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

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @ ADVAOpticalNews: Are drones poised to become part of our daily lives? Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> 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

Suggested Articles

Arista Networks beat out some big names in its deal to buy Big Switch Networks, which came to light last week.

MoffettNathanson reports that the CAF II money that the incumbents received was typically more than the cost of the network builds.

Last year the number of data center mergers and acquisitions deals closed passed the 100 mark for the first time, according to a report.