When Nokia completes the $7.2 billion sale of its struggling handset business to Microsoft in Q1 2014, its Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) subsidiary will be able focus its attention on selling wireless infrastructure and emerging cloud-based service opportunities.
Alaska Communications is now offering its existing and new business customers a Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based Business Ethernet Services line.
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, an emerging fiber network provider serving the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area, is enhancing its fiber network to support 100G transport and Ethernet services by deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.
Google Fiber's emerging presence in Provo, Utah, through its purchase of the iProvo network is once again inciting local cable operator Comcast to respond with a competitively priced 250/50 Mbps tier for $70 a month, according to Broadband DSL Reports.
AT&T's expansion of its 45 Mbps U-verse Power offering into 40 additional markets is a realization that it needs higher speeds to battle cable competitors that are today delivering 50, 100 Mbps and above. But is its speed boost enough to threaten cable operators?
Cisco Systems continues to enjoy a dominant spot in the Ethernet switch market with a 62.2 percent market share in Q2 2013. It also holds a 67 percent spot in the growing 10 GbE market segment, according to IDC.
Equinox, a competitive fiber provider, is continuing its network expansion effort with a new long haul route that includes Charleston, S.C., to Miami and Roanoke, Va., to Cincinnati.
Google Fiber has named Merriam, Kan., as its latest FTTP target--its fifteenth Kansas City-area community where it plans deliver 1 Gbps-capable broadband service to residential customers.
FiberLight has won a 20-year contract to provide its dark fiber services to The University of Virginia, connecting the main university data center to Northern Virginia.
The city of Carbondale, Ill., has hatched a plan to deliver a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises-based broadband service via the state's Gigabit Communities Challenge.