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    1. Tech Valley hires Sidera veteran Mahoney to lead marketing, product management

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 21 2013)

      Tech Valley hires Sidera veteran Mahoney to lead marketing, product management Tech Valley Communications has named 20-year telecom veteran Maura Mahoney as its senior director of marketing and product management. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Lightower   sidera   Sidera Networks

    2. CenturyLink's Ewing: Carrier Ethernet to the tower will stabilize revenue in 2014, reduce maintenance costs

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 16 2013)

      CenturyLink's Ewing: Carrier Ethernet to the tower will stabilize revenue in 2014, reduce maintenance costs

      CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs. During the quarter, wholesale revenues slid 1.5 percent year-over-year to $573 million as declines in copper-based revenue were partially offset by increases in wireless carrier bandwidth demand and Ethernet sales.

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    3. Zayo's acquisitions drive up fiscal Q3 revenues to $251.4 million

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 16 2013)

      Zayo's acquisitions drive up fiscal Q3 revenues to $251.4 million Zayo reported that its fiscal third quarter 2013 revenues rose $7.9 million, sequentially, to $251.4 million due to an increase in net installations and growth, mainly from its acquisitions of First Telecom Services and Litecast. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Zayo   tw telecom   Level (3)

    4. Windstream hires Nicklas away from XO Communications

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 15 2013)

      Windstream hires Nicklas away from XO Communications

      Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who was rumored to have left XO Communications recently, as its executive vice president of engineering and CTO. In his new role at Windstream, he will oversee network planning and engineering, outside plant, records and capital management.

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      Mentions:   XO Communications   NuVox

    5. Windstream's Gardner: Our wholesale team needs to sell more than wireless backhaul

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 15 2013)

      Windstream's Gardner: Our wholesale team needs to sell more than wireless backhaul

      Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.

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      Mentions:   NuVox

    6. BT holds the line in fiscal Q4, doubles fiber customer base to 1.5 million

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 14 2013)

      BT holds the line in fiscal Q4, doubles fiber customer base to 1.5 million

      Openreach, which was impacted by regulatory price changes and a shaky European economy, nevertheless saw fiber broadband and Carrier Ethernet stem overall revenue losses, keeping them at 3 percent for the quarter and 1 percent for the year.

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      Mentions:   Ofcom

    7. Alpheus Communications deepens Ethernet reach into Mexico via Marcatel

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 14 2013)

      Alpheus Communications deepens Ethernet reach into Mexico via Marcatel

      Alpehus Communications is giving service provider and enterprise customers that need access to Mexico an additional Carrier Ethernet connectivity option via a new Network to Network Interface (NNI) agreement with Monterey, Mexico-based Marcatel.

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    8. CenturyLink consumer revenue up in Q1, includes Carrier Ethernet

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 9 2013)

      CenturyLink consumer revenue up in Q1, includes Carrier Ethernet

      Driven by strong sales of MPLS and Ethernet services to enterprise and government customers, strategic business revenues were $615 million, up 6.4 percent year-over-year. Complementing its growing fiber-based Ethernet footprint, CenturyLink continued to expand its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) footprint to over 3,300 COs (central offices).

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      Mentions:   Qwest   CenturyLink

    9. tw telecom is prime acquisition target, says Corvex's Meister

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 8 2013)

      tw telecom is prime acquisition target, says Corvex's Meister

      tw telecom's shares jumped 7.2 percent to $29.12 on Wednesday afternoon after being cited by Keith Meister, founder and managing partner of New York-based Corvex, as a prime acquisition target.  Meister said during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York that Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) or Verizon (NYSE: VZ) could be prime suitors for tw telecom, which has established itself as one of the largest domestic Ethernet and VPN service players.

