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Dasan Zhone revenues drop 15.7% in Q2
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2020

Attributes the pandemic to the slowdown.

CommScope gives RFoG a lift
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2020

Says new cabinet is designed to simplify installations of RF-over-Glass (RFoG) deployments.

Verizon invests in NG-PON2 startup
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2020

Verizon Ventures said it led a $4.5 million Series A financing round into PICadvanced (PICa), a startup that develops technologies for NG-PON2 network technology.

128 Technology debuts software-defined edge product
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2020

New software aims to help operators go from managed connectivity to a full SD-WAN offering without changing hardware platforms.

Harmonic cable access revenues surge 100% in Q2
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2020

But overall revenues drop 12.8% in the period.

Dasan Zhone names Charlie Vogt president and CEO
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2020

Vogt will remain on the ATX Networks board.

Casa Systems revenues top $83M in Q2
News Wire Feed | 7/30/2020

Company cites a large increase in its wireless product backlog.

Altice USA adds 70K broadband subs, loses 35K pay-TV subs in Q2
News Wire Feed | 7/30/2020

Altice Mobile adds 34,000 net subs in Q2, pushing total past 140,000.

Juniper revenues up 9% sequentially
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2020

In Q2, Juniper's GAAP net income was $61.2M, up 32 percent from a year ago.

ATX, Digicomm strike distribution deal for new outside plant gear
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2020

New agreement includes ATX's GainMaker-compatible 1.2GHz amplifiers and 2GHz taps and passives.

Broadband access, CPE equipment spending to slip 7% in 2020 – Dell'Oro
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2020

Dell'Oro expects spending in the category to dip to $11.4 billion in 2020, then rise 5% in 2021.

Technetix adds XGS-PON to final-mile access offerings
News Wire Feed | 7/23/2020

OLT offerings enables customers to deploy high-capacity 10G PON from existing Ethernet switches.

Marvell rolls out new ASICs
News Wire Feed | 7/23/2020

Time-to-market focus drives new custom ASICs solutions.

Arrcus adds virtual distributed routing, multi-cloud networking
News Wire Feed | 7/22/2020

Arrcus announces innovative new products, adds world-leading experts to its advisory board, promises to transform the industry and so on.

Hengtong supplies fiber for flood-monitoring system
News Wire Feed | 7/21/2020

Cables delivered to Jiangxi Province to restore flood-control communications system.

TDS completes fiber builds in Oregon and McFarland, Wisconsin
News Wire Feed | 7/17/2020

Says 1-Gig speeds are now available to 11,000 addresses in those areas.

Jim Lynch to be FiberLight's interim CEO
News Wire Feed | 7/13/2020

FiberLight announced Jim Lynch will act as the company's temporary CEO while it searches for a permanent one.

Padtec expands capacity in Brazil
News Wire Feed | 7/9/2020

Padtec upgrades Telecall's optical routes in Rio de Janeiro and uses tech from VIAVI to provide optical network monitoring for the carrier.

RtBrick unveils two new APIs
News Wire Feed | 7/9/2020

Company said its new APIs allow operators to control every attribute of their disaggregated broadband networks from external systems.

Cable One set to take minority interest in Hargray
News Wire Feed | 7/8/2020

As part of deal, Cable One to contribute to Hargray its Alabama assets, including systems serving Anniston.

MaxLinear raises Q2 2020 guidance, nears closure of Intel deal
News Wire Feed | 7/7/2020

Preliminary quarterly revenue raised to $65 million as company cites strength in broadband products and a recovery of analog product sales.

Verizon, Ericsson show off Integrated Access Backhaul in mmWave 5G
News Wire Feed | 7/7/2020

Verizon and Ericsson said they demonstrated Integrated Access Backhaul technology working in the operator's millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G network.

Juniper hires new CIO
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2020

Former TIBCO and Knight Ridder exec takes over to help Juniper's IT strategy take shape.

Altice Europe sells stake in Altice USA
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Altice Europe elected to sell a total of 17.9 million shared. Altice USA has purchased about 3.6 million of those shares directly from the broker dealer for about $85 million.

Summit Broadband selects ADTRAN for home Wi-Fi management
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Turnkey solution overcomes the challenges presented in serving diverse residential and MDU Wi-Fi environments.

Franklin Telephone enables next-generation customer experience with Adtran
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Focused on delivering unmatched broadband and seamless Wi-Fi for families in rural Mississippi.

