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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Uniti Group: Diversification Away From Windstream is a Priority

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When Windstream stock values took a plunge after the company cut its dividend several weeks ago, Uniti Group’s stock moved in near-lockstep. Almost two and a half years after Uniti Group was spun out of Windstream as a telecom-focused real estate investment trust (REIT), it...Learn More

Comcast Strategy: We Intend to Own the Home

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Comcast has set its sights on “owning the home,” said Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable, at a financial conference today. Strauss cited an example of how that Comcast strategy might be implemented: People using Comcast’s home control offering, dubbed...Learn More

Mid-Rivers Usage-Based Broadband Improves Customer Satisfaction, Take Rates

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Montana-based broadband provider Mid-Rivers Communications has taken a contrarian approach to broadband pricing, adopting a usage-based rather than a speed-tier approach. The change to usage-based broadband has increased customer satisfaction and take rates – and while margins initially dropped, profitability was back to its previous...Learn More

Downplaying Data Centers, CenturyLink Cloud Strategy Views Connectivity as a Better Play

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Like some other telecom service providers, CenturyLink has shifted away from the data center business. The company also has shifted their public cloud approach, adding additional capabilities for a multi-cloud approach, noted CenturyLink executives at financial conferences this week. The CenturyLink cloud strategy is now...Learn More

CEO: Uniti Group Seeks Partners for Fiber Asset Purchases

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Uniti Group, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from Windstream several years ago, is exploring the purchase of fiber assets through partnerships with other companies and has seen “substantial interest” from potential partners, said Kenny Gunderman, Uniti Group CEO at a financial conference...Learn More

Verizon Wireless Strategy Under New Chief: Proposition Over Promotion

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Verizon wireless strategy will emphasize the proposition over the promotion while building on the company’s already strong network position, said Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless, at a financial conference this morning. Appointed last year, Dunne previously headed up...Learn More

Verizon Oath Strategy: Mobile Usage Data is Our Oil and Oath Will be Our Oil Rig

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Building “brands people love” will differentiate Verizon’s strategy for the digital media business it will operate when its Yahoo acquisition is completed and those assets are merged with Verizon’s AOL business, said Marni Walden, Verizon executive vice president and president of the company’s Media and...Learn More

Calix: Telcos Need to Adopt Tactical Strategies for Strategic Broadband Goals

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Calix is holding its first ever Media and Analyst event this week in San Francisco and CEO Carl Russo, in his opening remarks, offered some advice to telcos who find themselves losing ground in broadband to cable and other competitors. In response to my question...Learn More

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