Talking up 2010's wireline telecom turkeys

As you sit and get ready to chow down on turkey, stuffing and yes yet another helping of the ever-woeful Detroit Lions playing yet another Thanksgiving Day football game, FierceTelecom thought we'd reflect on the wireline industry segment's misses.  

In our second-annual review (see the 2009 list) we decided to take a look back at the companies, products, strategies, and even executive mishaps of 2010.

Similar to last year's list, FierceTelecom has cooked up a diverse helping of telecom turkeys. These range from long-suffering services as broadband powerline; one failed yet promising vendor (Zeugma); lack of criminal sense (copper thieves); Verizon's utter neglect of its West Virginia network infrastructure; and Italy's incumbent carrier trumping competitive efforts to build an open access fiber network.

Since you may have other suggestions about what you think are 2010's biggest failures, I encourage you to please send me your thoughts and suggestions.   

P.S. Please be sure to check my colleague Phil Goldstein's Top Wireless turkeys of 2010 at FierceWireless.

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