Industry Announcements
Content posted in September 2020
Tennessee commits $3M to bridge digital divide
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9/30/2020   Post a comment
The new funding helps advance several carefully coordinated initiatives by more than a dozen public-private partners.
Atlantic Broadband extends 1-Gig reach
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9/30/2020   Post a comment
Atlantic Broadband has launched superfast Gigabit Internet and TiVo's new Unified Entertainment System in Derry, Pennsylvania.
Orange Polska to extend FTTH with ADTRAN
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9/30/2020   Post a comment
Orange Polska enlists ADTRAN's Gfast solutions to deliver high-capacity broadband services.
Everstream partners with Indianapolis Colts
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9/29/2020   Post a comment
Everstream and the Indianapolis Colts launch Everstream Upper Suite Level at Lucas Oil Stadium to mark start of partnership.
Bandwidth IG expands dark fiber in Georgia
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9/29/2020   Post a comment
Bandwidth IG partners with Douglas County, Georgia, to enable opportunities for continued growth to Data Center hub.
FirstLight to provide fiber services for Windham Woods School
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9/29/2020   Post a comment
The independent school relies on fiber connectivity to support its emphasis on outdoor education.
GigabitNow to bring gigabit connectivity to Salem, Massachusetts
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9/29/2020   Post a comment
In partnership with SiFi Networks, GigabitNow will expand into northeastern US, bringing gigabit connectivity to Salem, Massachusetts.
Ethernet Alliance to host virtual booth at BICSI
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9/28/2020   Post a comment
The annual BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition is a forum for sharing industry expertise on 5G, smart cities, IoT, optical fiber, passive optical networks and more.
Calix launches carrier-class Wi-Fi 6 router
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9/24/2020   Post a comment
Calix BLAST u4 delivers minimalist consumer design with carrier-class reliability, management and insight.
Vast Broadband taps ADTRAN for network visibility
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9/24/2020   Post a comment
Vast Broadband selects ADTRAN's Mosaic Subscriber Insight to gain better visibility into network performance.
Three UK to invest 100M ($127M) to enhance connectivity
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9/24/2020   Post a comment
Three UK enters infrastructure investment agreement with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to enhance connectivity across hundreds of towns and cities.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms unveils network expansion program
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9/24/2020   Post a comment
SSE Enterprise Telecoms announces new investment to bring 100Gbit/s and 10Gbit/s services to businesses across the nation.
AMP Capital acquires VX Fiber
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9/23/2020   Post a comment
AMP Capital acquires a majority stake in VX Fiber, an international infra tech fiber business headquartered in Sweden.
CityWest taps Fujitsu for fiber network upgrade
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9/22/2020   Post a comment
Fujitsu 1FINITY platform enables Canadian telco CityWest to increase broadband speed and build in network redundancy.
Virgin Media trial delivers 2.2Gbit/s speeds
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9/22/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media has delivered next-generation 2.2Gbit/s broadband speeds to homes in Thatcham, Berkshire, through a real-world trial.
Edgecore intros multi-gigabit connectivity solution
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9/22/2020   Post a comment
Edgecore Networks launches MLTG-Series, a 60GHz mmWave PTP/PTMP solution that can deliver multi-gigabit speeds.
Virgin Media ultrafast broadband reaches 14,000 homes in Burgess Hill
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9/21/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media expands its ultrafast broadband network in Burgess Hill, Sussex, to 14,000 homes.
CityFibre enlists Bechtel to scale full fiber rollout
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9/21/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre taps Bechtel to support its full fiber rollout as it prepares to award up to 1.5B ($1.9B) in construction contracts in the coming months.
Cincinnati Bell wins 56 wireless spectrum licenses
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9/18/2020   Post a comment
Cincinnati Bell will use wireless spectrum licenses to expand broadband access in 17 Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Hawaiian counties.
Conexon, CommScope collaborate on FTTH builds
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9/17/2020   Post a comment
Conexon and CommScope announce partnership to aid deployment of FTTH networks funded by state and federal grants.
TalkTalk: 58% of UK workers 'more productive' at home
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9/17/2020   Post a comment
New TalkTalk survey shows 58% of workers in the UK said they have been more productive as a result of working from home.
Cambium delivers breakthrough 60GHz fixed wireless
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9/16/2020   Post a comment
Cambium's 60GHz cnWave solution provides multi-gigabit wireless broadband performance and reliability previously only associated with fiber.
