BT Openreach has begun the second phase of its VDSL vectoring trial, which it claims could enhance the speeds of its "up to" 80 Mbps-capable hybrid copper and fiber-based fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network by reducing crosstalk on its existing copper lines.
Comcast Business is challenging local incumbent telcos and CLECs serving business customers in the West by expanding its Ethernet fiber networks to deliver up to 10 Gbps speeds to underserved commercial areas in Kent, Wash., and 400 Mbps to a boutique hotel in Marin County, Calif.
SaskTel is continuing to make progress with its rural Saskatchewan broadband expansion effort, announcing that it will bring two of its basic DSL tiers to Paddockwood, Domremy and Loreburn.
Cincinnati Bell is taking advantage of the upcoming college season football kickoff by adding ESPN's new SEC Network to its growing Fioptics TV lineup, a move that will help it differentiate its growing video library with something more than another me-too IPTV service.
Cisco is going reduce its headcount again, announcing that it will cut 6,000 jobs due to slumping sales of its core routing and switching products and slower-than-expected growth in emerging markets.
Closed captioning services may be seen as a big expense for video providers, but new FCC regulations are driving both broadcasters and online video providers to get their captioning houses in order.
Adtran is finding that the European telecom market's recent spate of mergers and acquisitions could have a beneficial effect on its pursuit of new international revenues, said an executive during its Connect event at its headquarters in Huntsville, Ala.
Thinking Phone Networks has acquired Whaleback Managed Services, bolstering its status in the emerging Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market.
Now that the second-quarter 2014 earnings season is complete, FierceWireless is grading how the top U.S. wireless operators performed.
Openreach, BT's access network unit, is inviting its service provider customers to participate in a trial where a drop card will be left by engineers asking for feedback from residential customers.