Industry Announcements
Content posted in August 2020
Alaska Communications secures spectrum for fixed-wireless broadband
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8/31/2020   Post a comment
Alaska Communications has secured spectrum through the FCC auction for licenses in the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.
Liberty Broadband closes private offering
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8/28/2020   Post a comment
Liberty Broadband Corporation closes private offering of $575M of 2.75% exchangeable senior debentures due 2050.
Cumberland Connect taps Calix for broadband network
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8/27/2020   Post a comment
Tennessee cooperative works with Calix to complete end-to-end fiber network integration 83% faster.
Bluebird extends fiber network to Strafford, Missouri
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8/27/2020   Post a comment
Bluebird's latest network expansion follows a series of buildouts in rural Missouri.
TIM, Tiscali set terms for FiberCop partnership
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8/27/2020   Post a comment
TIM and Tiscali sign memorandum of understanding for co-investment through FiberCop.
Luna Innovations brings fiber to smart bridge in Italy
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8/26/2020   Post a comment
Luna Innovations teams with CETENA, GHT Photonics to create and implement fiber-optic health monitoring system for Polcevera Viaduct bridge in Italy.
Virgin Media launches 'Essential Broadband' plan
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8/26/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media debuts new broadband service targeted at customers facing financial difficulty.
Vodafone Gigafast Broadband goes live in 15 UK towns, cities
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8/25/2020   Post a comment
Vodafone Gigafast Broadband is now available for 360,000 homes and businesses across Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool.
ITS builds fiber for autonomous vehicle testbed
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8/24/2020   Post a comment
ITS builds full fiber network to support testing of connected and autonomous vehicles at London's Smart Mobility Living Lab.
Everstream, Windstream bring 400GbE services to market
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8/24/2020   Post a comment
Everstream and Windstream announced the operational turn-up of long-haul 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Wavelength Services.
Conexon, Osmose working to ensure rapid FTTH deployment
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8/21/2020   Post a comment
Conexon leverages partner Osmose Utilities Services to help electric cooperatives deploy FTTH networks within accelerated deadlines.
i3 Broadband announces fiber plans for Jacksonville, Illinois
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8/20/2020   Post a comment
i3 Broadband has partnered with Jacksonville, Illinois, to make 100% fiber-optic broadband services available citywide.
UVAX taps MaxLinear to power smart city solutions
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8/20/2020   Post a comment
UVAX has selected a MaxLinear G.hn Wave-2 chipset to develop connected street light solutions for smart cities.
Clearfield enables carriers to further extend FTTP, 5G
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8/20/2020   Post a comment
New StreetSmart Small Count Fiber Hand-Off Box from Clearfield better aligns capital expense with fiber management and turnup at small cell sites.
Calix adds Automated Network Service Provisioning feature
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8/19/2020   Post a comment
Calix's introduction of Automated Network Service Provisioning through SMx enables providers to get valuable services to market faster.
CityFibre makes £40M (US$53M) investment in Swindon
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8/19/2020   Post a comment
The CityFibre investment means nearly every home and business in Swindon will gain access to next-generation broadband.
Openreach connects 1,200 premises in Merthyr Tydfil
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8/19/2020   Post a comment
Openreach announces that over 1,200 Merthyr Tydfil homes and businesses can now access full fiber broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s.
Calix announces new Customer Success service
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8/18/2020   Post a comment
Calix intros new product offering to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to deliver new subscriber services.
Logix Fiber Networks teams with DartPoints for edge interconnection
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8/18/2020   Post a comment
Partnership with Logix Fiber Networks interconnects DartPoints facilities to enable single-hop access to 150+ data centers and peering hubs.
Vodafone intros 'Work and Play' broadband line
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8/17/2020   Post a comment
Vodafone now offers a second broadband line giving customers dedicated broadband for home working.
Virgin Media's Project Lightning reaches Old Whittingham
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8/17/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media has connected 3,600 homes in Old Whittingham, Derbyshire, to its FTTP broadband network.
Calix expands support for CAF II recipients
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8/13/2020   Post a comment
Calix expands compliance and testing support for CAF II recipients as reporting deadlines approach.
Transition debuts 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC
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8/13/2020   Post a comment
Transition Networks debuts PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Network Interface Card (NIC) optimized for data centers.
Full Circle Fiber acquires Noble
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8/13/2020   Post a comment
Noble will continue to operate independently under its new name, Noble Broadband LLC.
TDS offers 1-Gig speeds in northern Colorado
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8/12/2020   Post a comment
Towns of Ault, Eaton, Johnstown, Mead, Milliken, Pierce, Severance and Wellington get access to the speedy tier.
Calix dashboard gives view into critical network issues
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8/12/2020   Post a comment
New tool from Calix gives CSP support teams a visual dashboard to proactively address subscriber Wi-Fi and home network issues.
Liberty Global to acquire Sunrise Communications
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8/12/2020   Post a comment
Strategic combination of UPC Switzerland and Sunrise to create the leading fixed-mobile challenger in Switzerland.
TEC taps ADTRAN to bring 10G services to mid-south
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8/11/2020   Post a comment
TEC is leveraging ADTRAN's TA5000 fiber access platform to deliver multi-gigabit services to hospitals, schools, universities and municipalities.
Calix announces upgrades for Revenue EDGE
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8/11/2020   Post a comment
The Revenue EDGE enhancements allow CSP marketing teams to quickly customize, launch and scale targeted marketing campaigns.
Virgin Media connects 2,500 Leasowe homes
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8/10/2020   Post a comment
The FTTP network is part of Virgin Media's 'Project Lightning' and delivers average top speeds of 516 Mbit/s.
Gogo reports 55% revenue decline
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8/10/2020   Post a comment
Consolidated revenue of $96.6M dipped 55% from Q2 2019 due to the impact of COVID-19.
FWA subs to surpass 450M by 2030
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8/7/2020   Post a comment
Fixed wireless access (FWA) is rapidly gaining momentum as a fixed-broadband alternative, according to Counterpoint Research.
Strategy Analytics intros fixed broadband pricing dashboards
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8/6/2020   Post a comment
Strategy Analytics launches new dashboards to track, analyze and display current and historic broadband pricing globally.
New 'Call of Duty' causes 60% usage spike for Virgin Media
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8/6/2020   Post a comment
This was Virgin Media's busiest spike in peak time traffic since the last Call of Duty: Warzone mid-season 4 update on 30 June.
CityFibre breaks ground in Rotherham
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8/5/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre has commenced work on its full-fiber network build in Rotherham.
Calix appoints Michael Weening as COO
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8/5/2020   Post a comment
In his new role, Weening adds Revenue EDGE to existing responsibilities leading sales, marketing, services, customer success and product operations.
WHIN to launch first US aerostat for broadband
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8/5/2020   Post a comment
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) will launch first telecommunications aerostat to be deployed in the US for rural broadband.
Wisper teams with Calix to drive subscriber growth
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8/4/2020   Post a comment
Wisper Internet has selected Calix's Revenue EDGE solution to help grow its subscriber base by 400% over five years.
Virgin Media launches gigabit speeds for 1M homes
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8/4/2020   Post a comment
Liberty Global launches gigabit broadband services from Virgin Media for almost 1M homes in Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford.
CityFibre completes Stirling fiber build
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8/3/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre finishes full fiber network build in Stirling, passing 17,500 premises, marking its first complete project in Vodafone partnership.




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