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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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Big Four cloud services providers control over half the market

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Colocation price variations significant says TeleGeography

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CenturyLink expands data centers in six markets

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Cisco dominates IHS router and switch vendor poll

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CyrusOne adds 100G data center interconnectivity via BTI Systems

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Comcast broadband subs surpass video subs

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CRTC rules Canadian carriers must share FTTH infrastructure

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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

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 2015
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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