The service provider segment continues to be a challenging environment for Cisco Systems, according to CEO John Chambers, who is stepping down as CEO in July after 20 years. Speaking to investors during its fiscal third-quarter earnings call, Chambers said that it is seeing slower service provider spending patterns in the United States and across other global markets.
TDS Telecom reported that while first-quarter wireline revenues rose 7 percent to $279 million due to an increase in residential broadband and IPTV services, it saw slight declines in its wholesale and business service segments.
While Calix reported that first-quarter 2015 revenue was $91 million, up 6.1 percent from $85.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, it said that slow budgets from its largest service provider customers could have an impact on second-quarter revenues.
Verizon continued to expand and enhance its wireline and FiOS services in Northeast cities and towns throughout 2014, but the telco has not indicated if it would make fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) investments in any other regions.
Comcast is continuing to shake up the gigabit broadband market, announcing that it will be offering its 2 Gbps service in Florida to 1.3 million customers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm and Jacksonville areas.
Comcast is hoping to bring a new challenge to the California broadband market dominated mainly by AT&T, announcing that it plans to deliver its 2 Gbps Internet service in 12 of the state's metro markets.
Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.
ORLANDO, Fla.--Google Fiber may have a tight focus on providing a symmetrical 1 Gbps broadband experience for the cities it has targeted for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), but the service provider knows that having a compelling TV offering is just as important.
FairPoint Communications may be facing increased competition from aggressive cable operators like Comcast Business encroaching on its northern New England turf, but the service provider says that the $700 million investment it made over the past seven years gives it the tools to effectively address the region's wholesale and retail services needs.
Integra is making new executive appointments in its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave units, two moves that are part of the ongoing realignment of its top management ranks as it looks to advance into larger enterprise business service accounts.