GVTC targets backhaul, OTT content opportunities with new wholesale division

GVTC, a Texas-based independent telco, is adapting its expertise in delivering residential and business-based fiber services to try its hand in the wholesale Ethernet services market.

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Level 3’s Ethernet, cloud connectivity growth could help it top Q1 earnings expectations

Level 3's aggressive rollout of Ethernet and cloud interconnection strategy should enable the service provider to surpass first quarter earnings expectations, analysts say.

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Why Comcast is Installing Direct Fiber for Gigabirt Pro Services

There is a good reason Comcast is making symmetrical 2 Gbps fiber-based Internet access available across much of its footprint, described as reaching 18 million homes, or about 85 percent of its current network footprint. For consumer customers, the Gigabit Pro service allows higher bandwidth than the 1 Gbps standard Comcast now is preparing to offer all consumers. But 2 Gbps symmetrical, provided over a direct fiber to home connection, will be more important for business customers.   Chris McReynolds, Level 3 VP, says Level 3 does not consider Ethernet-over-HFC service to be competitive with the business Ethernet services that Level 3 sells to business customers. Jitter is the problem.

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EarthLink, Level 3: EoHFC can’t satisfy business customers’ dedicated bandwidth needs

EarthLink and Level 3, two service providers that are building out sizeable fiber networks but still have to rent ILEC facilities, say that the Ethernet over hybrid fiber coax (EoHFC) facilities provided by cable operators aren't suitable substitutes to fulfill business service requests.

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AT&T lauds Metro Ethernet Forum’s latest interconnection agreement

AT&T may be accelerating its Ethernet capabilities to threaten BT and Orange Business Services in the global Ethernet race, but the service provider still faces challenges in establishing interconnection agreements with other carriers outside of its wireline territory.

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Ciena leads in $958M Ethernet access device market, but Adva may challenge in 2016

Driven by carrier Ethernet connections for three main applications — backhaul from business buildings and DSLAMs, mobile backhaul, and wholesale carrier-to-carrier arrangements — IHS Research said the worldwide Ethernet access device revenue totaled $958 million in 2015, up 4 percent over the prior year.

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TDS disagrees with AT&T, says it’s not asking FCC to reimpose price cap on Ethernet services

TDS Telecom's competitive local exchange carrier arm, TDS Metrocom, says that AT&T's argument that it is asking the FCC to reimpose cap regulation on Ethernet services or set specific Ethernet rates is false.

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Colt, AT&T, and Level 3 gain Ethernet share in 2015, says research firm

Colt, AT&T and Level 3 continued to make progress in the global Ethernet market as their network buildouts in countries outside of their home base helped them gain market share, says Vertical Systems Group in their 2015 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.

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AT&T says cable’s EoHFC is a real competitive threat in special access game

AT&T has joined the chorus of traditional ILECs that say cable operators' Ethernet over HFC service is a viable competitive alternative threat in the wholesale special access market.

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Verizon to challenge cable operators with ‘Titan’ business Ethernet program

Verizon is quietly battling the decline in Ethernet cable orders with an Ethernet program dubbed “Titan” — an initiative it hasn't yet formally announced — as more wholesale and retail customers turn to cable competitors.

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Level 3 maintains lead over Verizon amid roiling competitive Ethernet segment

With tw telecom firmly under its belt, Level 3 has maintained its lead over Verizon and a host of traditional competitive providers in the Ethernet race.

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Time Warner Cable, Comcast threaten AT&T and Verizon Ethernet market status

Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other cable operators continue to make a dent in the Ethernet market, challenging incumbent telcos AT&T and Verizon as well as Level 3 in the U.S. Ethernet market.

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Frontier serves up wholesale Ethernet Private Line service in 12 states

Frontier Communications has added Ethernet Private Line to its growing E-Line Ethernet wholesale solutions portfolio, enhancing its local and long-haul access methods for the telco's carrier customers.

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Windstream enhances Ethernet position by expanding on-net fiber, network partnerships

Windstream is seeing its efforts to build out Ethernet services into more of Tier 2 markets it serves pay off. The service provider is gaining momentum with customers as it improves the reach of its network via internal builds and carrier partnerships.

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Verizon acquires XO’s fiber business for $1.8B, feeding enterprise services, wireless backhaul efforts

Verizon is acquiring competitive provider XO Communications' fiber business for $1.8 billion, giving it an expanded network to deepen its Ethernet penetration while satisfying its small cell and wireless backhaul needs.

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TDS’ CLEC business faces price squeeze from the ILECs’ wholesale Ethernet regime

TDS Telecom's CLEC arm, TDS Metrocom, says that delivering Ethernet services to customers, particularly to smaller businesses that want 20 Mbps and above where it does not have its own facilities, is challenged by high-priced wholesale ILEC access services.

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Data center, enterprise campus upgrades will drive gigabit Ethernet sales, says research firm

The ongoing transition to higher Ethernet speeds in the data center and enterprise campus segment will drive Ethernet switch sales over the next five years, says Dell'Oro Group. According to the research firm, the majority of spending by data centers will be on 25 Gbps capable switches, while 2.5 and 5.0 Gbps will make its way into enterprise campus upgrades.

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NFV and Ethernet M&A: ADVA Buys Overture

The rapidly evolving worlds of NFV and Ethernet saw some interesting consolidation this morning. ADVA Optical Networking has announced the acquisition of Overture . The combined company will take over the number one slot in the Ethernet access device marketplace and unify two NFV approaches. …

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Ethernet switch sales surpass $6B in Q3 2015, says analyst firm

Driven by strong results from the largest Ethernet vendors — Arista, Brocade, Cisco and Juniper — Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch sales surpassed $6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, said Dell'Oro Group in a new report. The research firm said that sales for these vendors reached an “all-time high.”

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RCN Business jumps into the 100G Ethernet game

RCN Business has responded to the growing demand for higher speed Ethernet services by upgrading its network to support 100G links. By making this network upgrade, the service provider can now offer customers in its serving areas a choice of Ethernet speeds that can scale from 3 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

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