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Cox buys private fiber company Segra

2021-04-28 |

Cox Communications inked a deal to buy the commercial services segment of Segra, a privately-held fiber infrastructure provider based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Bloomberg sources estimate the deal at about $3 billion. Cox is buying the business…

Cox Communications to Acquire Segra’s Commercial Enterprise and Carrier Business

2021-04-27 |

Acquisition to accelerate Segra’s long-term strategy, meet growing demand for broadband infrastructure ATLANTA & CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cox Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Charlotte, N.C.-based Segra, one of the largest privately-held fiber infrastructure providers in the U.S. Cox will acquire Segra’s commercial…

Toward a common 4G/5G core network | Light Reading

2021-04-27 |

In a mobile network, the core controls sessions, mobility, authentication, policy and more. In short, it is fundamental to how your smartphone or Internet of Things (IoT) device interacts with the network. To build a 5G standalone (SA) network that can offer advanced services, a…

AT&T speeds up fiber plans | Light Reading

2021-04-26 |

DALLAS Up your (speed) game! AT&T Fiber customers on our entry and mid-level plans will get a 200Mbps boost to their upload and download speeds. Our 100Mbps plan will now become Internet 300 the fastest entry speed at 300Mbps compared to major cable providers….

Bell Canada taps Ciena for 400G fiber backbone boost

2021-04-24 |

Bell Canada began rolling out 400G wavelength service on its fiber backbone, tapping Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme technology to do the heavy lifting.Ivan Mihaljevic, President of Bell Canada’s BCE Global division, told Fierce the move is targeted at better serving large cloud providers, operators, content…

EPFL develops novel, ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits

2021-04-22 |

22 Apr 2021 Silicon nitride-based PICs offer “record low optical losses” as well as smaller footprints. Integrated photonic chips are usually made from silicon that is abundant and has good optical properties. But silicon cannot perform every required function in integrated photonics, so new material platforms have…

Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS trial pumps out 4-Gig symmetrical speeds | Light Reading

2021-04-22 |

Offering proof that Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and DOCSIS 4.0 technologies have taken a big step closer to prime time, Comcast said recent lab trials powered by a new system-on-chip (SoC) from Broadcom delivered symmetrical speeds of more than 4 Gbit/s. That…

Corning announces plans for new optical fiber plant in Poland

2021-04-21 |

21 Apr 2021 Mszczonów site to be one of the largest optical fiber manufacturers in EU, to open in 2022. Optical materials giant Corning has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art optical fiber manufacturing facility in Mszczonów, Poland. The new facility, which will be one of the…

Fiber execution could make or break Frontier’s future, analysts say

2021-04-20 |

Analysts from New Street Research and MoffettNathanson offered very different views of Frontier Communications’ future prospects, initiating coverage as the company emerges from bankruptcy.During an investor event on Monday, New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin characterized Frontier’s situation as “undoubtedly the most exciting equity story…

Spirent validates 800G link with InnoLight

2021-04-20 |

Spirent Communications worked with optical transceiver maker InnoLight Technology to validate 800G optical transceiver interoperability on a test link that emulated hyperscale data center traffic, the companies announced Monday.  The companies described the project in a press release as successfully demonstrating an 800G link-up and…

Ciena touts 800G, preps ZR pluggable

2021-04-17 |

Last year, while the optical transport market seemed focused on 400 Gigabit, Ciena became the first vendor to roll out 800G technology, capable of sending up to 800 billion bits per second over a single optical channel. 600G was widely viewed as the logical next step…

Juniper sharpens its transport network chops with 400G for metro

2021-04-16 |

Juniper Networks is upgrading its transport network offerings, particularly for the metro network, to keep pace with all the changes that are coming with 5G and distributed edge sites.5G is bringing big changes to the core network and radio access network (RAN) of mobile operators….

Seventh Knight launches AppMoat360 Endpoint Security Solution – Powered by IBM MaaS360 Technology – to Combat Ransomware

2021-04-15 |

AppMoat360 is the new, managed security service from Seventh Knight powered by IBM MaaS360 Technology. This Ransomware solution melds IBM’s industry-leading MaaS360 Unified Endpoint Managed (UEM) Security Service with AppMoat’s patented endpoint code isolation technology, backed by a 24/7/365 Security Operations Center. MADISON, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seventh…

SKT to spin off its non-telecom businesses | Light Reading

2021-04-15 |

SK Telecom is to spin off its non-core businesses to maximize the value of its chip and digital services investments. The Korean operator said Wednesday the restructure would allow its businesses to be “properly valued” in the market. Under the plan…

For Second Year in a Row, Hillstone Networks Recognized by Gartner as Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls 2021

2021-04-15 |

Based on Feedback and Ratings from End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Product or Service SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of Enterprise Network Security and Risk Management solutions, is excited to share that, once again, it was named…

Airtel revamps structure to focus on India’s digital opportunity | Light Reading

2021-04-15 |

India’s second-largest service provider by subscribers, Bharti Airtel, has announced a new organizational structure to enhance its focus on the digital business. The company has formed a new subsidiary, Airtel Ltd, which will now include its telecom business. Its digital assets, such…

Mandatory 10-digit Dialing Coming for Windstream Customers in Multiple Area Codes

2021-04-15 |

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a new three-digit number to be used nationwide by the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, a change that will necessitate 10-digit dialing in some area codes served by Windstream. Starting July 16, 2022,…

MetroNet and City of Ankeny Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

2021-04-15 |

ANKENY, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetroNet and the City of Ankeny today announced a partnership that will bring MetroNet’s 100 percent fiber optic internet, TV and phone to businesses and residents. As part of the agreement, MetroNet will invest more than $15 million in the city and surrounding…

Eurobites: Swisscom calls time on 2G | Light Reading

2021-04-15 |

Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: Cosmote to shut down 3G services; MTS switches on 5G in Moscow with Huawei; Liberty Global trials Teleste’s DAA in UK. After almost 30 years of faithful service, Swisscom has finally switched off its 2G technology. According…

GigNet Extends its Optical Fiber Network into the Cancun International Airport to Connect Hertz Car Rental

2021-04-13 |

CANCUN, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GigNet, a Digital Infrastructure company with an extensive regional optical fiber network from Costa Mujeres, North of Cancun, through the Hotel Zone in Tulum, announced today it has extended its network to the Cancun International Airport. The network build consists of 4 kilometers…

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