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Tech giants to build 160Tbps transatlantic cable
31 May 2016
Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to build a 6,600km submarine cable system the firms claim “will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic” with speeds of 160Tbps.
AT&T makes bid for Yahoo
27 May 2016
AT&T, which previously decided against making an offer for Yahoo in April this year, has been reported as making a new bid for the company.
FCC establishes rules for $2bn rural broadband plan
26 May 2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established rules for investing over $2 billion for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction to help expand rural broadband access over the next decade.
TEOCO launches ASSET Capacity mobile network tool
26 May 2016
TEOCO, the provider of engineering, assurance and analytics solutions to communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, has announced the launch of ASSET Capacity, its newly rebranded network capacity planning tool.
Telia Carrier forms Montreal wholesale presence
26 May 2016
Telia Carrier, which owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fibre backbones, has established its first significant presence in Montreal at connectivity provider Metro Optic’s interconnection hub.
Juniper Networks joins the Telecom Infra Project
26 May 2016
Juniper Networks has underscored its drive to open architectures by joining the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), the engineering-focused initiative led by Facebook, SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, among others, which encourages the adoption of an open approach to global networks.
Telefónica to build transoceanic fibre cable station
19 May 2016
Telefónica International Wholesale Services is to build, what it claims to be, the first transoceanic fibre cable station in the mid-Atlantic. The fibre cables will connect Brazil to North America at an installation planned in Virginia Beach.
Sprint to trial 5G in June
05 May 2016
Sprint will be trialling its 5G millimetre wave technology at the Centennial Copa America Soccer event this June.
Jamaica approves new mobile operator licence
04 May 2016
Jamaica’s finance minister Audley Shaw has confirmed that the country is to get another mobile service provider as the government’s cabinet has approved the granting of a new licence.
Guyana’s GTT and Digicel to rollout 4G
04 May 2016
Guyana’s two mobile carriers Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) and Digicel have announced that they are to rollout 4G broadband services in the country having both been granted approval.
Industry organisations i3forum and OVCC merge
03 May 2016
The IP-based wholesale industry’s i3forum has expanded its interests to cover visual communications by merging with the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC).