Wireline telecom earnings in the third quarter of 2015

The third-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

Also, our colleagues at FierceWireless are tracking the third-quarter results of the major players in the wireless industry. 

Finally, don't forget to look at our reports from Q2 2015, Q1 2015, Q4 2014, Q3 2014, and Q2 2014.

Oct. 14
Adtran's third quarter 2015 revenue dropped to $158 million compared to $160 million in the second quarter of 2015. However, the company's net income was up to $7 million compared to $2.5 million in the second quarter.
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Oct. 20
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon's consumer wireline revenues were $4 billion, up 2.8 percent compared with third-quarter 2014. FiOS revenues represented 79 percent of the total. Total FiOS revenues grew 7.5 percent, to $3.4 billion, comparing third-quarter 2015 with third-quarter 2014.
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Oct. 22
The ongoing FTTB build as well as the growth of mobile Business Solutions helped drive up AT&T's business revenues 1.2 percent year over year to $17.7 billion. Once again, strategic business services rose, which include VPN, Ethernet, cloud, hosting, IP conferencing, VoIP, MIS over Ethernet, U-verse and security services, climbing 12.6 percent to $2.8 billion.
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Juniper Networks
Driven by new carrier wins with AT&T and other Tier 1 providers, Juniper's third quarter 2015 revenues were $1.25 billion, up 11 percent year-over-year and 2 percent sequentially.
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Oct. 27
Infinera reported total revenue of $232.5 million up from $207.3 million in the second quarter of 2015 and $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014.
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Oct. 28
Level 3 Communications 
The service provider reported net income of $172 million and basic earnings per share of $0.48, which excludes a non-recurring charge related to the deconsolidation of the company's Venezuelan subsidiary's operations.
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Oct. 29
Unified access provider Calix saw its revenues rise in the third quarter to $112.3 million, up 6.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014.
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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported that strong sales across its three IP networking segments helped boost its Core Networking revenues 11 percent to $1.8 billion, but softness in its Submarine Networks division drove it to forecast flat revenues for the year 2015.
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Oct. 30
Shenandoah Telecom 
Shentel's wireline network continues to see gains from its wholesale fiber services business with $7.1 million in third-quarter sales. The service provider said that it has strong customer interest for its fiber network services.
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TDS Telecom
TDS Telecom is pushing ahead with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV deployments, rolling out service in two more markets in the third quarter bringing its total footprint to 22 markets, or 20 percent of its total footprint.
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Nov. 3
EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either. Louis Alterman, CFO of EarthLink, said that although it is not opposed to offering dark fiber, the opportunities are being pursued on a route-by-route basis.
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FairPoint Communications
FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter. Ethernet services contributed $24.8 million in revenue -- 11.2 percent of total revenue -- up from $20.7 million or 9.1 percent of total revenue a year.
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Frontier Communications
The provider posted revenue of $1.42 billion in the period, falling short of forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.43 billion in revenue. Frontier also reported operating income of $207 million and a net loss of $14 million, or 1 cent per share.
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Lumos Networks
Lumos' total third-quarter revenue was $51 million, up about 1 percent from the same period a year ago. Wireless backhaul continued to be a factor in its third-quarter results as the telco ended the period with 1,030 unique fiber-to-the-cell sites, up 54 percent from the second-quarter and 45 percent from the same period a year ago. In addition, Lumos ended the third-quarter with a total of 1,363 total FTTC connections a 42 percent increase from the third-quarter of 2014.
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Nov. 4
Cincinnati Bell 
Cincinnati Bell is making continued inroads with its Fioptics service, passing an additional 25,800 units with the service during the third-quarter. The service is now available to 408,000 addresses within greater Cincinnati.
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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)
The carrier's efforts to tighten the credit and collection policy on its broadband subscriber base may eventually enable it to reduce churn, but in the near-term it resulted in the telco losing about 37,000 customers. The service provider ended the third-quarter with nearly 6.1 million broadband customers.
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Nov. 5
Consolidated Communications 
Speaking to investors during the third-quarter earnings call, Bob Udell, CEO of Consolidated, said that the service provider is enhancing its last mile network to deliver a mix of fiber and copper-based speeds that can accommodate more data-hungry over the top service sets.
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With the sale of its data center business in motion, Windstream plans to dedicate $250 million to enhance its last mile network by installing VDSL2 network equipment to support up to 100 Mbps in more of its rural markets.
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Bell Canada
Bell Canada has extended the reach of its 1 Gbps FTTH service Gigabit Fibe to over 2 million homes across Quebec, Ontario, and the Atlantic region of Canada, with plans to extend it to a total of 2.2 million homes by the end of the year.
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Nov. 9
Hawaiian Telcom
Hawaiian Telcom is making progress with its FTTH initiative, making it possible for nearly 60 percent of homes in Oahu to get the 1 Gbps speed tier while eyeing new technologies such as G.fast and VDSL2 to increase speeds on its copper network.
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Nov. 10
Zayo Group
Speaking to investors during the third-quarter earnings call, Dan Caruso, co-founder, chairman and CEO, said that wireless backhaul deals are a key contributor to its Physical Infrastructure revenue mix. During the quarter, Zayo reported $183.7 million in fiscal first-quarter Physical Infrastructure revenue, up year-over-year from $154 million, in the same period a year ago.
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Wireline telecom earnings in the third quarter of 2015