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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
By Kyle Dorcas, Vice President - Policy, Syniverse, 3/16/2018
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
The consumerization of IT and the rise of the mobile workforce has had a dramatic impact on voice communications at large global businesses in the last year or two, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/15/2018
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
GTT today snapped up Toronto-based Accelerated Connections, a managed networking, VoIP and colocation service provider, which marks its third acquisition of the year. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/7/2018
Bowing to political pressure, Telecom Italia has approved plans to spin off its fixed-line business and run it as a wholly owned but legally separate entity.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2018
The combination of GTT and Interoute creates a stronger global disruptor in the telecom market, eager to challenge incumbents in the battle for multinational ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/27/2018
GTT has won the battle to acquire cloud-savvy European network operator Interoute with a €1.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) cash deal that is set to close within the next ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- Spain is famous for its bullfights, but they don't usually happen at the Mobile World Congress.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2018
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- Deutsche Telekom will start commercial trials of the next-generation 5G standard this year before the technology becomes "fully live" in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/23/2018
Shares in BT received a boost during Friday morning trading in London after UK regulatory authority Ofcom agreed to raise the proposed cap on its wholesale broadband ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/22/2018
Deutsche Telekom will loosen the purse strings and invest €12.5 billion (US$15.4 billion) in capital expenditure this year, up from €12.1 billion ($14.9 billion) in ...
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