G.fast takes center stage as Broadband Forum takes part in ITU Telecom World 2016

Forum leaders team up with Telebyte to showcase G.fast in real-world test environment

 

Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster on G.fast

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ip.access extends Presence offering with Emu Analytics partnership

Carriers increasingly seeking insights from micro proximity to add value at macro-level


14th November 2016, London, UK - ip.access has agreed a new strategic partnership with Emu Analytics – the provider of real-time contextual analytics applications. The partnership gives customers of ip.access’ Presence data monetisation service additional value and choice in terms of real-time analytics, while also enabling Emu Analytics to add carrier-based micro proximity data sets to their customer solutions.

GTT Acquires Hibernia Networks, Strategic Global Fiber Assets

Includes ultra-low latency routes, expands service portfolio and client base

McLean, VA, November 9, 2016 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owner of terrestrial and subsea fiber assets including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system. The $590 million transaction consists of $515 million in cash and approximately 3.3 million shares of GTT common stock, to be issued to the sellers at closing, valued at $75 million.

CITIC Telecom Acquires Entire CITIC Telecom Tower

Full-speed into data centre services, indispensible to supporting ride in cloud demand

HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom" or "The Group"; HKEX: 1883), is pushing full-speed ahead in expansion into the data centre market. The Group's acquisition of the remaining floors of CITIC Telecom Tower is a major driver of this thrust and the progress already achieved will support CITIC Telecom CPC in its effort to capture the immense opportunities in the cloud computing service and data centre market.

API lets SDN Architectures from Different Network Service Providers Work Together

Proof of Concept from AT&T and Colt Demonstrates Customers' Ability to Change Global Networks in Minutes

AT&T and Colt Technology Services are accelerating the adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) through the creation, testing and successful trial of a standard application programming interface (API) infrastructure. It lets SDN architectures from different network service providers interoperate with each other.

CenturyLink and Accedian Showcase Real-Time Visibility for Global-Scale Services

MEF16 proof of concept (PoC) demonstrates tools proven in global production networks

CenturyLink, a leading global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company, and Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, will demonstrate a new level of performance visibility for global networks at the MEF16 conference proof of concept (PoC) showcase. Conference attendees will learn how standards-based, open technologies can be combined to create real-time performance assurance frameworks within the context of big data analytics.

Viavi Delivers Virtualized Test for Orchestrated Multi-Carrier Multi-Platform PoC

MEF16 demo highlights collaboration with Tier-1 international CSPs and cloud service providers

Viavi Solutions today announced that it is collaborating with pioneers in network function virtualization (NFV) to demonstrate the automated delivery of dynamic, bandwidth-on-demand services via an orchestrated multi-carrier, multi-platform solution. The demonstration will occur as part of a Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF16, November 7-9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Viavi will provide a demonstration of virtualized test and assurance of Layer 1-4 connectivity and service quality.

Global Capacity Expands Network with High-Speed Ethernet Backbone

Utilizing Ciena Platform to Drive the Advancement of Over-the-Top Business Solutions

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the expansion of its One Marketplace™ network backbone with high-speed Ethernet utilizing Ciena's® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.  The existing metro infrastructures have been interworked with the new higher speed Ethernet architecture delivering the ability to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

mmWave Guru & Industry Visionary on 5G Future

Key voice in 5G R&D on anticipated applications and flexible spectrum use - Q&A with NYU's Rappaport

Professor Theodore Rappaport, Founding Director, NYU WIRELESSOn July 14, 2016 the FCC adopted new rules for wireless broadband operations above 24 GHz, making the U.S. the first country to make this spectrum available and leapfrogging other nations in the race for 5G mmWave technology.

CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 Communications

Will create second largest US communications provider serving global enterprise customers

MONROE, La. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct, 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink (NYSE:  CTL) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:  LVLT) today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion, including the assumption of debt.

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