AT&T has set an aggressive path to enhance the reach of its fiber network into more buildings to serve businesses through its fiber-to-the-building (FTTP) program. One of the key voices in developing new products for AT&T's FTTB effort is Tom Hughes, vice president of Small Business Product Management. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, sat down with Hughes to talk about the progress AT&T has made with its FTTB initiative and the new Business Fiber product.
tw telecom, which is being acquired by Level 3 Communications, is adding more firepower to its existing network in San Diego by extending service into the various business parks located in Carlsbad.
Time Warner Cable Business Class is looking to appeal to medium and large multi-site business customers by serving up a number of new features for its Ethernet services suite.
AT&T is translating its cloud-based vision into a new service that will enable Austin-based businesses to order, add or change services in an on-demand basis.
AT&T is on track with completing the upgrades to its last mile network to support both new U-verse video and broadband customers and new fiber-based connections as part of its Project VIP initiative.
Global Capacity, a connectivity service provider, is upping its network reach by signing an agreement to acquire MegaPath's Network Services business unit.
Orange Business has maintained its lead over BT Global in the global Ethernet market Vertical Systems Group's 2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.
RCN Business is making its presence known in New York City's Empire State Building (ESB) by formally launching its suite of voice, data and video services with diverse points of entry in the landmark site.
Virtual business CPE has the potential to create a win-win situation for small and midsize businesses and network operators. Small and midsize businesses are trying to develop network-centric business models, but networks present challenges that are beyond these businesses' managerial and technical capabilities. Service providers, on the other hand, would like to offer managed network services to smaller businesses, but they are struggling to drive service delivery costs down to a point where services are both attractively priced and profitable. Virtual CPE can resolve this dilemma by increasing network service velocity while reducing initial and recurring service costs.
BT Openreach has responded to its service provider customers' desire for more Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services and bandwidth by selecting Ciena's E-suite family of packet switch modules.