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Frontier expects to emerge from bankruptcy in 'coming weeks'
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2021

Says it has taken receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals for Chapter 11 restructuring.

Ziply Fiber boots up agent channel program
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2021

Company, which acquired Frontier's Northwest operations last May, has signed on more than 20 channel partners, including several large master agents.

Liberty Global tests DAA with Teleste
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2021

Trial of distributed access architecture in select UK areas to support Liberty Global's 'GIGAbit' network.

AT&T pledges $2B for digital divide
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2021

AT&T said it would spend $2 billion over the next three years to help cross the digital divide.

COMSovereign to acquire Innovation Digital for $8M
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2021

COMSovereign said it plans to acquire Innovation Digital, which develops mixed analog/digital signal processing solutions, in a transaction worth $8 million.

Cable One nets broadband grant for parts of rural Arkansas
News Wire Feed | 4/9/2021

Cable op receives $1.4 million to bring broadband to rural Arkansas communities of Ogden and Wilton.

NEC, Cisco team for 5G transport
News Wire Feed | 4/8/2021

NEC and Cisco announced they will work to deliver products and services for 5G network transport operations.

Technetix hires biz dev VP for Europe
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2021

Mark Basham on board to help vendor accelerate its FTTx and X-Haul growth and expansion plans.

Altice USA completes Morris Broadband buy
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2021

Deal covers about 36,500 residential and business customers in western North Carolina.

Former Casa Systems exec joins DZS to head EMEA sales
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2021

Erwin Trautmann, now DZS's VP of sales for the EMEA region, will be based in Frankfurt, Germany.

II-VI to buy Coherent
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2021

II-IV will pay $220.00 in cash and 0.91 of a share of II-VI common stock for each share of Coherent stock. Coherent will terminate its March 9, 2021 merger agreement with Lumentum and will pay Lumentum the $217.6 million termination fee.

RCN, Grande and Wave double downstream speeds for 'Internet First' service
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2021

The $9.95 per month service, tailored for low-income households, now delivers speeds up to 50 Mbit/s in the downstream.

Lumentum issues new proposal to acquire Coherent
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2021

Lumentum Holdings said it issued a revised proposal to acquire Coherent in a cash and stock transaction.

Dish Network chooses NEC's Netcracker for fiber automation
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2021

Dish Network said it will use technology from NEC's Netcracker Technology to handle functions including the automated leasing of fiber connections for its planned 5G network.

Connected2Fiber connects with $12M in funding
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2021

Connected2Fiber said it raised $12 million in a Series B round led by Harbert Growth Partners as well as current investors Ascent Venture Partners, Nauta Capital and Osage Venture Partners.

Charter brings 200 Mbit/s minimum speeds to 17 more markets
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2021

The move, covering nearly 6 million homes, doubles the starting download speed of its broadband service – from 100 Mbit/s to 200 Mbit/s.

Optical transport equipment market up 1% in 2020
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2021

Despite decline in North America, total market revenue reached $16 million in 2020, Dell'Oro says.

Virgin Media tests 400G network tech
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2021

Says full rollout could support a scaled deployment of multi-gigabit speeds.

Altice USA sets $310M deal for Morris Broadband
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2021

Acquisition for system providing service to 36,500 residential and business customers will expand Altice USA's footprint in North Carolina.

Digital Colony to buy Boingo and take it private
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2021

Boingo said Digital Colony will acquire it in a deal valued at $854 million. The transaction will take Boingo private.

President Biden outlines executive order to secure supply chain
News Wire Feed | 2/24/2021

President Biden outlined the details of his executive order designed to prevent shortages of critical elements like chipsets across industries including telecom.

J:COM taps CommScope for '10G' move
News Wire Feed | 2/22/2021

Japan-based cable operator deploys CommScope's 'XE4202'10G-EPON remote OLT fiber node module to support both residential and business customers.

DZS-NCTC deal focuses on operators in rural US
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2021

Deal provides special pricing and service options for DZS's lineup of fiber access gear, mesh Wi-Fi tech.

MoCA, Broadband Forum connect on low-cost fiber extension
News Wire Feed | 2/18/2021

TR-419 is a fiber access extension for existing copper infrastructure.

Major League Baseball selects Extreme Networks for Wi-Fi
News Wire Feed | 2/17/2021

Major League Baseball announced Extreme Networks as its official Wi-Fi provider.

LTD to use Aviat's products in RDOF build
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2021

LTD Broadband was the biggest winner in the FCC's recent Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction, and will use products from Aviat Networks to meet its RDOF obligations.

