Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.
Cincinnati Bell may be much smaller than its larger ILEC brothers AT&T and Verizon, but it has come to the same realization that having a fiber-based broadband strategy for consumers and business will be a new revenue driver.
Zayo has added another piece to its growing colocation business zColo by reaching a deal to acquire Dallas-based data center provider CoreXchange for an undisclosed sum.
Kenny Wyatt, president of CenturyLink's business division, says that what differentiates the telco from the pack is it can provide a full suite of services and solutions for any size business. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently spoke with Wyatt about his first year on the job and his views on growing opportunities in the business services space.
Software defined networking (SDN) may be the talk of the town, but as providers try to figure out how to use it in their networks, it could dampen near-term opportunities for the largest router/switching vendors, says Infonetics Research.
Integra is giving its customers a common Ethernet foundation for the services it delivers to its business customer base by upgrading its network to deliver Ethernet over what it says is a single architecture.
CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest may be long behind it, but according to Clay Bailey, senior vice president of Operations for CenturyLink, those markets are becoming a key target to win back small to medium businesses (SMB) with its 1 Gbps GPON-based service.
Verizon Communications' enterprise business continues to weather a challenging economic time, but according to CEO Lowell McAdam, cloud, machine to machine and security represent large opportunities for the telco.
TelePacific has taken another step forward in its expansion into the lucrative Texas telecom market by expanding its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) footprint into 134 additional Central Offices (COs) through an agreement with fellow CLEC Alpheus Communications.
Orange Business has regained its standing as the top global Ethernet provider from BT Global Services on Vertical Systems Group's 2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.