Granite Telecommunications, a competitive provider focused on providing services to multi-location businesses in the United States and Canada, said it plans on participating in AT&T's upcoming TDM-to-IP trials.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated to investors this week how pleased the company is with the cost dynamics for its initial fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment in Austin, Texas, and said it is going to roll the service out in other markets this year.
Verizon is passing the leadership torch in its global wholesale division by promoting Eric Cevis as the unit's new president. Prior to his new role, he most recently served as the senior vice president of sales for Verizon's Americas wholesale sales unit.
AT&T continues to make progress fulfilling the tenets of its Project VIP initiative, announcing multi-billion dollar investments to expand both its consumer U-verse and business fiber service to more locations in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
Calix, Alcatel-Lucent and ADTRAN will continue to benefit from the U.S. Tier 3 service providers that are upgrading their existing copper plant to support VDSL2 or building out fiber to the home (FTTH), says Infonetics.
Vivendi's desire to sell its telecom division SFR is again in the news this week as Numericable and Bouygues Telecom have made bids on the unit, reports French newspaper Les Echos.
AT&T is going to enhance its workforce, announcing it plans to hire 100 "innovators" that it says will help build its virtualized network, reports FierceWirelessTech.
Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.
Cincinnati Bell may be much smaller than its larger ILEC brothers AT&T and Verizon, but it has come to the same realization that having a fiber-based broadband strategy for consumers and business will be a new revenue driver.
Zayo has added another piece to its growing colocation business zColo by reaching a deal to acquire Dallas-based data center provider CoreXchange for an undisclosed sum.