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    1. CoreSite's $65 million data center campus attracts 3 service providers

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 22 2013)

      CoreSite's $65 million data center campus attracts 3 service providers

      Already, CoreSite has gotten commitments from three of its partners--Sidera Networks, Zayo, and Seaborn Networks—all of which have become established network service providers for the financial services, cloud and network communities. Financial clients will be able to access Sidera's 40 financial exchanges and its Xtreme ultra-low latency network or Zayo Bandwidth's suite of dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services.

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      Mentions:   Zayo   sidera   Sidera Networks

    2. Transtelco wraps its Mexico City metro fiber buildout

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 18 2013)

      Transtelco wraps its Mexico City metro fiber buildout

      Transtelco, a competitive wholesale and business service provider, on Wednesday put the final touches on its metro fiber network in Mexico City, enabling it to address growing wholesale and enterprise service opportunities in a high growth Latin American country. The multi-duct, multi-ring network will be able to provide a suite of services--including transport, IP access, Carrier Ethernet, voice, collocation, content delivery and IT services-- to other service providers and businesses located along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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      Mentions:   XO Communications

    3. Verizon broadens Terremark's cloud service reach

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 17 2013)

      Verizon broadens Terremark's cloud service reach

      Despite the fact that global business revenues declined 3.6 percent year-over-year to $3.8 billion in Q3 2012, cloud and Carrier Ethernet services rose 4.4 percent over Q3 2011.

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    4. AT&T sees acquisition opportunities in Europe

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 17 2013)

      AT&T sees acquisition opportunities in Europe

      AT&T is mulling purchases in Europe as a way to extend its wireless presence in a new market, but any deal could potentially also help the telco enhance its wireline business services unit. Citing people close to the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported AT&T is looking at more potential prospects in the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands. A deal could come before the end of the year. Potential targets include Everything Everywhere, the U.K. mobile operator owned by France Telecom, and Deutsche Telekom or Dutch incumbent telco KPN.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Deutsche Telekom   France Telecom

    5. Cologix introduces new data center, connectivity bundle

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 15 2013)

      Cologix introduces new data center, connectivity bundle

      With Standard Connections, the service provider's customers can leverage leased access into a Cologix-controlled environment to colocate a single Ethernet switch or router. 

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    6. Alpheus extends fiber network to more Houston buildings

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 15 2013)

      Alpheus extends fiber network to more Houston buildings

      Alpheus Communications, a CLEC serving the growing DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market, has built out its fiber network to a number of new buildings in downtown Houston, furthering its on-net footprint. Business tenants who reside at 1001 Fannin St., Two Allen Center at 1200 Smith St. and 601 Travis St. will be able to get fiber-based Ethernet service with speeds ranging from as low as 1.5 Mbps up to GigE.

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      Mentions:   IEEE   Alpheus Communications

    7. On-net Ip Vpn, Ethernet demand rises

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 11 2013)

      On-net Ip Vpn, Ethernet demand rises

      Network providers are scrambling to meet demand for on-net IP VPN and Ethernet services worldwide, a new report from TeleGeography reveals--but quality and growth rates vary widely among regions. Overall, among the 166 cities surveyed by the research firm last year, on-net services grew 12 percent. Africa saw huge growth in 2012 of 52 percent, while Latin America saw only marginal growth in on-net VPN coverage. Asia, Europe and North America saw growth rates between 10 and 15 percent. Growth rates themselves, of course, don't tell the whole story. Although Africa's on-net IP VPN and Ethernet services jumped ...

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      Mentions:   TeleGeography

    8. Verizon will broaden its copper-to-fiber conversion in 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 8 2013)

      Verizon will broaden its copper-to-fiber conversion in 2013

      As Verizon looks to convert copper to fiber in other cities outside of New York City, it will likely face other battles from CLECs that depend on last mile facilities from the large incumbent operators to deliver Ethernet over Copper (EoC) services to their business customers.  