Windstream Wholesale, NCTC notch network transport deal
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Three-year agreement gives NCTC member operators access to preferred pricing and terms on transport connections through Windstream's national data network.

ZCorum adds fiber features to broadband diagnostics platform
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2020

New OLT diagnostics screen provides a comprehensive view of what is going on in a fiber network, company says.

Comcast extends free Internet Essentials offer through end of 2020
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

The offer, originally set to expire June 30, provides 60 days of free service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers. Comcast is also forgiving any back due debt for new Internet Essentials customers.

Tibit releases PON interoperability toolset
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Polyglot OMCI Editor designed to help carriers to manage third-party device connectivity.

CenturyLink hires chief privacy officer
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Hugo Teufel most recently was chief privacy counsel for Raytheon Company.

Infinera, Windstream tout optical networking milestone
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Windstream said it was able to to transmit 800G over 730 kilometers in a live production network using Infinera's ICE6 technology.

Docomo Pacific taps Adara to reclaim bandwidth
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Guam-based service provider deploys platform that uses 'codec awareness' technique to distinguish between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4-capable set-tops.

Vodafone Germany taps CommScope for DOCSIS 3.1 gateways
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2020

More than 1 million of its subs are using the vendor's Touchstone TG3442 gateway.

FCC moves forward with Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

The FCC said it is putting an initial $16 billion toward its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction.

FirstLight to acquire TruePath
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Fiber provider FirstLight has acquired monitoring company TruePath Technologies.

Cable-Tec Expo 2020 will be virtual and free
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Online event is set for October 12-16.

Townes Telecommunications enhances broadband experience across six-state service area with Adtran
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Upgraded infrastructure and intelligent management tools redefine connectivity and customer experience for previously underserved homes and businesses.

FirstLight buys DFT's western New York fiber network
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2020

FirstLight announced it purchased fiber assets from DFT Communications covering a fiber route that runs from Hamburg to Jamestown in New York.

Cisco to buy ThousandEyes for network monitoring
News Wire Feed | 5/28/2020

Cisco said it plans to purchase privately held ThousandEyes, which offers an Internet network monitoring service.

AT&T intros Home Office Connectivity product for WFH trend
News Wire Feed | 5/28/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the 'work from home' (WFH) trend, AT&T announced the release of its new Home Office Connectivity product

Ziply Fiber tags Idaho town for first network upgrade following Frontier deal
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2020

Kellogg, Idaho, is one of the first 13 locations in Ziply's territory in line to get a major fiber upgrade.

Nokia launches new chips, devices and subsystems for 400G optical networking
News Wire Feed | 5/21/2020

The new DSPs are complemented by the coherent optical engines Nokia got when it bought silicon photonics pioneer Elenion Technologies.

Segra buys 3,000 miles of fiber from NorthState
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2020

Segra said it will purchase NorthState, giving it another 3,000 miles of fiber.

Colt's Keri Gilder becomes the carrier's latest CEO
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2020

Gilder, who joined the organization in November 2018, takes over the role of CEO from today, with former chief Grivner staying on with Colt until the end of June 2020.

Technetix touts Direction Neutral Amplifier for DOCSIS 4.0
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2020

Vendor says lab tests show that the DNA, when combined with a Distributed Gain Architecture, will improve network performance and flexibility and drop power consumption by 30%.

CenturyLink expands fiber network in several US cities
News Wire Feed | 5/19/2020

Thousands of residential customers will soon have access to fiber gigabit speeds.

Cisco reports Q3 net income of $2.8B on revenue of $12B
News Wire Feed | 5/13/2020

The networking giant expects an 8.5% to 11% revenue drop next quarter, as enterprise spending slows down.

CommScope hires chief commercial officer
News Wire Feed | 5/13/2020

Jeff White joins company from Here Technologies.

Colt offers low-latency connections between financial hubs, exchanges
News Wire Feed | 5/13/2020

The carrier claims best-in-market latencies on critical European PrizmNet routes, using Arista 7130 ultra-low-latency switches.

GCI records 44% peak traffic spike amid COVID-19
News Wire Feed | 5/13/2020

GCI in Alaska said it has regularly seen 25% higher-than-normal usage on its network amid the pandemic, including a 44% higher-than-normal peak.

