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BT to run 200 Mbps FTTP trial in 4 UK telephone exchanges

BT Openreach on Thursday announced that it will begin a technical trial of its 220/20 Mbps Generic Ethernet Access FTTP service in four of its telephone exchange areas.

Intel said to be prepping set-top box

Intel apparently doesn't believe the set-top box is dead. The monster chipmaker reportedly will use its press conference at next week's CES in Las Vegas to introduce a new box that reports say will contain elements of premium cable TV reception with access to streaming video services like Netflix.

IMN to unveil 'what's to come' at CES

Steven Turner, CEO of Interconnect Media Network (IMN), likes American television, and he thinks there are many others around the world who feel the same way.

Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera to merge in $2 billion deal

Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, on Thursday signed an agreement to acquire both Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks for $2 billion, creating a new service provider with a large on-net and metro fiber footprint.

Netflix suffers another outage; this time it's the DVD website

Netflix had to be happy to ring out the old year and ring in the new--especially after the way the old year ended. First the streaming service suffered a major malfunction on Christmas Eve; then its DVD website started acting up on New Year's Eve.

It's a wrap: Counting down the major trends in 2012

As the year 2012 comes to a close, FierceTelecom is once again taking a look back at the major trends that took place this year in the wireline segment of the telecom industry. For today's issue of FierceTelecom, we are serving up our fourth annual Year in Review issue.

Canada's Iristel begins offering VoIP service

Iristel, a competitive Canadian service provider, on Wednesday began offering its VoIP service to Northern Canada businesses and consumers.

Frontier starts delivering energy services

FTR Energy Services, Frontier Communications' newly launched energy services unit, has begun offering its line of green energy products.

Hellas Online joins the VDSL club

Hellas Online (HOL), a competitive unbundled local loop network service provider based in Greece, on Tuesday became the latest service provider in the country to offer VDSL broadband services.

Tablets, smartphones to push wireline networks to 'absolute limits'

As the holiday season winds down and consumers begin using yet another batch of video-enabled devices, the world's wireline networks will be pushed even closer to their finite edge, new research from Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs says.