SCTE/ISBE seeks papers for Cable-Tec Expo 2021
News Wire Feed | 2/16/2021

Categories sought include operational transformation, IoT, smart cities, energy management and video services.

Bell Canada to spend up to $1.2B over two years on 5G, fiber
News Wire Feed | 2/5/2021

Bell Canada said it expects to invest up to $1.2 billion over the next two years on its fiber and 5G networks.

DZS crosses mobile xHaul shipment mark
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2021

Company says it has eclipsed the shipment of 1.5 million mobile xHaul ports.

Nextlink buys 3 ISPs in Nebraska and Iowa
News Wire Feed | 2/2/2021

Nextlink said it purchased Future Technologies of Lincoln, Nebraska; Affordable Internet Solutions (AIS) of Waverly, Nebraska; and Infinity 8 Broadband (I8) of Hickman, Nebraska.

COMSovereign closes Fastback purchase
News Wire Feed | 2/1/2021

COMSovereign said it completed its previously announced purchase of Fastback Networks.

Charter added 2.M Internet subs, 19K video subs, 1.3M mobile lines in 2020
News Wire Feed | 1/29/2021

Q4 2020 revenues rose 7.3%, to $12.6 billion.

C Spire to spend $1B over 3 years on fiber
News Wire Feed | 1/28/2021

C Spire said it expects to spend $1 billion over the next three years expanding its fiber network across parts of the southeastern US.

Nextlink to use up to 1,000 sites from American Tower
News Wire Feed | 1/28/2021

Nextlink said it plans to use up to 1,000 cell towers from American Tower to build out its network.

AT&T posts wireless, fiber and HBO Max gains in Q4
News Wire Feed | 1/27/2021

Company adds 800,000 postpaid mobile subs, 273,000 AT&T Fiber customers, 41 million HBO Max activations, and records a loss of 617,000 pay-TV subs.

Verizon posts Q4 2020 revenues of $34.7B, down 0.2%
News Wire Feed | 1/26/2021

Wireless service revenue growth and strong results at Verizon Media offset by lower wireless equipment revenue and ongoing declines in legacy wireline products.

Biden names Rosenworcel as acting head of FCC
News Wire Feed | 1/21/2021

As many had expected, President Biden named Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chairwoman of the FCC.

Cignal AI: 400ZR demand is outstripping supply
News Wire Feed | 1/20/2021

Good news for Acacia as pluggable modules grow in popularity.

DZS deals for Optelian
News Wire Feed | 1/20/2021

DZS says acquisition of coherent optics company will shore up its mobile transport portfolio and expand its Tier 1 North America customer base.

Lumentum to acquire Coherent for $5.7B
News Wire Feed | 1/19/2021

Lumentum said it plans to acquire Coherent for $5.7 billion in an expansion into lasers and photonics.

Cisco, Acacia change merger terms
News Wire Feed | 1/14/2021

Cisco has agreed to acquire Acacia for $115 per share in cash, or approximately $4.5 billion on a fully diluted basis, net of cash and marketable securities.

Lightpath taps Chris Morley as CEO
News Wire Feed | 1/14/2021

Fiber-focused business services unit also named Doug Dalissandro as chief revenue officer and David Mayer as chief strategy officer.

Consolidated Communications taps Ciena for 5G network prep
News Wire Feed | 1/13/2021

Consolidated is working with Ciena to upgrade its wireline network to support 5G services and apps.

Cable One biz unit launches optical wavelength service
News Wire Feed | 1/13/2021

New offering from Sparklight Business taps into company's fiber backbone for dedicated, point-to-point, high-capacity data service to business and carrier customers.

Viasat connects with Sky Brasil
News Wire Feed | 1/12/2021

Partnership will expand distribution and availability of Viasat's satellite Internet service in Brazil.

Nextlink buys fellow ISP SkyWave
News Wire Feed | 1/12/2021

Fixed wireless Internet provider Nextlink Internet said it purchased SkyWave Broadband Internet, an Internet service provider in Texas.

Matt Bross, Barbara Carbone appointed to DZS board
News Wire Feed | 1/5/2021

Bross is a former Huawei and BT exec, Carbone is late of KPMG.

Delta picks Viasat for in-flight connectivity
News Wire Feed | 1/5/2021

Airline will tap into Viasat's next-gen Ka-band satellite platform to support more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft.

CommScope debuts GPON gateway with Wi-Fi 6
News Wire Feed | 1/5/2021

NVG578LX 2.5G GPON Wi-Fi 6 residential gateway joins vendor's family of advanced PON CPE.

ATN International to buy Alaska Communications for $332M
News Wire Feed | 1/4/2021

ATN International said it plans to purchase Alaska Communications in an all-cash transaction worth $332 million.

