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Rumoured Verizon bid for Charter will be test for Trump
27 Jan 2017
Donald Trump’s industrial policy for the telecoms industry may face its first big test soon, following widespread rumours that Verizon is talking about combining with US cable operator Charter Communications.
FCC votes to expand New York broadband deployment
27 Jan 2017
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken its first action under new chairman Ajit Pai, by voting to provide up to $170 million to expand broadband deployment in under-served rural areas of New York State.
H5 acquires Cleveland data centre
27 Jan 2017
H5 Data Centers has expanded its 1.5 million sq ft footprint by acquiring the Cleveland Technology Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Trump names Ajit Pai as FCC chairman
24 Jan 2017
President Donald Trump has named Republican Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), after previous chair Tom Wheeler stepped down.
Avaya granted $425m loan from US court
23 Jan 2017
Avaya has successfully bid to tap into $425 million of a $725 million loan as it attempts to carry through a restructuring process following a bankruptcy filing.
FCC Incentive Auction enters final stretch
20 Jan 2017
The end of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Incentive Auction is in sight, with the US regulator having cleared its reserve price for the 70MHz of spectrum on offer.
DataBank acquires C7 Data Centers
19 Jan 2017
DataBank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire data centre service provider C7 Data Centers, immediately making it a leading provider in Salt Lake City.
DE-CIX appoints Stephan Rohloff as new CMO
12 Jan 2017
DE-CIX, named best internet exchange at the 2016 Global Carrier Awards, has announced Stephan Rohloff has been appointed into the newly created position of chief marketing officer (CMO).
GI acquires KOMO Plaza for $276m
06 Jan 2017
Alternative asset manager GI Partners has acquired Seattle-based carrier hotel and data centre facility KOMO Plaza for $276 million.
Sprint enhances Ethernet access coverage
06 Jan 2017
Sprint has added Ethernet over copper and DOCSIS technologies to its Ethernet access coverage and increased its US IP/MPLS nodes by more than 50%.
Ezentis wins €100m Telefónica contract in Peru
04 Jan 2017
Spanish network services firm Ezentis has signed a four-year contract worth €100 million with Telefónica Peru for the maintenance, operation and construction of the fixed and mobile network.