Verizon's Global Business division continues to operate in a challenging environment as the newer IP-based services aren't making up for declines in legacy TDM.
Orange and BT's ongoing buildout of Ethernet to more international locations has helped the two companies retain their dominant position on Vertical System Group's global Ethernet Leaderboard.
XO Communications has completed the expansion of its on-net fiber building reach project in the Salt Lake City area with the addition of nearly 100 new buildings, making it a more competitive threat to area incumbent telco CenturyLink.
CenturyLink announced that it has let go nearly 150 employees in Colorado, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, from the company. The latest job cuts, which are part of a broader effort to lay off a total of 1,000 employees, are being implemented to tighten its purse strings.
Zayo continues to see that dark fiber services-- something that traditional telcos won't offer-- is a growing factor in its wireless backhaul business.
Comcast Business is deepening its fiber network presence in the California market, announcing that it has invested over $350,000 to bring its facilities to the Meyers Business Park in Chico.
If Charter Communications is successful in acquiring fellow cable MSOs Time Warner Cable and Bright House, it could alter the dynamics of the Ethernet market once again.
Birch Communications has extended its BirchNet Broadband footprint by over 60 percent, giving it coverage in 14 states across and adjacent to the Northern Tier, Rockies and Pacific Northwest.
Windstream is bullish on its 100G long-haul network prospects for both enterprise and carrier customers, so much so that it has set forth a plan to add more fiber routes and entrance points to the network by the end of the year.
Verizon Wireless has cited Cincinnati as one of its small cell targets, an initiative that could create a new revenue opportunity for local incumbent telco Cincinnati Bell, particularly for wireless backhaul and dark fiber.