Birch Expands Metro-Fiber Network

Adds Another 130,000 Buildings to Service Footprint

Atlanta, GA

 Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses across North America, announced today that its latest fiber network footprint expansion in Q1 ’16 has added 130,000 buildings bringing the total to more than 550,000 Metro-Fiber buildings.  These latest additions mark the fifth major Metro-Fiber network expansion in the past 12 months and another large advancement toward the 1,000,000 building goal set for 2016.

DataArt to Contribute to Telestax’s Next Generation Comms Development Platform

Partnership Leverages DataArt’s Expertise in container technologies & intelligent scaling solutions.

New York, NY

DataArt, the technology consulting firm that develops end-to-end solutions, announced today its partnership with Telestax, a leading open source communications company, which enables telecoms and enterprises to create elastic deployment environments for communication applications.

TIA Says FCC Set-Top Box Rules will Stifle Innovation

Calls for New Approach to Standards Setting if Rules Move Forward

Arlington, VA 

MEF, China Unicom, ON.Lab, Huawei Sign Open Source Agreement

Re-Architecting Telco Central Offices To Deliver Agile, Assured & Orchestrated Services With SDN, NFV & LSO

Beijing,China

Transition Networks Unveils Three New Products for Ethernet Security Networks at ISC West

Company to Demo Remote Power Security & Surveillance Solutions as Part of Axis Partner Pavilion

Minneapolis, MN

Transition Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, high-value data network integration solutions, today announced it will showcase three new products at the ISC West trade show, happening April 6-8, 2016 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

At its booth (#32107), the company will showcase its IP over 2-Wire Ethernet Extender, its IP/PoE+ over COAX Ethernet Extender, and 16-Port Managed PoE+ Switch, all designed to reduce costs associated with implementing or upgrading security networks.

PCCW Global Becomes World’s First MEF 100G CE 2.0 Certified Service Provider

Delivering performance and scalability for the digital economy and hyper-connected world

Hong  Kong

The MEF today announces that PCCW Global has become the world’s first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.

PCCW Global’s worldwide network passed rigorous testing procedures covering a full set of 100G service attributes, including performance and bandwidth profiles. Compliance testing and certification was performed by Iometrix, the official test lab of the MEF.

TE SubCom to Perform Third Network Upgrade to South-East Asia Japan Cable System

Upgrade to Deliver Capacity Increase Utilizing TE SubCom’s C100U+ Technology

Eatontown, N.J.

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announced today that it has signed a contract to perform its third network upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) System. Utilizing TE SubCom’s latest 100 Gb/s coherent transmission technology (C100U+), this third upgrade increases the capacity by 6.3 Tb/s.

Fujitsu Announces Modular Blade Families in 1FINITY Platform

System Disaggregation Delivers Innovation in Next-generation SDN Transport Architectures

RICHARDSON, Texas

Infinera Introduces the Groundbreaking Infinite Capacity Engine

Infinity Capacity Engine is the Next Step Function in Optical Networking

Sunnyvale, CA

Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced the introduction of the Infinite Capacity Engine, a multi-terabit optical subsystem enabling a step function in optical wave division multiplexing (WDM) performance. The Infinite Capacity Engine is the first optical subsystem in the industry to offer network operators the combined benefits of delivering optical super-channel capacity up to 2.4 terabits per second (Tb/s) and reach up to 12,000 kilometers in a single small package.

What’s Driving the Telecom Industry’s Urge to Merge?

Competition within the telecommunications industry is fueling mergers and acquisitions, albeit at a slower pace than in years past. There were 269 telecom mergers in 2015, down 11.5 percent from the 304 mergers that took place in 2014 and off 20 percent from the 339 in 2013. Since the start of 2010, the industry has seen more than 2,400 M&A transactions. The number of telecom players is dwindling, but industry consolidation is still robust between mobile and fixed line/cable operators, resulting in bigger players occupying more dominant positions.

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