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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&...

CyrusOne adds 100G data center interconnectivity via BTI Systems

Colocation services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has added 100-Gbps data center interconnectivity to is Northern Virginia footprint via optical transport equipment from BTI Systems, the technol...

euNetworks rolls out 200G DWDM with Ciena

European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks says it has upgraded portions of its DWDM network to support 200-Gbps wavelengths. The deployment, the first in Europe according to euNetwo...

Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone tout TWDM-PON field trial

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vodafone have partnered on a field trial of the systems house's Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) fiber-o...

Comcast broadband subs surpass video subs

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) now has more subscribers taking its broadband services than its video services. The cable MSO (and owner of NBC/Universal) made the revelation today as it repor...

CRTC rules Canadian carriers must share FTTH infrastructure

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the country's primary telecommunications regulatory authority, ruled July 22 that incumbent carriers must share their fiber t...

Cisco sells set-top box business to Technicolor

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) business for cash and stock totaling €550 million (or $600 million equivalent) to French firm Technicolor (Euronext Par...

VI Systems patents parallel optics assembly

Optical components developer VI Systems GmbH says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for a patent that applies to the company's work in parallel optics as...

Prysmian expands optical fiber plant in Brazil

Fiber and cable provider Prysmian Group says it has begun operations in a newly expanded optical fiber production facility in Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The expansion is part of a five-year, €100...

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

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears on the verge of receiving federal regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV). Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wh...

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