4G LTE is moving steadily out of the urban/suburban markets and into the secondary and tertiary markets where the big carriers have limited, if any, wireline infrastructure to support increased demand. And that's good news for any number of independent telcos which are finding a lucrative new business opportunity backhauling wireless traffic for big carriers.
NBN Co., the public-private company building out Australia's National Broadband Network, said that it has met its revised end-of-year target of 190,000 to 220,000 homes passed by its fiber to the home rollout. However, a key wholesale customer is threatening to abandon the NBN over its prices.
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.
BT has opened the bidding for a new mobile partner in a move that could see the UK's former telecoms monopoly back together with its former mobile unit, O2 UK, according to a report in the Financial Times.
GlobeNet, Oi's wholesale submarine cable provider subsidiary, has completed construction of its Segment 5 subsea cable system, linking Bermuda and the United States with as much as 30 Tbps capacity.
NBN Co., the Australian government-backed company rolling out the country's National Broadband Network, will offer a 1 Gbps wholesale service to competitive service providers beginning this December.
Vodafone is negotiating a wholesale VDSL2 service arrangement with Deutsche Telekom to deliver a new TVG service over the German incumbent's copper-based last mile network.
Global Capacity, an off-net services broker, and EarthLink have established a new wholesale "buy and sell agreement," the companies announced Tuesday. The new agreement will extend the network reach for both service providers.
In her new role as VP of wholesale, Martha Tate is helping the newly rebranded Integra focus on both traditional carriers and a host of data center, cloud and content providers that need higher-speed connectivity. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, spoke with Tate about the trends she's seeing in the wholesale space.
South Korea's KT has entered a collaboration to jointly deploy and operate a wholesale LTE network in Rwanda. KT has agreed to enter a public-private partnership deal w