CenturyLink is concerned that the FCC's new two-day reporting period requirement for simplex events on its next-gen services like VoIP and other advanced services is too short.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon and other telcos collectively added just 65,893 broadband subscribers in the first quarter as customers churned to cable operators that can offer higher speeds, particularly in areas where slower speed DSL is the only available broadband service.
Now that the first quarter 2016 earnings season is complete, FierceTelecom and FierceCable are taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs and pay-TV operators. The first quarter was a time of great transition and transformation for most of these service providers.
If there were two themes to describe the first quarter of 2016 for the top 12 wireline service providers it would be transition and transformation. With the earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of these influential incumbents and how they are taking charge of changing times, by trying new technology strategies and realigning asset portfolios.
How do top U.S. carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Consolidated Communications compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
CenturyLink sees fiber as a key to its broadband strategy, but in places where it can't make the business case work for fiber the telco is confident that bonding and vectoring will enable it to deliver 100 Mbps and higher speeds over existing copper.
CenturyLink will need to continue to expanding its fiber networks to serve a mix of residential and business customers as it faces growing threats from upstart providers like Google Fiber and cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications building out into new areas.
CenturyLink has launched a new multi-cloud automation and orchestration service called Runner to address across hybrid-IT architectures and diverse cloud environments.
CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.
Dark fiber may be remembered as a product of the.com age where competitive providers built out networks speculatively, but it's clearly back in telecom style. However, unlike the late 1990s build-it-and-they-will-come drive, dark fiber demand is today being driven by new service drivers-- small cell backhaul, data center connectivity and the FCC E-Rate program.