Blog Profile / Fierce Telecom


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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Managed service revenues to jump to $297B by 2020, research firm says

Managed services like cloud-based hosting are going to be a big revenue driver for service providers, a segment that Ovum forecasts will grow to over $297 billion by 2020.

Level 3 extends business fiber reach in Spokane, Wash., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Level 3 Communications has wrapped its network expansion effort in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, enhancing its route miles and on-net building reach to address business customers in each city.

Hawaiian Telcom's Barber: 1 Gbps creates awareness of all broadband tiers

Hawaiian Telcom in June became the latest in a string of telcos to introduce a 1 Gbps service. And like its fellow mainland telcos such as CenturyLink it, too, is seeing the phones ring for all of its broadband service tiers.

Verizon quietly shifts home automation customers to Nexia, deploys Z-Wave router

Verizon may have dropped its home automation unit, but it appears that the service is quietly finding new life with Nexia, Ingersoll Rand's home automation division--so quietly, in fact, that even the carrier's customer service reps have reportedly been caught by surprise.

COMPTEL, Sprint, XO, others urge FCC to "competify" the broadband industry

A group of industry trade organizations and service providers, including COMPTEL, Sprint, XO and BT, have launched a campaign to encourage the FCC to drive further competition in the broadband market.

BT's employees-only IPv6 trial catches some customers' attention

BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.

Comcast introduces $159 promotional rate for 2 Gbps service

Comcast has finally revealed promotional pricing for Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps in a number of its Central Division markets, where it will offer the service for $159 a month to customers who sign a three-year contract.

Google, Sprint, Microsoft see potential in aggregated Wi-Fi, but initial revenues aren't impressive

Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable and Huawei have developed plans to deploy Wi-Fi to achieve specific goals for their companies. For Sprint and TWC, the mission is to expand and improve coverage. Huawei wants to sell more handsets, while Google and Microsoft are interested in making their digital services more accessible to a larger audience.

FCC proposes extending copper retirement, sets IP transition protections for consumers, businesses

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to...

Windstream says SMBs will be hurt if AT&T raises special access prices in IP transition

Windstream has told the FCC that AT&T's IP transition will hurt small and medium businesses if large telco providers are allowed to raise rates for last mile network services.

Report: Verizon threatens to cut off copper POTS customers unwilling to switch to fiber

Verizon may be keen on migrating more customers off its aging copper network onto fiber, but that transition is creating new battle for some customers that still want to retain a copper-based POTS line.

IHS: More service providers are carving out IMS, NFV path

IMS and network functions virtualization (NFV) may be the hottest buzzwords in the telecom industry today, but a new IHS report revealed that only 8 percent of service providers it surveyed currently run these technologies in their networks.

CenturyLink, CWA establish tentative agreement covering North Florida workers

CenturyLink has overcome a hurdle in its labor negotiations with union workers by establishing a tentative agreement with workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in its Northern and Central Florida regions...

Suddenlink lights up 1 Gbps service in four markets

Cable MSO Suddenlink has begun offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to customers in its 16-state footprint that includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Verizon braces for potential labor strike as CWA, IBEW union negotiations continue

Verizon is putting together a contingency plan if 45,000 of its union workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers decide to strike.

Frontier says pole attachment prices are "dramatically" high in rural areas

Frontier has joined Level 3 Communications and industry group COMPTEL in asking the FCC to clarify the rules regarding pole attachment rates for cable and traditional telecom providers, as well as making the rates more uniform.

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica collaborate on NFV tech development

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test network functions virtualization technologies with a focus on enhancing network performance and efficiencies.

COMPTEL, industry orgs ask FCC to protect competition in ILEC IP transition

COMPTEL and a group of organizations that represent businesses and competitive ISPs have sent a letter to the FCC asking the regulator to include in their technology transitions an order that will protect and promote competition, universal service and public safety while ensuring business and residential customers can get services as telcos migrate their networks to all-IP.

CenturyLink close to securing video franchise agreement with 4 additional Oregon towns

CenturyLink may have a foothold in Portland, Ore., but its ambition is to expand the presence of its fiber-to-the-premises 1 Gbps (FTTP) and IPTV services into four new areas of the state.

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