Shentel fiber sales drive to $10M as E-Rate, tower business rise

Shentel's wireline network success in the first quarter, which contributed to the provider's net income rise of 35 percent year over year to $13.9 million, was driven by fiber sales to schools via the FCC's E-Rate program and to wireless operators in its region.

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Windstream sets business services on growth track as enterprise revenues rise to $498M

Windstream's decision to segment its business services into three areas — SMB, enterprise and carrier — appeared to pay off in the fourth quarter of 2015 as it reported that enterprise revenue climbed 4.6 percent year over year to $498 million, while its carrier services saw a sequential rise of $2 million to $171 million.

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Ciena’s Q1 revenue rises 18% to $534M, sees uptick in converged packet optical sales

Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.

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Ciena’s Q1 revenue rises 18% to $534M, sees uptick in converged packet optical sales

Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.

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Ciena’s Q1 revenue rises 18% to $534M, sees uptick in converged packet optical sales

Tablets Outsell PCs 4:1 in 2012

Tablet sales for the full year of 2012 were 267 percent higher compared to 2011. December 2012 alone saw more tablets sold in GfK’s tracked retail channels than notebook sales in the whole of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to researchers at

Skype Accounts for 33% of all Cross-Border Calling Minutes

Microsoft-owned Skype

Tablets Will Drive Personal Hotspot Adoption

Mobile modem sales will see a 16 percent compound annual growth rate to 2017, says Strategy Analytics. Where 150 million units will be sold globally in 2012, 312 million will be sold in 2017, according to

U.S. TV Viewers Using More Screens

The average American watches nearly five hours of video each day, 98 percent of which they watch on a traditional TV set, according to Nielsen.

HickoryTech’s Q1 revenue up 22% on strong fiber, data sales

HickoryTech Corp. ( Nasdaq: HTCO ), an independent ILEC that serves various upper Midwest states, reported first-quarter 2012 revenue of $46.9 million, a 22 percent year over year increase, a result of strong equipment, fiber and data sales. The Mankato, Minn.-based ILEC’s earnings for the quarter ended March 31, rose 8 percent to $2.3 million, while earnings per share totaled 17 cents per diluted share, up 6 percent from the same period last year. “Our business product lines continue to produce excellent results and drove the strong revenue increases in the first quarter, giving us a solid start to the year,” John Finke, HickoryTech’s president and chief executive officer, said in the earnings release

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AT&T, Verizon Results: Mobile Grows, Fixed Line Shrinks

It is not news, nor unexpected, that AT&T’s traditional wireline business, and Verizon’s similar business, are contracting, while mobile is leading growth at both firms. Revenue for the AT&T fixed network business fell to $14.9 billion from $15.1 billion, year over year. AT&T, Verizon fixed line business contracts Verizon encountered the same pattern in its most recent quarter.

Mobile Auto Site Visits Up 465% Last 12 Months, Says Jumptap

While visitors to online auto sites are growing at 30 percent year over year, visitors to mobile auto sites have grown 463 percent, more than 15 times the rate of growth for online visitation, a new study by Jumptap has found. The research showed that those visiting mobile auto content sites were more likely to own a tablet than the overall mobile population, and also much more likely to own a smart phone. A full 69 percent of visitors accessing mobile auto sites are using smart phones. Jumptap Auto Research Shows Mobile Devices Growing 15 Times Faster Than Online

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tw telecom’s (Nasdaq: TWTC) Ethernet, data networking bets pay off in Q3

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC ) continues to see the benefits of the ongoing adoption of enterprise data and Internet services, particularly Ethernet, with $320.3 million in Q3 2010 revenues. The competitive provider’s results represent a 5 percent year over year increase from $304 million in the same quarter last year.

What is iPad Cannibalizing?

If Apple Macintosh computer sales are up 39 percent, while iPod sales are down 17 percent, might that imply that sales of the Apple iPad are cannibalizing iPod sales? That is what Piper Jaffray research analyst Gene Munster appears to believe. U.S. Mac sales are up 39 percent year over year for the month of April, and in fact have been up, year over year, every month so far in 2010, according to researchers at NPD. NPOD’s data also suggests Apple iPod sales are down 17 percent year over year for the month of April, and have been down for half of the initial months of 2010.

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Apple is Now a Mobile Company

The iPhone now is Apple’s biggest business, and it was a “zero” revenue contributor three years ago. Where Apple had fourth-quarter 2009 Mac revenue of $4.5 billiion, it had iPhone revenue of $5.6 billion, up 90 percent year over year. The iPod contributed $3.4 billion in revenue.

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Cisco Q1: profit drops, but Chambers is confident of recovery

On the surface, Cisco’s Q1 earnings leave a lot to be desired. The company reported that its first quarter sales of $9.0 billion were a 13 percent year over year decline. Company GAAP net income was also down to $1.8 billion, a 19 percent year over year decline. While any declines in revenue or profit is never a good thing, they weren’t as bad as the 15 to 17 percent declines Cisco predicted for Q1 09 back in August.

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