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Data center 25G, 100G adoption will drive Ethernet market to $26B by 2020, says research firm

The ongoing adoption of higher speeds in the data center and campus environments will help drive up Ethernet switch market revenues beyond $26 billion in 2020. Dell'Oro Group says that 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps will see demand in campus environments while 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps will drive upgrades for data centers.

GVTC establishes interconnection point at Data Foundry's Texas 1 site, enhances wholesale Ethernet business

GVTC Communications has established an interconnection point at Data Foundry's Texas 1 facility, enabling the provider to extend its emerging wholesale Ethernet service set to a broader array of customers.

Ethernet Alliance, UNH-IOL to hold plugfest for 2.5, 5 Gbps Ethernet service

The Ethernet Alliance and the Nbase-T Alliance announced a new collaborative effort they say is designed to accelerate mainstream deployment of 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Ethernet. This technology multiplies network throughput of the more than 70 billion meters of Cat5e and Cat6 cabling sold throughout the last 13 years.

AT&T adds just 74K broadband subscribers in Q2, but expects year-end bounce back

AT&T may be one of the largest telco broadband players, but in the second quarter the service provider saw total broadband subscriber additions drop significantly-- a factor it says is related to seasonality.

Enginuity Communications acquires Pulsecom's assets, deepens Ethernet, SONET products

Enginuity Communications has acquired Pulse Communications assets in a deal that will broaden its Ethernet and SONET product portfolios. Financial terms of the acquisition were not revealed.

Cox's UPN deal spells fiber, business services opportunities, but how will they leverage the assets?

Cox Communications made a bet on its fiber-based future by acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks (UPN), giving it access to a pool of assets and capabilities to fulfill wholesale and business service opportunities.

IEEE wraps work on four new Ethernet standards, addresses 25G and IoT applications

The IEEE has released a series of four new standards that will address a variety of speeds, including 1 Gbps, 25 Gbps, and 40 Gbps. Ethernet players will be able to respond in a standards-based way to a host of applications such as hyperscale data centers, enterprise, cloud computing, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

Cox acquires major stake in Unite Private Networks, deepens metro fiber portfolio

Cox Communications is acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks, bolstering its metro and regional fiber portfolio across a number of Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. The cable provider joins Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company's management team as a major shareholder in UPN.

AT&T wants to end private line voice service in Alabama and Florida

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to discontinue its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and in Kings Point, a suburban wire center in Palm Beach County, Florida-- two markets where the telco has been conducting TDM-to-IP transition tests.

Comcast Business ups competitive ante against Verizon with $9M Virginia fiber network investment

Comcast Business plans to invest over $9 million over the next 12 months to expand its fiber network in Virginia, enabling it to reach over 3,000 businesses with Ethernet services.