Industry Announcements
Content posted in November 2020
Comcast launching 30+ Wi-Fi 'lift zones' in Washington
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11/30/2020   Post a comment
Comcast Lift Zones in Washington state will provide safe spaces with free Internet to help thousands of disadvantaged students participate in distance learning.
Dish secures fiber for 5G network
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11/30/2020   Post a comment
Dish Network signs agreements with fiber vendors Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo to speed up 5G network delivery.
Proximus, EQT Infrastructure sign fiber deal
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11/27/2020   Post a comment
Proximus and EQT Infrastructure sign final partnership agreement specifying the terms to build a fiber network in Flanders together.
South Bay Fiber Network (SBFN) launches in California
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11/25/2020   Post a comment
South Bay Cities Council of Governments, South Bay Work Force Investment Board, and American Dark Fiber launch South Bay Fiber Network.
GWS finds UK homes experience inadequate connectivity
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11/25/2020   Post a comment
Three in ten UK consumers receive inadequate speeds, less than 2Mbit/s download and 1Mbit/s upload, reports Global Wireless Solutions (GWS).
ADTRAN, Three River improve broadband in Nebraska
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11/24/2020   Post a comment
ADTRAN to upgrade Three River's network infrastructure with its portfolio of multi-gigabit and fiber access platforms.
KPN aims to double fiber connections in the Netherlands
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11/24/2020   Post a comment
KPN will invest approximately €3.5 billion over the next three years to double fiber-optic connections in the Netherlands by 2025.
Siklu starts shipping Terragraph-compliant FWA systems
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11/24/2020   Post a comment
Siklu starts shipping new N366 & T265 Terragraph-compliant, gigabit-speed FWA systems to service providers in the US and UK.
FiberLight appoints Christopher Rabii as CEO
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11/23/2020   Post a comment
Rabii is taking the place of Jim Lynch, who was announced as the company's interim CEO in July 2020 and will remain executive chairman.
Broadband Forum intros standards to accelerate 5G adoption
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11/23/2020   Post a comment
New specifications will allow telcos to build 5G networks with open, cloud-native platforms that utilize components from different vendors.
Michigan Moonshot expands Wi-Fi with Toyota and Cisco
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11/23/2020   Post a comment
Residents of Detroit, Inkster, Flint and Washtenaw County will benefit from expanded free Wi-Fi access at more than 50 community locations.
Zen to launch gigabit broadband over CityFibre networks
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11/20/2020   Post a comment
Zen becomes CityFibre's third national consumer ISP to offer full fiber services to consumers.
Nokia launches 25Gbit/s symmetrical PON solution
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11/19/2020   Post a comment
Nokia's 25G PON solution will be available on the widely deployed Nokia fiber access platform, enabling a smooth introduction.
Three River taps ADTRAN to future-proof broadband in Nebraska
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11/19/2020   Post a comment
Three River picks ADTRAN's TA5000 fiber access and packet optical transport platform to deploy high-capacity broadband in rural Nebraska.
Eutelsat disposes 51% stake in Euro Broadband Infrastructure
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11/19/2020   Post a comment
Viasat will purchase remaining 51% share of wholesale broadband business from the Viasat-Eutelsat joint venture.
ADTRAN, Douglas Fast Net fight fire with fiber
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11/18/2020   Post a comment
Douglas Fast Net is leveraging ADTRAN fiber access platform to support fire service technologies, remote workers and learners.
New Calix GigaPoint ONT to help CSPs meet bandwidth demands
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11/18/2020   Post a comment
New GigaPoint ONT embraces next-generation 10G PON technologies like XGS-PON and NG-PON2.
Vodafone connects 250,000 UK students for free
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11/18/2020   Post a comment
Vodafone UK announced it is giving free connectivity to 250,000 children across the UK to help them access school work from home.
TIM, Eutelsat to connect remote areas of Italy
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11/18/2020   Post a comment
The agreement will allow TIM to expand its ultrabroadband services offer through satellite technology.
Gold Data deploys fiber network in Mexico
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11/17/2020   Post a comment
Gold Data continues network expansion in the Americas with an initial $10 million investment to deploy a fiber network throughout Mexico.
Virgin Media opens applications for Essential broadband plan
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11/16/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media's Essential broadband has a speed of 15 Mbit/s and a fixed price of £15 per month.
