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America Movil's Brazil market makes up half of wireline RGUs in Q4

America Movil's ongoing movement into Brazil's telecom market continued to pay off in Q4 with the country contributing fully 46 percent of the carrier's total worldwide fixed line revenue generating units (RGUs).

Netflix's international ambitions stretch to Japan - and Cuba

Netflix is making good on its international expansion plans with the announcement that it will launch its service in Japan this fall.

Lafayette, La. to join FCC's anti-municipal broadband fight

Lafayette, Louisiana, the operator of the LUS Fiber municipal broadband network, is the next city considering a move to petition the FCC to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws.

Zayo's revenues rise 4% to $323.9M as company digests acquisitions

Zayo reported that its revenue rose 4 percent sequentially to $323.9 million in its second fiscal quarter. The news comes as the company plots for potential future growth via its recent acquisitions of IdeaTek and Latisys.

CenturyLink lights 1 Gig service for southern Utah businesses

CenturyLink is giving its business customers in southern Utah another high speed option by making its symmetrical 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service available in four areas of the region.

Sprint's reliability improvements help it take No. 3 ranking from T-Mobile on RootMetrics' report

Sprint may still have a lot of work to do to in improving its network reliability, but according to a new RootMetrics report, it is making progress.

Infinera's Fallon: Industry focuses too much on AT&T, Verizon's spending patterns

While Infinera may still have room to grow in the optical market, CEO Tom Fallon is not worried about the spending patterns of AT&T and Verizon, but rather on how the broader industry is purchasing optical products.

RCN Business complements Ethernet, voice suite with Managed LAN product

RCN Business is giving its enterprise customers another tool to manage their Hosted Voice and Ethernet products with the launch of its Managed LAN service.

Business process redesign is essential to NFV/SDN success

Leading telecom operators began the network function virtualization (NFV) initiative several years ago in recognition of the need to reduce cost increases and increase revenue growth rates to sustain profitability. While much technical...Show More Summary

WOW! Business extends 110 Mbps SMB offering to four Southeast cities

WOW! Business continues to ramp up the availability of its 110 Mbps service, announcing that it is bringing it to small and medium businesses (SMBs) in an additional four Southeast cities.

Verizon, Cablevision vie for first place on Netflix's January speed index

Verizon may have maintained its No. 1 position On Netflix's ISP Speed Index for January, but it's was neck-in-neck with Cablevision.

Windstream to FCC: Competitive choice should not be reduced in IP transition

Windstream says the FCC's plan to revise its Section 214 discontinuance and copper retirement and IP transition processes should ensure that its business customers won't be left without competitive choices for service.

Republicans suggest Obama had 'improper influence' on FCC's net neutrality rules

A group of Republicans has taken the latest shot in the net neutrality battle, claiming that the Obama administration had "an improper influence" over the FCC's recent move to implement Title II on ISPs as part of its new net neutrality rules, reports Ars Technica.

Frontier's Wilderotter is comfortable with Title II reclassification

Frontier Communications may be another traditional wireline telco that has to abide by a host of FCC rules, including the move to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecom Act of 1996, but that's just fine for CEO Maggie Wilderotter.

Infonetics: Service providers ramp up hybrid Cloud as a Service plans

Service provider interest in hybrid cloud continues to mount. According to a new Infonetics Research report, 82 percent of service providers surveyed said they plan on offering a hybrid cloud as a service (CaaS) by next year.

Court awards Sprint $27.6M in optical patent case against Comcast

A federal jury in Maryland has awarded Sprint $27.6 million in damages stemming from claims that Comcast infringed on a number of the service provider's optical networking patents.

AT&T extends 75 Mbps U-verse option to 7 new markets

AT&T is giving more of its wireline customers the option to get its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier, announcing that it has expanded the service in seven new markets. The service provider will begin offering the speed tier in Augusta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and St. Louis, Mo.

Alcatel-Lucent's 2015 turnaround may become a reality

Alcatel-Lucent may be able to make good on its promise of delivering positive free cash flow for the first time since the two telecom companies merged in 2006. CEO Michel Combes said during the company's year-end and fourth-quarter earnings call that free cash flow is a goal of the company's turnaround, which he expects to happen by year-end.

Verizon's McAdam: FCC Title II proposal influenced $10.5B wireline asset sale to Frontier

Verizon finally made it public that is selling its wireline assets in three states to Frontier for $10.5 billion, but besides getting more cash to fund its wireless operations, its decision was also influenced by the FCC's move to reclassify wireline broadband providers under Title II of the 1996 Telecom Act.

FCC report reveals 25/3 availability gap more pronounced in rural communities

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently set a fire in the service provider community by proclaiming 25/3 Mbps should be the definition of broadband, and the FCC's new 2015 Broadband Progress Report shows that availability of such speeds is nearly nonexistent in rural areas.

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