Benu Networks leading open BNG development for TIP
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9/16/2020   Post a comment
Benu Networks leading open broadband network gateway development for the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).
Virgin Media launches broadband backup services
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9/16/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media launches 4G Start-up and 4G Back-up services to get businesses connected quicker and help them stay connected if services are disrupted.
FirstLight tapped for long-haul fiber build
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9/15/2020   Post a comment
The dark fiber path extends from Massachusetts to Eastern New York, making this one of FirstLight's most expansive, single dark fiber sales to date.
Prysmian launches fiber network with 90% recycled plastic
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9/15/2020   Post a comment
Prysmian announces its support to Dutch operator KPN in a pilot project involving a fiber-optic network containing 90% recycled plastic.
Openreach adds 67 locations to its FTTP build
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9/15/2020   Post a comment
Openreach will start work on the new locations in March 2021 and the build will take place over the next two years.
Wren House Infrastructure to acquire i3 Broadband
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9/14/2020   Post a comment
The acquisition positions i3 to expand service territory and provide FTTH broadband to new communities.
CityFibre breaks ground on Renfrewshire network
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9/14/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre partnership with Renfrewshire Council will cover the Scottish towns of Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone.
Cambridgeshire connects to full-fiber broadband
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9/11/2020   Post a comment
Openreach engineers have installed 300km of fiber, providing thousands of homes and businesses in Ely, Glinton and Helpston with broadband.
Calix to host virtual ConneXions 2020 event in October
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9/10/2020   Post a comment
Calix to host virtual ConneXions 2020 event October 26-29, with immersive, role-based experiences for service providers.
Verizon, China Unicom join Broadband Forum board
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9/10/2020   Post a comment
Mike Talbert of Verizon and Ding Hai of China Unicom were named as board members during Broadband Forum's virtual Q3 meeting.
Nokia, Open Fiber accelerate FTTH ultra-broadband in Italy
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9/9/2020   Post a comment
Nokia is supporting Open Fiber's commitment to build a fully fiber optical UBB network to connect more than 6,000 Italian municipalities.
Conterra completes $40M fiber build in Texas
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9/8/2020   Post a comment
Conterra's fiber network to bring dedicated high-speed broadband to 25,000 students, teachers and administrators in 36 school districts.
ADTRAN CPE broadens gigabit service delivery
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9/8/2020   Post a comment
New CPE enables gigabit service delivery for residential, enterprise and backhaul use cases over a converged wireless mesh network.
InnerCity FiberNet, Stack expand Dallas-Fort Worth connectivity
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9/8/2020   Post a comment
InnerCity FiberNet and Stack Infrastructure partner to bring dark fiber, Ethernet and dedicated Internet to Dallas-Fort Worth data centers.
Openreach arrives in rural Llanymawddwy
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9/7/2020   Post a comment
The improved broadband infrastructure for Llanymawddwy, in Gwynedd, is being enabled by Openreach's Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) program.
Virgin Media connects 10,000 Brandhall homes
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9/4/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media has connected 10,000 homes in Brandhall, West Midlands, to its ultrafast broadband network.
Three taps CityFibre for backhaul contract
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9/4/2020   Post a comment
Three expands full fiber connectivity partnership with CityFibre.
Calix helps Jade save 45% on FTTH deployment
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9/3/2020   Post a comment
Jade Communications, a Colorado-based regional service provider, sees savings from using Calix Intelligent Access EDGE.
Proximus brings fiber network to Leuven
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9/3/2020   Post a comment
By 2024, Proximus will provide coverage to more than 50,000 homes and businesses in Leuven.
ADTRAN to help operators address IoT scale issues
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9/2/2020   Post a comment
ADTRAN'S Internet of Things (IoT) gateways will help service providers grow applications, services and revenue.
FirstLight acquires TruePath
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9/1/2020   Post a comment
Fiber-optic data provider FirstLight announced that it has completed its acquisition of TruePath.
Telecom vet Craig L. Collins joins Logix Fiber as CEO
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9/1/2020   Post a comment
Craig L. Collins has been appointed CEO of Logix Fiber Networks, effective September 15, 2020.
Lindsay Broadband, Iskratel team on GPON and XGS-PON solutions
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9/1/2020   Post a comment
Lindsay Broadband and Iskratel have partnered to offer end-to-end GPON and XGS-PON solutions to customers in the Americas.




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