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Connected Building Automation Devices to Reach 483M Units in 2022 – Report
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3/29/2019   Post a comment
Berg Insights today released a report on growing market for IoT-based building automation in smart and connected commercial buildings.
Deutsche Telekom Plans to Rely 100% on Renewable Energy as Early as 2021
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3/29/2019   Post a comment
The entire company, eventually including T-Mobile, is focused on climate protection by using several of today's technologies, including IoT, smart-home platforms and cloud.
Liquid Telecom Picks Nokia to Expand Broadband Solution
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3/28/2019   Post a comment
The operator will upgrade an existing fiber network and use Nokia OTN/DWDM technology with an initial network capacity of 500G to provide subscribers in and around Kenya with new and faster services.
Orange Digital Ventures Invests in DevOps Startup Cycloid
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3/28/2019   Post a comment
French startup will use infusion of €3 million ($3.4 million) to expand partnerships with providers and accelerate development of its DevOps platform, designed to make it faster and easier for companies to transition to cloud and the DevOps process.
Fluke Networks Releases Tool to Speed Ethernet PoE Cabling
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3/27/2019   Post a comment
MicroScanner PoE is designed to accelerate installation and troubleshooting of Power over Ethernet devices, and verify and troubleshoot Ethernet cabling installations, according to the vendor.
NetNumber Joins i3forum
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3/26/2019   Post a comment
As the 24th member of the non-profit organization, NetNumber will collaborate with the global carrier community and share insights into signaling, routing and the adoption of new network infrastructure.
Midwest Fiber Network Picks Fujitsu Platform for Future-Proof Support
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3/26/2019   Post a comment
The nine telecom carriers making up collaborative MFN selected Fujitsu Network Communications to upgrade an existing fiber transport network with a 200 GbE system, based on the platform's future-proof technology.
Liberty Lat Am to Acquire Curaçao's UTS
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3/26/2019   Post a comment
The deal, which values UTS at $189 million, is expected to close within days, according to Liberty Latin America.
Corning Opens R&D Center for Telco
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3/25/2019   Post a comment
New Software & Innovation Center in Montreal will support emerging technologies.
Spectrum & US Ignite Pick St. Pete for Next Smart Gigabit Community
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3/25/2019   Post a comment
St. Petersburg Innovation District will oversee the delivery of technology advancement and economic development in the international smart city program.
Nevion Enhances VideoIPath System With NMOS Support
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3/25/2019   Post a comment
Orchestration and SDN control software, VideoIPath, now supports Network Media Open Specifications (NMOS) IS-04 and IS-05 standards.
Consolidated Communications Bringing FTTP to Rural NH Town
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3/22/2019   Post a comment
Chesterfield becomes first to use new bill that authorized New Hampshire towns to create bonds, not property taxes, to pay for fiber broadband infrastructure.
SCTE Foundation Welcomes Candidates for Oakes Scholarship for Women
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3/18/2019   Post a comment
Annual award recognizes, rewards and provides educational opportunities for women who aspire to become leaders in cable engineering or operations.
Schurz Communications' Subsidiary Champlain Broadband Buys Burlington Telecom
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3/13/2019   Post a comment
The fiber optic network, which serves the eponymous city, was previously municipally owned and operated.
TN Utility Partners With Calix to Electrify Broadband With Fiber
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3/13/2019   Post a comment
BrightRidge will use AXOS to launch broadband service and transform its business to better serve its 78,000 subscribers and boost revenue.
NJFX Expands Into Latin America
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3/11/2019   Post a comment
Cable landing co-location campus NJFX expanded its services into Brazil, allowing ISPs to send data to Europe, US and LatAm via its subsea cable and Tier 3 data center.
Zzoomm Zaps ADTRAN to Accelerate 10G FTTH in UK
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3/7/2019   Post a comment
UK startup Zzoomm expects its 10G fiber network build to reach 1 million properties in underserved suburbs and towns.
Atlantic Broadband Gives Amazon Alexa Voice to Tivo-Powered Platform
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3/7/2019   Post a comment
Subscribers now can issue hands-free voice commands from anywhere in a room without the need for a remote control.
Huawei Releases Symmetric 10G PON ONT for Whole-Home WiFi
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3/6/2019   Post a comment
The EchoLife V5 X Pro delivers 10 Gbps bidirectional ultra-fast transmission with zero-freezing WiFi that covers an entire house while supporting smart-home IoT solutions, the vendor says.
TIM's Di Mauro Named Sparkle CEO
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3/1/2019   Post a comment
Previously, Mario Di Mauro was the Chief Innovation and Customer Experience Officer at Italy's TIM.

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