Network providers are scrambling to meet demand for on-net IP VPN and Ethernet services worldwide, a new report from TeleGeography reveals--but quality and growth rates vary widely between regions.
Level 3 Communications on Wednesday received the "Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application Award – Caribbean and Latin America" from the Metro Ethernet Forum.
Integra Telecom on Tuesday introduced E-LAN Ethernet services that target medium and large-sized multisite customers that want multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 VPN services.
Comcast Business Services on Thursday launched an effort to expand its fiber network in downtown Houston.
Alpheus Communications, a Texas-based CLEC focused on the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston (DASH) area, on Wednesday acquired Net Star Telecommunications, a Houston-based data center service provider.
FairPoint Communications on Tuesday won a four-year, $16 million contract to provide connectivity for the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC).
As more providers roll out Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service, prices are falling, but the lack of service maturity and availability make it a very expensive option in developing regions.
Whether standalone entities or branch offices of large enterprises, medium-sized business establishments have been the neglected stepsisters of the telecom services market. Now, those businesses are moving in a major way to Carrier Ethernet services, thanks to improved quality and reliability as service providers finally overcome tough technical obstacles to delivery.
tw telecom reported on Monday that Q3 2012 earnings rose $24.4 million, or 7.1 percent year-over-year, to $368.9 million, compared to $344.5 million in Q3 2011, due to a rise in enterprise customer revenue.
Pricing for local access circuits, which are used to connect a business customer's site to its service provider's network in the city it operates in, aren't based on an exact science, but rather are determined by local market conditions, a new TeleGeography study indicates.