Wireline telecom earnings in the third quarter of 2014

The third-quarter 2014 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the third-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

Also, our colleagues at FierceWireless and FierceCable are tracking the third-quarter results of the major players in the wireless and cable segments. 

Finally, don't forget to look at our reports from Q2 2014, Q1 2014, Q4 2013, Q3 2013, Q2 2013, and Q1 2013.

Oct. 15
ADTRAN
Adtran reported that its third-quarter 2014 earnings declined to $162.9 million year-over-year from $177.4 million due to a decrease in its European business and slower enterprise sales.
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- more ADTRAN news

Oct. 21
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon reported that Q3 consumer wireline results rose 4.5 percent to $3.9 billion, with FiOS revenues representing 76 percent of the total revenues.  
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- see the earnings release
- hear the webcast
- more Verizon news

Oct. 22
AT&T (NYSE: T)
AT&T's U-verse services drove up consumer wireline revenue growth 3 percent year-over-year to $5.7 billion and helped to cushion the blow of legacy consumer and business service losses.
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- see the earnings release
- hear the earnings webcast
- more AT&T news

Infinera 
Infinera's third-quarter 2014 GAAP revenue was $173.6 million, up year-over-year from $142 million in the third quarter of 2013. 
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- see the earnings release
- and the earnings transcript (sub. req.)
- more Infinera news

Oct. 23
ADVA Optical Networking 
ADVA Optical Networking reported that third-quarter 2014 revenues rose 1.2 percent year-over-year to $110 million due to strong enterprise and transport sales.
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- and the earnings release
- more ADVA news

Juniper Networks 
Juniper said it plans to conduct additional cost reductions after reporting that third-quarter 2014 revenues fell 5 percent year-over-year and 8 percent sequentially to $1.13 billion amidst falling U.S. service provider sales.
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- see the earnings release
- and the earnings transcript (sub. req.)
- more Juniper news

Oct. 24 
América Móvil 
América Móvil reported that its net profit dropped 38 percent year-over-year to $754 million, falling short of analyst expectations due to an increase in taxes and weak results at its European holdings Telekom Austria and KPN.
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- see the earnings release (.pdf)
- more America Movil news

Oct. 30
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported that IP routing proved to be a stellar revenue performer, rising 2.2 percent in the third quarter to $749 million, while other segments saw notable declines.
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- and the earnings release
- more Alcatel-Lucent news

Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant continued on its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) expansion path, adding 19,000 new FibreOP customers during the quarter, bringing total FibreOP Internet customers to approximately 236,000 at the end of September 2014.
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- and the earnings release
- more Bell Aliant news

Calix 
Calix reported that third-quarter 2014 revenue was $105.8 million, up 2.1 percent year-over-year from $103.6 million the same period a year ago.
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- and the earnings release
- more Calix news

Consolidated Communications 
Consolidated Communications reported that in the third quarter of 2014, Ethernet services were a star performer in its portfolio, rising 14 percent year-over-year, but that was not enough to completely offset the drag of legacy service declines.
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- and the earnings release
- more Consolidated news

Oct. 31 
Shentel 
Shentel continued to find gold in its fiber lease segment as revenues rose 15.7 percent year-over-year to $8.1 million, helping to offset declines in legacy voice and drive up overall wireline revenues.
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- and the earnings release
- more Shentel news

TDS Telecom
TDS Telecom is seeing its own IP transition efforts come alive as the telco reported that it grew TDS TV and commercial managedIP connection revenue, a factor that enabled it to ease the pain of ongoing voice and wholesale revenue declines.
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- and the earnings release 
- more TDS news

Nov. 3
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure reiterated during the third-quarter earnings call that the company is open to selling its struggling wireline assets, a move that would allow the company to focus exclusively on its wireless business.
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- and the earnings release
- more Sprint news

Nov. 4
EarthLink 
EarthLink may have reduced its net loss to $2 million year-over-year from $11.3 million, but the service provider reported that revenues dropped in both its consumer and business segments.
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- and the earnings release
- more EarthLink news

Frontier Communications 
Frontier Communications' slight gains in residential and business service segments helped the service provider offset its overall revenue decline during the third quarter.
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- and the earnings release
- more Frontier news

Nov. 5
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)
CenturyLink has reiterated its plans to bring its growing Prism IPTV service into new markets next year as it continues to work with various communities to establish new franchise agreements.
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- and the earnings release
- more CenturyLink news

Cincinnati Bell 
Cincinnati Bell has taken a bet that fiber-based broadband should be its focus, one that continued to pay off in the third quarter as the demand for its Fioptics service suite totaled $37 million, up 39 percent year-over-year.
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- and the earnings release
- more Cincinnati Bell news 

FairPoint Communications
For FairPoint Communications, Ethernet continues to be a key element in its financial results, and the third quarter of 2014 was no exception.
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- and the earnings release 
- more FairPoint news

Level 3 Communications 
Level 3, which has just completed its acquisition of tw telecom, reported that Core Network Services (CNS) revenue rose 5.8 percent to $1.48 billion, helping to offset ongoing declines in its wholesale business.
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- and the earnings release
- more Level 3 news

Nov. 6
Windstream
Windstream's ongoing move to establish a greater foothold in the medium-sized business market continues to bear fruit as the service provider reported in third-quarter 2014 earnings that enterprise and small business service revenues were $752 million, up slightly year-over-year.
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- and the earnings release 
- more Windstream news

Nov. 7
Lumos Networks 
Lumos' fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) site momentum continued into the third quarter, with the company reporting that it now has a total of 708 cell sites connected to its fiber network, up 31 percent year-over-year amidst a fall in overall revenues.
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- and the earnings releas
- more Lumos news

Zayo Group
Zayo reported that its fiscal year first-quarter revenue rose 32 percent sequentially on an annualized basis to $320.6 million due to acquisitions and internal organic growth.
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- and the earnings release
- more Zayo news

Nov. 10
Hawaiian Telcom 
Hawaiian Telcom reported that while it continued to see IPTV, broadband and data center colocation service growth in the third quarter, these gains were offset by a decline in managed revenues and expected legacy POTS voice access line revenue, driving down overall revenue slightly year-over-year to $97.3 million.
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- and the earnings release
- more Hawaiian Telcom news

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