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Content posted in November 2018
Alcatel Subs to Build Italian Undersea Telco & Power Fiber-Optic Cable
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11/29/2018   Post a comment
Alcatel Submarine Networks inks deal with Italian public research institute's under-ocean submarine cabling and ecosystem project.
CenturyLink CTO Dugan Joins MEF Board
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11/28/2018   2 comments
Andrew Dugan is latest service provider C-level to join international industry consortium to encourage adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services.
Online Shoppers Break Records, Not Internet – Adobe Report
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11/27/2018   Post a comment
Despite record online sales over the holiday weekend and Cyber Monday, overall broadband and mobile networks held strong.
Prysmian Finalizes $141M Sub Cable Deal to Connect Crete With Greek Mainland
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11/27/2018   Post a comment
Independent Power Transmission Operator CEO and Greek Minister of Environment and Energy attend ceremonial signing of 125 million deal.
Cisco: Internet Traffic Hits 4.8 Zettabytes Annually by 2022
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11/27/2018   Post a comment
Global IP traffic will reach 396 exabytes per month by 2022 versus 122 exabytes per month in 2017, finds Cisco's new Visual Networking Index.
Smart Parking Picks Up in Asia-Pac – ResearchAndMarkets Report
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11/26/2018   Post a comment
Insufficient garages and street lots, cities' growing populations and environmental concerns are some reasons municipalities invest in smart parking.
Openreach Deploys Gfast in 81 New Locations
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11/26/2018   Post a comment
Openreach, the UK's BT-owned fixed access network operator, is deploying Gfast technology in 81 additional locations that service more than 1 million homes and businesses.
Comcast Xfinity Motion-Detected Cameras Keep Grinches Away
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11/15/2018   Post a comment
New security camera features designed to help consumers improve package safety, a major concern according to a new survey conducted for the MSO.
Calix to Power Melita's GPON Network
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11/15/2018   Post a comment
Melita will use Calix's AXOS E7-2 and AXOS E3-2 to support business customers across Malta.
Calix's Cloud Updates Add Up for New Revenue, Lower Opex
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11/14/2018   Post a comment
In its latest quarterly release, Calix adds features that empower service providers to maximize their return on network investments and market smart home services to increase ARPU, according to the vendor.
Swisscom Subsidiary Fastweb Finalizes $223M Tiscali Deal
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11/12/2018   Post a comment
Swisscom subsidiary Fastweb completed its XXX purchase of FWA and spectrum rich Italian provider Tiscali, giving it a foot in the boot of some of this rich market.
Quantenna, Starry Plug In for WiFi 6, Advanced MIMO Speeds
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11/12/2018   Post a comment
Quantenna and Starry team up to deliver gigabit WiFi solutions in millimeter wave bands.
Comcast Adds Free WiFi Hotspots to Support California Fire Victims
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11/9/2018   Post a comment
Residents and emergency personnel in Yuba and Butte Counties in northern California now have free access to Internet.
Home Video Surveillance Market to Top $1B in 2018 – IHS Markit
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11/8/2018   Post a comment
Acceptance of video surveillance for the home has grown, in part because people now have more control over their surveillance systems.
Microsoft, Native Network to Deliver Broadband to Washington, Montana
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11/8/2018   Post a comment
The partnership will provide reliable Internet access to approximately 73,500 unserved people, including local tribal communities.
Vodafone New Zealand Unveils Agile, Adaptable Network
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11/7/2018   Post a comment
NZ service provider partners with Ciena to design and deploy adaptive network that responds in real time to customers' changing demands.
CenturyLink Names Neel Dev CFO
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11/6/2018   Post a comment
Once interim CFO, Dev now runs CenturyLink's global financial operations on a more permanent basis, effective immediately.
UK Smart-Home Adoption Lags US: Parks Associates
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11/6/2018   Post a comment
Just 16% of UK broadband households own at least one smart home device, compared to 26% in the US due to consumer perceptions operators and vendors must address, Parks Associates says.
Alaska Comms Posts Q3 Numbers
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11/6/2018   Post a comment
Alaska Communications will build on what it calls a "solid" third quarter with continued opportunities in markets like carrier & federal, education, and oil & gas, in an improving state economy.
Calix Releases Q3 Results
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11/5/2018   Post a comment
Transformation into a communications cloud and software platform, systems and services business yielded further progress in the third quarter, says CEO and President Carl Russo.
Juniper Research Adds Up Operators' 5G Costs & Benefits
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11/5/2018   Post a comment
5G for home broadband services will be the biggest driver in growth of cellular traffic after initial launches, so operators must price accordingly, Juniper's new 5G research report recommends.
Zyxel Expands Multy Home WiFi Solution
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11/5/2018   Post a comment
Zyxel adds two products to its Multy Pro whole-home managed WiFi system, a tri-band WiFi extender and gateway.




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