Rumored Frontier Sale of Verizon Lines: A Desperate Act?

Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg is reporting that Frontier is considering a sale of landline assets in California, Florida and Texas that the company acquired from Verizon. A Frontier sale of the Verizon lines would appear to be a rather desperate act aimed at improving the...Learn More

CenturyLink CFO: Integrating Level 3 is a Priority, But Digitizing the Customer Experience is As Well

The top priority for CenturyLink for 2018 will be integrating the operations of Level 3, said CenturyLink CFO Sunit Patel yesterday. Other CenturyLink priorities for 2018 will include making the customer experience digital and positioning the company to offer its network on a shared services...Learn More

CFO: More Uniti Group Sale Leaseback Deals for Telecom Network Assets Expected

When Uniti Group was spun out of Windstream as a telecom real estate investment trust in 2015, there was a lot of speculation about whether other telcos also would sell their fiber and copper assets to the telecom REIT and lease them back as Windstream...Learn More

Analysts: Telcos Destined to Lose, Frontier and Windstream Bankruptcies May be in Near Future

Frontier and Windstream bankruptcies could be coming in the “not-too-distant” future, said MoffettNathanson financial analysts in a research note today. “The market anticipates that both these companies will go bankrupt in the not-too-distant future, judging by their sagging bond prices and nosebleed credit default swap...Learn More

Uniti Group CEO Envisions Non-Windstream Revenues Coming From Windstream Assets

Uniti Group Windstream plans could include selling capacity on fiber currently leased exclusively to Windstream to other carriers, said Uniti Group President and CEO Kenny Gunderman at an investor conference today. From Uniti Group’s point of view, the goal would be to decrease the company’s...Learn More

During Wireless Competitive Storm, Verizon Sticks With Network Quality

Verizon network quality will continue to be the company’s key differentiator, said John Stratton, executive vice president and president of global operations for the company, at an investor conference today. “The foundation of our brand is built on the quality and reliability of the network,”...Learn More

With Sprint T-Mobile Merger Called Off, What’s Next?

With the Sprint T-Mobile merger called off, what’s next for the wireless carriers? Many saw the merger as the best move for Sprint, which has been struggling in a competitive wireless market. The merger was less critical for T-Mobile. But that company has been a...Learn More

With FCC Approval of the CenturyLink Level 3 Merger in Hand, Deal is Set to Close Wednesday

With FCC approval of the CenturyLink Level 3 merger announced today, the stage is set for the deal to close Wednesday, CenturyLink said today. The deal already has received all other necessary approvals, a press release states.  Earlier this month, the Department of Justice approved...Learn More

President: Unite Private Networks Small Cell Expansion is Latest Example of Success Based Fiber Build Strategy

A Unite Private Networks small cell expansion announced today is the latest example of the company’s success based fiber build strategy, explained Unite President Jason Adkins in an interview with Telecompetitor. “We don’t just build fiber and hope [customers] will come,” said Adkins. Instead, the...Learn More

CFO: Uniti Group Non-Windstream Revenue Should Hit 50% Within Two Years

Uniti Group non-Windstream revenue should hit 50% of total revenue within two years, said Uniti Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer Mark Wallace at an investor conference today. That would be a substantial increase from the current 30% level. The company expects...Learn More

DOJ Approval of CenturyLink, Level 3 Deal Includes Relatively Few Conditions

CenturyLink’s plan to acquire Level 3 moved closer to finalization late yesterday with the news that the Department of Justice has approved the deal. The DOJ approval of the CenturyLink, Level 3 deal comes with relatively few conditions. CenturyLink will have to divest Level 3...Learn More

Rural Telecom Economics: Telergee Report Finds Revenues Up, Profits Down

The average small rural telco saw revenues increase in 2016 but profitability declined in comparison with the previous year, according to the latest Telergee Benchmark Study. The extensive and detailed rural telecom economics report is compiled annually by The Telergee Alliance, a group of accounting...Learn More

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