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.
AT&T recently announced plans to implement what it calls its user-defined network cloud concept, which it says will give customers more control and the ability to add services on-demand. During the recent Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Mike Dano, executive editor of FierceWireless, spoke with Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network architecture and planning at AT&T Labs, to get an overview of the service provider's cloud strategy.
Cincinnati Bell has set an ambitious target to pass 60-70 percent of the city's homes with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based Fioptics product. "We see a path to about 60-70 of the city being covered and that's within our return thresholds today," said Leigh Fox, CFO of Cincinnati Bell, during the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference.
HickoryTech's fiber and data revenue continued to operate well in the fourth quarter of 2013 as revenues rose 5 percent to $17.3 million due to 7 percent growth in business revenue and a 3 percent increase in wholesale revenue.
Cable operators may still be testing the IPTV waters, but now they will have a place to try on services for size with a new IPTV Innovations Lab in Colorado. A key participant in this lab is Cisco, which is supplying its series of video and software products. Cable operator members such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications will be able to access the lab to develop pay-TV products that could be delivered on an all-IP platform, reports FierceCable. Read more
Despite reports that special access is somehow a secret monopoly, today's reality is that the business market served by special access services is robustly competitive--and many Americans (including businesses) have already abandoned it.
AT&T is targeting Alabama and Florida as the first two areas where it will conduct tests on all-IP services as part of its broader initiative to shut down its copper and TDM-based network in 2020.