Check out 2010's wireline telecom turkeys

Sean Buckley, FierceTelecomAs you sit down to 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.   

Finally, FierceTelecom won't be published tomorrow and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll be back on Monday bringing you more of up to date news and analysis of the wireline industry segment.--Sean

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

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