With so much focus being on wireless much of the world seemingly has forgotten that Sprint has a profitable wireline business. The company is working to change that attitude by launching a separate wireline division dedicated to its business customer base. Leading this segment is 10-year company veteran Mike Fitz.
GTT Communications' business services growth may seem like an anomaly, but what sets the company apart from the pack is that unlike incumbent telcos such as AT&T and Verizon it does not have to deal with a declining TDM services base.
Cable One, like other cable MSOs, is seeing its once-predictable video cash generator continue to decline, but the company's CEO Thomas Might said new growth will come from two sources: broadband and business services.
Midco has struck a cooperative agreement with Arvig, giving it an additional 4,000 fiber route miles to address new and existing business service opportunities in Minnesota.
Windstream's decision to segment its business services into three areas-- SMB, enterprise and carrier-- appeared to pay off in the fourth quarter of 2015 as it reported that enterprise revenue climbed 4.6 percent year over year to $498 million, while its carrier services saw a sequential rise of $2 million to $171 million.
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.