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Globe Telecom Improves Digital Home CX With Incognito
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9/19/2018   Post a comment
New solution improves quality of experience and reduces operational costs as part of Globe's digital transformation strategy.
UAE Telco du Enters Up-Market Dubai International Financial Centre
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9/17/2018   Post a comment
New Centre uses advanced communication tools for digitization, collaboration and innovation, and du hopes examples promote further enterprise through residential, SMB and SOHO sales.
Arris Joins Linux Networking Fund
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9/14/2018   Post a comment
With a focus on virtualization, cloud-based networking and orchestration, many Linux Foundation programs are important for customers and products, wrote Jack Raynor, senior director of Professional Services – Software and Integration at Arris, in a company blog.
Calix Marketing Cloud Adds Insights to Boost Providers' Customer Engagement
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9/14/2018   Post a comment
With the enhancements to Calix Marketing Cloud, one utility's revenue increased 23% due to more informed decision-making and stronger relationships with customers.
Microsoft Airband Adds Network Business Systems for Rural Coverage
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9/13/2018   Post a comment
Network Business Systems and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband Internet to rural communities in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.
Ex-Ericsson COO Heads New Sandvine Customer Success Divison
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9/11/2018   Post a comment
Alan Petry, formerly VP & COO Managed Services for Ericsson, just joined network intelligence solutions vendor Sandvine to lead its new Customer Success organization, created by combining Sandvine's existing Global Delivery and Global Support teams, which will be responsible for all post-sales activities.
Verimatrix Debuts Viewthority, PaaS OTT Content Distribution Solution
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9/11/2018   Post a comment
Delivered as a platform-as-a-service, Verimatrix's Viewthority content distribution platform provides enhanced connectivity between content providers and OTT service operators.
Grupo Televisa Renews & Extends Intelsat's Satellite Contract
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9/10/2018   Post a comment
Mexican multimedia company Grupo Televisa has extended its contract for Intelsat's satellite solutions.
Colt Appoints Ex-Ciena Exec as Chief Commercial Officer
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9/10/2018   Post a comment
Colt Technology Services names Keri Gilder as chief commercial officer, taking her position in November.
HBO Latin America Picks ARRIS to Power Next-Gen Satellite Network
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9/7/2018   Post a comment
HBO Latin America will use ARRIS DSR-7412 and DSR-4470 satellite receivers, which feature HEVC compression and DVB-S2X modulation, to expand the video capacity and quality of content and enable the content provider to leverage new and existing infrastructure.
Google Digs Deeper Into Smart Homes With Builder Partnership
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9/7/2018   Post a comment
Google makes its first partnership with KB Home, bringing smart-home solutions and mesh networks to new residential developments in specific regions – not all of which are Google Fiber sites.
Verizon Adds PayPal CEO to Board
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9/6/2018   Post a comment
Daniel Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal Holdings, who formerly held C-level and management positions at several telcos, becomes the 13th member of Verizon's board of directors.
UK's CityFibre to Deploy Calix AXOS
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9/6/2018   Post a comment
UK wholesale fiber access network operator CityFibre is to deploy Calix AXOS technology in its network to provide its customers with a software-defined broadband infrastructure they can manage themselves.
Digisat Media Adds Forsway Next-Gen Satellite Router for Hybrid Connectivity
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9/5/2018   Post a comment
Odin F-50 hybrid satellite router is part of Forsway's CPE solution that Digisat Media uses in managed network to support underserved and healthcare customers across Spain.
DT Promotes EVP Langheim to Board
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9/4/2018   Post a comment
Thorsten Langheim takes on newly created role as head of the newly USA and Group Development Board in addition to his current job overseeing most functions of this Board department in his role as executive vice president, according to DT.
SES Hybrid Satellite Serves Up Internet, TV, Backhaul to LatAm
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9/4/2018   Post a comment
The SES-14 satellite, positioned at 47.5 degrees West, expands SES's second cable neighborhood in Latin America, and provides new capacity for direct-to-home services.
