Integra is giving its customers a common Ethernet foundation for the services it delivers to its business customer base by upgrading its network to deliver Ethernet over what it says is a single architecture.
CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest may be long behind it, but according to Clay Bailey, senior vice president of Operations for CenturyLink, those markets are becoming a key target to win back small to medium businesses (SMB) with its 1 Gbps GPON-based service.
With more than 85,000 attendees, it's clear that this year's Mobile World Congress remains the wireless industry's key event. During the show, three notable themes emerged: low-cost smartphones, 5G and how new over-the-top players are offering a series of calling, messaging, movie and even banking services. FierceWireless examines these trends in this Mobile World Congress scorecard report. Read more
Over-the-top video was a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, with vendors and operators discussing solutions to the expense of streaming video to a mobile device. Special Report
FairPoint reported that during the fourth quarter of 2013, it achieved what it said was positive momentum for its growth-oriented services, particularly data and broadband Internet services like Ethernet, which rose 13 percent to $42 million.
AT&T continues to progress with its Project VIP initiative, announcing that it invested $675 million in its wireline and wireless networks in Nevada between 2011 and 2013 to enhance its residential U-verse and next-gen business services.
TelePacific has taken another step forward in its expansion into the lucrative Texas telecom market by expanding its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) footprint into 134 additional Central Offices (COs) through an agreement with fellow CLEC Alpheus Communications.
Orange Business has regained its standing as the top global Ethernet provider from BT Global Services on Vertical Systems Group's 2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.
AT&T recently announced plans to implement what it calls its user-defined network cloud concept, which it says will give customers more control and the ability to add services on-demand. During the recent Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Mike Dano, executive editor of FierceWireless, spoke with Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network architecture and planning at AT&T Labs, to get an overview of the service provider's cloud strategy.
Cincinnati Bell has set an ambitious target to pass 60-70 percent of the city's homes with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based Fioptics product. "We see a path to about 60-70 of the city being covered and that's within our return thresholds today," said Leigh Fox, CFO of Cincinnati Bell, during the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference.