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CenturyLink Agrees to Acquire Level 3
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10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
The $34 billion deal will create a company with an 'owned' network that connects more than 350 metropolitan areas and links directly to approximately 75,000 on-net buildings.
Ciena Intros WaveLogic Ai, New Programmable Optical Gear
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10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
New fully programmable coherent modem combines scale, automation and intelligence for a more flexible and efficient optical network.
M1 Demos NB-IoT, 5G With Nokia
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10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Singapore's M1 has demonstrated potential commercial applications for NB-IoT and supporting 5G capabilities.
AT&T to Test 400G in 2017
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10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T today announced a three-phased test of 400 Gigabit Ethernet services in 2017 with the intent to be first to offer the service.
Nokia Names New CFO
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia CFO Timo Ihamuotila is leaving to take a new role in Switzerland and will be replaced from January 1, 2017, by Kristian Pullola, currently the vendor's Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller.
Verizon Buys Vessel for Video Expertise
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Verizon is acquiring Vessel for the company's talent and technology, but will shut down the consumer-facing subscription video service within days.
Infinera Reports Q3 Sales Slump
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reported third quarter revenues of $185.5 million, down from $232.5 million during the same period a year earlier.
AT&T Launches First LTE-M Site
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T has enabled LTE-M technology on its first site in the San Francisco market to support its LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network pilot.
Thailand's True Collaborates With Huawei to Set Up the World's First Atom GPS Site to Address 4.5G Time Synchronization Challenges
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Time synchronization solution addresses the challenges in traditional GPS deployment, saving on total cost of ownership (TCO), achieving network-wide anywhere clock synchronization, and improving users' network experience.
OpenStack Takes Interop Challenge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
At OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, 16 vendors showcased the same app running on multiple OpenStack public and private clouds.
IBM Brings Watson to Its Cloud Video Technology
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
IBM unveils new Watson-powered cognitive services for its Cloud Video technology.
Video Share in Africa Doubled in Past Year – Sandvine
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
YouTube driving video growth in Africa, is leading application in Asia and Middle East.
Wicket Labs Launches to Address Video API Challenges
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Enables media companies to monitor mission-critical APIs.
Vodafone Champions Open APIs & Platform Business Models for SDN, NFV & Cloud Services With Huawei
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei has announced an innovation initiative to enable Open APIs and a Platform Business Model for SDN, NFV and Cloud Services under the umbrella of TM Forum's Open API and platform programs, championed by Vodafone.
Swisscom Picks Red Hat for OpenStack, Virtualization
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Swisscom is deploying Red Hat's OpenStack and virtualization tools to develop and deliver cloud services.
OpenStack Gains Ground in Enterprise
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Business-critical workloads are running on larger deployments across diverse industries, according to a study from 451 Research.
Compass Cloud Services Reborn as Calix Cloud
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Calix introduces its second-generation family of subscription services for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance.
Calix Eases Transition to NG-PON2
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System removes the constraints of traditional systems and extends the access edge, claims Calix.
Berkshire Partners Buys Masergy
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Boston-based investment firm acquires majority stake in managed services provider, helping position Masergy for future growth.
AT&T: Most Cyber Attacks Easily Prevented
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
It's not new and unknown threats that put businesses at risk but failure to protect themselves against the common forms of cyber attacks.
Enea Snaps Up Network Intelligent Specialist Qosmos
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Qosmos software provides detailed real-time traffic visibility, which is a critical component for applications such as mobile traffic management, cybersecurity and network analytics.
AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4B
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10/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Cash and stock deal will create converged media and communications giant.
Openserve & Huawei Join Forces for Fiber Project Across South Africa
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10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Network will support 8 Tbit/s per fiber, with one fiber pair supporting 400,000 families with 20 Mbit/s bandwidth per family concurrently.
Huawei Releases Gigaband Network Development White Paper
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10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendor says it's the industry's first guide for developing Gigaband networks efficiently and cheaply.
Huawei MA5800 Access Platform Wins Gong at BBWF 2016
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10/20/2016  |  1 comment
MA5800 access platform has won the Best Fixed Broadband Innovation award at the Broadband Awards at BBWF 2016.
