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AT&T closes DirecTV acquisition

July 27, 2015 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

July 27, 2015 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

July 27, 2015 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

July 24, 2015 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

July 23, 2015 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

July 23, 2015 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

July 23, 2015 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

July 23, 2015 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

July 23, 2015 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

July 22, 2015 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...

Verizon profits jump in second quarter 2015

July 21, 2015 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ) says that non-GAAP profits advanced by double digits versus the year-ago quarter in the second quarter of 2015. The company reported non-GAAP earnings ...

Beijing Internet Harbor taps Coriant for data center interconnect

July 21, 2015 Beijing Internet Harbor Technology Co. has added full ROADM capabilities to its deployed Coriant 7100 Nano Packet Optical Transport Platforms, according to the systems house. The Chinese data cente...

Equinix uses Cloud Xpress for data center interconnect

July 21, 2015

Global data center and interconnect company Equinix has selected the Cloud Xpress platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) for data center interconnect in Hong Kong.

EarthLink offers cloud network connections with Cloud Express

July 21, 2015 EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK) has unveiled Cloud Express, a service designed to link customers' WANs to such cloud network services as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. EarthLink s...

AT&T launches GigaPower FTTP in Greensboro, Durham

July 20, 2015 AT&T has expanded the North Carolina footprint of its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) offering by initiating service in parts of Greensboro and Durham. Parts...

NFV market to jump 5X in four years says IHS

July 20, 2015 The market for network functions virtualization (NFV) hardware, software, and services will grow from an expected $2.3 billion this year to $11.6 billion in 2019, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). The ...

Huawei claims 30% increase in sales in 2015 first half

July 20, 2015

Huawei says sales during the first half of 2015 increased 30% year over year, to an unaudited CNY175.9 billion ($28.3 billion), with an operating margin of 18%.

KKR to buy stake in FTTH provider Deutsche Glasfaser

July 20, 2015 Investment firm KKR says it has reached an agreement with Dutch counterpart Reggeborgh to acquire a majority stake in the latter's Deutsche Glasfaser, which constructs and operates fiber to the hom...

Padtec runs 100G over Allied Fiber's dark fiber in Florida

July 20, 2015 Brazil-based Padtec says it has signed a partnership agreement with carrier-neutral dark fiber and colocation services provider Allied Fiber that will enable the optical transport systems house to ...

Alcatel-Lucent, Apollo transmit 8 Tbps on submarine network fiber pair

July 20, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), the undersea cable network subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), has announced another high-speed optical transmission milestone, thi...

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