FairPoint reported that during the fourth quarter of 2013, it achieved what it said was positive momentum for its growth-oriented services, particularly data and broadband Internet services like Ethernet, which rose 13 percent to $42 million.
Consolidated Communications reported that fourth-quarter 2013 revenues declined year-over-year to $148 million as increases in data and video revenues were more than offset by declines in subsidies and network access revenues.
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.
FiberLight has named Paul Pierron as its new CEO, taking over the role after company founder Michael P. Miller retired last February. He comes to the CEO position with plenty of operations and business development experience.
ADVA Optical Networking reported that while fourth-quarter 2013 revenues dropped 5 percent to $105 million, they were at the upper end of its guidance of between $97.4 million and $104 million.
Ciena has broadened its global reach by signing an agreement to become Ericsson's preferred partner for packet optical and software defined networking (SDN).
Wireless backhaul growth is set to become a revenue haven for edge router vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper Networks, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
Fibertech Networks has reached another milestone in its wireless backhaul service drive, activating an outdoor fiber-based metro small site for a wireless operator carrying commercial traffic.
Alcatel-Lucent's IP routing results were a bit of a mixed bag in the fourth quarter, declining 5.2 percent year-over-year to $754 million while segment sales grew 10.3 percent for the full year 2013.