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GCI taps ATX to help prep plant for DOCSIS 4.0 and 10G
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2022

Alaska's GCI is deploying ATX's 2GHz taps and passives as part of a plan to support 1.8GHz capacity on a DOCSIS 4.0 network. #pressrelease

IQE announces multi-year strategic supply agreement with Lumentum
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2022

The multi-year, high-volume supply agreement covers development and production of broad, industry-leading photonics products. #pressrelease

Comcast Business boosts its connection to Cologix
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2022

Comcast Business is expanding its collaboration with Cologix with a new point-of-presence at Cologix's NNJ3 digital edge data center in Parsippany, New Jersey. #pressrelease

Hoosier Net gets backing from Accord Telecommunications Collaborative
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2022

Accord Telecommunications Collaborative is a service provider comprised of 21 rural electric membership cooperatives and telephone cooperatives. #pressrelease

Viasat shareholders approve proposed Inmarsat deal
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2022

Viasat expects the deal to close in the second half of 2022. #pressrelease

Infinera's XTM deployed to boost government-wide network in Canary Islands
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2022

Tenerife has deployed Infinera's XTM Series across its regional government network infrastructure to increase broadband connectivity throughout the island. #pressrelease

II-VI and ADVA unveil industry’s first 100ZR pluggable coherent transceiver for the optical network edge
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2022

The new 100ZR C-temp- and I-temp-rated pluggable QSFP28-DCO transceiver includes Steelerton(TM) coherent DSP and auto-tunable Flextune(TM) technology. #pressrelease

II-VI has shipped over 1,000 wavelength selective switch modules for undersea optical networks
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2022

The selective switch (WSS) modules cost-effectively manage the exploding growth of data traffic between data centers on separate continents. #pressrelease

Dell'Oro: 400G drove service provider router growth in the Americas in Q1 2022
News Wire Feed | 6/14/2022

America's solid Q1 growth was offset by flat EMEA and declining Asia Pacific. #pressrelease

CEOs of Cisco and Ford to tout vehicle connectivity
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2022

Keynote session will highlight the kick-off of this week's Cisco Live event. #pressrelease

Ziply Fiber to acquire Oregon-based FWA and fiber services provider
News Wire Feed | 6/13/2022

Ziply Fiber will acquire EONI, which offers fiber and fixed wireless services in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties. #pressrelease

AT&T hits industry-first 20-Gig symmetrical speed on production fiber network
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2022

AT&T Labs harnesses new 25GS-PON technology to pave the way for commercial availability of 20-Gig speeds and beyond. #pressrelease

Dell'Oro: Higher ASPs drove 7% growth in Q1 2022 campus switch revenue
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2022

North America captured 50% of campus switch revenue growth in Q1. #pressrelease

Open XR Forum expands membership
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2022

The industry initiative advances the deployment of software-configurable point-to-point and point-to-multipoint coherent optical networks utilizing XR optics pluggable transceiver technology. #pressrelease

Plume appoints three to board
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2022

Wi-Fi tech and analytics specialist has added Magdalena Yesil, Roxanne Oulman and Tony Werner to its board of directors. #pressrelease

II-VI Incorporated develops ultra-low power DSP for 100Gbit/s OAN transmission
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2022

II-VI completes the tapeout of its Steelerton(TM) DSP, the first in the industry to enable 100Gbit/s coherent transmission in a pluggable QSFP28 form factor #pressrelease

Nearly 2,000 tons of fiber heading to GCI for Aleutian network project
News Wire Feed | 6/6/2022

Operator says big shipment is a major milestone for fiber project and GCI's plans to deliver 2-Gig speeds. #pressrelease

Midco earmarks $30M for fiber buildout plan
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2022

Investment will pave way to bring 10-Gig speeds to Lawrence, Kansas, and surrounding communities. #pressrelease

Ciena CEO: Demand is strong amid supply chain uncertainty
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2022

The vendor reported a profit of $0.25 a share on revenue of $949.2 million in the quarter ended April 30.

Dell'oro reports North America optical transport equipment market grew 25% in 1Q 2022
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2022

North American gains offset declines in Asia Pacific and European regions. #pressrelease

Ribbon supports advanced IP optical and 5G in Thailand
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2022

Innovative, flexible and cost-effective offering enables 5G, Metaverse and smart enterprise networks #pressrelease

Blueline Madagascar selects Ribbon to deliver increased capacity across its communications network
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2022

Leverages Ribbon's state-of-the-art optical solution to significantly upgrade bandwidth capacity and improve resiliency to ensure fast, reliable delivery of communications services. #pressrelease

OneWeb, TinSky team on LEO satellite gateway for West Africa
News Wire Feed | 5/24/2022

