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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

Blog Post Archive

AT&T extends 75 Mbps U-verse tier into six new markets

AT&T continues to increase the penetration of its U-verse speed tiers, announcing that it is offering the 75 Mbps service tier in parts of another six markets.

Ciena's Q1 losses widen to $18.8M on customer order timing

Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders.

Lumos expects small cell, dark fiber RFPs to heat up, says Biltz

Lumos Networks CEO Tim Biltz says the company expects to see more requests for proposals (RFPs) from its wireless carrier customers for small cell backhaul and dark fiber.

VSG: Orange, BT maintain top global Ethernet ranking with broad reach, fiber footprint

Orange Business and BT continued to hold on to their top spots in Vertical Systems Group's Ethernet Leaderboard due to continually broadening their reach and fiber footprint into more locations to satisfy multinational corporation needs.

Google Fiber incites SMB battle against CenturyLink, Comcast in Provo, Utah

Google Fiber is taking advantage of its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) footprint in Provo, Utah, to extend services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the area, a move that will find it facing off with incumbent telco CenturyLink and cable operator Comcast.

Understanding the realities of cutting the pay-TV cord

As cable operators and other pay-TV players raise rates on video service to deal with rising content costs, a growing base of consumers is cutting the cord and opting to use an online video service like Netflix or Hulu as their main entertainment source.

Equinix lights up five new global data centers, scales total to 100 centers

Equinix is continuing with its growth initiative, announcing that it will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the coming weeks, increasing the scale of its platform by more than 10 percent.

Lumos sees growth in wireless backhaul, data initiatives, but 2014 revenue drops to $202M

Lumos reported that during the fourth quarter it continued to see growth in both fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) and enterprise revenue, which grew 16 percent and 3 percent sequentially.

AT&T says it can reach its FTTP goals even with reduced capex budget

An AT&T executive confirmed that even though the telco has reduced its capex budget for 2015, it can still meet its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout goals.

How did AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile perform in Q4 2014?

With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the FierceWireless team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.

FairPoint reaches 1,110 cell sites with fiber, looks toward small cell opportunities

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England wireless backhaul plans, announcing during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it has reached 1,100 cell towers with fiber while preparing for new small cell opportunities.

5 reasons why AT&T, Verizon should see Level 3 as bigger business services threat

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is confident that with the tw telecom acquisition firmly under the company's belt, it can now be a more formidable competitor against his main competitors--AT&T and Verizon--in the business services race. Show More Summary

Thomas: Windstream holds advantage in second, third tier markets

Tony Thomas took over the CEO role at Windstream CEO n in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently caught up with Thomas to talk about his vision for the company in 2015 and beyond.

MetTel taps into the emerging managed Wi-Fi market

MetTel is serving up a new managed Wi-Fi service for its growing base of business customers that are increasingly adding mobile connectivity into their daily interactions with employees and customers.

Telco, cable pay-TV operators 2014 sub losses increased to 125K

AT&T and Verizon may be still growing their video service bases, accounting for 11.6 million U.S. pay-TV homes. However, according to a new Leichtman Research Group report, in 2014 that growth slowed to just under 1.1 million from just over 1.4 million in 2013.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink brace for GSA's upcoming EIS telecom contract

A group of the largest telcos, including AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink, will soon be turning their attention to the General Service Administration's (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on to the multi-billion dollar Networx telecom contract.

Comcast Business establishes PoP in vXchnge data centers, enhances Ethernet reach

Comcast Business continues to expand its presence in carrier neutral data centers, announcing that it has established point-of-presence (PoP) in three major vXchnge data centers.

Ritter Communications, iRiS establish Ethernet pact to bring service to 100 rural communities

Ritter Communications has struck an interconnection agreement with iRis Networks to bring fiber and Ethernet services to more than 100 rural markets in Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

FairPoint loses $43M in Q4 due to weather, labor strike

FairPoint Communications reported that a spate of inclement weather events combined with a four-month labor strike impacted residential broadband installations as the company was forced to curtail near-term marketing plans to focus on customer support.

Level 3's Storey says incumbents' wireless focus gives it more enterprise opportunities

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space.

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