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  • Connecticut regulators deny Frontier's AT&T wireline acquisition

    Frontier Communications has hit what may be one of the largest snags in completing its proposed acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business as the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) denied a settlement the telco reached with state officials.

MetTel enhances its presence in Canada, brings service to four regions

MetTel, an emerging competitive provider, is taking on the Canadian market, announcing that it has expanded its coverage into four regions.

Energy-efficient set-top boxes cut consumer energy costs by $168M, says NCTA report

While the debate over how much energy set-top boxes consume will continue, a new National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) report revealed that energy-efficient set-top boxes helped consumers save $168 million in energy costs last year. 

Deutsche Telekom turns up vectored VDSL in 20 local networks

Germany's Deutsche Telekom has activated vectored VDSL for 20 initial local towns in its territory, a move that will allow it to raise VDSL speeds to 100/40 Mbps, reports Teltarif.de.

Zayo unveils new cloud connectivity platform, extends network to AWS, Softlayer

With the debut of its Connect to the Cloud platform, Zayo is joining the growing crowd of service providers offering their network as a conduit for business customers to access third-party cloud providers. Zayo's program offers connectivity to over 500 data centers worldwide.

Ciena furthers Ethernet influence at BT Openreach

BT Openreach has responded to its service provider customers' desire for more Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services and bandwidth by selecting Ciena's E-suite family of packet switch modules.

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CTIA, North America's answer to Mobile World Congress, is just around the corner with a brand new name--Super Mobility Week. The new "super" moniker is to let all of us who thought the old CTIA trade show was on its way out that it is now back and stronger and bigger than ever. Having the CTIA trade show at the same time as 4G World and Competitive Carriers Association annual trade show certainly speaks to bigger; stronger, however, remains to be seen.

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Nokia is planning to build a 5G data transfer test network in Oulu, Finland, early next year, according to a Finnish news report. In addition, the company announced a sweeping partnership program that will, among other things, have Nokia's networks unit opening up certain internal application programming interfaces (APIs) to partners, and even competitors.