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    9. CenturyLink consolidates network business and operations teams

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 6 2013)

      CenturyLink consolidates network business and operations teams

      CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) on Thursday announced that it has realigned its management structure by combining its network services business sales and operations teams under one common organization reporting to COO Karen Puckett. Puckett will lead CenturyLink's combined sales & operations teams. Effective immediately, the company will combine the business sales and operations functions that were part of the telco's Enterprise Markets Group – Network Services and Regional Markets Group organizations.

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      Mentions:   Qwest   IEEE   Frontier

    10. Hawaiian Telcom wraps up its $13 million acquisition of Wavecom Solutions

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jan 2 2013)

      Hawaiian Telcom wraps up its $13 million acquisition of Wavecom Solutions

      Hawaiian Telcom (Nasdaq: HCOM) on Monday completed its acquisition of Honolulu-based CLEC Wavecom Solutions. While legacy TDM revenue losses drove Hawaiian Telcom's wholesale revenue down 2.1 percent to $17.6 million, the ongoing growth of Ethernet circuits provisioned over the new fiber builds helped drive wholesale carrier data revenue up one percent year-over-year to $15.7 million.

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      Mentions:   Hawaiian Telcom   IEEE

    11. BT to run 200 Mbps FTTP trial in 4 UK telephone exchanges

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      BT to run 200 Mbps FTTP trial in 4 UK telephone exchanges

      BT Openreach (NYSE: BT) on Thursday announced that it will begin a technical trial of its 220/20 Mbps Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service in four of its telephone exchange areas. Set to run throughout February, the four trial areas include Bradwell Abbey, Chester South, Exeter and York.

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    12. Integra adds E-LAN to Ethernet service line

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 19 2012)

      Integra adds E-LAN to Ethernet service line

      Integra Telecom on Tuesday introduced E-LAN Ethernet services that target medium and large-sized multisite customers that want multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 VPN services. With the E-LAN service, Integra's customers can scale their multi-location corporate or campus networks with control over their quality of service (QoS). Customers in vertical segments such as health care and government that ...

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      Mentions:   Integra Telecom

    13. tw telecom expands fiber presence in Maryland and Idaho

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 19 2012)

      tw telecom expands fiber presence in Maryland and Idaho

      tw telecom on Tuesday expanded its fiber network into both Montgomery County, Md., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, as part of its ongoing movement to serve a greater set of business customers in key growth markets. Over these new fiber networks, tw telecom will focus on providing its Business Ethernet services, including its new Intelligent Network services such as Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity.

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      Mentions:   tw telecom

    14. tw telecom broadens reach of its "One to Many" wholesale Ethernet service

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 18 2012)

      tw telecom broadens reach of its "One to Many" wholesale Ethernet service

      tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) on Monday expanded the reach of its Ethernet E-Access, or "One to Many" wholesale service, for its service provider customers. tw telecom's E-Line network provides a Layer 2 nationwide Ethernet backbone. (Source: tw telecom) With the One to Many Ethernet service, wholesale customers that need to expand Ethernet access for a customer that has facilities outside of their respective network footprint can go to tw telecom to get a single connection point to get to multiple buildings in the CLEC's 75-city U.S. footprint.

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      Mentions:   China Telecom   IEEE   tw telecom

    15. Comcast Business Services extends fiber network to downtown Houston

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      Comcast Business Services extends fiber network to downtown Houston

      Comcast Business Services (Nasdaq: CMCSA) on Thursday launched an effort to expand its fiber network in downtown Houston.  Having access to large buildings like Chase means Comcast Business Services will be able to target a large set of potential new customers that are looking for an alternative service provider as they migrate from an existing legacy technology like Frame Relay to Ethernet.

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      Mentions:   Alpheus Communications   Comcast Business Services

    16. Rounding up the top 10 ILECs' performance in Q3 2012

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 13 2012)

      Rounding up the top 10 ILECs' performance in Q3 2012

      With the third quarter 2012 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top 10 ILECs. (Source: iStock) All of their earnings and related results are in the accompanying chart. As we do every quarter, we looked at three dominant themes: Landline losses: Landline loss, as expected, is having a continual effect on the overall financial outlook of the major telcos. However, there weren't a lot of major surprises with the ongoing landline losses at the three largest telcos--AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)--continued to see expected declines. AT ...

