A year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of New York City. The destructive impact of this superstorm affected wireline networks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and changed the way communications service providers prepare for and deal with disasters and other potential causes of large-scale outages. But have providers like Verizon, tw telecom and others done enough to keep customers connected?
The State of Delaware and cloud service provider IPR have introduced the Wilmington Network Access Point, a statewide fiber- and cloud-based network built with partners such as Windstream and Comcast Business to provide services to local businesses.
The Mexican government has once again hatched plans to auction off the Federal Electricity Commission's (CFE) 25,000 km state-owned fiber network with hopes that a private service provider will use it to compete with the country's dominant telco, America Movil and increase broadband availability.
Analyzing M2M data is a growing market segment that ABI Research predicts will climb 53 percent in the next five years--from $1.9 billion to $14.3 billion by 2018.
ADVA Optical Networking reported that Q3 2013 revenues rose 0.9 percent sequentially to $109.1 million, meeting its quarterly guidance between $105 million to $112 million. But a "disappointingly" developing optical market impacted its outlook for the rest of the year.
Infinera reported that third-quarter revenues rose 3 percent sequentially to $142.2 million due to ongoing adoption of its DTN-X optical platform.
TDS Telecom continues to make progress with its broadband stimulus buildout drive, completing one project and nearly finishing another in Indiana that will bring service to a total of 600 homes and businesses that could not get service before now.
Comcast is the latest service provider to see how 1 Tbps optical transmission could work over a live network. The cable MSO recently completed a live field trial of a 1 Tbps long-haul transmission network that spans nearly 1,000 km connecting Ashburn, Va., to Charlotte, N.C.
CenturyLink has established a network-to-network interconnection agreement with Telstra Global, enabling the Australian provider to increase its footprint throughout the United States to satisfy the needs of its multinational business customers.
AT&T is seeking candidates to fill almost 100 positions in South Carolina, including 60 new technician and retail positions across the state to support ongoing network investments and customer service.