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Wholesale Growth, Access Savings Kept Level 3 on Track in Q2

In recent quarters, it has been enterprise sales that have held up the company's growth trajectory, but in Q2 it was the wholesale side that chipped in when enterprise revenues came in a bit light.  That combined with strong savings on network access let Level 3 beat estimates on EPS and EBITDA even as total revenue […]

NTT Acquires Some More Data Center Space

The Japanese giant NTT Communications made another inorganic move to build its global infrastructure today.  They have acquired PT. Cyber CSF, which provides data center services in Jakarta, Indonesia.... [visit site to read more]

Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy partner-up to support Education

Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) held a signing ceremony under which the Telco will provide six state-of-the-art ICT labs to schools run by NGOs across Pakistan. Under the agreement, PCP as the project partner will...Show More Summary

Small Carriers Complain about “Unilateral” Provisions in Wholesale Roaming Contracts

Eastlink Wireless, Wind Mobile, and Videotron have filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), saying that the incumbent carriers are trying to set unilateral terms and conditions for wholesale roaming agreements, reports the Globe and Mail. The complaint comes after a landmark ruling issued by the regulator two months ago that [...]

Goodbye IPv4, Hello IPv6: Why Embracing Next Gen Internet Protocols is Essential to Help Your Business Evolve

It may very well be one of the slowest migrations in history—and no, we’re talking about the Wildebeests of Africa—the transition from IPv4 (Internet protocol version 4, the underlying system that allows us to connect devices to the Web) to IPv6 (the next evolution of that same online identification and location system). For years the [...]

FCC Tweaks Designated Entity, Former Defaulter and Joint Bidding Rules

The FCC looks to plug loopholes in advance of the Incentive Auction. One never fails to marvel at the ingenuity of man. No matter what program, policy or rule the FCC adopts to further some worthy public interest goal, a clever gamesman inevitably figures out a way to manipulate the system to garner a benefit … Continue Reading

Changes Roiling Cable Operators and Their Vendors

Changes in the way people get their video alongside, of course, changes in how they consume it have ramifications on vendors as well as operators.

FilmOn Takes a Big Step Closer to Section 111 Eligibility

Federal judge in California declares Aereo clone potentially eligible for compulsory copyright license. Sometimes, getting there first doesn’t mean that you’re the winner. Just look at Aereo, whose innovative technology was going to revolutionize the delivery of video programming. Show More Summary

G.fast, VDSL gain market share in broadband CPE market, says research firm

Driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA, a new report from IHS Infonetics revealed that DOCSIS 3.1 and G.fast will drive momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments.

Ofcom’s SRDC discussion document

As the summer holiday period commences, all of us interested in communications will be studying Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications (SRDC) discussion document. It is the length of a novel (181 pages) but not quite as exciting and I doubt that many will be reading it on the beach. Even to obtain an overview […]

Colo Atl partners install 6,000 dark fiber strands at its Atlanta data center

Colo Atl, a neutral colocation and interconnection provider, is quickly becoming a dark fiber hub as its customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands at its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta.

Telus completes $11M fiber network serving Northern Vancouver Island

Telus continues to make progress with its fiber rollout, announcing that it has completed an $11 million fiber network build connecting business and residential customers on Northern Vancouver Island.

Cisco's Robbins names new CTO and chief digital officer

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has put more elements of his leadership team in place, naming Zorawar Biri Singh as senior VP and CTO of Platforms and Solutions and Kevin Bandy SVP and chief digital officer.

Verizon, CenturyLink say abandoning copper network is a "myth"

Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.

Frontier, CWA sign labor deal in California

Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.

Sponsored Data Plans Can Help Keep Mobile Subscribers Connected

By: Paula Bernier, TMC Executive Editor It’s no secret that many of us these days are very attached to our smartphones and tablets. Yet for all the entertainment and value these devices – and the applications, information, and people they can access – provide, nobody likes getting bills from their wireless carriers. Show More Summary

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