FairPoint to announce Q4 earnings on March 4; Ciena announces new additions to WaveLogic coherent processor line

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> FairPoint Communications will release its 2014 fourth-quarter and full-year results early morning on Wednesday, March 4. Release

> TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), the international wholesale fiber network operator within TeliaSonera Group, said it is going to make a big decision about 100G technologies to be used in some of its metro networks, reports Light Reading. Article

> Ciena has launched two additions to its WaveLogic coherent processor portfolio as well as a new flexible photonic architecture for metro applications: the WaveLogic 3 Extreme chipset for Ciena's 6500 and 5430 converged packet optical platforms. Release

Cable News
> Cablevision reported slightly accelerated subscriber losses of 34,000 in the fourth quarter, ending the three month period with 2.68 million Optimum TV customers. Article

> Suddenlink lost another 34,800 basic video customers in the fourth quarter of 2014, nearly quadrupling the 8,600 it lost during the comparable 2013 quarter. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular capped 2014 with a strong performance in the fourth quarter. The company managed to grow its postpaid customer base in 2014, the first time it has been able to do so since 2009. Article

> Just weeks after launching its low-cost Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service, Cablevision CEO James Dolan told investors during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call that he believes Freewheel will disrupt the cellular industry and his company is going to put more emphasis on its Wi-Fi initiatives. Article

And finally… @AccentureComms:  #CSPs looking to be disrupters must re-imagine themselves as a digital business. Article


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