DZS throws in with open standards groups
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2020

Mobile and fixed broadband networking company becomes a card-carrying member of the O-RAN Alliance and Telecom Infra Project, reups with the Broadband Forum.

EXFO connects with ServiceNow on network visibility
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2020

Partnership combines EXFO's network discovery and modeling capabilities with ServiceNow's digital workflows.

Consolidated wraps some FTTP upgrades in New Hampshire
News Wire Feed | 12/17/2020

More than 2,000 residents in Danbury, Errol, Mason and Springfield residents and businesses gain access to the operator's FTTP network.

Lumacron debuts Draco: a 200G traffic autodiscovery platform
News Wire Feed | 12/16/2020

New system auto-discovers WAN protocols and IDs packet streams mapped to that traffic.

C Spire acquires Harbor Communications
News Wire Feed | 12/15/2020

C Spire said it purchased Harbor Communications, which provides voice and data services in Alabama.

DZS taps sales execs for AEMEA and Asia regions
News Wire Feed | 12/15/2020

Jay Hilbert to head up sales for the Americas, Europe, Middle East/Africa, and Bill Ko to head up sales for Asia.

Nick Jeffery to succeed Bernie Han as Frontier CEO
News Wire Feed | 12/15/2020

Appointment of Jeffery, the former CEO of Vodafone UK, takes effect March 1, 2021. Han to stay on Frontier board.

SES nets deal for satellite ground station
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2020

Ground station at the Pivotel teleport in New South Wales, Australia will support SES's next-gen satellite broadband constellation, O3b mPOWER.

Cable One extends pandemic relief measures through end of 2021
News Wire Feed | 12/14/2020

Extensions include availability of 15-Meg plan for $10 for first three months, Wi-Fi access and participation in 'K-12 Bridge to Broadband' program.

CableLabs-SCTE combo approved
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2020

Following SCTE membership vote, SCTE/ISBE will become a subsidiary of CableLabs effective January 1, 2021.

Former Charter engineering exec Jim Blackley joins Vecima board
News Wire Feed | 12/10/2020

Network and video tech company announced voting results of annual general meeting of shareholders held December 7.

Former TiVo, Arris exec joins Ribbon Communications
News Wire Feed | 12/3/2020

Sean Matthews named EVP, corporate development at Ribbon.

Nextlink to expand with Aviat
News Wire Feed | 12/2/2020

Nextlink said it will extend its fiber backbone using Aviat's WTM 4000 microwave and multi-band platform.

Altice USA wraps 49.99% sale of Lightpath unit
News Wire Feed | 12/1/2020

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners is snaring a sizable piece of the fiber-powered enterprise services unit for an implied enterprise value of $3.2 billion.

Midco teams with Clearfield on wireless backhaul deployment
News Wire Feed | 12/1/2020

Midco is using supplier's products to create point-to-point wireless backhaul connections tailored for rural areas.

Intelsat closes deal for Gogo Commercial Aviation
News Wire Feed | 12/1/2020

John Wade will remain president of Gogo Commercial Aviation, now a division of Intelsat.

Former Google Fiber exec joins Ting Internet
News Wire Feed | 11/30/2020

Jill Szuchmacher named chief strategy officer and EVP networks for Ting Internet.

Nokia, Clear team up for blockchain-based optical settlements
News Wire Feed | 11/24/2020

Clear will add its blockchain technology for automated contracting, settlement and post-trade activities to Nokia's optical networking offerings.

Christopher Rabii named new CEO of FiberLight
News Wire Feed | 11/23/2020

Fiber provider FiberLight said Christopher Rabii is its new CEO.

AT&T disaggregates routing with Broadcom, Cisco and UfiSpace
News Wire Feed | 11/16/2020

AT&T said it worked with partners Broadcom, Cisco and UfiSpace to deploy an open, disaggregated IP edge routing platform.

Broadband VI to get $84.5M from FCC for US Virgin Islands broadband
News Wire Feed | 11/16/2020

The FCC said Broadband VI will get $84.5 million from its Connect USVI Fund Stage 2 to provide 1Gbit/s to 46,039 locations in the US Virgin Islands.

NCTC, Adtran form FTTP-focused partnership
News Wire Feed | 11/12/2020

Partnership aims to help NCTC members build out FTTP networks with speed and affordability.

TDS widens 1-Gig footprint
News Wire Feed | 11/11/2020

Service provider launches gigabit service to residential and business customers in Mesquite and Bunkerville, Nevada.

CommScope hires CCO
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2020

John 'Jack' Carlson joins company soon after the appointment of new President and CEO Chuck Treadway.

