Charter's business services division is reaping the benefits of realigning the unit to focus on the specific needs of small businesses and larger enterprise customers as revenues rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to $294 million.
As we end another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect on the major news themes of the past year in the telecom industry's wireline segment. For this issue of FierceTelecom, we are serving up our seventh annual Year in Review issue. The year 2015 was a time again of transition and, arguably, disruption in the wireline segment on three fronts: regulatory, consolidation, and technology.
Cincinnati Bell may be well down its path of completing its fiber-to-the-premises rollout to 60-70 percent of Cincinnati homes by the end of next year, but the build is already helping it compete more effectively against cable in the small to medium business space.
Revenue from MSO business services divisions is set to finish 2015 up 20 percent year-over-year to $12 billion, according to report from Zacks Equity Research.
The way incumbent providers structure their wholesale agreements is impeding future growth for Level 3 Communications, according to a top executive.
Suddenlink said it will expand its offerings to business users with Arris' Service Provider Wi-Fi solution. Suddenlink said it will sell the product throughout its 17-state area.
Frontier Communications says it sees potential revenue opportunities to expand FiOS and business services in California, Florida, and Texas-- three markets where it will enter next year when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in those states.
U.S. cable operators may not have the established brand recognition of large telcos in the business space, but that's starting to change as providers like Comcast have made gains in providing voice and data to businesses with over 100 employees during the past two years.
EarthLink's dark fiber business continues to be a bright star in its struggling wholesale business as more of its carrier and content provider company customers are showing interest in purchasing the service.
Granite Telecommunications and MetTel, two competitive service providers that focus on serving multi-site business customers, have asked the FCC to ensure that ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon provide an equivalent TDM-based voice service post IP transition.