Lumos Networks is once again raising the bar for its fiber to the cell site (FTTC) strategy, announcing that it will connect about 200 more wireless tower sites to its fiber network this year.
Lumos Networks reported that fourth-quarter 2013 strategic data services sales to both businesses and wholesale customers drove up data revenues 11.3 percent to $31.2 million and now make up 61 percent of its total revenue.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom interviews Lumos Networks CEO Tim Biltz about the company's transformation from a rural-only telco to a major provider of fiber-based services.
Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, may have spent much of his career in the wireless industry, but that experience prepared him to help transform the once rural-only telco into a major provider of fiber-based services for enterprises and wireless operators.
The notion of converging the optical and IP core with IP is taking hold amongst the world's largest service providers. FierceTelecom is addressing this issue in our new eBook, "Converging the Optical Core to IP."
Lumos Networks continues to make progress with its "edge-out" market strategy to expand its fiber network by completing the launch of metro Ethernet in Richmond, Va., and the upgrade of its fiber assets in Western Pennsylvania.
Lumos Networks reported that while its Q3 2013 results declined sequentially to $51.6 million from $52.3 million, it saw an uptick in both carrier and enterprise data revenues.
Lumos Networks has introduced its Ethernet Commercial Reserve E-Line Service that will address a mix of business service and wholesale fiber to the tower applications.
Lumos Networks found that its drive to deliver data services continued to bear fruit in Q2 as total strategic data revenue rose to $29.9 million.
Lumos Networks is future-proofing its optical service options with the launch of 100G wavelength services for business and wholesale customers in its Mid-Atlantic network serving area.