tw telecom reported that fourth-quarter revenues rose 5.9 percent to $400 million due to strong enterprise service growth, but it foresees some rocky spending patterns taking place in 2014.
tw telecom's move to extend its Ethernet network to TELEHOUSE in New York is another proof point of the growing wholesale fiber connectivity trend for data centers and Internet exchange providers.
tw telecom, one of the largest competitive service providers, followed the route of other CLECs and asked the FCC to deny AT&T's proposal to eliminate certain long-term contracts that offer pricing discounts on TDM-based special access circuits it uses to connect business customers to its network.
tw telecom is increasing its addressable market by expanding its metro fiber footprint by 17 percent and hatching a plan to enter what it calls five new "high-demand" markets. It will also increase the density of its metro fiber footprint in 27 existing markets it already serves.
AT&T is putting plans on hold to increase charges for special access services after facing an outcry from its wholesale competitive carrier customers.
Pacnet, a competitive service provider focused on the Asia Pacific market, has established a new foothold in the U.S. business market by establishing an E-NNI (external network-to-network interconnection) agreement with tw telecom.
A growing number of service providers are finding that home automation services are an add-on revenue stream for their broadband customer base. According to Infonetics Research, over 70 percent of survey respondents said they will offer home automation services by the end of this year.
tw telecom may not be a data center provider itself, but with its fiber now being connected to over 30 sites in the San Francisco Bay Area it's clear that it has become a key data center provider partner.
Competition in the U.S. Ethernet services market continues to heat up. While the top two telcos, AT&T and Verizon remain the dominant Ethernet services players, they face growing competition from CLECs and cable MSOs that are aggressively expanding their fiber footprints to serve SMBs and larger businesses.
tw telecom is helping its retail enterprise customers satisfy their bandwidth needs with the introduction of an alerts-driven dynamic capacity capability for its Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand option.