TinSky completes installation of 15 OneWeb antennas and customer provided equipment at a gateway facility in Accra, Ghana. #pressrelease

IQ Fiber opens Jacksonville HQ
News Wire Feed | 5/23/2022

Location serves as company's base for management, engineering and customer service. #pressrelease

Comcast's MachineQ launches Real-Time Location Tracking System (RTLS) product
News Wire Feed | 5/19/2022

MachineQ for Asset Management provides a real-time view into the location of indoor inventory, equipment and moveable assets. #pressrelease

AI, converged networks and security among topics for Cable-Tec Expo 2022
News Wire Feed | 5/19/2022

Organization says 130 whitepapers will be presented across 60 sessions and 13 categories at this year's show. #pressrelease

GTS Telecom taps Ciena for Romanian upgrade, increases capacity tenfold
News Wire Feed | 5/16/2022

IT&C provider to deliver high-performance services to verticals in Romania. #pressrelease

Cinturion and Lightstorm sign TEAS cable landing agreement
News Wire Feed | 5/12/2022

The partnership will bring the first open and carrier-neutral Cable Landing Station (CLS) to India to provide new routes and address the ever-growing demand for capacity.

Southwest picks Viasat for in-flight connectivity on new jets
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2022

Viasat's Ka-based platform will be factory-installed on all new Southwest aircraft deliveries starting this fall. #pressrelease

GTT Invests in 400G Upgrade of Global IP Network
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2022

The network augmentation to 400G will be implemented at multiple network layers that include the core IP backbone and metro extensions as well as customer service nodes where demand dictates. #pressrelease

Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium selects Infinera's ICE6 to upgrade its submarine cable system
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2022

AAE-1's submarine upgrade will more than double the current capacity, providing in excess of 100 Tb/s, resulting in the largest-scale submarine upgrade in history. #pressrelease

Zayo touts 400G investments
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2022

Zayo said its 75,000-mile backbone network ought to be upgraded to 400G by the end of 2022. #pressrelease

Finland's Elisa taps Vecima for DAA
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2022

The operator is using the vendor's 'Entra' remote MACPHY platform to underpin a distributed access architecture deployment. #pressrelease

II-VI unveils node-on-a-blade platform
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2022

The ultra-high-resolution telemetry is ideal for enterprise access networks. #pressrelease

Ribbon and Kontron to Upgrade SNCF Voyageurs Optical Communications Network
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2022

The new network offers increased scalability to handle growing demands; flexibility in routing services across the network; and the ability to guarantee highly flexible, secure operations communications and services. #pressrelease

Telstra taps Noah Drake as president for Americas region
News Wire Feed | 5/9/2022

Drake most recently led Telstra's customer solutions and architecture group. #pressrelease

MaxLinear inks $3.8B deal for Silicon Motion
News Wire Feed | 5/5/2022

Deal gives MaxLinear a supplier of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices. #pressrelease

Infinera ICE6 tech delivers 800G transmission across GlobalConnect network
News Wire Feed | 5/4/2022

This achievement marks a significant milestone for GlobalConnect, laying the foundation for modernizing its northern Europe-wide network. #pressrelease

Charter ups Justin Colwell to EVP, connectivity technology
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2022

Cowell to oversee design and development of Charter's network architecture and company's vision for 'converged connectivity.' #pressrelease

Lightpath builds out 2,000 wireless sites across footprint
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2022

Fiber service operator says deployment supports connectivity for 5G networks and small cells. #pressreleasae

CommScope lights up XGS-PON portfolio
News Wire Feed | 5/2/2022

Supplier has added a 'cloud-to-edge' XGS-PON solution to its access network lineup. #pressrelease

Aamir Hussain named chief technology and product officer at Liberty Latin America
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2022

Hussain is a telecom industry vet late of Verizon, Telus, Qwest and Liberty Global. #pressrelease

Wi-Fi specialist Airties to be acquired by Providence Equity Partners
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2022

Airties will continue to be led by company CEO Philippe Alcaras. #pressrelease

Ayar Labs raises $130M in Series C funding
News Wire Feed | 4/26/2022

Company said the funds will accelerate the commercialization of the industry's "first in-package optical I/O products." #pressrelease

Former Vodafone exec joins Frontier as chief strategy officer
News Wire Feed | 4/20/2022

Reconnecting with CEO Nick Jeffery, Vishal Dixit comes aboard as Frontier presses ahead with its aggressive fiber upgrade and buildout initiative. #pressrelease

Ziply Fiber doubles multi-gig reach
News Wire Feed | 4/19/2022

Expansion makes 2-Gig and 5-Gig broadband available to 364,000 locations and added more than 30 more cities to its multi-gig footprint. #pressrelease

