Members of the competitive telecom industry, including both regional and nationwide CLECs, wholesalers and vendors, are meeting in Las Vegas at COMPTEL Spring 2013. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, was on hand to report on happenings at the conference. Click here for all our coverage of the event. (Image courtesy of CityCenter Las Vegas)
Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is the talk of the town at this year's Spring COMPTEL event, and FierceTelecom is addressing this service trend in its latest special report. We are also on hand at the Spring COMPTEL event covering all of the relevant news and trends taking place at the show.
Despite the allure of fiber-based Ethernet, the reality is that no service provider—even a large one—can justify bringing a fiber connection to every building in its footprint. Which providers are taking the Ethernet over Copper route in the U.S. marketplace?
MegaPath on Thursday announced it has added cloud-delivered unified communications (UC) video services to its portfolio for existing hosted PBX customers, enabling cloud-based video collaboration.
TelePacific on Wednesday announced that it is doubling its current 100 Mbps Ethernet over Copper data rates to 200 Mbps for customers it serves in its California and Nevada markets via its Enhanced Ethernet over Copper access ecosystem.
What are the hottest technologies in the wireline segment of the telecom industry this year? From Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to Virtual NIDs and more, FierceTelecom takes a look at the technology and trends that are reshaping telecommunications.
For much of its 30-plus year existence, Integra Telecom was known for its dedication to the SMB market. But in recent years, the service provider realized that assets it purchased in 2005 gave it a set of long-haul and metro fiber assets it could use to build a set of retail and wholesale services for larger customers. CEO Kevin O'Hara talks with Sean Buckley about Integra's emerging service strategies.
MegaPath on Wednesday debuted a new product extend its Ethernet footprint in areas where Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is not available.
Dallas-- Alpheus Communications, a regional CLEC targeting businesses and service providers in the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston (DASH) area, on Monday extended the reach of its Ethernet service into the Rio Grande Valley.
CenturyLink's Ethernet efforts, particularly its Mid Band Ethernet (MBE) offering, won top honors from business-research firm Frost & Sullivan, which awarded the company with its "Customer Value Enhancement Award in Retail Mid-Band Ethernet (MBE) Services."