Blog Profile / Fierce Telecom


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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

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Shentel's wireline fiber lease revenues drop to $8M in Q1

Shentel reported that its steady wireline fiber lease revenues dipped to $8 million in the first quarter 2015, down from $8.1 million in the same period a year ago.

Hawaiian Telcom sees reduced churn as a result of increased TV subscribers

Hawaiian Telcom may still be a nascent player in the TV space, but like its larger incumbent telco brothers AT&T and CenturyLink, it is finding that its TV service is producing two benefits: reducing churn and driving up broadband attachment rates.

Equinix gives enterprises direct access to Microsoft Office 365

Equinix is giving enterprise customers that are migrating to a cloud-based architecture a private, managed connection to Microsoft Office 365 Azure ExpressRoute through its Cloud Exchange platform.

Cable company consolidation may impact industry's Wi-Fi ambitions

Speculation about the next round of consolidation in the cable industry is well underway, and the question becomes how other new tie-ups between the major cable MSOs could potentially alter the cable industry's broader Wi-Fi service strategy.

Unite Private Networks promotes Adkins to president

Unite Private Networks (UPN), a competitive fiber-based provider that serves a mix of commercial and wholesale carrier customers with dark and lit fiber services, has promoted Jason Adkins to president of the company.

EarthLink finds dark fiber demand from content companies, enterprises

EarthLink struggled with wholesale business revenue in the first quarter, but it is finding growing interest in its dark fiber services.

Cogent, Verizon sign long-term interconnection pact

Cogent and Verizon have signed an interconnection agreement that could potentially improve the way video content like Netflix gets delivered to end users over their FiOS and DSL network connections.

Pay-TV's broadcast of the Mayweather-Pacquiao match was plagued with interruptions

The Mayweather-Pacquiao match may have been one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades, but technical problems caused major disruptions for viewers trying to tune in.

Hawaiian Telcom reaches nearly 18% of households with IPTV

Hawaiian Telcom is making headway with its IPTV rollout, reporting that as of the end of the first quarter, it penetrated 17.9 percent of households with the service.

Level 3 advances SDN play with its adaptive network control solution for Microsoft Azure

Level 3 Communications introduced Adaptive Network Control Solutions via ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure, adapting its software defined networking capabilities to its growing cloud service set.

Cisco taps Robbins to take over CEO reins from Chambers

Cisco has initiated its CEO transition, announcing that John Chambers will step down from his post this summer after a 20-year tenure with the routing vendor and will be replaced by company executive Chuck Robbins.

CenturyLink, AT&T join USTelecom in asking for stay on net neutrality order

AT&T and CenturyLink have joined USTelecom and the CTIA trade associations in firing the latest salvo at net neutrality orders by asking the FCC to stay its action of placing broadband Internet access services under Title II regulat...

Ciena snaps up Cyan for $400M, strengthens SDN, NFV capabilities

Ciena is moving to acquire Cyan for $400 million in cash and stock, a deal that will enhance the vendor's ability to respond to emerging demands from carriers to provide virtualized on-demand services for customers by using a mixture of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

AT&T says more building owners are preparing buildings for fiber deployments

With more than 800,000 businesses in its footprint now being passed by its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) services, AT&T is finding that existing building owners are making their facilities ready for fiber because they see it as a selling point for their tenants.

Report: TWC looks to block Charter takeover with bid for Bright House Networks

Time Warner Cable, which has now become an acquisition target of Charter Communications, appears to be looking for a way to block such a deal and that could involve making its own play for Bright House Networks.

Comcast to one-up Chattanooga's EPB, AT&T with its 2 Gbps broadband service

Comcast is moving to shake up the Chattanooga, Tenn., broadband market by challenging both local telco incumbent AT&T and municipal utility EPB with its own 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband offering starting in June.

Fibertech gets grant to expand fiber network into rural areas

Fibertech, which is in the process of being acquired by Lightower Fiber Networks, has just been awarded a $1 million grant from the state of Delaware to expand its own network in the state while serving as an onramp to increase broadband services in rural areas.

TDS Telecom's Q1 wireline revenues rise to $279M amidst wholesale, business segment declines

TDS Telecom reported that while first-quarter wireline revenues rose 7 percent to $279 million due to an increase in residential broadband and IPTV services, it saw slight declines in its wholesale and business service segments.

Lightower/Fibertech and Crown Castle/Quanta show insatiable hunger for dark fiber, but what deals are left?

It has been a busy week of consolidation in the dark fiber services space with two major deals taking place: Lightower Fiber Networks buying Fibertech for $1.9 billion on Monday and on Thursday Crown Castle snapped up Quanta Fiber Services (Sunesys) for $1 billion. The big question is: What's next in the dark fiber acquisition space?

Level 3 eyes potential acquisition opportunities outside the U.S.

With its acquisition of tw telecom now complete, Level 3's focus in 2015 will be on integrating those assets into its fold, but that does not mean that it's ruling out pursuing new deals.

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