Plans by AT&T and Verizon to shut down copper-based networks in favor of VoIP-only service are drawing concerns from consumers who worry that IP-only will interfere with services like burglar alarms, emergencies and fire alarm systems that depend on copper-based services. Some are even worried about losing copper-based Internet connections.
LAS VEGAS--In recent years, Windstream has transformed itself into a major player in the business services space. Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner talked with FierceTelecom Senior Editor Sean Buckley during the COMPTEL Plus Spring convention about Windstream's position in the business services market, the transition to IP and where it might consider further acquisitions.
LAS VEGAS-- Copper wire retirement may be a concern for competitive providers, but AT&T, CenturyLink and Frontier said during a session at the COMPTEL Plus trade show that they are still finding value in telecom's ubiquitous access medium.
LAS VEGAS-- Global Capacity is giving its retail business and wholesale carrier customers another connectivity option by extending its One Marketplace service throughout the United Kingdom.
Long haul and metro dark fiber provider Southern Telecom has entered into a strategic partnership with enterprise and commercial services broadband provider Henry County Broadband (HCB) to "provide reciprocal assets and services in the Atlanta, Macon and Henry County, Ga., areas," the two companies said in a press release.
New England CLEC BayRing Communications and New York/New England facilities-based telecom service provider FirstLight Fiber have joined forces to enhance their fiber capabilities within the regional markets they serve throughout New England.
Telstra is accelerating into the cloud using Cisco technology. The Australian telco giant said it will use Cisco's global cloud platform to provision cloud and network services in real-time to improve speed, security and performance for its customers.
The development of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is getting the concentrated attention of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
A detailed study by a University of Ottawa, Canada interdisciplinary team has determined that a "culture of arrogance" within Nortel Networks led to the company's unceremonious collapse in 2009.
With the fourth quarter 2013 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs. In this report, we break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access line losses and subscriber additions.