Hawaiian Telcom said it is seeing more of its wireless backhaul customers ramp up their speeds from an initial 50 Mbps to 100 and even 200 Mbps.
Hawaiian Telcom reported that despite ongoing gains in IPTV, broadband and data center colocation service growth in the fourth quarter, these gains were offset by a decline in managed revenues and legacy POTS voice access line revenue, a factor that drove revenue down to $99.6 million year-over-year from $101 million in the same period a year ago.
CenturyLink said it has restored service in north Phoenix and northern Arizona after repairing a fiber line that it said was "deliberately cut" in the New River area.
Hawaiian Telcom reported that while it continued to see IPTV, broadband and data center colocation service growth in the third quarter, these gains were offset by a decline in managed revenues and expected legacy POTS voice access line revenue, driving down overall revenue slightly year-over-year to $97.3 million.
New Zealand-based Hawaiki Cable Limited, the owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has chosen Hawaiian Telcom to be its landing partner in Hawaii.
Hawaiian Telcom sees its emerging IPTV service as a key revenue driver and it has set an ambitious goal of passing 160,000 homes on the island of Oahu by the end of this year with the service.
Hawaiian Telcom is joining a host of Asia Pacific and U.S.-based service providers to establish the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.
Hawaiian Telcom's second-quarter story was once again dominated by its consumer segment, where the telco reported that revenue was $36.3 million, up 4.3 percent year-over-year due to revenue growth from its TV and high-speed Internet (HSI) services.
Hawaiian Telcom continued to ramp up its IPTV service, adding approximately 8,600 subscribers to offset ongoing declines in its legacy consumer POTS voice business.
Hawaiian Telcom is the latest traditional telco to see copper cable theft incidents rising in its service area, reporting that thieves recently stole about 300 feet of cable in Kalaeloa, near the now closed Barbers Point Naval Air Station (NAS).