Adtran's cloud-based Mosaic One platform provides network visibility and automates operations
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2020

Platform provides single pane of glass view and management for broadband access and connected home solutions.

DriveNets debuts DNOR 2.0
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2020

New orchestrator helps customers more quickly adopt network disaggregation, white box routers.

Rick Baldridge succeeds Mark Dankberg as Viasat's president and CEO
News Wire Feed | 11/5/2020

Dankberg remains board chairman and adds role of executive chairman.

StackPath taps CommScope for edge network help
News Wire Feed | 11/3/2020

CommScope services unit will help StackPath upgrade its server capacity and network hardware in a dozen data center sites.

SES makes modem picks for non-Geo satellite platform
News Wire Feed | 11/3/2020

Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect join tech ecosystem for SES's O3b mPOWER system.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners deals for Astound Broadband
News Wire Feed | 11/1/2020

Deal values Astound Broadband, which runs RCN, Wave Broadband, Grande Communications and EnTouch Systems – at $8.1 billion.

FCC votes again on Restoring Internet Freedom Order
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2020

The FCC voted along party lines to move further away from its previously instituted net neutrality guidelines.

Verizon revenues drop 4.1% in Q3 2020
News Wire Feed | 10/21/2020

Consumer results dropped 4.3% to $21.7B in the period, driven by decrease in wireless equipment revenue due to reduced customer activity.

Cambium touts customers using Facebook's Terragraph
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2020

YTL Communications, NextLink and AeroNet are among the Cambium Networks customers using Facebook's Terragraph technology in 60GHz.

Altice USA comps broadband for remote students who lack access
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2020

Operator is offering its Altice Advantage 30 Mbit/s service for 60 days to homes with K-12 and/or college students who currently do not have home Internet access.

Alaska's GCI nets $25M to bring broadband to remote, unserved area
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2020

Grant from US Department of Agriculture's ReConnect program will help GCI deliver Internet services to remote, underserved Aleutian communities.

GTT sells fiber to I Squared Capital for $2.15B
News Wire Feed | 10/16/2020

GTT said it will sell a 103,000 route kilometer fiber network, three transatlantic subsea cables and 14 datacenters to I Squared Capital for $2.15 billion.

Cogeco earmarks $10M for Ontario expansions
News Wire Feed | 10/14/2020

Project aims to bring broadband to more than 8,000 more homes and business in region.

Nextlink to use Nokia for CBRS LTE network
News Wire Feed | 10/14/2020

Fixed wireless provider Nextlink said it will use Nokia's LTE equipment to build its fixed wireless network in CBRS spectrum.

Cambium promises big Q3 on fixed wireless, Wi-Fi demand
News Wire Feed | 10/13/2020

Cambium Networks said it expects revenues above its previous guidance due to sales of fixed wireless products and enterprise Wi-Fi solutions.

Acacia plugs coherent products for cable and 5G X-Haul
News Wire Feed | 10/8/2020

Vendor says it's sampling new coherent bi-directional pluggable optical modules.

SpaceX joins wireless carrier association
News Wire Feed | 10/8/2020

SpaceX is the latest network operator to join the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), which represents smaller wireless network operators.

Tennessee utility taps Adara for bandwidth reclaim
News Wire Feed | 10/8/2020

Operator will use reclaimed bandwidth for DOCSIS expansion.

Acacia brings coherent tech to cable ops
News Wire Feed | 10/7/2020

Vendor says it's sampling a new 100G coherent DWDM pluggable product to meet demand at the edge and in the access network.

Equinix to deploy Nokia's IP/MPLS network
News Wire Feed | 10/7/2020

Data center giant Equinix said it will deploy IP/MPLS network infrastructure from Nokia.

Ribbon intros pay-as-you-go model for SBS
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2020

New session border controller model being offered via the AWS Marketplace

DZS expands exec, tech, ops and sales teams
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2020

Former execs from CommScope, MediaKind, Ribbon, Adtran and Infinera among those joining DZS following the recent hiring of CEO Charlie Vogt.

Uniti Group goes wide with dark fiber service
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2020

New offering runs on 31,000 fiber-route miles across 35 states.

Cox, Rogers to chat up energy reduction at Cable-Tec Expo
News Wire Feed | 10/2/2020

Presentations from the operators will be held during the show's Energy 2020 session on October 14.

Atlantic Broadband extends reach of 1-Gig and TiVo video services
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2020

New offerings now available in Derry, Pennsylvania.

OpenVault launches European subsidiary
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2020

Wholly owned subsidiary is based in Berlin and helmed by company CEO Mark Trudeau.

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