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Content posted in May 2020
ADTRAN teams with NRTC to deliver multi-gigabit service in Texas
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5/28/2020   Post a comment
In partnership with ADTRAN, United Cooperative Services (UCS) plans to deliver multi-gigabit services to its membership in 14 counties across North Texas.
Calix launches new partner program
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5/28/2020   Post a comment
Calix names CCI and NISC as new partners to help the company better equip service providers with expertise and solutions to meet customer demand.
Cignal TV taps Hughes for satellite-enabled broadband
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5/27/2020   Post a comment
Cignal TV, the Philippines direct-to-home (DTH) satellite provider, taps Hughes Jupiter System to enable satellite broadband service to its two million subscribers.
Twilio to power NYC's cloud-based contact tracing program
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5/22/2020   Post a comment
New York will deploy a cloud-based contact center on Twilio Flex and leverage Twilio SMS and Voice for its COVID-19 tracing program.
SiFi Networks secures $50M for smart city deployments
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5/21/2020   Post a comment
New capital from the Smart City Investment Fund will enable SiFi Networks, a developer of open access fiber optic networks, to further fund its FiberCity deployments across the US.
Openreach taps Nokia to help fulfill fiber target of 20M UK homes
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5/21/2020   Post a comment
Openreach will deploy Nokia's GPON and XGS-PON fiber access technologies as part of its UK rollout.
New Calix service gives providers critical info on network bandwidth
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5/20/2020   Post a comment
Calix has introduced a new Network Capacity Assessment Service to help providers gain network insights and proactively address bottlenecks.
Nokia boasts 5G speed world record
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5/19/2020   Post a comment
Equipment vendor said it reached 4.7 Gbit/s via an Over-the-Air (OTA) network and 800 MHz of commercial millimeter wave 5G spectrum.
Calix upgrades products to help providers troubleshoot remotely
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5/19/2020   Post a comment
New quarterly enhancements to Calix's Access EDGE Tools will help providers to turn up services faster and troubleshoot networks remotely.
CenturyLink expanding fiber network across US
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5/19/2020   Post a comment
CenturyLink will continue its fiber network build in 20 additional US cities this year, expanding high-speed Internet availability to more homes and businesses.
Horizon launches cloud-based, hosted voice service
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5/18/2020   Post a comment
Alianza powers Horizon's new hosted voice offering, a VoIP solution for business customers that will run over Horizon's fiber network.
Windstream's Kinetic rolls out SD-WAN to help small biz customers manage usage
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5/18/2020   Post a comment
Kinetic has teamed with VMware on an SD-WAN solution in order to deliver small and midsized businesses greater control over their network bandwidth.
Alcatel Submarine Networks tapped to build subsea cable 2Africa
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5/14/2020   Post a comment
Global parties announce partnership with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to build 2Africa, a massive, comprehensive subsea cable connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Openreach, Adtran team on UK FTTH expansion
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5/14/2020   Post a comment
Openreach taps Adtran to help achieve fiber expansion goal of reaching 20 million UK homes by mid-to-late 2020s.
Calix releases solutions to let providers launch Wi-Fi 6 digital storefronts
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5/13/2020   Post a comment
Calix has released two new EDGE Systems, the GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 and u6.2, enabling providers to launch new digital storefronts in weeks.
Harmonic unveils new services to accelerate broadband upgrades
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5/13/2020   Post a comment
Harmonic has released CableOS Reef, a new dense Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) enabling cable broadband operators to swiftly address capacity issues and upgrades.
Intelsat, Andesat bring mobile broadband to rural Peru
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5/12/2020   Post a comment
Andesat Perú partners with Intelsat on #TeConectamosPerú, a new initiative to expand cellular and Internet coverage to remote areas of Latin America.
South Reach Networks acquires fiber and colo assets of Resurgence
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5/12/2020   Post a comment
South Reach Networks announced it has acquired the Florida-based fiber and colocation assets of Resurgence Infrastructure Group, including 120,000 fiber miles from Jacksonville to Miami.
Windstream sees record consumer broadband growth for Q1
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5/11/2020   Post a comment
Windstream grew its broadband customer base for the eighth consecutive quarter, adding a record 18,000 new subscribers in Q1 2020.
Everstream deepens fiber ties in Milwaukee
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5/8/2020   Post a comment
Everstream has entered into a long-term agreement that expands its fiber footprint into downtown Milwaukee.
Nokia, ExteNet make California WISP network 5G-ready
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5/7/2020   Post a comment
The new Cal.net network, built with Connect America Fund (CAF II) money, is one of the first commercial deployments of CBRS technology in the US.
Sandvine releases COVID-19 Global Internet Phenomena Report
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5/7/2020   Post a comment
The Sandvine report analyzes how consumer broadband traffic has changed during the pandemic as people are primarily using fixed-line home networks.
South Central Connect taps Calix for rural fiber expansion
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5/7/2020   Post a comment
South Central Connect will expand fiber access to underserved communities in rural Arkansas with help of Calix Intelligent Access EDGE.
CenturyLink Reports Q1 2020
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5/6/2020   Post a comment
Carrier reports net income of $0.29 a share on revenue of $5.228 billion; guidance withdrawn because of COVID-19.
Iskratel tapped for broadband build in rural Slovenia and Croatia
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5/6/2020   Post a comment
Iskratel will provide equipment for the construction of an ultra-fast fiber-optic broadband network in 210 municipalities across Slovenia and Croatia.
Aberdeenshire Council awards full-fiber project to SSE
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5/6/2020   Post a comment
The £10.5 million (US$13.1 million) full-fiber project falls under the Aberdeen City Region Deal, allocating funding to improve the region's digital infrastructure.
WOW launches IP-based video in Ohio, Michigan
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5/5/2020   Post a comment
WOW! tv+ is a new IP-based video service available to high-speed data (HSD) customers in Cleveland, Ohio, and in mid-Michigan.
DZS expands Gfast FTTB solutions portfolio
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5/5/2020   Post a comment
DZS to expand its FTTB solutions portfolio with the introduction of new MileGate 2144 and MileGate 2041 Distribution Point Units (DPUs).
M-net taps ADTRAN for gigabit fiber extension
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5/4/2020   Post a comment
M-net is leveraging ADTRAN's second-generation Gfast technology to extend gigabit services to its residential and business customers.
Bluebird finishes fiber build
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5/1/2020   Post a comment
New 21-mile fiber expansion connects Joplin, Missouri, buildings and data centers.




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