Sonic.net, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based competitive broadband provider, reported that Netflix's launch of "Arrested Development" last Sunday drove up its Internet usage by 40 percent.
Windstream reported that it suffered a fiber cut around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday near Louisville, Ky., an issue that impacted both residential DSL and business data customers for most of the day.
Rumors around exactly what Akamai would do with the technology it gained from last year's Verivue acquisition have been put to rest as the network provider debuted two new products for its Aura Operator CDN (OCDN) platform: Aura Lumen and Aura Spectra. The products target large telecom and cable operators looking to capitalize on IP media delivery.
Limelight, a cloud-based content delivery network platform provider is reportedly negotiating a deal to be purchased by Verizon.
Bell Aliant is extending its FibreOP service into more residential homes and businesses in Nova Scotia and Ontario as part of an aggressive multimillion-dollar network expansion effort.
Juniper Networks and Sonus have created a new alliance focused on developing software defined networking capabilities for video and unified communications services.
Service providers, according to an IHS study, are finding that so-called 'no-new-wires' methods to distribute video and data throughout the home network offer the best price and capacity.
Network traffic growth driven by widespread adoption of smartphones, tablets, video content, and cloud computing is exploding. Service providers' revenues are not keeping pace and, thus, the cost to support the traffic growth threatens service providers' operating margins. Which providers will survive this rapidly shifting market?
Telus is expanding its fiber and rural broadband facilities in Calgary and Edmonton as part of a broader plan to spend $676 million throughout Alberta this year.
Accelero Capital will acquire Canada-based Allstream, the business services unit of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), for $504 million, a move that will enable it to sharpen its focus on serving the enterprise services market.