FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to IP.
As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.
Verizon says that while it does not want to leave its wholesale CLEC customers like XO in the lurch, it does not want to delay its transition to IP and fiber by increasing the amount of time required to issue notice that it is retiring copper assets.
XO Communications is increasing its power to target international opportunities, particularly those in the Latin American telecom market, by establishing new network-to-network interconnection (NNI) agreements with Neutrona Networks.
XO Communications is helping its business customers focus more on their fundamental strengths by launching "HPBX Concierge," a "touch-free" feature for its Hosted PBX service.
Equinix and XO Communications have struck a new agreement where they will jointly provide enterprise customers with dedicated connectivity to various cloud service providers through Equinix's Cloud Exchange.
The WDM market is enjoying a continual growth wave, rising 10 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014 to $2.6 billion as more service providers deploy 100G in long-haul network applications.
XO Communications is enhancing its U.S. network influence by creating a new point of presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson's Meet Me Room in downtown New York.
XO Communications is giving its business customers more options to connect to Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud computing platform by serving up network connections at speeds ranging from 50 to 500 Mbps.
Infinera continues to benefit from sales of its next-gen DTN-X platform as second-quarter 2014 earnings jumped sequentially and year-over-year to $165.4 million from $142.8 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $138.4 million in the second quarter of 2013.