For more than a decade, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs have focused the bulk of their marketing efforts on selling triple-plays of subscription video, Internet and phone service to subscribers for about $90 monthly. But with demand for high-speed service outpacing sales of the industry's core pay TV product, more cable MSOs are beginning to tout broadband only options.
Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures is accusing AT&T, CenturyLink and Windstream of violating several of its patents related to DSL technology in a lawsuit that was filed last week.
AT&T said it plans to expand its U-verse TV, Internet and VoIP phone service to 33 million homes and increase the speeds of its Internet product to up to 75 Mbps.
Dynamic spectrum management (DSM) software tools provider Assia has introduced a DSL network management system that it said can manage simultaneously vectored and non-vectored lines "to deliver the fastest possible speeds and to achieve the highest return on investment in meeting consumer demand for high-bandwidth services."
Even though Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks bring blazing speed and a fat pipe on which to offer new, competitive services like IPTV, telcos worldwide are increasingly finding themselves in a financial quandary when deciding to quit copper and move to fiber, according to ABI Research's Broadband CPE report.
Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) decision to abandon its DSL service and plan to market a fixed wireless broadband product with DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) shows the telco is focused on "abandoning initiatives that
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is facing increased criticism for its move to no longer market standalone DSL service, and instead require new subscribers to bundle DSL with its telephone service. U.S. Rep. Mike
Having gained several million customers since its launch in January, Free Mobile is now said to be steadily losing around 1,000 subscriber per week, according to a France Telecom executive. Number
Major cable MSOs added 2.3 million high-speed Internet subscribers in 2011, while top telcos picked up about 750,000 broadband subscribers last year, according to Leichtman Research Group. While
Setting the stage for a new barrage of ad campaigns about broadband speeds from Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and other providers, the FCC is seeking volunteers for its 2012 Measuring