Broadband broker Global Capacity is seeking to acquire the wholesale business of MegaPath, a provider of end-to-end communications services to enterprises. The merger would give Global Capacity an infrastructure platform for delivering copper-based Ethernet and DSL services while offering a new delivery avenue for its One Marketplace software.
Paetec said it doubled the capacity of its Ethernet-over-Copper technology -- exceeding 200 Mbps over traditional copper pairs just four months after breaking the 100 Mbps threshold. Paetec relies on copper-based Ethernet to provide high-capacity access to clients who lack fiber connectivity. The company uses a combination of EoC, fiber and fixed-wireless technologies to service clients in 86 of the 100 top U.S. metropolitan areas.
Swedish-based TeliaSonera has chosen Ericsson to improve its copper-based broadband network to support advanced services across its Nordic base, which includes Norway and Denmark, the companies said today. The deal represents an expansion of Ericsson's current VDSL2 work with TeliaSonera and will enable services such as video streaming, HDTV and online gaming.
Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg has developed a reputation as a cunning, strategy-oriented leader, and his current approach to Verizon's business reflects that. Rather than pushing to make the telecom bigger, Seidenberg is focusing investments on building long-term growth engines, such as a huge fiber-optic network capable of delivering video and superfast Internet services.
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, a rural phone company based in Kingfisher, Okla., is testing new equipment that can send Internet-based TV service wirelessly to TVs. If the program succeeds, it could hasten telecoms' entry into the TV market.