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Comcast Business Plans Metro Fiber Expansion in Boston

Comcast Business announced plans today to invest in a significant expansion of its Boston metro fiber reach.  They will be spending some $25M on the buildout, which will extend the company's reach both for Ethernet connectivity and for its voice and video offerings to the business community.... [visit site to read more]

H.I.G. Acquires Xtera

Xtera's trip through chapter 11 has ended in a deal.  The private equity group H.I.G. Capital revealed today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of the company, which specializes in the gear that makes submarine cables go.... [visit site to read more]

Epsilon Sells Cataleya to Former CEO Andreas Hipp

Epsilon Telecommunications has made an inorganic move of the separation variety.  They are selling Cataleya to a familiar face.  Former Cataleya founder and CEO Andreas Hipp, who led Epsilon itself for more than a decade up until October of 2015, is leading a joint management group in purchasing the division and will again take the […]

The 802.11ax Era Dawns

802.11ax, which has been under development for a few years, is about ready for primetime.

ONF, ON.Lab Open Up the Process

The Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab are still finalizing their merger, but they aren't waiting for the final papers to get signed. Today the ONF is launching the Open Innovation Pipeline, charting what it bills as the next phase of SDN and NFV.... [visit site to read more]

Telefonica Pitching Telxius to Private Equity

After its planned IPO of Telxius didn't generate sufficient interest last year, Telefonica remains interested in monetizing the division.  Reports over the weekend suggest that they are in the final stages of negotiations with a group of private equity companies that would see the sale of a 49% stake in Telxius.... [visit site to […]

The start of the 700 MHz clearance programme

We have already seen the re-allocation of spectrum in the 800 MHz band from television to mobile – the so-called digital dividend from TV switchover. Now we are about to see a re-allocation of the 700 MHz band. The first event of the 700 MHz clearance programme will take place in the Scottish Borders on […]

7 Points you MUST Check Before Accepting Translation Projects

“Hi, I have a document for translation, can you help me?” We all know at least a client who keeps checking our availability that way. I had one such customer. They would send me that very sentence every single time.…

AT&T Goes Gigabit in Five More Metros, Open-Sources ECOMP

Key elements to upgrading AT&T's network to gigabit status will be software-defined networks, network functions virtualization (SDN, NFV), and ECOMP.

Better Legal Protection for Emails?—My Fault That It’s Needed

A bill moving through Congress would require a warrant to access the contents of an email, even an email more than six months old. Wait—what? You read that right. Today’s law says the police need a warrant to read your newer emails. But as soon as one has been on the server for 180 days, … Continue Reading

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