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The Christmas shopping season is the time when the top four U.S.-based wireless operators Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile spend the most money on advertising and add the most subscribers. Their campaigns come at a critical time.
How much does Carrier Ethernet service cost? That's like asking how much a car costs. The answer is similar--it depends on what you need and what you can afford to spend.
AT&T continues to make headway with the fiber to the building portion of its Project VIP initiative, lighting up 232 multi-dwelling units in Nevada and San Jose, Calif.
AT&T and Verizon are facing new heat from the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, which has filed a sharedholder proposal over how they share information with government agencies.
Pay-TV providers looking to curb their content costs are in for a rude awakening. According to a new SNL Kagan report, distributors will have to collectively pay $7.6 billion to broadcasters to package their stations in basic cable programming packages.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with extending broadband DSL services to more communities with two recent drives to bring connectivity to nearly 600 households in Maine and New Hampshire.
Transtelco has completed its acquisition of XC Networks, enhancing its fiber and wireless assets to serve its growing customer base in Texas and in Mexico.
Google has introduced Project Link, a new fiber-based broadband initiative targeting Kampala, Uganda that it says will allow any local service provider or ISP to get access to higher speed metro network connections.
As more service providers roll out cloud services for their business customers, colocation capacity has continued to rise in various geographies, reports TeleGeography.
Ixia's legal and financial tangles continue to mount as the test and measurement company received a noncompliance notice from the Nasdaq stock exchange because of its delay in filing its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30.
United Fiber & Data has put the final touches on its northern New Jersey fiber network build, reaching through Harrison, across the Passaic River and landing on the banks of Newark.
Verizon continues to make progress with migrating what it calls "chronic" copper customers to its FiOS fiber to the home network, an effort that helped it eliminate 600,000 repair dispatches in 2013 alone.
The cable market is fielding "super DVRs" such as Cisco's Explorer 9800 Hybrid Video Gateway Series, which offers six tuners and 2 terabytes of storage space.
Level 3 Communications is adding 1,700 new square meters of space to its data center in Bogota, Colombia to accommodate local businesses' desire for cloud-based services.
Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, may have spent much of his career in the wireless industry, but that experience prepared him to help transform the once rural-only telco into a major provider of fiber-based services for enterprises and wireless operators.
The TV Everywhere concept continues to gain momentum among content providers like Time Warner and large pay-TV providers like Comcast, but the reality is that it's a new concept whose strategy they are still trying to figure out.
AT&T and Verizon collectively saw strong gains in their next-gen U-verse and FiOS service portfolios, adding a total of 828,000 subscribers during the third quarter. But overall growth in the broadband market has slipped, a Leichtman Research Group study finds.
Australia's NBN Co. has invited the country's retail service providers to take part in a three-month fiber to the building pilot that it plans to start in January.
Tom Wheeler, the FCC's new chairman, wants to get the TDM to IP transition moving and has proposed that the regulator issue an order on the matter at its upcoming meeting in January, a move that AT&T applauded. The incumbent's own IP migration has been stymied by the Commission's slow pace on the matter.
Verizon sees continual momentum for expanding its enterprise services outside of the United States, but according to Fran Shammo, EVP and CFO, the telco can do it without having to purchase other service providers.