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Cogent realigns its channel partner program, sets focus on master agents

Cogent Communications has introduced a new channel partner program to enable it to focus on establishing relationships with national telecom master agents to sell its suite of Ethernet services.

Nokia, Samsung and ZTE top MWC 2014's smartphone list

There was no shortage of new smartphones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Mike Dano, executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, counts down the best and worst smartphones of this year's show in the following slide show.  Read more

Time Warner Cable Business gains MEF CE 2.0 certification for eight wholesale Ethernet types

Time Warner Cable Business Class may be the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its wholesale E-Access services, but what's different is it has earned it for all eight service configurations.

OTT video could threaten the future of TV Everywhere

Mobile video apps like  Sprout NOW  and USA Network NOW show both the progress that the TV Everywhere concept has made and how over-the-top video service is emerging as a key challenger.  FierceCable  explores this new battleground in its new  TV Everywhere 2014 eBook.  Read more

Windstream's Q4 business revenue jumps to $920M

Windstream continues to see the fruits of business service labor pay off as the company reported that the segment's revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 rose $4 million sequentially to $920 million.

CenturyLink's OSS build sets stage for software-defined networking ecosystem

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's Q4 2013 revenue declines to $148M but ILEC sees uptick in broadband and business data services

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 to expand to 5 new markets, deploys Overture's 6500 platform

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 invests $300M in its solution providers effort, drives more API development

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.

NBC's Olympic Games viewing jumps amidst lackluster TV ratings

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.