OTT Service Flixon Adds Filmhub Content
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8/31/2018   Post a comment
New OTT provider Flixon partners with Filmhub to deliver service with new content each month.
Hurricane Electric Adds PoP in Virginia
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8/29/2018   Post a comment
The new point of presence adds connectivity options for the Greater Richmond area and its burgeoning tech sector, offering speeds of up to 100 Gbp/s and access to the provider's IPv4 and IPv6 network.
Calix Lands GPON, Services Deal in Maldives
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8/29/2018   Post a comment
The Housing Development Corporation of Maldives Partners is to use Calix technology and professional services to create Asia's first 100% Gigabit-enabled smart city in Hulhumalé.
Salt Names Pascal Grieder as New CEO
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8/27/2018   Post a comment
Board of directors at the Swiss telco named Pascal Grieder its CEO as of Sept. 1, replacing Andreas Schönenberger, who will continue to hold a place on Salt's board.
EU Bank Loans Nokia 5G Research €500M
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8/27/2018   Post a comment
Nokia will use the €500 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to accelerate 5G research and development.
WLAN Revenue to Reach $18.2B by 2022 – Dell'Oro Group
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8/27/2018   Post a comment
Broadband CPE and mesh routers fuel growth for SOHO class WLAN as customers seek better service and providers want improved management and analysis tools from vendors.
ADTRAN Touts Success of Mosaic Cloud Platform
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8/23/2018   Post a comment
Mosaic Cloud Platform enabled a Tier 1 carrier to combine and integrate complex subscriber management and access technology into its OSS in a matter of weeks.
ADTRAN Launches NetAssure Program
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8/23/2018   Post a comment
ADTRAN’s domain expertise ensures best practices, leverages innovation and reduces operational costs for network operators.
ADTRAN Updates Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite
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8/23/2018   Post a comment
Mosaic Subscriber Experience applications are now being trialed or deployed by over 50 service providers in North America.
Electric Coop Soaks Up Broadband & Solar to Reduce Utility Bills
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8/21/2018   Post a comment
Bandera Electric Cooperative builds a next-gen fiber network for smart grid and broadband services with Calix Cloud, Whole Home Wi-Fi, AXOS Solutions and Tesla batteries.
OpenVault Unveils Cable Broadband Usage Stats, Lauds Usage-Based Billing
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8/20/2018   Post a comment
Broadband traffic analytics firm OpenVault notes broadband usage rates in US and Europe and posits that usage-based billing could reduce strain on networks and boost revenues.
Cogeco Connexion Brings MediaKind's IPTV to Canada
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8/17/2018   Post a comment
Under new pact with MediaKind, Cogeco Connexion video customers can access MediaFirst's customizable video content, wireless receivers, voice activated controls and Android Google Mobile Services.
Swisscom Names Startup Challenge Winners
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8/14/2018   Post a comment
Swisscom today announced the winners of its fifth Startup Challenge. These young entrepreneurs will head to Silicon Valley to hone their tech, marketing and sales skills.
Indian Government Names UL Telecom Testing Center
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8/9/2018   Post a comment
In preparation for the nation's October 2018 mandatory qualification of imported telecom equipment, UL is named a Conformity Assessment Body.
Wireless Association Seeks FCC Investigation Into Verizon's Rural Claims
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8/9/2018   Post a comment
The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) this week filed a request asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Verizon's 4G LTE coverage claims and requiring correction its alleged overstated coverage.
Microsoft Picks Ohio for Next Airband Initiative Pact
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8/8/2018   Post a comment
Microsoft teams up with Agile Networks to use alternate broadband technologies like TV white spaces to Ohio's rural un- and under-served residential and SMB customers.
Brazil's Copel Telecom Scales Up Fiber Optic Network With Coriant
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8/7/2018   Post a comment
With its new high-speed solution, Copel Telecom meets growing bandwidth demands of its end-user customers and cost-effectively enhances high-quality, low-latency connectivity.
