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FairPoint sees disaster recovery services driving data center growth

FairPoint Communications is seeing a growing demand for its emerging retail data center business coming from businesses that want to implement a disaster recovery (DR) plan.

Dish's Ergen says Sony's OTT will be pay-TV's real disruptor

Charlie Ergen, Dish Network's chairman and incoming CEO, said that Sony's upcoming over-the-top service is going to have a larger effect on the pay-TV business because it is not an incumbent player.

Level 3 adds extension to Colombia SAC-1 submarine cable

Level 3 Communications has made an extension to the SAC-1 submarine cable with a new branch to a cable station in Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast near Cali, according to a recent FCC filing.

Zayo realigns top management, completes Latisys acquisition

Zayo is shuffling its top management ranks as it completes its acquisition of Latisys, a move that will help it sharpen its focus on colocation, cloud and optical service opportunities.

Telstra achieves MEF Carrier 2.0 certification for retail Ethernet services

Telstra has become the latest service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its international Ethernet portfolio, adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail service line for business customers.

Windstream's Gunderman: We'll improve broadband speeds with VDSL2, bonding

Windstream plans to enhance the broadband speeds for customers by deploying fiber deeper into its last mile network, while leveraging VDSL2 and bonding to drive more bandwidth to consumers.

Tuesday Roundup: Infinera, Ciena, Windstream, AMS-IX, Level 3

Here's a quick roundup of some news from the first part of this week:... [visit site to read more]

What is Old is New Again: Market for Second-Hand Smartphones Exploding

While recycle and resale options have long existed for smartphones, they haven’t always been popular, with studies as recently as 2013 showing that the vast majority of smartphone users either kept their old phones stashed away like some technological paper weight, or simply threw them in the garbage. Further, the vast majority of those looking [...]

A cheaper way to broadcast on DAB

Ofcom has today confirmed plans for trials of a new technology that could provide small radio stations across the UK with an affordable way to broadcast on DAB digital radio. Known as ‘small scale DAB’, the new approach is best suited for broadcasting to small geographic areas, ideal for community and local radio stations. Small […]

Does the Great Firewall Protect me from the NSA?

  Yesterday I tweeted in jest (and in French) that it felt weird to think that the Great Firewall of China might be protecting me from the NSA. Since then that thought has been percolating in my brain, and I’m not sure it’s a joke anymore. I live in China, and the Great Firewall is […]

Infonetics: Ciena, Infinera, Adva benefit from uptick in data center spending

Ciena, Infinera and Adva are diversifying their businesses to include data center providers that are looking for high capacity gear to interconnect their facilities, according to a report from Infonetics Research.

Google to FCC: Don't regulate interconnection between edge providers and ISPs

Google has asked the FCC to refrain from regulating the informal interconnection agreements that Google and other providers have developed with ISPs like Comcast and Verizon.

NFV INSIGHTS: Preparing for the future of NFV

By: Andreas Lemke, Ph.D. - Alcatel-Lucent Have you ever gotten your hands dirty and really implemented an NFV or SDN application? Six teams from academia and industry in Israel and Europe can answer with a resounding yes! These teams...Show More Summary

Telus will penalize broadband users if they surpass their 50GB data allowance

Telus notified broadband consumers that beginning March 30 they will be penalized if they surpass their monthly Internet data allowance of 50 GB per month. This development indicates that Canada's incumbent telcos are starting to adopt a usage-based billing system similar to what is emerging in the United States.

CenturyLink, Ciena conduct live Terabit trial in central Florida

CenturyLink is taking a look at what lies beyond 100G transmission by completing a 1 Terabit (Tbps) trial on a part of its fiber network in central Florida with vendor partner Ciena.

Sizing up how AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in Q4 2014

Now that the fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, FierceWireless, in partnership with Jackdaw Research, is taking a look at how the top wireless operators performed in terms of key metrics like churn and ARPU.

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