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Market leaders run away with cloud market in Q2
31 Jul 2017
Figures from Synergy Research Group have revealed that the four leading cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google – continued to grow market share in Q2 2017.
Apple gets approval for 5G trials in the US
28 Jul 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has rubber-stamped an application from Apple to begin testing 5G technology in the US, using the 28GHz and 39GHz frequency bands.
Verizon admits to throttling video traffic
24 Jul 2017
In a statement to Ars Techinca and The Verge, Verizon has admitted to capping traffic to all video content, in a move the company said was to “optimise the performance of video applications on our network”.
MEF takes on SD-WAN managed services
21 Jul 2017
The MEF, formerly the Metro Ethernet Forum, has announced that it is extending its work in an attempt to standardise SD-WAN managed services.
Trump backs Pai's plans to repeal net neutrality rules
20 Jul 2017
The net neutrality issue is rearing its ugly head in the US again, but it seems FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plans to roll back rules introduced by his predecessor have received backing right from the top.
Deep Blue Cable, TE SubCom to build new fibre-optic subsea system
12 Jul 2017
Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, has announced that it has contracted with TE SubCom to build and deploy the Deep Blue subsea cable system.
Infinera XTS-3300 Meshponder delivers 19Tb of capacity on trans-Atlantic route
12 Jul 2017
Infinera has announced the successful completion of a subsea field trial with a major subsea network provider on a modern trans-Atlantic route. The field trial was conducted with the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder and demonstrated the potential of 19 terabits per second (19T) per fibre pair, delivering the highest spectral efficiency on a major trans-Atlantic route to operate with stable, commercial-ready performance margin.
Final splice completed for Seabras-1
11 Jul 2017
Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, announced it has completed the final splice for Seabras-1, which is the only direct PoP to PoP submarine cable system between São Paulo, Brazil, and New York, US.
Zayo Group closes $300m senior notes offering
07 Jul 2017
Zayo Group has closed its previously announced private offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.750% senior notes due 2027, through an add-on to its existing issue.
Tigo must deploy HFC ahead of Caribeña buyout
05 Jul 2017
Superintendencia de Competencia, the competition authority in El Salvador, has asked Tigo subsidiary Telemóvil to comply with a number of conditions before approving its Caribeña acquisition.