CenturyLink, like its fellow RBOC AT&T, has been conservative about transforming its last mile network that leverages a hybrid copper/fiber fiber to the node architecture, but its new pilot in Omaha shows that it wants to consider fiber to the premises as part of its broader last mile access toolkit.
Verizon EVP and CFO Fran Shammo told investors he recognizes that while cloud services represent a large growth opportunity for them, they need to find a way to differentiate its offering amidst what has become a crowded space.
Telecom New Zealand's network infrastructure partner, Chorus, is keeping its wholesale options open during its ongoing rollout of fiber to the premises service by offering a VDSL solution to providers as an interim step.
Matt Beal, CTO of CenturyLink, is leading the telco's move to begin a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service trial in Omaha. Sean Buckley speaks with Beal about what's driving its 1 Gbps pilot deployment and what the trial means for the telco.
Consumers have no shortage of online video sources to get up to speed on their favorite show or consume a whole series in marathon watching sessions, but many OTT video providers are now trying to differentiate themselves by offering their own original content.
Global Capacity, a network connectivity provider, has chosen Overture Networks' 6000 series to deliver Ethernet service to simultaneously deliver Ethernet and TDM-based services on one Ethernet interconnection, enabling it to reach more customers.
FairPoint Communications has been awarded a $32 million contract to build its Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) 911 service for the state of Maine, one that will serve over 1.3 million people.
Tech Valley Communications has named 20-year telecom veteran Maura Mahoney as its senior director of marketing and product management.
Inteliquent, a voice interconnection provider, is continuing its turnaround strategy with a plan to return cash to its shareholders, including a special dividend of $1.25 per share, and to initiate a quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share of its common stock. The service provider said that both dividends should be declared and paid within the next three months.
Windstream has been awarded a seat on the General Services Administration Region 4 Integrated Telecommunications Services - II contract where it will compete with Level 3 and tw telecom to provide telecom services to federal government agencies in eight Southeastern states.