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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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Prysmian expands optical fiber plant in Brazil

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

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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...

Equinix uses Cloud Xpress for data center interconnect

07/21/2015 Global data center and interconnect company Equinix has selected the Cloud Xpress platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INF...

EarthLink offers cloud network connections with Cloud Express

07/21/2015 EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK) has unveiled Cloud Express, a service designed to link customers' WANs to suc...

AT&T launches GigaPower FTTP in Greensboro, Durham

07/20/2015 AT&T has expanded the North Carolina footprint of its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the premise...

NFV market to jump 5X in four years says IHS

07/20/2015 The market for network functions virtualization (NFV) hardware, software, and services will grow from an expected $2....

Huawei claims 30% increase in sales in 2015 first half

07/20/2015 Huawei says sales during the first half of 2015 increased 30% year over year, to an unaudited CNY175.9 billion ($28.3...

KKR to buy stake in FTTH provider Deutsche Glasfaser

07/20/2015 Investment firm KKR says it has reached an agreement with Dutch counterpart Reggeborgh to acquire a majority stake in...
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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

2015 FTTH Connect Reporter’s Notebook, Day 1

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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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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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