FairPoint’s Sunu: Charter-Time Warner Cable deal won’t affect broadband growth

FairPoint Communications isn't afraid of Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable, a cable MSO that overlaps with the telco in a number of Northern New England states and other territories. The rest is … [Continue reading]

U.S. Consumers are Plain Unhappy with Most Communications, Entertainment Services

U.S. consumer satisfaction with fixed network telephone services has been falling since 1994. Satisfaction with Internet access providers has fallen since recordkeeping began in 2013, not to mention that ISPs rank dead last for consumer satisfaction … [Continue reading]

U.S. Consumer Satisfaction Falls for 8 Straight Quarters

Somehow, no matter what investments U.S. businesses are making to better serve their customers, consumer satisfaction continues to fall. A steep downward trajectory in national customer satisfaction continues, as the free fall of the American … [Continue reading]

Birch Communications appoints FairPoint vet Tomae as CEO, while Oddo shifts to lead Birch Equity

Birch Communications has named Tony Tomae as its next president and CEO, succeeding Vincent Oddo, who will become president and CEO of Birch's sister company Birch Equity Partners. Link: Birch Communications appoints FairPoint vet Tomae as … [Continue reading]

Birch Communications appoints FairPoint vet Tomae as CEO, while Oddo shifts to lead Birch Equity

Birch Communications has named Tony Tomae as its next president and CEO, succeeding Vincent Oddo, who will become president and CEO of Birch's sister company Birch Equity Partners. Original post: Birch Communications appoints FairPoint vet … [Continue reading]

Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, Centeris, NCC, GVTC

May is here, but April's showers keep on coming.  In the meantime, here's a quick roundup of some news from this week from colo and the metro: ... [ visit site to read more ] See original here: Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, Centeris, NCC, GVTC … [Continue reading]

Altice Formally Becomes the 3rd-Largest U.S. Cable TV Firm

The Altice purchase of Cablevision Systems Corporation “will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity,” the U.S. Federal Communications Commission says, and has approved the transaction. The deal makes Altice the third-largest U.S. cable … [Continue reading]

India Will Become 2nd-Biggest Smarthphone Market in 2017

India will overtake the United States to become the second-largest smartphone market in 2017, says Morgan Stanley. “Following our survey of more than 2,600 urban smartphone buyers in India, we raise our global smartphone unit growth estimate by one … [Continue reading]

Virtualizing CPE: The Devil is in the Details

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Scott Sumner, VP Strategic Marketing, Accedian Market forces in the enterprise business services space are driving providers to adapt their delivery models.They’re moving away from single-function, proprietary … [Continue reading]

CenturyLink must expand fiber to ward off Google Fiber, cable competitors, says Wells Fargo

CenturyLink will need to continue to expanding its fiber networks to serve a mix of residential and business customers as it faces growing threats from upstart providers like Google Fiber and cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications … [Continue reading]

Frontier sides against special access, says the ‘Ethernet market is competitive’

Frontier Communications is confident that when the FCC completes its analysis of the special access and local Ethernet markets, the regulator will find that the market is competitive and businesses have a bevy of service options. Read the original … [Continue reading]

Cable One lights FTTH service in Mississippi golf development

Cable One has hatched a plan to spend $250,000 to build out a FTTH network targeting residents in the planned Shell Landing golf/resort area in Pascagoula, Miss. Follow this link: Cable One lights FTTH service in Mississippi golf development … [Continue reading]

Verizon accused by CWA, consumer groups of forcing copper customers onto fiber

Verizon is facing new accusations from the CWA and two consumer advocacy groups which claim that the telco continues to threaten to cut off service to DSL and legacy voice customers unless they switch to fiber. Originally posted here: Verizon … [Continue reading]

USA Fiber wraps Ashburn dark fiber conduit, targets content, data center providers

USA Fiber has put the final touches on its Ashburn Ring Conduit System, a 7.3-mile network targeting the needs of the Ashburn, Va., data center market, a buildout that it completed in just 138 days. Read the original here: USA Fiber wraps Ashburn … [Continue reading]

Unless Cost Structures are Revolutionized, Sustainable Mobile Markets Will Feature Just 2 Providers

Sprint added 58,000 net accounts in the first quarter of 2016, including 22,000 postpaid phone accounts, part of a total net gain of 56,000 postpaid accounts. On a year-over-year basis, Sprint dramatically improved its account metrics, up about 1.5 … [Continue reading]

Frontier’s McCarthy: Verizon asset integration could have impact on Q2 subscriber adds

Frontier Communications is moving ahead with its integration of the Verizon properties it purchased in California, Florida and Texas, but that process will result in some near-term dips in broadband additions. See the original post: Frontier's … [Continue reading]

Between 2008 and 2015, Developed Market Telecom Markets Shrank

source: McKinsey The years 2008 to 2015 were troubling for telecom service providers in developed markets. And though there was growth in developing markets, average voice revenue per mobile account dropped substantially. Despite forecasts from most … [Continue reading]

China Telecom, KT Plan New Low Latency Silk Road

Most traffic via Asia and Europe travels under the ocean despite the fact that you can walk from one to the other.  But the terrestrial efforts are gaining more ground, and this week we saw another pathway develop.  China Telecom Global (CTG) and JSC … [Continue reading]

Internap Taps Equinix to Expand in China

Internap is expanding its service reach into China with the help of its larger neighbor in the market, Equinix.  Internap has joined Equinix's channel partner program as well as the company's cloud exchange, and will be offering its China Performance … [Continue reading]

Canadian M&A: BCE to Purchase MTS

The Canadian market is about to see some significant consolidation.  BCE, which owns the dominant incumbent Bell Canada as well as various media properties, has entered into an agreement to buy its smaller neighboring incumbent Manitoba Telecom … [Continue reading]

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