South Reach Networks buys fiber from Resurgence Infrastructure Group
News Wire Feed | 5/12/2020

South Reach Networks in Florida said it purchased fiber and colocation assets, including 120,000 fiber miles of available capacity from Jacksonville to Miami, from Resurgence Infrastructure Group.

Led by broadband, Cable One revenues climb to $321.2M in Q1 2020
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2020

Residential data revenues surge 19.4% in the quarter.

Telia Carrier ups fiber capacity in the US with Ciena
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2020

Telia Carrier says this upgrade will double its usable signal spectrum to support end users and deliver reliable connectivity to its US webscale and enterprise customers.

Nokia, ExteNet make California WISP network 5G-ready
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2020

The new Cal.net network, built with Connect America Fund (CAF II) money, is one of the first commercial deployments of CBRS technology in the US.

CommScope Q1 net sales dip 18%, to $2.03B, net loss swings to $159.9M
News Wire Feed | 5/7/2020

Total revenues of $1.03 billion due to contribution from last year's acquisition of Arris.

Fujitsu intros SDN-based design, planning tool
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2020

Fujitsu says a Tier 1 operator has started using its design and planning tool for Open ROADM networks.

MoCA appoints new president
News Wire Feed | 5/5/2020

MaxLinear's Dr. Leonard Dauphinee takes helm of organization focused on networking tech for homes and access networks.

Ziply Fiber wraps $1.35B deal for Frontier northwest US operations
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2020

Deal covers Frontier's operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Charter Q1 revenues climb 4.8%, to $11.7B, driven by broadband, mobile, SMB, video and advertising
News Wire Feed | 5/1/2020

Charter loses 70,000 video subs in the period, adds 290,000 mobile lines and 563,000 broadband subs.

Casa Systems Q1 revenues rise to $83.6M
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Results include revenues from last year's acquisition of fixed wireless company NetComm.

FCC Chair extends 'Keep Americans Connected Pledge' until June 30
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Initial pledge, supported by many ISPs in response to the pandemic, was set to expire on May 12.

Altice USA expands 1-Gig footprint
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Says more than half of footprint in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut now has access to 1-Gig speeds over HFC and FTTP.

Ethernity boasts of new North American customer
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Ethernity Networks said it will supply its ENET Switch and Traffic Manager firmware to an unnamed North American operator for its xPON optical light termination (OLT) device.

Comcast sees Q1 2020 revenues drop 0.9% to $26.6B, adds 477K broadband subs in period
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2020

Says cable communications business was solid in Q1, but will be negatively affected by the 'significant deterioration in domestic economic conditions in recent weeks.'

Juniper CEO: Orders were up, but COVID-19 slowed down supply chain
News Wire Feed | 4/28/2020

The company earned $20.4 million, or 6 cents a share, on net revenues of $998 million during Q1.

Harmonic says cable access revenues and CableOS deployments rise in Q1
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2020

Says CableOS deployments now reach more than 1.3 million cable modems, up 30% from previous quarter.

Comcast extends COVID-19 response policies to June 30
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2020

Policies ensure customers won't be disconnected or hit with late fees, provides free access to Wi-Fi hotspots and pauses cable op's broadband data plans.

Everstream buys Rocket Fiber in Michigan
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2020

Everstream announced it purchased Rocket Fiber, a fiber-based Internet service provider in Michigan.

Verizon extends COVID-19 connectivity commitment
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2020

Verizon has extended its original commitment through June 30.

Ciena hires CTO for EMEA region
News Wire Feed | 4/21/2020

Jürgen Hatheier hails from Pacific Broadband, Arris and Technetix.

Extreme Networks offers deferred payment options to customers
News Wire Feed | 4/20/2020

To combat the COVID-19 financial upheaval, Extreme Networks said it would offer financing options to its customers.

Court approves Frontier's 'First Day' motions tied to bankruptcy filing
News Wire Feed | 4/16/2020

Frontier filed for voluntary Chapter 11 on April 14.

Peak broadband traffic on US cable nets stays steady, NCTA says
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2020

Downstream growth remained flat for a second consecutive week and upstream peaks are decelerating, according to organization's COVID-19 Internet Dashboard.

FCC to be 'vigilant' in ensuring Frontier stays connected to vital services during restructuring
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2020

But agency wireline competition bureau chief says agency is pleased that Frontier will keep customers connected as it moves through its Chapter 11 plan.

Former Verizon exec tapped to head up Ting Internet and TV
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2020

Neil Shah was most recently head of design at Verizon.

