CenturyLink's recent move to implement a foundation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) with Ericsson reflects the reality that the real value of these technologies won't truly be seen until a large service provider like CenturyLink deploys it on a large scale.
Consolidated Communications reported that fourth-quarter 2013 revenues declined year-over-year to $148 million as increases in data and video revenues were more than offset by declines in subsidies and network access revenues.
Global Capacity is getting ready for its next wave of growth, with plans to extend its service reach into five new markets this year.
AT&T has taken another step to expand its work with third-party solution providers via a three-year $300 million investment in its Partner Exchange Reseller Program.
One of the telling trends that came out of this year's Winter Olympics Sochi Games was that they were the most streamed Olympics ever. A new FierceOnlineVideo report examines the online video viewing trends that emerged during the Games.
Lumos Networks is once again raising the bar for its fiber to the cell site (FTTC) strategy, announcing that it will connect about 200 more wireless tower sites to its fiber network this year.
Netflix and Comcast have reached what could be seen as a landmark interconnection deal that will give the streaming video provider what it says is a "more direct connection" to Comcast's broadband network. Interestingly, not long after Comcast made its announcement, AT&T and Verizon said they are negotiating similar deals with the streaming video company.
Hawaiian Telcom is the latest incumbent telco to jump on the higher broadband speed bandwagon with the debut of a new 500/50 Mbps tier.
FiberLight has named Paul Pierron as its new CEO, taking over the role after company founder Michael P. Miller retired last February. He comes to the CEO position with plenty of operations and business development experience.
Frontier Communications continues to grow its broadband customer base, signing up nearly 28,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach a total of 1.9 million as of the end of December.