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iPhone Only Reason Smartphone Segment Is Growing

Sales of the iPhone have been close to meteoric in some markets, a fact that is bolstering overall numbers for the smartphone market in the face of sluggish performances from the iPhone’s competitors. In fact, if the iPhone didn’t exist, the smartphone market would be in decline. That’s according to a new report from Needham […]

TIA Forecasts Sustainable Growth in Telecom Through 2011

The communications market is generally in good shape and, despite the shaky U.S. economy, should continue to see stainable growth both domestically and abroad through 2011. Thats the word from TIA and Wilkofsky Gruen Associates, which on Friday highlighted the results of their 2008 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast, which looks at both carrier and […]

Infonetics Research Report Indicates Zhone Takes Lead for MSAP Shipments in America

According to an Infonetics Research report, Zhone Technologies Inc. (Booth 408), a global provider of advanced communications equipment, has taken a lead in second-quarter port shipments in the MSAP category in both North America and Central and Latin America (CALA) regions. Results showed Zhone leading in DSL port shipments by more than 100 percent over […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

Report: Broadband, Entertainment Fuel Market

Driven by demand for broadband, the U.S. telecommunications market grew at its fastest rate since 2000 last year, according to a report released Thursday by TIA. And entertainment applications on both broadband and wireless networks are expected to help the market sustain growth, even if its not at the double-digit clip the industry has experienced […]

Time Warner Telecom SVP: Extending Fiber Footprint is Key

Time Warner Telecoms Michael Rouleau Time Warner Telecom Inc. announced it late July its intention to snap up Xspedius Communications LLC, a privately held CLEC based in Missouri, for $531.5 million. About a month after the deal was announced, PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson spoke to Time Warner Telecoms Michael Rouleau, senior vice president of business […]

PAETEC CFO: US LEC The Best Fit

PAETECs Keith Wilson In mid-August, US LEC and PAETEC Communications announced their plans to merge to for a $1.3 billion CLEC — one of a handful of billion-dollar competitive providers. Just days after the merger, PHONE+ Business Editor Kelly Teal spoke with PAETEC CFO Keith Wilson about becoming a public company, its future M&A plans […]

Whatever Happened to …

CONSOLIDATION IN THE COMPETITIVE market is nothing new as illustrated by this list of transactions compiled by New Paradigm Research Inc. with some additions from PHONE+ editors. According to this data, early 100 deals among competitive providers have taken place since 1997. If that isnt interesting enough on its face, then a gander at these […]

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