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Balan Nair, Liberty Global CTO, knows that IP is the cable industry's long-term technology platform, but in the near-term the provider will continue to support both traditional QAM modulation and IP on the set-top boxes that deliver their video services in the home.
Zayo reported that its fiscal third quarter 2013 revenues rose $7.9 million, sequentially, to $251.4 million due to an increase in net installations and growth, mainly from its acquisitions of First Telecom Services and Litecast.
At a time when the wireline industry is facing various challenges, including the erosion of their landline voice base and fierce cable competition, wireline telcos need forward-looking people who have the vision to make big bets on technology and service initiatives to improve network efficiency and increase top-line revenue. Show More Summary
Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who was rumored to have left XO Communications recently, as its executive vice president of engineering and CTO.
Alteva reported that its first-quarter unified communications revenues, net of eliminations were $4 million, up sequentially 15.6 percent, a factor that helped to ease the pain of the 9 percent decline in telephone segment revenue.
Verizon's EVP and CFO Fran Shammo, according to a report in FierceCable, said that while the telco anticipates higher churn for FiOS products during the summer months, he is "confident" the telco will achieve its goal of adding 600,000 new subscribers by the end of the year.
Birch Communications, a growing IP-based competitive provider focused on SMBs, has signed a deal to purchase various customer and network elements from Lexington, Ky.-based Lightyear Network Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.
BT Openreach reported that it is seeing delays in fulfilling Ethernet service orders for its carrier customers, due to strong customer demand and some systems issues.
Google Fiber has added Gladstone as the latest municipality in the Kansas City area to get its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service.
BT's flat key revenue measure and fiscal fourth quarter revenues of just £4.8 million ($7.32 million), down 2 percent, didn't dampen spirits at the telecom, which noted that its fiber customer base doubled to more than 1.5 million subscribers.
AT&T is looking to add 250 more new members to its workforce in North Carolina who will serve about 30 sites to fulfill growing demand for wireline and wireless services.
Frontier Communications told investors on Tuesday that since most of its customers are in rural areas where there's less population density, a 6 Mbps DSL connection is sufficient.
As ABC debuts its ABC Now video app that lets cable viewers in New York and Philadelphia watch live programming on their iPad, the next logical step would be deliver hyper-targeted ads to these users.
Alpehus Communications is giving service provider and enterprise customers that need access to Mexico an additional connectivity option via a new Network to Network Interface (NNI) agreement with Monterey, Mexico-based Marcatel.
Only two days before the debut of its service in Boston, Aereo said on Monday that it is no longer going to give customers the option of paying $1 for a daily pass or $80 for an annual service subscription.
The FCC wants to conduct trials related to the telecom industry's transition to all-IP networks, a proposal that is getting a mixed response from traditional telcos and industry groups.
Comcast and Verizon continue to be the VoIP providers of choice for businesses, according to Infonetics' annual North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard.
To some industry observers, wireline voice is about as relevant today as two cans tied with a string. That's not the case for Sian Morgan, senior director of telephony and multimedia networks for Canadian cable operator Videotron. She talked with Jim Barthold about where the service, which launched in 2004, is going.