Telefónica & Huawei Win Virtualization Award at BBWF 2016
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10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Pair win Best Innovation in Virtualization award for their IP and Optical SDN network.
Comcast Debuts Technology Solutions Division
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
New division combines Comcast Wholesale, thePlatform and This Technology.
Huawei's NG-fast Prototype Debuts at BBWF 2016
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Prototype provides a bandwidth of 3.8 Gbit/s at 50 meters and 2.4 Gbit/s at 70 meters over a single twisted pair, according to Huawei test report.
Huawei Releases Large-Capacity SuperVector Solution to Triple FTTC Site Speed
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Innovative solution enables a single device to support a maximum of 384 subscriber lines.
Verizon DMS Powers Newsy OTT Service
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Verizon has added OTT service provider Newsy to its list of Digital Media Services customers, powering both linear and on-demand video.
TiVo Finds Millennials Are Fickle Viewers
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Millennial viewers are more likely than their baby boomer counterparts to dump TV shows if the content is too difficult to access.
ONF, ON.Labs to Merge
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Two early players in open source to join forces in promoting faster open source SDN deployment.
Digital Realty Leads Major New Chicago Data Center
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Operator teams up with real estate companies to build major center from ground up, next door to existing site of major interconnectivity.
Ericsson, Red Hat Partner on Open Source
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Partnership intended to speed open source solutions for the telecom market.
Windstream Makes Major Western Fiber Expansion
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Using Infinera gear, the network operator is expanding westward into major California, Nevada and Utah markets in first phase of major push.
VeloCloud Touts SD-WAN Wins
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10/18/2016  |  1 comment
SD-WAN provider lists AT&T, Sprint and TelePacific among its most recent service provider wins.
Light Reading & KNect365 Launch IoT World News Community
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New online community is dedicated to tracking and analyzing the fast-moving Internet of Things sector.
Huawei's Distributed Access Platform MA5800 Supports Batelco to Provide Ultra-Broadband Services
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Batelco is now able to support 500Mbit/s broadband access, providing ultra-broadband services for high-end users in the south of Bahrain.
Adtran Improves Symmetric G.fast Speeds
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Using Dynamic Time Allocation (DTA) technology, Adtran is claiming to double G.fast broadband speeds.
FairPoint Puts Contact Center in the Cloud
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New capability added to its VoIP-based hosted offerings for enterprises and SMBs.
Digital Lightwave, Telebyte Power G.fast Tests
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Digital Lightwave and Telebyte provided the test equipment for the industry's first cross-chipset interoperability demonstration, which was showcased at the recent Broadband World Forum.
Las Vegas Gets Its First Internet Exchange
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
EdgeConneX and Vegas-IX team up to build the initial exchange facility in Las Vegas in the EdgeConneX data center there.
Light Reading's Upskill University Launches Courses on Cybersecurity
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U surpasses 6,000 Students in six months; site named finalist in 2016 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards.
Nokia Expands Its PON Portfolio, Adds SKB as Customer
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
South Korea Broadband (SKB) becomes eighth customer to have commercially deployed Nokia's XGS-PON and TWDM-PON solutions.
Quantenna Claims First 802.11ax WiFi Product
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
New Quantenna chipset adds support for draft specification of new 802.11ax standard.
Celeno Teams with NXP on Gig WiFi
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Partnership combines Celeno chips with NXP system-on-a-chip platforms for whole-home gigabit WiFi service.
Quantenna Announces IPO
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
WiFi specialist Quantenna has applied to list its stock on the NASDAQ exchange.
Equinix Adds VMWare Cloud Access
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
New agreement supports hybrid cloud deployments, offering access via Direct Connect or the Equinix Cloud Exchange.
Vodafone Tests 5G Connectivity, Reach With Huawei
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10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Companies demonstrated 1.5km cell coverage in the lower C-Band and 5Gbit/s peak throughput for a single user in the high band.
AlcaLu Submarine & Bell Labs Claim Subsea Transmission Record
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10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Breakthrough lab trial demonstrated a total 65Tbit/s transmission using submarine grade dual band erbium doped fiber amplifiers.
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