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AT&T says common interconnection standards will drive new Ethernet growth

AT&T may be the largest Ethernet provider in the U.S., but to fulfill the requirements of large multi-national corporation customers (MNCs) that reside outside of its wireline territory, it would like to have a standard method to establish Ethernet interconnection with other providers.

Windstream wraps spinoff of wireline assets into CS&L REIT

Windstream has made its final move to spin off parts of its wireline network assets into Communications Sales and Leasing (CS&L), a move that it says will reduce debt and provide capital to make new network investments.

TeliaSonera achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

TeliaSonera has become the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification (CE 2.0), adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail and wholesale lines for business and carrier customers.

Optical Network Terminal (ONT) Provisioning Made Simple

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) enables providers to deliver more bandwidth and better services to customers, but service provisioning can be a substantial headache since FTTH networks are shared and therefore the optical network terminal (ONT) location is not known. Show More Summary

A brief update on DOT EVERYONE

A month ago, the wonderful Martha Lane Fox gave the annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture in which her big idea was the establishment of a new public body to debate Internet issues which she has dubbed DOT EVERYONE. She invited supporters of the proposal to sign an online petition. MLF has today announced: “We have smashed […]

Enjoy Zong’s “Rome Like Home” offer in Saudia

Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G & 4G operator has launched its “Roam Like Home” offer for Zong customers travelling to Saudi Arabia. This offer gives the lowest international roaming rates that are equivalent to rates offered to customers at home. Show More Summary

Sizing up the top trends for the upcoming iOS 9, Android M and Windows 10 smartphone OS rollouts

The major smartphone industry leaders, including Google, Apple and Microsoft, are gearing up to debut a number of new enhancements to their smartphone operating systems over the next few months. What should we expect from these rollouts?

CenturyLink establishes presence in Australia's data center market

CenturyLink has taken another step forward with its Asia-Pacific data center expansion effort, announcing that it has extended its services into the Australian market through a partnership with Data-Center-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited.

Verizon's SDN strategy will migrate aging wireline platforms to software

Verizon has begun building a foundation to implement software defined networking (SDN) throughout its networks to improve service timelines, but on the wireline side the initial focus will be on migrating legacy elements and functions onto software-based platforms. Show More Summary

CyrusOne to Acquire Cervalis

The data center provider CyrusOne made a significant inorganic move today, announcing the acquisition of privately-held Cervalis.  The deal gives CyrusOne its first presence in the northeast, by which we mean the New York City metro area of course and an increased penetration of the financial vertical.  ... [visit site to read more]

Tuesday Roundup: Allied Fiber, GCX, CenturyLink

Here's a quick look at some news from early this week:... [visit site to read more]

Jovago Unveils Revamped Website and Logo

Jovago has unveiled its new website after consultation and feedback from customer base. This updated look of the website is channeled towards the Jovago customer – making their user experience as simple and uncomplicated as possible....Show More Summary

Here Comes CS&L, the Fiber REIT is Born

Yesterday Windstream followed through on the plans it unveiled 9 months ago, and spun off its network assets into a Real Estate Investment Trust in a tax-free move yesterday. The new entity trades under the ticker CSAL, and has had a bit of a rough going while the markets figure out just what to do […]

T-Mobile, Sprint, and Others Form Alliance to Pressure FCC Over 600 MHz Auction Rules

Smaller US carriers and a group of policy and public interest groups have formed a new alliance to pressure the FCC into crafting the 600 MHz wireless spectrum auction rules to increase wireless competition. The group, SaveWirelessChoice,...Show More Summary

Does Religion Hamper Technological Progress?

As one who has studied religious phenomena for the better part of my adult life I’m always fascinated by the intersection of religion and culture, or in this case, religious belief and technology. With such an intersection in mind it may not come as a surprise that according to a study by the National Bureau [...]

FCC Has More Questions About Designated Entities

Some rules may be tightened, others loosened. The FCC is looking for expedited input about its auction rules governing Designated Entities (DEs). If you have any interest in DE-related matters, heads up: you’ve only got until May 14Show More Summary

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