Comcast launching Wi-Fi 'Lift Zones' in Twin Cities
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11/16/2020   Post a comment
Working with its network of nonprofit partners, Comcast is deploying Wi-Fi hotspots in over 20 locations to help low-income students get online.
CityFibre invests £50M in North Tyneside
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11/16/2020   Post a comment
North Tyneside to get investment of over £50 million as part of CityFibre's plans to help replace the UK's legacy copper networks with full fiber.
Jurassic Fibre extends network across Devon, Somerset
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11/13/2020   Post a comment
Jurassic Fibre extends network to four new locations across Devon and Somerset.
ADTRAN and NCTC team to accelerate FTTH goals
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11/12/2020   Post a comment
ADTRAN partnership enables NCTC's 700-plus members to achieve their FTTH goals faster, easier and more affordably.
TIM fiber rollout reaches 3,000 premises
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11/12/2020   Post a comment
TIM's fiber optic cables were rolled out in over 280 municipalities across Italy during the month of October.
EE intros 5GEE Wi-Fi mobile broadband device
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11/11/2020   Post a comment
New 5GEE Wi-Fi features EE's first 5G own-brand mobile broadband device, offering customers 5G speeds as fast as fiber.
Big Wave Wireless to deliver 100 Mbit/s to underserved Texans
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11/11/2020   Post a comment
Big Wave Wireless deploys Radwin's Jet Duo to deliver 100Mbit/s service to underserved neighborhoods in Lucas, Texas.
ADTRAN Mosaic One to help monetize fiber networks
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11/10/2020   Post a comment
ADTRAN announces Mosaic One for end-to-end network visibility.
Cambium joins Qualcomm Smart City Accelerator Program
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11/10/2020   Post a comment
Cambium Networks has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to connect smart applications using its gigabit wireless fabric.
Openreach ultrafast broadband live for 20,000 Kilmarnock homes
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11/10/2020   Post a comment
The new technology is now live in locations across Kilmarnock and local communities including Kilmaurs, Crosshouse and Knockentiber.
Kinetic by Windstream expands fiber gigabit service
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11/9/2020   Post a comment
Kinetic by Windstream adds broadband customers, expands fiber gigabit service.
CityFibre taps Middlesbrough for £42M gigabit investment
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11/9/2020   Post a comment
Nearly every home and business in Middlesbrough will gain access to next-generation broadband through a major investment by CityFibre.
Deutsche Telekom intros new home working packages
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11/9/2020   Post a comment
With the online configurator, Deutsche Telekom customers put together home office packages according to their individual requirements.
Virgin Media launches 636Mbit/s speeds
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11/9/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media Ultimate Oomph customers will be upgraded to M600 Fibre broadband with average download speeds of 636 Mbit/s, at no extra cost.
TIM joins voucher scheme to boost ultra-broadband in Italy
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11/6/2020   Post a comment
TIM joins in voucher scheme to incentivize customers to activate an Internet connection of at least 30 Mbit/s and purchase a tablet or PC.
Virgin Media connects 3M homes to gigabit broadband
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11/5/2020   Post a comment
Nearly 3 million homes in London and Northern Ireland are the latest to benefit from Virgin Media's gigabit rollout.
CityFibre awards £1.5B in construction contracts
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11/5/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre invests £1.5B in construction contracts for full-fiber rollouts across 27 towns and cities, addressing approximately 3 million premises.
MLL Telecom delivers full-fiber WAN to Cambridgeshire schools
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11/4/2020   Post a comment
Cambridgeshire County Council and MLL Telecom team to provide future-proofed bandwidth for cloud-based learning platforms at 253 schools.
Community Fibre launches 3Gbit/s package
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11/4/2020   Post a comment
Community Fibre sets new speed standard for broadband in London by launching the Capital's first 3Gbit/s home broadband service.
Openreach, Connecting Cumbria dig for ultrafast broadband
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11/3/2020   Post a comment
The secluded Cumbrian hamlets can now access ultrafast, ultra-reliable speeds using gigabit-capable FTTP technology.
Stonepeak to buy Astound Broadband from TPG for $8.1B
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11/2/2020   Post a comment
The deal represents the largest cable transaction in the past five years.




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