DT Expands 100Mbit/s Broadband With Regulation Change
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8/7/2018   Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom doubles speeds available to customers in former development areas after German regulations change.
Singtel Launches FutureNow Innovation Center to Speed Biz Digital Transformation
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8/6/2018   Post a comment
Center showcases advanced technologies to support Singapore government's Industry Transformation Maps.
Airtel & Telecom Egypt Partner on Global Submarine Cable Systems
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8/6/2018   Post a comment
Under the pact, Airtel will get Indefeasible Right of Use on multiple Telecom Egypt submarine cable systems and the Egyptian carrier gains a new revenue stream.
FCC Approves $100M Telehealth Pilot Program
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8/3/2018   Post a comment
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved creation of a 'Connected Care Pilot Program' telehealth initiative for low-income Americans.
Streaming TV Audience Doubles Y-o-Y, Conviva Finds
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8/2/2018   Post a comment
World Cup fever helped propel audience interest in accessing content online, according to the annual survey conducted by the real-time measurement and intelligence platform vendor.
European Smart Home Market to Reach 100M+ by 2022 – ABI Research
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8/1/2018   Post a comment
Annual key smart device shipments will reach more than 154 million units by 2022 as European vendors and telcos focus on the region's specific needs and differentiators.
Technetix Hires Howe to Head Americas
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8/1/2018   Post a comment
The 25-year industry veteran, who has held high-level positions at ARRIS and Cisco, now oversees all functions for the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Liberty Global Completes Austrian Sale
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7/31/2018   Post a comment
T-Mobile Austria finalized its acquisition of UPC Austria from Liberty Global for about €1.9 billion or $2.2 billion.
Atlantic Broadband Debuts Services for TiVo 4
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7/30/2018   Post a comment
Beginning today, Atlantic Broadband offers the new TiVo Experience 4 combined with IP-based Video On Demand (VOD) and other intuitive features.
USDA Seeks Comments on $600M Rural Broadband Program
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7/30/2018   Post a comment
USDA wants input from everyone from industry to rural communities on how it should implement the $600 million broadband e-Connectivity Pilot Program.
Wholesale & Open Access Operators Form Alliance to Accelerate Fiber Deployments
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7/20/2018   Post a comment
CityFibre joins several leading European full fiber wholesale-only and open access operators to create the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) to inform, educate and encourage full-fiber infrastructure.
Mosaic Telecom Achieves Up to 80% Take Rate With Calix Cloud
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7/19/2018   Post a comment
By using the full range of Calix Cloud capabilities, Mosaic Telecom boosts customer service and ARPU, with plans to do even more.
ADTRAN Releases Q2 Earnings, Declares Cash Dividend
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7/17/2018   Post a comment
Overall, ADTRAN revenue and net losses improve over last quarter, setting the foundation for a strong second half of 2018.
Cable Maker CEO Jody Gallagher Named to Fujikura’s Board
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7/16/2018   Post a comment
Jody Gallagher, president and CEO of Spartanburg, is the first non-Japanese executive named to the board of Fujikura, AFL's parent company.
LatAm Authorities Pull Plug on Pirate Satellite Ring
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7/12/2018   Post a comment
In an initiative that involved multiple jurisdictions from numerous Latin American countries, representatives from NAGRA and Direct-TV, Chilean investigative raided nine locations last week, detaining 10 engineers, seizing pirate satellite television equipment and turning numerous pirate channels dark.
Broadband Forum Calls for Innovation Papers
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7/12/2018   Post a comment
Broadband Forum BASE makes its last call for candidates to present about broadband innovation in Las Vegas on Oct. 28, only steps way from Calix Connexions.
Iowa Service Provider Evertek Migrates to Calix AXOS E7-2 GPON
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7/10/2018   Post a comment
Iowa-based regional service provider Evertek migrates to Calix AXOS E7-2 GPON system to deliver advanced broadband services and future-proof its network via the software-defined access platform.
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