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Tata Communications Snaps Up US-Brazil Subsea Cable Link

India’s Tata Communications has signed a deal with subsea cable startup, Seaborn Networks to add a Brazilian link to Tata Comm’s existing expansive international network. According to the deal, Tata will be the anchor tenant customer for Seabras-1, an upcoming 10,500km fiber optic cable that will connect United States and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The cable will provide the first … Continue reading

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Fixed Mobile Substitution Increasing Across US

According to new research, 27 percent of U.S. households ditched the landline in 2010 and now exclusively use cell phones.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted the study, which was an eightfold increase since 204. They found that Arkansas and Mississippi are leading the trend.  The CDC’s research shows 35 percent of adults … Continue reading

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Wireline Spending by US Businesses to Remain Flat While Mobile Spending to Increase by 23.5% Between 2010 and 2015

Revenue prospects for the telecom industry in the United States look bright, despite a sluggish economy and slow hiring, according to new figures from Insight Research. Indeed, even though the country still faces financial hurdles, businesses in the United States expect to increase their spending at a 13 percent compound annual growth rate by the … Continue reading

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Verizon’s Q4 and FY10 Revenues Decline Due to its Under Performing Wireline Business

US telco Verizon has reported revenues of USD26.4 billion for the three months ended 31 December 2010. This figure represents a decrease of 2.9% year-on-year. Full year revenues also decreased, down 1.2% to USD106.6 billion. The company blames the drop in revenues on its under-performing fixed line business, which saw its subscriber base decrease by … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Ends July with 3.686 million Wireline Subscribers

The Hong Kong fixed-line market went up slightly to 3.686 million subscribers in July, from 3.685 million a month earlier, according to figures from regulator Ofta. The number of business users slipped to 1.774 million from 1.776 million a month earlier, while the number of residential users inched up to 1.911 million from 1.908 million … Continue reading

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AT&T to Layoff 151 Employees in Connecticut, 90 percent from its Landline Division

The union representing AT&T workers in Connecticut is questioning the company’s motives after learning this week that the telecommunications giant plans to eliminate 151 jobs in the state by early November. Union leaders with the Communications Workers of America Local 1298 said Wednesday that, having met with company managers this week and learning of the … Continue reading

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