Blog Profile / Fierce Telecom


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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

Blog Post Archive

FCC releases net neutrality order, industry preps lawsuits

The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, one that will open a host of legal challenges from major telcos like AT&T and Verizon.

CenturyLink taps Cyan to deliver NFV-based services to enterprise, SMB customers

CenturyLink has taken another step forward with its software-based on-demand network plans by deploying Cyan's Blue Planet as its network functions virtualization (NFV) Orchestrator to deliver services to both its growing base of large enterprise and small to medium-sized business customers.

Verizon's small cell moves could provide backhaul bounty for Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks...

AT&T invests $2.8B to enhance Florida's U-verse, wireless network coverage

AT&T continues to deepen its U-verse footprint in the Southeast, announcing that between 2012 and 2014, it invested almost $2.8 billion to enhance its local wireline and wireless footprint in Florida.

Masergy serves up SDN-based self-provisioning branch office feature

Masergy is giving its multi-site customers another option to bring more of their locations onto one network by offering its Network as a Service (NaaS) self-service option.

GPON deployments drove broadband equipment spending up in 2014, says Infonetics

Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.

AT&T's Stephens: Friendlier local laws help drive FTTP expansion

AT&T says that its willingness to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) to more communities is being driven by both a mix of customer demand and more favorable local government laws that eliminate barriers to building out service.

Lightower acquires ColocationZone, shores up Chicago data center holdings

Lightower has reached a deal to acquire ColocationZone, a move that will immediately enhance its ability to serve a mix of carriers and businesses that reside in downtown Chicago.

CenturyLink CTO Hussain revamps cloud, on-demand network strategy

CenturyLink's new CTO, Aamir Hussain, may have only joined the company in October, but the former Covad and Liberty Global executive is wasting no time making his mar--by realigning CenturyLink's cloud and on-demand network-services plans.

Zayo enhances on-demand London cloud presence with AWS connection agreement

Zayo has taken another move to enhance its standing in London's growing cloud market by adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect portfolio to its Quick Connect portfolio.

IP transition shouldn't be a license to price gouge CLECs, business customers, says Windstream

Windstream says in two new filings it made with the FCC that the incumbent telcos' move to an all-IP network, while promising in terms of new services, should not give them license to raise prices on wholesale circuits they provide to CLECs, a factor that would increase costs for the small to medium businesses (SMBs) they serve.

Wilcon, Key Information Systems bring fiber connectivity to Los Angeles, Ventura County businesses

Wilcon, with Key Information Systems (KeyInfo), has built a new fiber ring that will bring dedicated lit and dark fiber services to businesses located in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Dell'Oro: Google, Amazon, Microsoft data center deployments drive up Ethernet switch revenue

Google, Amazon and Microsoft's ongoing movement into the cloud drove up fourth-quarter Ethernet switch revenues to what Dell'Oro Group says was an "all-time high," driving growth in both the data center and campus markets.

NTT Communications, Dell craft new on-demand cloud pact

NTT Communications and Dell have entered into a partnership where the service provider will give the computing company's customers access to its self-managed cloud solution.

Verizon's Frontier sale gives it a contiguous Northeast FiOS footprint, says Shammo

Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.

Infonetics: 40% of services providers to offer 1 Gbps services by 2017

A new Infonetics study revealed that more service providers are taking the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) plunge.

CenturyLink's Fargano to drive the Broadband Forum's SDN, NFV efforts

CenturyLink's Industry Standards Program Manager Michael Fargano has been tapped by the Broadband Forum as its new Technical Committee Chair to spearhead the development of standards required for software defined virtualized networking in broadband networks.

Equinix expands New York City presence with new 16,000 sq. foot data center

Equinix is taking charge of the New York City-area data center market opportunity, announcing that it has completed the build out of its NY6 data center.

IDT starts processing direct international long-distance calls between U.S. and Cuba

IDT Telecom has begun handling international long-distance calls between the U.S. and Cuba, becoming the first U.S.-based service provider to have a direct connection to the island through an agreement with the country's telecom monopoly provider ETECSA.

CenturyLink CFO: We won't sell our assets ... yet

CenturyLink said it has no near-term plans to sell off or trade any of its existing assets.

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