Global Crossing Q2 2007

August 9, 2007
  • Consolidated revenue grew 19 percent year over year to $547 million.
  • Sales order volume for “invest and grow” hit all time high of $4.8 million in May.
  • Adjusted cash EBITDA improved to $8 million in the second quarter.
  • Company’s cost-cutting initiatives expected to yield close to $40 million per annum savings.

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Telarus launches Ethernet lit buildings tool

August 8, 2007

Telarus today announced the launch of a new marketing web site that focuses on businesses looking for Ethernet over Copper (EoC), Ethernet over Serial (DS1), fast (100 mbps) and gigabit (1 gbps) Ethernet broadband availability: ShopforEthernet. The web site, powered by GeoQuote and Google maps, enables the general public to search for lit buildings where broadband carriers have a physical presence. The results are displayed on a dynamically generated map for easy viewing.

Ethernet lit building
“We are very excited about the launch of ShopforEthernet,” commented Adam Edwards, president of Telarus. “Giving the public visibility into the location of telecommunications equipment is a major advance in this industry, which has traditionally kept this information very close to the vest.”
Finding “lit” buildings where Ethernet broadband is available is very important to larger companies with high bandwidth requirements. By plugging in directly to a telecommunications carrier via Ethernet, customers avoid the expensive loop charges assessed by the local phone company.

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Fiber broadband growing strong

July 31, 2007

  The number of wordwide fiber broadband connections is growing quickly. Though worldwide the number of fiber connections is only half of the number of cable-tv connections. ADSL is the most common method of delivering broadband.

 However in 2006 alone Fiber broadband connections have reached a global coverage percentage of 23%. A total of almost 300 million broadband lines were counted in this 2007 research.  And (at Q1 2007) 33 mililion of these were fiber based broadband connections.

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CLEC’s still fighting Verizon

July 31, 2007

According to the FCC Public notive below some CLEC’s are still fighting Verizon. It looks like this forbearance order slipped the cracks before without any action. Covad, Nuvox and XO are the original filer of the petition. Read the rest of this entry »

EoC – Ethernet over Copper

July 31, 2007

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) will become more and more widely used as an alternative to bonded T1 and fractional DS3. It actually fills the gap in between. A major advantage is that – what’s in a name – it runs over copper where as with a (fractional) DS3 fiber is required, which often results in a high local loop cost or extremely expensive build outs if the building is not lit.

XO Communications is one of the carriers aggresively playing the ethernet field. They offer a 10Mbps ethernet over copper circuit for under $1500 per month (edit: with more competition we are now able to offer Ethernet over Copper (or sometimes Ethernet over serial, aka ethernet over DS1 ) to customers at $1000-$1500. If you compare that to the cost of a bonded NxT1 or fractional DS3, ethernet over copper pricing is great. Another advantage of EoC over NxT1 is the lower CPE hardware cost, as EoC is delivered over an ethernet handoff.

XO’s Ethernet over Copper actually runs over 5 pairs of copper, and even with a few pairs down it will continue to run (on a lower speed). Since it is an ethernet hand off the cost of the CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) is much lower.

Contact us to see if Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is available at your business location.

Qwest Launches Networx Enterprise Services

July 27, 2007

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today launched the leading-edge voice, data, IP and video services, including managed and secure advanced data networks, it is offering on the GSA Networx Enterprise contract. The company also opened its newly expanded state-of-the-art network operations center (NOC) in Arlington, Va., to serve federal customers under the Networx program. Read the rest of this entry »

Covad Q2 2007

July 27, 2007

Covad Communications Group Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Company continues focus on growth and profitability;
Subscription Revenue from Growth Products increased by 31%
Financial and Business Highlights
• $120.6 million in net revenues
• 31 percent increase in subscription revenue from Growth products from the second quarter of 2006
• $4.3 million in A-EBITDA
• $11.6 million ($0.04 per share) net loss
• $6.5 million usage of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, and restricted cash and cash equivalents
• 8 percent reduction in workforce resulting in expected savings of approximately $5.5 million in the second half of 2007
• Launched Bonded T1 and the nation’s first standalone ADSL 2+ service for businesses
• Over 12,000 line-powered voice access subscribers added, an increase of approximately 51 percent from the first quarter of 2007
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