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AT&T closes DirecTV acquisition

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced July 24 that it had closed its acquisition of satellite television provider DirecTV after receiving formal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval. AT&T agreed to several conditions in exchange for that approval, which cleared the way to create the largest pay-TV provider in the world.

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Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone tout TWDM-PON field trial

07/24/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vodafone have partnered on a field trial of the systems house's Tim...

Comcast broadband subs surpass video subs

07/23/2015 Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) now has more subscribers taking its broadband services than its video services. ...

CRTC rules Canadian carriers must share FTTH infrastructure

07/23/2015 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the country's primary telecommunications regu...

Cisco sells set-top box business to Technicolor

07/23/2015 Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) business for cash and stock totaling €5...

VI Systems patents parallel optics assembly

07/23/2015 Optical components developer VI Systems GmbH says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of...

Prysmian expands optical fiber plant in Brazil

07/23/2015 Fiber and cable provider Prysmian Group says it has begun operations in a newly expanded optical fiber production fac...

FCC chairman approves AT&T's DirecTV acquisition with conditions

07/22/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears on the verge of receiving federal regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of ...

Verizon profits jump in second quarter 2015

07/21/2015 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ) says that non-GAAP profits advanced by double digits versus the year-ag...

Beijing Internet Harbor taps Coriant for data center interconnect

07/21/2015 Beijing Internet Harbor Technology Co. has added full ROADM capabilities to its deployed Coriant 7100 Nano Packet Opt...
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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

2015 FTTH Connect Reporter’s Notebook, Day 1

Tue Jun 30 09:15:00 CDT 2015
The FTTH Connect conference (nee the FTTH Council Americas' FTTH Conference) is in full swing at the Anaheim Convention Center. So is a high school girls volleyball tournament. At both events, we find: Bump Roland Montagne of IDATE, who does a lot of the FTTH Council Europe's market research work, reported that FTTH act...
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Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

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The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...

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