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Huawei, Ciena and Alcatel-Lucent benefited from a 4 percent year-over-year rise in WDM equipment spending during the third quarter, reports Infonetics in its quarterly optical network hardware report.
Deutsche Telekom has begun offering its VDSL2 service to customers in the first 10 communities in its operating territory. Initially supporting up to 50 Mbps, the telco will implement vectoring on its copper lines to offer up to 100 Mbps in the second half of 2014.
As the telecom industry evolves into one where service providers offer a series of wireless and wireline services, FierceTelecom and FierceWireless teamed up to present The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2013 to reflect the changing nature of this market vertical.
CenturyLink has added another element to its growing cloud services portfolio by acquiring Tier 3, a Seattle-based public cloud service provider. Neither company revealed the financial terms of the deal.
Verizon continues to battle a raft of copper wiring theft in Pittsburgh's North Side neighborhood. The telco is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of who is responsible.
TeliaSonera International Carrier is responding to the growing demand for bandwidth from its growing mix of carrier and social media company customers by adding 11,500 dark fiber miles to its network.
AT&T has set an ambitious goal to expand its U-verse broadband to about 57 million locations by 2015 by upgrading its last mile network with more IP DSLAMs and VDSL2.
Savvis will enhance its reach into Canada with the debut of a second data center in Toronto next summer.
Level 3 Communications has expanded and upgraded its Latin America network in four of the region's largest countries--Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela--to support what it says is a growing desire from carrier and business customers for higher speed integrated IP solutions.
T-Mobile emerged as new key challenger to AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the wireless market. The wireless operator's Q3 results, reported FierceWireless, prompted a number of analysts firms to increase their net add expectations for Q4 2013 and into 2014.
Liv Garfield, CEO of BT Openreach, will leave the UK incumbent telco this spring after nearly three years on the job. She will take the CEO post at Severn Trent.
AT&T reported that it now has 10 million U-verse broadband subscribers in its 22-state footprint, a factor it says is largely due to its $14 billion Project VIP network upgrade plan. Since launching Project VIP last November, the telco has enabled 2.5 million new broadband customer locations.
TDS Telecom is moving forward with four broadband stimulus projects that will extend service to customers in parts of Georgia and Wisconsin.
CenturyLink's cloud and data center subsidiary Savvis has scored another point in the financial services sector by securing a contract for data center services with trading company IEX Group.
Verizon may tout how its FiOS TV offering can provide a superior experience over cable, but a number of moves it has made lately suggest the service provider could be building the foundation to offer some kind of virtual cable or a broader over-the-top video offering.
AT&T is making its fiber-based network service capabilities available to more California-based businesses by completing the installation of its fiber to over 450 multi-tenant office buildings throughout the San Francisco metro area.
While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.
FairPoint Communications is facing a new challenge from Maglan Capital, who wants to gain a larger presence on the telco's board of directors. The firm said it will propose to replace three of the company's directors at the next board meeting this spring.
As service providers look to enhance their relationship with existing customers and attract new ones, a study by Ovum says that they are increasing their investment in customer experience management tools including network and service policy management.
Cisco reported that fiscal Q1 2014 switching sales rose 3 percent to $3.75 billion as it saw an increase in the Americas and EMEA regions. But while Cisco's revenues rose 1.2 percent year-over-year to $12 billion, net profit dropped 4.6 percent to $2 billion.