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CP-TEL Expands Services Across North Central Louisiana Using Champion ONE Optical Transceivers

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Beachwood, Ohio — June 27, 2017 — Champion ONE, the Champion of Open Networking® and leading supplier of optical transceivers, has partnered with CP-TEL enabling them to deploy cost effective FTTx services to their customers. With increasing demand for new fiber-to-the-premises services across several parishes...Learn More

Windstream Joins Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project for SDN/NFV Automation

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, underscoring the company’s commitment to collaborating with peers in the open source world and...Learn More

Broadband Forum Adds 15 New Members, Including Start-Ups

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Fremont, California, 26 June 2017. The Broadband Forum today announced it has welcomed 15 new members – including three start-ups – as it continues to address the fast-changing broadband landscape. The broad range of industry expertise displayed by the new member companies highlights the continuously...Learn More

Virgin Mobile USA Changes How to Buy Wireless: One Year of Service for Only $1 + Virgin Perks

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June 21, 2017 — KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Mobile® USA announced today it will be the first iPhone-exclusive carrier and launched a game-changing offer: Buy an iPhone and get six months of unlimited talk, text and data on Virgin Mobile’s nationwide network for only $1...Learn More

Altice N.V. and Altice USA Announce Pricing of Altice USA’s Initial Public Offering

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June 21, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice N.V. (ATC, ATCB, “Altice”), a global convergent leader in telecoms, content and advertising, and Altice USA, Inc. (“Altice USA”), Altice’s U.S. subsidiary, announce today that Altice USA has priced its initial public offering of 63,943,029 shares of its...Learn More

Evolution Digital Reaches eVUE-TV Agreement with GCI

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Centennial, Colorado — June 20, 2017 — Evolution Digital today announces that it has reached an agreement with General Communication Inc. (GCI) to deploy its fully managed eVUE-TV® IPTV Solution to GCI customers in select service regions. GCI delivers residential and business telecommunications services primarily...Learn More

Nokia Bell Labs First To Show Use of Ultra-low Latency 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul

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Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced a significant industry breakthrough in the effort to better support mobile fronthaul and latency sensitive services. In a world-first, Nokia Bell Labs showed it is now possible to use a commercial next generation PON (NG-PON) to transport ultra-low latency...Learn More

CenturyLink Offers Gigabit Service to 32,827 Minnesota Businesses

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June 14, 2017 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that fiber-ready broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are now available to 32,827 small to large business customers  in 1,131 multi-tenant unit (MTU) office buildings in Minnesota, including more than 400 MTUs...Learn More

Large Data Center Provider Selects Zayo for Dark Fiber

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June 16, 2017 — BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has been selected by a large data center provider for dark fiber to connect its East Coast data centers. The solution includes primary and diverse routes in New York and New Jersey, providing...Learn More

Global LTE Market Share Nearly 28% – 2.16 Billion LTE Connections

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 13, 2017 – 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that global LTE market share compared to all other mobile wireless technologies reached 28 percent at the end of the first...Learn More

MoCA Access Now Available

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June 14, 2017, San Ramon, CA—Leveraging its inherent strengths in high performance and high reliability, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance is introducing MoCA Access; a new broadband access specification based on the MoCA 2.5 standard which is capable of 2.5 Gbps actual data rates and...Learn More

New Hope Telephone Cooperative Gets NTCA ‘Gig­Capable’ Certification

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NEW HOPE, ALABAMA — New Hope Telephone Cooperative has been named a certified “Gig-Capable Provider” by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which represents nearly 900 independent telecommunications companies, awarded the certification. Of those 900 providers, only about 12 percent nationwide have received this Gig-Capable certification. To...Learn More

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