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      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable   tw telecom   Level (3)

    10. Lumos Networks to build 100G routes in Richmond, Va. metro

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 8 2013)

      Lumos Networks to build 100G routes in Richmond, Va. metro

      Lumos Networks has put its "edging out" network expansion strategy into action by hatching plans to build 100G optical wavelength routes connecting Richmond to Ashburn and Lynchburg in Virginia.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Lightower   Cox Business

    11. tw telecom sees 14.3 percent climb to $202 million on strong Carrier Ethernet, VPN sales

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 7 2013)

      tw telecom sees 14.3 percent climb to $202 million on strong Carrier Ethernet, VPN sales

      tw telecom reported that strong Carrier Ethernet and VPN product sales in Q1 2013 drove up data and Internet services revenue 14.3 percent, or $25 million year-over-year, to $202 million.

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      Mentions:   tw telecom   Level (3)

    12. Frontier's data revenues rise 9 percent to $18.3 million

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 7 2013)

      Frontier's data revenues rise 9 percent to $18.3 million

      Driven by an uptick in Carrier Ethernet and IP voice sales, Frontier's business revenues were $548.3 million in Q1. Ethernet services are currently available in 82 percent of its telephone exchanges, up 10 points since Q4. However, the telco said it has forecast lower business revenue in 2013 due to the expected decline in wireless backhaul revenue.

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      Mentions:   NuVox   Frontier Communications   Frontier

    13. FairPoint Q1 data, Internet services revenue grow to $38.1 million

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 7 2013)

      FairPoint Q1 data, Internet services revenue grow to $38.1 million

      FairPoint Communications reported that data and Internet services revenue grew 15 percent to $38.1 million with residential DSL and business-grade Carrier Ethernet services attracting new customers.

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      Mentions:   FairPoint Communications

    14. UNSi acquires Airband, beefs up MPLS reach, adds broadband wireless

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 7 2013)

      UNSi acquires Airband, beefs up MPLS reach, adds broadband wireless

      UNSi, a competitive service provider, has purchased Dallas-based Airband, a move that gives it expanded MPLS capabilities and, for its business customer base, broadband wireless services. Having the MPLS over fixed wireless service adds another delivery option for MPLS last mile, as Carrier Ethernet last mile, while speeding up installation time.

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      Mentions:   Oracle   tw telecom   Level (3)

    15. Hawaiian Telecom's broadband, TV gains drive Q1 revenues to $96 million

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 6 2013)

      Hawaiian Telecom's broadband, TV gains drive Q1 revenues to $96 million

      One key area of revenue growth will likely come from the Carrier Ethernet services that it will sell to wireless operators and to other carriers looking to extend their services into Hawaii. "In our wholesale channel, we expanded our product portfolio with the launch of additional Ethernet-based service offerings, providing our wholesale customers with cost-effective, viable options to existing legacy service offerings," Yeaman said.

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      Mentions:   Hawaiian Telcom

    16. CenturyLink launches 1 Gbps fiber pilot in Omaha

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 1 2013)

      CenturyLink launches 1 Gbps fiber pilot in Omaha

      CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is providing its own answer to Google Fiber's (Nasdaq: GOOG) last-mile fiber vision by launching a 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the premises (FTTP) pilot deployment that will serve 48,000 homes and businesses in Omaha, Neb. Eligible customers will be able to get a direct connection to its recently upgraded 100G global backbone network, which was built to deal with the deluge of new consumer and business traffic such as Ethernet and video streaming.

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      Mentions:   Oracle   Qwest   CenturyLink

    17. GTT buys Inteliquent data business for $54.5 million, enhances Ethernet interconnectivity

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 30 2013)

      GTT buys Inteliquent data business for $54.5 million, enhances Ethernet interconnectivity

      GTT, a virtual network operator, has enhanced its Ethernet and IP transit capabilities by purchasing Inteliquent's global data services business for $54 million, a move that immediately bolsters its Ethernet interconnectivity capabilities. Besides the purchase price for the company, GTT will also provide $2 million in commercial services over the next three years.

