While the number of subscribers to cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV services continues to plummet in North America, emerging countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China (aka the BRIC countries) are boosting global revenues, an Infonetics Research report says.
An executive with Brazil-based operator TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil) said the carrier expects to deploy a total 40,000 km of fiber-optic networks in the country by the end of 2013, and reach 50,000 km within the next two years, TeleGeography reports.
Telefonica has crafted an agreement with two of its main competitors--Vodafone and Orange--to share vertical fiber network infrastructure in buildings they serve throughout Spain.
TDS Telecom has taken a page from Google Fiber's "Fiberhood" concept by rolling out its "Fiberville" pre-registration campaign in Concord and parts of Knoxville, Tenn., where it plans to offer 100 Mbps fiber to the home and TDS TV services.
CommScope's private equity parent Carlyle is considering an initial public offering of the company, three years after it took the network equipment manufacturer private for $3.9 billion in 2010.
Internet2 has formed the SIP Steering Committee as a way to help set the direction and priorities for its NET+ SIP Program and the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center at Texas A&M University.
Comcast and Wave Broadband are among an emerging group of cable operators who have become more willing to give their broadband subscribers the capabilities to watch over-the-top video services.
Alcatel-Lucent and A1, a Telekom Austria Group subsidiary, held a trial of the emerging G.fast vectoring standard where they delivered 1 Gbps-plus speeds over short distances on existing copper network connections to homes and businesses.
Tech Valley Communications, a fiber-centric competitive provider serving the Upstate New York and Northern New England markets, has finished its acquisition of Vermont-based TelJet Longhaul.
Fibertech Networks, a competitive fiber-centric provider serving businesses in the eastern and central United States, has added over 850 miles of fiber to its network in Connecticut, giving it over 3,500 of its own fiber route miles in the state. The provider's service reach has sparked some speculation as to whether it is an acquisition target as the market consolidates.