CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.
Lumos Networks' continued expansion into IP-based business and wholesale services, particularly fiber to the tower services for wireless operators, drove up Q1 2013 revenues year-over-year to $52.5 million.
Lumos Networks, a regional service provider that has been gaining traction in the business and wholesale market selling fiber-based Ethernet services, could be an attractive acquisition target, says Cowan and Company in a report.
During my almost 15 years covering the telecom industry, I have seen various implementations of new technologies come, go, and even reemerge in different forms. However, the one common theme I see whenever compile such lists is what we think of as "hot" or "new" often builds on top of something that came before.
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.
FairPoint Communications expects to grow its Ethernet Fiber to the Tower (FTTT) mobile backhaul business in northern New England by at least 39 percent this year, as it increases the number of mobile connection points to more than 1,300 based on signed contracts with wireless carriers.
Windstream may not be a wireless operator itself, but it has become a key member of the wireless ecosystem as a provider of Fiber to the Tower backhaul services.
FairPoint Communications on Thursday forecast that its Ethernet Fiber to the Tower business in northern New England will grow by more than 39 percent this year.
It's been an interesting quarter for wireline and the telecom industry in general, with M&A activity continuing and traditional telcos swaying toward VDSL solutions. But some new trends have cropped up in the past few months.