvement in access line losses and BCE's IPTV footprint.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more BCE news

Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint reported that its Q4 wireline revenues rose 1 percent sequentially to $949 million due to an increase of IP volumes. However, on a year-over-year basis wireline revenues declined 10 percent, a factor Sprint attributes to an intercompany rate reduction based on current market prices for voice and IP services sold to the wireless segment as well as lower voice, data and IP volumes.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Sprint news

Feb. 8

Zayo Group
A mix of organic and acquisition-related growth drove up Zayo's revenue by $13.8 million sequentially to $243.5 million in second fiscal quarter that ended on Dec. 31.
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- and the earnings release
- more Zayo news

Feb. 12

Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT)
Level 3 Communications reported that Q4 revenue rose $1.59 billion year-over-year as it saw gains in both its Core Network Services and Enterprise CNS revenues.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Level 3 news

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC)
tw telecom reported on Monday that Q4 revenue was $377.9 million, up 2.4 percent sequentially from ongoing growth in its enterprise services business.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more tw telecom news

Feb. 13

America Movil (NYSE: AMX)
The Mexico-based incumbent reported on Wednesday that Q4 2012 revenues dropped 1.1 percent sequentially to MXN 198 billion (USD 15.6 billion ) despite seeing strong gains in both wireless and pay-TV service.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release (.pdf)
- more America Movil news

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)
Q4 2012 operating revenues declined 1.5 percent year-over-year for CenturyLink, to $4.58 billion, reflecting the trend of declining legacy services revenues being offset by an increase in both next-gen business and consumer broadband and its Prism IPTV services.s
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more CenturyLink news

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO)
Equipment vendor Cisco reported on Wednesday that fiscal year Q2 revenue rose 5 percent to $12.1 billion year-over-year, and forecast continual softness in the European market.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Cisco news

Feb. 15

MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO)
The carrier reported on Friday that a rise in strategic revenues wasn't enough to overcome the drag of legacy revenue declines as overall Q4 2012 revenues dropped 6 percent to CAD 413.1 million (USD 410 million).
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release (.pdf)
- more MTS Allstream news

TELUS (Toronto: T.TO)
Canadian provider Telus reported on Friday that Q4 external wireline revenues rose 4.1 percent, or CAD 52 million (USD 51.5 million), to CAD 1.4 billion (USD 1.38 million) due to an increase in data service and equipment revenues.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Telus news

Feb. 19

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK)
EarthLink reported Q4 revenue of $331.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $1.35 billion for the full year 2012 as it narrowed business service losses and grew retail service revenues.
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- and the earnings release
- more EarthLink news

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN)
Windstream reported that Q4 2012 revenues and sales were $1.54 billion, down 2 percent from the same period a year ago, and $6.16 billion for the year, a decline of 1 percent year-over-year. 
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Windstream news

Feb. 21

Cogent Communications (Nasdaq: CCOI)
Service provider Cogent reported that Q4 2012 service revenue rose 3.7 percent to $82.6 million as the amount of connections on its network increased to a total of 34,811 customers. However, the impact of foreign exchange negatively impacted service revenue growth from 2011 to 2012 by $5.4 million.
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- and the earnings release
- more Cogent news

Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR)
The carrier's Q4 2012 revenues reached $1.23 billion, down sequentially from $1.25 billion in Q3 2012 due to decreases in the amount of residential and business customers, and lower switched and non-switched revenue.
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- and the earnings release
- more Frontier Communications news

Feb. 26

TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS)
TDS Telecom, the wireline subsidiary of TDS, Inc., reported that Q4 2012 revenues were $221.5 million, up 7 percent, or $206.8 million in Q4 2011. Meantime, its parent reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenue of $1.34 billion, up 2 percent from $1.31 billion in Q4 2011 due to gains in both consumer and managed business services. It also reported a loss of $41.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, respectively, versus $6.2 million and $0.06, respectively, in the same quarter last year.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more TDS Telecom news

Feb. 27

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB)
Fourth-quarter wireline revenues for Cincinnati Bell were flat year-over-year at $182 million compared to Q4 2011 as its next-gen Fioptics, strategic business data and VoIP continued grow amidst legacy voice service losses. Total wireline revenues for the full year 2012 likewise declined to $731 million, down from $732 million in 2011.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Cincinnati Bell news

Feb. 28

Lumos Networks Corp. (Nasdaq: LMOS)
The network services vendor reported Q4 2012 revenue of $52.7 million, up from $51.1 million in Q4 2011 due to gains in its strategic data service segment revenues for business customers and an uptick in fiber to the tower (FTTT) installations.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more Lumos news

ADVA Optical Networking (XETRA: ADV.DE)
ADVA Optical Networking (XETRA: ADV.DE) reported that an increase in Ethernet access sales drove up 2012 revenues 6.2 percent to €330.1 million ($390.3 million).
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- and the earnings release
- more ADVA Optical Networking news

Shenandoah Telecommunications (Nasdaq: SHEN)
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (Nasdaq: SHEN) reported that despite ongoing access line losses, wireline revenues were up 12 percent, or $1.1 million, due to strong fiber services sales.
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- and the earnings release
- more Shentel news

March 6

HickoryTech (Nasdaq: HTCO)
HickoryTech reported that Q4 2012 revenue was $46.6 million, up 18 percent year-over-year due to an uptick in fiber business and consumer broadband services.
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- and the earnings release
- more HickoryTech news

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP)
FairPoint (Nasdaq: FRP) reported on Wednesday that revenue was $240 million, down from $242 million in Q3 2012, as gains in broadband and business-grade Ethernet were offset by ongoing declines in voice revenues and the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
- see our coverage
- and the earnings release
- more FairPoint news

March 7

Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN)
Ciena reported on Thursday that its fiscal Q1 2013 revenues rose 9 percent to $453.1 million and an adjusted profit per share of 12 cents, exceeding analyst expectations of a 14-cent loss.
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- and the earnings release
- more Ciena news

Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL)
Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL) reported on Thursday that Q4 revenue was $160.1 million, up 1.8 percent year-over-year with a gain in both broadband and video services subscribers.
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- and the earnings release
- more Consolidated Communications news

March 14

Hawaiian Telcom (Nasdaq: HCOM)
Hawaiian Telcom may not be the largest IPTV provider, but its effort to increase its service footprint paid off in Q4 and drove up its growing consumer segment 4 percent to $35 million.
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- and the earnings release
- more Hawaiian Telcom news

March 18

Alteva (NYSE MKT: ALTV)
Cloud services provider Alteva, which grew out of its rural telco roots as Warwick Valley Telephone (WVT), reported that unified communications (UC) services contributed nearly 50 percent to its Q4 2012 consolidated revenues. Fourth-quarter UC revenues were $3.4 million, up 10.7 percent from $3.1 million in the same period last year.
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- and the earnings release
- more ALTV news