Alcatel-Lucent's 8.6 percent gain in its fixed network unit during the first quarter was largely driven by strong VDSL2 and vectored equipment shipments at a time when traditional wireline telcos are looking for ways to enhance the speeds on their copper-based networks.
SaskTel is investing $1.45 million to bring broadband DSL to 50 new locations in Saskatchewan by the end of next year as part of its broader $55.4 million, seven-year program to improve broadband availability in rural areas.
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.
Fibre Channel is still the technology of choice for data center operators, despite the emergence of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), an Infonetics Research report says.
Frontier Communications is using a talking buffalo named Frank to get more subscribers to tune into its DSL service.
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
AT&T is one of the early adopters of broadband usage caps, but only subscribers to its legacy DSL services are targeted, not its U-verse broadband service.
Deutsche Telekom is going to start throttling DSL speeds on users who go over a set bandwidth limit, according to rumors reported on a telecom blog.
AT&T is getting ready to extend its higher speed DSL offerings using a mix of pair bonding and VDSL2, and will reportedly begin a trial of 45 Mbps service in Dallas this month. But this first wave of speed upgrades initially won't include the 75 Mbps speeds it has promised through its Project VIP initiative.
Verizon is once again putting a damper on its DSL subscriber base by imposing a new $5 fee on the service at a time when it has been shifting much of its attention to its wireless networks.