Windstream joins the 2-Gig club
News Wire Feed | 4/19/2022

Operator has started to offer 2-Gig over fiber in select residential markets. #pressrelease

Claude Aiken joins Nextlink Internet
News Wire Feed | 4/19/2022

The former president and CEO of WISPA will join Nextlink as chief strategy officer and chief legal officer effective May 2. #pressrelease

Casa Systems scores multi-year deal with Verizon
News Wire Feed | 4/18/2022

Verizon will also make a $40 million investment in Casa that will give Verizon a 9.9% ownership stake in the vendor. #pressrelease

IQ Fiber adds CTO
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2022

Aamer Abbasi most recently was VP of engineering at Hargray Fiber. He is also late of Byers Engineering, Ericsson and FiberTower.

Mediacom brings fiber to Tennessee town
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2022

Fiber-fed gigabit deployment in Huntland to cover 450 homes and businesses.

Horizon closes deal for Consolidated Cooperative's commercial fiber business
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2022

Deal gives adds about 450 route miles to the existing fiber network of Ohio-based Horizon.

Datacom use of 400GbE transceivers sees big growth - Cignal AI
News Wire Feed | 4/13/2022

Total revenue for optical components across the four segments tracked by Cignal AI grew 15% to reach $14.5B in 2021.

SES touts traction for 'IP Switch,' driven by live sports
News Wire Feed | 4/11/2022

SES says IP Switch saw an increase of 61% in sports events served in Q4 2021. SES launched IP Switch in October 2020.

Ting to build fiber across Aurora, Colorado
News Wire Feed | 4/7/2022

Tucows' Ting Internet said it will build fiber in Aurora, Colorado, across 130,000 serviceable addresses.

VBox updates its ATSC 3.0 testing platform
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2022

Supplier will show off version 2.5 of its ATSC 3.0 Testbed at this month's NAB show.

Grain buys LightRiver's Technologies & Software entities
News Wire Feed | 4/5/2022

Grain Management said it acquired parts of LightRiver dedicated to optical network integration solutions.

Cignal AI: Shipments of 400ZR/ZR+ modules surged in 4Q21
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

"Both webscale and telco operators are making fundamental changes to their network architectures due to the availability of pluggable 400G coherent modules," said Cignal's Scott Wilkinson.

Ziply sets multi-gig fiber upgrades in Washington and Idaho
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

Says upgrades will bring 5-Gig and 2-Gig fiber service to thousands of locations in central Washington and western Idaho.

DT picks Airties for smart Wi-Fi
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

Vendor says platform is integrated with RDK software to support operator's deployments on GPON, DOCSIS and DSL devices.

FCC authorizes another $313M for RDOF buildouts
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2022

Latest authorization round covers broadband deployments in 19 states and more than 130,000 locations.

GBI deploys Infinera's ICE Optical Engines
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2022

GBI deployed Infinera's Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology to increase capacity on GBI's Smart Network.

Charter makes 200-Meg the minimum starting speed in all markets
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2022

Operator has also made its 400-Meg and 1-Gig tiers available to the bulk of its service areas in 41 states.

Isotropic nears launch of multi-orbit satellite antenna
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2022

New terminal for commercial and government markets will launch in the second half of the year.

Lightpath expands Boston fiber network
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2022

Lightpath said it added 75 route miles to its Boston fiber network, raising its total mileage across the area to more than 200 route miles.

Zayo rides an 800G optical wave
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

Zayo and Infinera complete the "world's longest known" terrestrial 800G optical wavelength in a commercial network.

Charter raises minimum starting wage to $20 per hour
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

Operator says it's seeking candidates for 2,500 open positions in 41 states.

Verizon wins almost $1B worth of DoD awards
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

The US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Verizon's public sector business network modernizations awards worth $966.5 million.

Mediacom beefs up download speeds of most popular tiers
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

Three speed tiers are getting downstream speed bumps of at least 33% for no additional charge.

Breezeline starts connecting customers in Concord
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

Fiber-powered deployment in Concord, New Hampshire, is part of Breezeline's network expansion initiative in the state.

Service provider router and switch market surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2021, according to Dell'Oro Group
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2022

The North America region led the worldwide market expansion with solid double-digit growth.

AT&T outlines growth strategy, led by 5G and fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2022

Company issues details ahead of its annual Analyst & Investor day and as the company nears the close of its WarnerMedia transaction with Discovery.

Lumentum, Ayar Labs collaborate on components
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

The two firms say they'll 'deliver CW-WDM MSA compliant external laser sources in high volume.'

Comcast makes $22.7M broadband expansion proposal in Dickson, Tennessee
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Funding proposal includes $6.8 million investment from Comcast and $15.9 million through the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund - American Rescue Plan and Dickson County.