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      Mentions:   Oracle

    18. Sprint expands Carrier Ethernet for the mid-sized business market

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 30 2013)

      Sprint expands Carrier Ethernet for the mid-sized business market

      A key area of focus will be on expanding its Carrier Ethernet service presence and service portfolio. Traditionally used to access its MPLS network services, Sprint's Ethernet service is available in 147 markets domestically and 64 countries. Later this year it is going to introduce a new set of Carrier Ethernet services and continue to expand in existing and new markets.

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      Mentions:   Oracle

    19. Sprint's Fitz on targeting mid-sized businesses with Carrier Ethernet

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 30 2013)

      Sprint's Fitz on targeting mid-sized businesses with Carrier Ethernet

      with Mike Fitz, Vice President, Wireline & Solutions Engineering, Sprint Fitz ( Image source: Sprint ) Mike Fitz, vice president, wireline and solutions engineering for Sprint ( NYSE: S ) , said that what separates Sprint from the pack is its simple approach to serving businesses. One of the key initiatives Fitz and his team are driving in 2013 and into 2014 will be the introduction of Carrier Ethernet service, which it will deliver to its business customers to get access to its MPLS network, and provide necessary backhaul capabilities for the service provider's wireless network.

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      Mentions:   Oracle

    20. CenturyLink takes over DoD's $750 million DREN III networking contract

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 24 2013)

      CenturyLink takes over DoD's $750 million DREN III networking contract

      CenturyLink ( NYSE: CTL ) struck another major coup in the public sector service market by being awarded the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) III contract, unseating incumbent provider Verizon ( NYSE: VZ ). DREN III is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP). The HPCMP was designed to solve complicated and time ...

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      Mentions:   NuVox   Frontier   MCI

    21. Sprint's Q1 wireline revenues drop to $893 million on lower voice, Internet results

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 24 2013)

      Sprint's Q1 wireline revenues drop to $893 million on lower voice, Internet results

      Despite seeing declines across its three wireline business lines, Sprint has been gaining momentum in the wireline industry segment, selling its MPLS services to medium and large businesses. Another key point in Sprint's wireline portfolio is Ethernet. Sprint plans to offer a broader set of Carrier Ethernet services to its existing and new clients, while expanding its domestic footprint.

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    22. Lumos Networks obtains MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 23 2013)

      Lumos Networks obtains MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

      Lumos Networks ( Nasdaq: LMOS ) has become the third U.S.-based service provider to obtain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for E-Access. The telco has been on a fast track with Ethernet certification, having only completed CE 1.0 certification for its Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services less than a year ago. CE 2.0 extends ...

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Cox Business

    23. GlobeNet wraps up work on its Bermuda-to-U.S. submarine cable system

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 22 2013)

      GlobeNet wraps up work on its Bermuda-to-U.S. submarine cable system

      GlobeNet, Oi's wholesale submarine cable provider subsidiary, has completed construction of its Segment 5 subsea cable system, linking Bermuda and the United States with capacity of as much as 30 Tbps. Segment 5, announced in January 2012, replaced its earlier Segment 5 cable (formerly BUS-1) and will provide, it claims, over "30 times the previously lit capacity between Bermuda and the United States." Built with landing stations in St. David's, Bermuda, and Tuckerton, N.J., the 1,350 km system is designed to support 150 wavelengths per fiber pair at 100 Gbps per wavelength. To carry traffic over ...

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      Mentions:   Reliance   TeleGeography

    24. Reliance's talks with Batelco to sell Globalcom end with no deal

      Explore FierceTelecom (Apr 21 2013)

      Reliance's talks with Batelco to sell Globalcom end with no deal

      Reliance Communications' move to sell off a large stake of its Globalcom unit has stalled again as its talks with Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) ended without a deal being struck. "Batelco is no longer in discussions with Reliance regarding a direct or indirect investment in Reliance Globalcom," Osama Al Saad, a Batelco spokesman said on Saturday in a statement. This is another blow for Reliance, which hoped that the sale of the Globalcom assets--in addition to a recent $221 million deal to provide dark fiber for Reliance Industries' proposed 4G wireless network--would help pay down more of its $7 billion ...

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      Mentions:   Reliance   Reliance Globalcom

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