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      Mentions:   NuVox   Hawaiian Telcom

    17. Knology extends data center services to business customers

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      Knology extends data center services to business customers

      Since it already has a strong set of business services including voice, data services (both traditional cable modem and fiber-based Ethernet) and video, offering data center services is a logical move for the service provider. As a result of the acquisition, E Solutions' customers can take advantage of Knology's existing business services.

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      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable

    18. Alpheus purchases Net Star Telecommunications

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 12 2012)

      Alpheus purchases Net Star Telecommunications

      Upon completing the integration of Net Star operations into its fold, Net Star customers will gain access to a growing portfolio of data center facilities in addition to a growing base of next-gen IP services such as Ethernet and cloud. When the deal is completed, Net Star customers will benefit from an extended Ethernet footprint that includes a mix of both fiber-based Ethernet and Ethernet over Copper (EoC). Ethernet has been a big growth engine for Alpheus. As of October, the service provider extended its copper and fiber-based Ethernet footprint to 94,000 buildings. Already available in 123 central offices ...

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      Mentions:   Overture Networks   Alpheus Communications

    19. Lumos' Biltz: Big data, mobility offer new data growth opportunities

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 12 2012)

      Lumos' Biltz: Big data, mobility offer new data growth opportunities

      What's common across all of these segments is the use of Carrier Ethernet-based services. Today, Lumos has 10 percent of TDM mindshare in its current markets, but sees various opportunities to "edge out" to new customers that are within 10 miles of its fiber footprint to provide Ethernet and IP-based services.

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    20. FiberLight gets $105M cash infusion from CoBank

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      FiberLight gets $105M cash infusion from CoBank

      FiberLight, a growing competitive fiber-based provider, on Wednesday secured a new long-term $105 million financing agreement with CoBank ACB. The new funding will enable the service provider to achieve three of its goals: refinance its outstanding debt, provide capital for ongoing network buildouts, and maintain a targeted liquidity position.

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    21. Infonetics predicts $1.6B Ethernet access device market

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      Infonetics predicts $1.6B Ethernet access device market

      Brighter future for Ethernet access: Although the Ethernet access device market saw a 4 percent dip in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011, Infonetics Research forecasts that the market will top $1.6 billion by 2016. That's because Ethernet still has an important role to play in the TDM-to-IP transition, and particularly in the mobile backhaul segment. "With so many operators moving to fiber as they upgrade building sites and mobile backhaul from TDM to Ethernet, fiber-based EADs will remain a much bigger market than copper EADs," said Michael Howard, principal analyst for ...

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      Mentions:   Overture Networks   Atlantic-Acm

    22. Fibertech begins expansion into Cincinnati market

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 3 2012)

      Fibertech begins expansion into Cincinnati market

      Fibertech Networks, a privately-held company owned by Court Square, has begun its latest expansion into the Cincinnati market, taking on established players Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) for business and government customers. Fibertech said it has signed up 10 area customers that will leverage the fiber for business services such as Ethernet. Mike Hurley, vice president of marketing and sales of Fibertech, would not reveal how much capital is being spent on the Ohio expansion.  

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      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable   Cincinnati Bell

    23. Zayo's fiber network is now connected to 10,000 buildings

      Explore FierceTelecom (Nov 28 2012)

      Zayo's fiber network is now connected to 10,000 buildings

      Zayo Group on Tuesday reached its 10,000 on-net building milestone, enabling it to offer high bandwidth services to a large mix of enterprise and wholesale service provider customers. The service provider's footprint now stretches across 45 states and Washington, D.C., in addition to seven countries.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Zayo   Level (3)

    24. FairPoint Communications to build New England Telehealth Consortium Network

      Explore FierceTelecom (Nov 27 2012)

      FairPoint Communications to build New England Telehealth Consortium Network

      FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) on Tuesday won a four-year, $16 million contract to provide connectivity for the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC). Leveraging its VantagePoint network, the telco will provide Carrier Ethernet services to over 400 health care sites throughout its Northern New England territory, including Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Funding for NETC's three-state telemedicine network comes from a $24.6 million Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Health Care Pilot Program. Under the terms of the award,

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      Mentions:   Frontier   FairPoint Communications

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