Data center expansion drives Ethernet switch market growth, says research firm

The data center market continued to be a source of growth for a number of the major Ethernet switch vendors in 2015 as Arista, Huawei and Juniper saw sales grow 41 percent, 125 percent and 15 percent respectively.

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Frontier starts rolling out 1 Gig to select homes in Connecticut

Frontier began offering its 1 Gbps service to select homes in Connecticut, marking another major market to get its emerging FTTH service.

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What is Slamming U.S. ISP Capital Investment?

With the caveat that some will dispute the figures, the second quarter of 2015 showed major dips in capital investment by the largest U.S. Internet service providers. AT&T’s capital expenditure was down 29 percent in the first half of 2015 compared to the first half of 2014, according to Hal Singer, Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow. Charter Communications capex was down 29 percent as well. Cablevision capex shrank 10 percent while Verizon’s capex dipped four percent.

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As Access Speeds Climb, Middle Mile, in Many Cases, Remains the Chokepoint

Revenue scale, or market potential, has been, and likely always will be a major issue for Internet service providers in areas with low population density, especially when population areas are highly isolated. That basic problem exists for remote villages across South and Southeast Asia, Africa and elsewhere, including remote locations scattered across many parts of the Americas. Bandwidth availability, at lower cost, essentially is a barbell, concentrated at the in-home or in-building level on one end, and then the major wide area network backbones on the other end. In the middle are the access and regional networks, where ability to share costs is lower, and where free to low-cost local distribution (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) is not possible.  Those issues will not change fundamentally as Internet service providers ramp up local access network speeds.

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Birch adds 46 on-net buildings to fiber network in four major markets

Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.

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Charting the cable industry’s Q4 2014 earnings

The fourth-quarter 2014 earnings season is well underway and

Connected cars, 4K video and home networking take center stage at CES 2015

Whether it's connected cars, 4K video or next-gen home networking technologies like Home Plug AV, the

$20 Sling TV by Dish Network Will Test Theories about Potential Streaming Markets

Dish Network, at long last, is launching a $20-a-month TV streaming service that notably includes ESPN and 11 other channels. Sling TV is the first stand-alone streaming service that does not require a prior subscription to a linear video service, and importantly will include ESPN. That matters because, up to this point, live sports programming has been known as a “firewall” against greater cord cutting. Pre-recorded video is available from the major streaming services and from some of the networks directly

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Net neutrality, Google Fiber highlight transition, change in 2014: Year in Review

As we look to close out yet another year here at

U.K. Telecom Market Consolidation is Coming

BT is making a bid to acquire EE, the largest mobile service provider operating in the United Kingdom, in a

Tracking Q3 2014 earnings in the wireline telecom industry

Leaders of the top service providers and vendors will be talking to investors and the press about how their companies performed. How did the major wireline industry players fare in the third quarter?

Zayo’s IPO Kicks Off

Zayo has officially kicked off its long awaited IPO , three months after filing its S-1 with the SEC over the summer .  The move will add another major pure fiber play to the markets.  It comes at a time when, a decade after the telecom nuclear winter, the public markets have finally started giving fiber networks some respect. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Comcast and AT&T will Transform and Dominate U.S. Triple Play Market

Assuming both the Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable, and the AT&T bid to buy DirecTV are approved by regulators and antitrust authorities, the U.S. communications market (which now is becoming inseparable from the video entertainment services market) would be transformed. Comcast would be the largest U.S. service provider, ranked by customer relationships, while AT&T would be only the second largest

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How Telcos Are Like Apple

Nobody would argue that a large tier-one telco can move as fast, and be as agile, as most device or application providers. There are many reasons, including the time it takes to build or upgrade physical facilities requiring construction work. But a “monopoly” fostered culture plays a role as well.

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Cable Adds 83% of Net New High Speed Access Customers in 1Q 2014

Why high speed access market share matters: The top cable companies accounted for 83 percent of the net broadband additions in the first quarter of 2014, according to Leichtman Research Group. Given enough time, that will lead to cable TV domination of high speed access in the U.S. market.

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Analyzing U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter

As the first-quarter reporting season comes to a close, it's time to start parsing the information to see which carriers slipped and which managed to get ahead.

BT reaches 19M UK premises with fiber-based broadband service

BT has achieved another major milestone in its ongoing fiber-based broadband initiative, announcing that its last mile fiber network now passes over 19 million homes and businesses.

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More Expansion Details for tw telecom: Portland, Salt Lake, Louisville

With one announcement yesterday and two before the long weekend, tw telecom offered some more details on the rollout of its fiber expansion, market by market. They announced the major new fiber investment back in November  and have been wasting no time getting started. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Level 3 to deliver data center services to Major League Baseball media subsidiary

Level 3 Communications has added data center services to the list of products it provides to MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball.

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Level 3 to deliver data center services to Major League Baseball media subsidiary

Level 3 Communications has added data center services to the list of products it provides to MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball.

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Level 3 to deliver data center services to Major League Baseball media subsidiary

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