Ciena names chief strategy officer
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2020

Mary Yang was most recently an exec at NIO; a designer and developer of connected electric vehicles; and is late of Fortinet, Cisco and Nortel.

TDS lights up 1-Gig in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
News Wire Feed | 4/13/2020

Operator says FTTH build covers 3,500 addresses there.

InCoax scores US order for MoCA Access 2.5 lab test
News Wire Feed | 4/9/2020

Test will evaluate InCoax's MoCA Access 2.5 platform's ability to deliver gigabit symmetrical services.

Musser's role expands in Corning management re-org
News Wire Feed | 4/8/2020

Eric S. Musser, a 34-year Corning veteran, has been named to the expanded role of president and chief operating officer (COO).

RCN, Grande and Wave launch Internet First program amid COVID-19 crisis
News Wire Feed | 4/7/2020

Free connectivity, deferred payments and more to help customers during coronavirus crisis.

ZTE wins largest commercial OTN in China Mobile's centralized procurement
News Wire Feed | 4/7/2020

The western network, covering 19 provinces of China, will be the world's largest commercial optical transport network (OTN), with a total link length reaching 53,828km.

Everstream secures $342.5M in debt financing
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2020

Midwest business Internet provider will buy and build its way into five new markets during 2020 with backing from nine banks.

Mediacom CEO tells employees they'll get full pay, benefits through at least May 31
News Wire Feed | 4/3/2020

'By that time, we hope this pandemic will be over and our business and lives will return to normal,' company founder and CEO Rocco Commisso says in letter to 4,500 employees.

FCC Chairman: Fixed, mobile traffic up, but networks are 'performing well'
News Wire Feed | 4/3/2020

Service providers report that fixed network usage is up 20% to 30%, cellular networks are up 10% to 20% in recent weeks.

FCC OKs $200M COVID-19 telehealth initiative
News Wire Feed | 4/3/2020

Funds will help healthcare providers buy telecommunications, broadband connectivity and devices needed for telehealth services.

AT&T tops US fiber-lit building leaderboard – Vertical Systems Group
News Wire Feed | 4/3/2020

AT&T is followed by Verizon, Charter, CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox and Crown Castle Fiber.

Verizon bumps pay for essential, on-site employees
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2020

Says more than 100,000 employees now working from home as part of frontline redeployment effort.

FCC chairman wants to earmark $200M for COVID-19 telehealth program
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2020

Funds would help support healthcare providers responding to the pandemic.

OneWeb files for Chapter 11, will pursue sale
News Wire Feed | 3/30/2020

Satellite broadband hopeful said it is negotiating debtor-in-possession financing to support ongoing business and a sale process.

CenturyLink hooks up hospital ship deployed to help with COVID-19 crisis
News Wire Feed | 3/30/2020

Company says it has installed and donated high-speed connectivity to US Naval Ship Mercy when at arrived at the port of Los Angeles on March 27.

Nokia completes Elenion acquisition for silicon photonics
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2020

Nokia said it completed its previously announced acquisition of US-based Elenion Technologies, which focuses on silicon photonics technology.

Volta Networks joins TIP's Disaggregated Open Routers initiative
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2020

Routing software specialist joins the Disaggregated Open Routers (DOR) project team recently formed by the Telecom Infra Project.

Wander offers free Internet service to school families
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2020

Fixed wireless broadband service providers makes offer to eligible families in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District through remainder of the school year.

CenturyLink providing 80 hours of emergency paid time off for next 60 days
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2020

Company says 75% of global workforce is working from home.

LG Uplus revamps IP network with Nokia
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2020

South Korean operator will use Nokia's Network Service Platform (NSP) to enable software-defined, automated IP network management processes.

TDS Telecom scores $1.32M for Wisconsin broadband grant program
News Wire Feed | 3/20/2020

Says projects will cover more than 1,500 locations across Mosinee and Stetsonville.

Cable One offers $10 Internet service to low-income families impacted by COVID-19
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2020

MSO is offers low-cost 15 Mbit/s service for next 60 days, with no documentation required, to families most impacted by the virus.

205 more ISPs join Pai's 'Keep Americans Connected Pledge'
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2020

Total behind FCC chairman-led initiative rises to 390.

Ethernity Networks unveils ENET-D
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2020

Ethernity's ENET-D is an Ethernet Controller that can be added to its ACE-NIC100 SmartNIC network interface card.

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