Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
Consolidated Communications found that metro Ethernet was a key source of data services growth in Q3 2013, rising 40 percent year-over-year as it expanded the service to serve more of its growing business customer base over its various network assets.
tw telecom is increasing its addressable market by expanding its metro fiber footprint by 17 percent and hatching a plan to enter what it calls five new "high-demand" markets. It will also increase the density of its metro fiber footprint in 27 existing markets it already serves.
XO Communications has introduced a bandwidth-on-demand capability targeting large business customers that want a way to deal with spikes in bandwidth for special events like overnight storage or migration into a cloud environment.
As the largest wireless carriers have expanded their LTE rollouts and services, network latency, which can provide better network performance, has taken a back seat to wireless network speeds.
Los Angeles is joining the municipal 1 Gbps fiber to the home trend with the goal of attracting a large service provider like AT&T to run a network that will serve both residents and businesses, reports ars technica.
CenturyLink has made another move to expand its global reach by purchasing capacity on Ireland-based Emerald Express submarine cable network, a move that will give it additional connectivity between North America and Europe.
It's clear that the dark fiber market is on a rapid growth trajectory. FierceTelecom takes a look at five dark fiber providers coming of age in this special report.
C Spire has begun the next stage of building out its statewide fiber to the home network, naming nine Mississippi city and town finalists that will get the 1 Gbps-capable service.
The notion of converging the optical and IP core with IP is taking hold amongst the world's largest service providers. FierceTelecom is addressing this issue in our new eBook, "Converging the Optical Core to IP."