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AirTies Bags Bouygues Telecom for Smart WiFi
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4/30/2019   Post a comment
Bouygues Telecom selected AirTies, a widely deployed provider of managed in-home WiFi solutions to global service providers, and will use its Smart WiFi software and Mesh extenders to serve broadband subscribers throughout France.
AFL Adds 2 Cables to MicroCore Fiber Optic Family
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4/29/2019   Post a comment
Additions are designed as alternative to traditional inside plant central loose-tube ribbon cable.
GateHouse Telecom Hits Major Milestone as Satellite Comms Heats Up
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4/25/2019   Post a comment
GateHouse Telecom, a satcom waveform and test tool vendor, GateHouse Telecom, recently hit the 100,000-milestone for its Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network solution.
SCTE•ISBE Adds Carrier Ethernet, Fiber Structured Cabling Courses
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4/24/2019   Post a comment
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts, partnered with MEF Forum and Wirewerks on new learning and development courses.
AST & Science Launches First Satellite
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4/23/2019   Post a comment
The BlueWalker 1 nano-satellite was launched into orbit on a PSLC-C45 launch vehicle from the Datish Dhawan Space Center in India, and is now operational, according to AST & Science.
Windstream Expands 1-Gig Fiber to 7,000+ Sites in Albemarle
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4/19/2019   Post a comment
Windstream invested about $1 million throughout downtown Albemarle and surrounding areas of the city.
ADTRAN Reports Q1 2019 Earnings, Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
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4/18/2019   Post a comment
Q1 sales reached $143.8 million versus $120.8 million for the first quarter of 2018 and net income was $0.8 million compared with a net loss of $10.8 million a year ago.
Viasat Teams With Ruralweb for Brazilian Satellite Broadband
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4/16/2019   Post a comment
Ruralweb will work with Viasat to distribute and deploy high-speed satellite Internet services to residential, SOHO, enterprise and agricultural markets in even the remotest regions.
Fiber-Optic Test Equipment Wants to Simplify Optical Networks: Report
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4/16/2019   Post a comment
Vendors of fiber-optic test equipment adopting modular design, automation and simplicity to help operators address increasingly complex optical networks, finds new report by Future Market Insights.
AMC Networks Chooses Arris for Future Satellite Distribution Architecture
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4/3/2019   Post a comment
Entertainment company known for brands like AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv will leverage Arris ME-7000 Compression Platform, DSR-7400 Transcoder IRD and Arris professional services to cut network bandwidth requirements and pave the way to advanced services.
CSP IdeaTek Partners With Calix to Simplify Network Operations & Deliver Enhanced CX
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4/3/2019   Post a comment
Innovative CSP beats competitors, enhancing its brand and winning new subscribers with Gigabit services powered by Calix Platforms and Solutions.
Ex-Ericsson Exec Rigoni Joins TIM as Procurement Head
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4/2/2019   Post a comment
Federico Rigoni joins TIM as chief procurement unit and real estate officer, reporting directly to CEO Luigi Gubitosi.
24i Media to Launch ATSC 3.0 for Pay-TV Service Providers
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4/1/2019   Post a comment
During NAB later this month, the rapidly growing video-app vendor plans to extend its future-proof technology stack with ATSC 3.0, designed to enhance over-the-air services and unify broadcast and broadband functionality to give audiences more content and choice.

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Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?

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