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BCE takes Bell Aliant subsidiary private, plans to continue fiber-based broadband push

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is going to privatize its Atlantic Canada affiliate Bell Aliant by acquiring the interest of its public minority shareholders while supporting its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband growth initiatives.

AT&T invites Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu into its user-defined cloud program

AT&T is enhancing its growing cloud services ambitions by adding Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu to its User-Defined Network Cloud program it initially launched in February.

Canadian government allocates $284M to bring broadband to rural areas

The Canadian government is moving to bridge the broadband divide with a pledge to bring up to 5 Mbps download speeds to an additional 280,000 households that either have no access or can only get dial-up service.

Level 3 lays out its management structure after tw telecom acquisition closes

Level 3 Communications has put together the pieces of what will be the new management team once it closes its pending $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom later this year. The new team will include a collection of executives from both Level 3 and tw telecom.

Juniper revenue up 7% to $1.2B, but service provider delays could impact second-half results

Juniper Networks reported that a new wave of service provider spending drove up the vendor's second-quarter 2014 revenue 7 percent year-over-year to $1.23 billion, up from $1.2 billion in the same period a year ago.

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