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The Metro Ethernet Forum has begun a new leadership chapter, naming Andrew McFadzen, Orange Business Services' head of global marketing, as its new chairman.
CenturyLink reported that despite a strong uptick in both broadband and video services, fourth-quarter 2013 revenues declined 0.4 percent to $4.1 billion.
Cisco reported that its fiscal second-quarter revenue dropped 7.8 percent year-over-year to $11.2 billion due to a drop in sales in all of its geographic regions and product groups.
Comcast may have been one of the last major cable MSOs to enter the business services space, but its bid to acquire fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable will make it an even more dominant force in the traditionally underserved mid-sized market.
Frontier Communications' multi-billion dollar acquisition of Verizon's landline operations in 14 states may be a fading memory, but in West Virginia the telco has made large strides in the past four years by extending broadband to 176,000 customers and driving down customer complaints by about 70 percent.
Cable operators and telcos have never had the greatest relationship, but now comes a report that a Verizon technician allegedly cut one of Cablevision's underground fiber lines serving Long Island.
AT&T and Verizon continue to enjoy their status as the two top providers in the U.S. Carrier Ethernet market, but it's clear that cable operators are becoming a bigger factor, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest Ethernet Leaderboard.
Level 3 Communications is stepping up its competitive stance in the Northern California market by expanding its local network presence.
Telephone and Data Systems President and CEO LeRoy Carlson told investors this week that he is satisfied with its purchase of regional cable operator Baja Broadband and he foresees similar deals could happen in the future.
NBC Sports is giving users multiple options to get access to Sochi 2014 Olympic games on multiple devices by making all of the events available online, either live or to download, for authenticated users. Samantha Bookman, managing editor...Show More Summary
tw telecom reported that fourth-quarter revenues rose 5.9 percent to $400 million due to strong enterprise service growth, but it foresees some rocky spending patterns taking place in 2014.
Vodafone Ireland is in talks with Irish utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) about jointly building a Greenfield $545 million fiber to the premises (FTTP) network that would serve 450,000 homes and businesses.
Bell Aliant is enhancing its data center capacity for existing and new business customers, announcing that it will build a $23 million new facility in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Calix's fourth-quarter 2013 revenue rose 3 percent year-over-year to $94 million, up from $91.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and meeting the preliminary results it revealed in January.
Chicago's plans to provide some parts of the city with gigabit-capable fiber broadband service came closer to reality as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office put forward requests for qualifications from service provider partners, the Chicago Tribune reported.
DE-CIX North America, an emerging Internet exchange provider, continues to make progress in establishing a foothold in the U.S. market by expanding its Apollon technology platform to service 111 access points in Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island.
Verizon is no longer going to let customers sign up for its much talked about Home Monitoring and Control product, reports FierceCable. John Columbus, a Verizon spokesman, said it stopped accepting new orders in October.
AT&T and Google Fiber soon won't be the only 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) game in Austin, Texas, as Grande Communications says it's going to offer its own fiber-based service.
Sprint's wireline revenues were a bit of a mixed bag in the fourth quarter of 2013, rising to $859 million sequentially but down year-over-over year from $949 million in the same period a year ago.
Japan's communications ministry may lift the ban on former state-run incumbent telco NTT, giving it the ability to offer discounts for wireline and wireless service bundles, reports Nikkei Asian Review.