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.

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.

ETA Keeps Technicians at the Cutting Edge of Fiber Optic Technology

Growing demand for more telecom capacity drives need for certified professionals with validated skills

The fiber optics industry is an ever evolving one, so ETA(R) International Fiber Optic Subject Matter Experts met recently to update the program competencies and exams. The major driving force behind the widespread use of fiber optics communication is the high and rapidly increasing demand for more telecommunication capacity and internet services, and requires certified professionals with validated skills to design, install and maintain the physical layer of fiber optic systems.

Semtech, ZTE to Launch IoT Demo Bases for LoRa Tech at 2016 China LoRa IoT Summit

China LoRa Application Alliance (CLAA) To Deploy 1st China LPWAN

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, joined ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, today to formally announce the launch of ZTE’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstration Base (CLAA IoT Demonstration Base) dedicated to LoRa Technology in Nanjing, China.

Nokia Announces “Three Steps to Heaven” Network Transformation Plan

Calls for better partnerships between vendors and operators to transform networks

Greater partnership working will be a critical factor in operators achieving network transformation while also meeting the current unprecedented demand for broadband capacity and quality of service needs across the world, Nokia’s VP of Fixed Networks Professional Services said last week.

 Coert de Boer was addressing the opening day conference at the Broadband World Forum, in London, where Nokia is also showcasing its Gigabit Smart Build portfolio launched last week.

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

Company to offer new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers

Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). 

The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining access to a large, seamless footprint that extends across the US and many international areas including Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Incognito's Broadband Command Center for Provisioning and Automated Fraud Management

End-to-End Device Provisioning with Forward-Facing DOCSIS 3.1 and IPv6 Technologies

Incognito Software Systems, a global provider of solutions for communication service providers, today announced the latest version of Broadband Command Center, an end-to-end device provisioning and management software offering multi-standard support from a single platform.

Operators Dialing up Wi-Fi Calling to Deliver a Better Customer Experience

Customers expect to make calls and browse the internet wherever they are. Stepping outside to take a call is a nuisance many people can no longer tolerate. In fact, a study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless found that 74 percent of mobile subscribers are willing to switch providers if it means better service at home and at the office.

Omnitron Launches Compact and Cost-Effective microNID

Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.a leader in Carrier Ethernet demarcation, today announced the launch of the iConverter microNID. This low-latency, compact and cost-effective Network Interface Device (NID) enables Service Providers to easily provision and monitor SLA-guaranteed business, 4G/LTE macro cell and small cell backhaul Ethernet services.

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