Yahoo! JAPAN Deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for Data Center Interconnect

Hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Yahoo! JAPAN, a leading Japanese internet company, deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its data centers in Osaka. The Cloud Xpress enables Yahoo! JAPAN to interconnect data centers with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption to deliver internet services to its customers.

Viavi's OneExpert Supports Openreach on G.fast Pilot

Modular Design, Cloud-Based Management Platform and Customer History Seal the Deal

Milpitas, Calif., December 5, 2016 – Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced that Openreach, BT's local network business, has selected the OneExpert™ 580 xDSL field tester to support its G.fast pilot that will see ultrafast speeds provided to around 140,000 premises by March 2017. G.fast is a cutting-edge technology that allows delivery of ultrafast speeds over existing fibre to the cabinet lines.

GlobalPlatform Launches China Task Force

Forum for Chinese members to outline region's network security requirements

05 December – GlobalPlatform has launched a China Task Force (CTF) to give Chinese members, and all GlobalPlatform members with

business interests in China, a dedicated platform to identify and agree on requirements from the region and work directly with

Chinese industry and standards associations. The group will share its insights with GlobalPlatform's technical committees to

5G is impossible without full convergence, reveals Wireless Broadband Alliance Annual Industry Report 2016

IoT and 5G are impractical without convergence and coexistence of licensed and unlicensed technologies

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), in partnership with Maravedis-Rethink, has today published its Annual Industry Report for 2016, revealing that the Internet of Things (IoT), the hyper-dense network and 5G will not be economic or practical without the convergence and coexistence of licensed and unlicensed technologies. Ultimately, success will depend on unlicensed technologies working in conjunction with licensed networks, enabling new performance levels and flexibility for service providers of all kinds.

G.fast takes center stage as Broadband Forum takes part in ITU Telecom World 2016

Forum leaders team up with Telebyte to showcase G.fast in real-world test environment

 

Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster on G.fast

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TBC in Taiwan Launches Nagra's Digitized OpenTV 5 Platform

Enables TBC to roll out hybrid platform combining broadcast and Internet TV services

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – November 11th, 2016 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), one of the leading multi-system cable operators in Taiwan, has rolled out a newly digitized platform powered by OpenTV 5.

GTT Acquires Hibernia Networks, Strategic Global Fiber Assets

Includes ultra-low latency routes, expands service portfolio and client base

McLean, VA, November 9, 2016 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owner of terrestrial and subsea fiber assets including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system. The $590 million transaction consists of $515 million in cash and approximately 3.3 million shares of GTT common stock, to be issued to the sellers at closing, valued at $75 million.

CITIC Telecom Acquires Entire CITIC Telecom Tower

Full-speed into data centre services, indispensible to supporting ride in cloud demand

HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom" or "The Group"; HKEX: 1883), is pushing full-speed ahead in expansion into the data centre market. The Group's acquisition of the remaining floors of CITIC Telecom Tower is a major driver of this thrust and the progress already achieved will support CITIC Telecom CPC in its effort to capture the immense opportunities in the cloud computing service and data centre market.

Global Capacity Expands Network with High-Speed Ethernet Backbone

Utilizing Ciena Platform to Drive the Advancement of Over-the-Top Business Solutions

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the expansion of its One Marketplace™ network backbone with high-speed Ethernet utilizing Ciena's® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.  The existing metro infrastructures have been interworked with the new higher speed Ethernet architecture delivering the ability to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 Communications

Will create second largest US communications provider serving global enterprise customers

MONROE, La. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct, 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink (NYSE:  CTL) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:  LVLT) today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion, including the assumption of debt.

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