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.
Cisco has acquired the remaining stake of Insieme, a so-called spin-in company they created last year for an estimated $683 million as a way to establish a foothold in the emerging software defined networking segment.
CableLabs recently made a big move forward with the release of its DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) specifications last week during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Windstream reported that its ongoing focus to become the fourth largest enterprise provider is bearing fruit as its business service revenues rose 1 percent year-over-year to $916 million.
CenturyLink reported that despite strong gains in broadband, IPTV and business Ethernet, Q3 2013 operating revenues declined 1 percent year-over-year to $4.52 billion due to ongoing access line losses and lower access results.
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.
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.
Frontier Communications added nearly 26,800 new broadband customers in Q3 2013, illustrating the third consecutive quarter of subscriber growth.
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