AT&T has some grand plans for its growing SDN-enabled network, one that will see the provider launch the new service in multiple countries in 2016.
Sprint is looking to bolster its Ethernet strategy by offering customers the option to access two new options-- Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over DOCSIS (EoDOCSIS)-- via its growing array of access network partners this summer.
Consolidated Communications' carrier division came off a successful year, building out fiber to a large number of wireless operator towers in its footprint, but pricing remains a challenge.
AT&T is putting its fiber installation workers to the task, announcing expansions of its fiber-to-the-premises services for residential and business customers in eight markets in the Midwest, South and West.
Windstream continues to expand its last-mile network fiber build, a move that will lessen its reliance on third-party providers and provide higher speed services for its business customer base.
GVTC, a Texas-based independent telco, is adapting its expertise in delivering residential and business-based fiber services to try its hand in the wholesale Ethernet services market.
Frontier Communications is confident that when the FCC completes its analysis of the special access and local Ethernet markets, the regulator will find that the market is competitive and businesses have a bevy of service options.
Charter Communications is poised to gain more market share in the small to medium and larger enterprise business markets-- two segments where it is still a young player.
Level 3 Communications may be one of the most aggressive providers rolling out fiber to deliver a host of Ethernet and cloud services, but being a competitive provider it can't bring fiber into every building that wants service.
Level 3's aggressive rollout of Ethernet and cloud interconnection strategy should enable the service provider to surpass first quarter earnings expectations, analysts say.