Bluepeak gets green light to bring 5-Gig to Lawton, Oklahoma
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Bluepeak it will spend $40 million on the expansion after receiving franchise approval.

Ritter gets $44M from Arkansas for fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Ritter Communications said it scored $44 million in grants from the Arkansas Legislative Council to build fiber networks in the state.

Vyve Broadband gets behind FCC's ACP
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

The Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaced the Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit program, provides aid to low-income households.

Menlo Microsystems raises $150M in VC funding
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2022

Menlo Microsystems, a startup touting its new 'Ideal Switch' technology, said its new $150 million in Series C funding brings its total funding warchest to over $225 million.

EFFECT Photonics buys Viasat DSP biz
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

In addition to the pending acquisition, EFFECT Photonics announced an additional $20M in Series C funding bringing its funding to date total to $63M.

Oak Hill Capital buys stake in Greenlight Networks
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital purchased a controlling interest in Greenlight Networks as the fiber provider expands throughout New York state and beyond.

Broadband gains by top US ISPs drop to 2.95M in 2021 – LRG
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2022

2021's results compare to adds of 4.86 million subs in 2020.

Cincinnati Bell rebrands as 'altafiber'
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2022

Brand change, which does not impact Hawaiian Telecom and the CBTS business, emerges amid fiber network expansions and fiber upgrade investments.

Infinera, Windstream announce 'Node-on-a-Blade' for optical
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2022

Infinera and Windstream said their new optical network technology is an evolution of ROADM-based solutions and 'will provide a more advanced and cost-effective approach to optical networking.'

Open XR Forum expands membership with global tier 1 and wireless infrastructure providers
News Wire Feed | 2/28/2022

AT&T, Colt, Crown Castle, Telefonica and ZAYO have joined the industry initiative.

IQ Fiber selects Atlantic Beach as first fiber deployment
News Wire Feed | 2/28/2022

Florida-based FTTP specialist has earmarked $12.5 million for a project set to start this spring.

Lightpath opens Boston office
News Wire Feed | 2/28/2022

Says new facility will support the company's expansion in Massachusetts.

Huawei launches 'FTTR' solution at MWC 2022
News Wire Feed | 2/28/2022

Huawei showcases fiber-to-the-room offerings in Barcelona.

Industry's first 10+ km long-reach E-band verified by CMPak Pakistan and Huawei
News Wire Feed | 2/28/2022

CMPak Pakistan and Huawei have completed the industry's first field deployment of 10+ km long-reach E-band recently in Rawalpindi.

Vecima makes Flexible MAC Architecture interoperability claim
News Wire Feed | 2/23/2022

Says its 'Entra' Remote MACPHY cable access is interoperable with the CableLabs FMA specs.

DZS hires SVP of North America sales
News Wire Feed | 2/22/2022

Andrew Finkelstein was previously with Casa Systems.

Satya Parimi upped to SVP, product and strategy at Charter's Spectrum Enterprise
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2022

Parimi will focus on products spanning managed network services, wireless connectivity and cybersecurity for Charter's business services unit.

Goldman Sachs unit snaps up FTTP player ImOn
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2022

ImOn Communications is a fiber broadband service provider that reaches about 60,000 homes and businesses in eastern Iowa.

Casa Systems touts virtual CCAP and DAA win at Rogers
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2022

Vendor says Canadian operator will use Casa's virtual CCAP and DAA products.

Globe Philippines and Huawei jointly build 'world's largest' commercial AirPON network
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2022

Solution utilizes thousands of existing wireless sites, helping Globe to significantly improve FTTH network construction efficiency and reduce costs.

Ting Internet expands in SoCal
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2022

Encinitas is Ting Internet's fourth launch market in Southern California.

Utopia Fiber says two thirds of new subs select speeds of 1-Gig or more
News Wire Feed | 2/14/2022

Utah-based broadband agency says it laid 2.4 million feet of fiber in 2021.

Blue Ridge connects with Nrby and AMT on location intelligence platform
News Wire Feed | 2/10/2022

Operator is using Nrby's platform to pinpoint maintenance needs and to provide additional support for Blue Ridge's FTTH rebuild. Advanced Media Technologies collaborated with Nrby to design the system for Blue Ridge.

Harmonic's 'MAC Anywhere' platform connects with CableLabs specs
News Wire Feed | 2/7/2022

Vendor says it has achieved interoperability the CableLabs Flexible MAC Architecture specs.

AT&T releases new low-cost plan
News Wire Feed | 2/7/2022

Following the introduction of the US government's new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), AT&T announced its new 'Access from AT&T' program.

Ubiquity heads into Hutto and Killeen
News Wire Feed | 2/4/2022

Ubiquity said it will build a fiber network in Hutto and Killeen, Texas.

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