EarthLink's dark fiber business continues to be a bright star in its struggling wholesale business as more of its carrier and content provider company customers are showing interest in purchasing the service.
Facebook's aerospace team in the UK has completed construction of its first full-scale aircraft, called the Aquila, as part of its Internet.org effort. Aquila is a solar-powered unmanned plane designed to beam down Internet connectivity from the sky.
Sprint shook up its senior executive team and said that CFO Joe Euteneuer will be leaving the company and will be replaced by Tarek Robbiati. The carrier also brought in a new executive, Günther Ottendorfer, to be COO of technology. Sprint also promoted John Saw to be CTO, replacing Stephen Bye, who left the company late last month.
Shentel reported that second-quarter carrier access and fiber revenue for the quarter was $10.2 million, a 5.3 percent increase from $9.6 million for the same quarter last year, due to growth in new fiber contracts driven mainly by the cable segment.
Just as wireless companies like Qualcomm and T-Mobile US are urging the FCC to stay out of LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) technologies, a group of six senators is calling on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to assert more oversight on potential interference LTE-U could have on Wi-Fi.
Ciena has completed its acquisition of Cyan, a deal that immediately enhances its software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) plans. With the acquisition now completed, Ciena said it will unify the software activities of both companies under a single brand that will be known as the Blue Planet division.
Server network ports are on the front edge of an emerging growth curve. According to a new Dell'Oro Group report, 10 GigE ports will comprise over 50 percent of total server network ports by 2017.
Google Fiber has gotten permission to bring their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service to Tempe, Ariz., as the city council voted to unanimously approve their agreement.
Turkcell signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Huawei on research into 5G technology, just weeks after the Turkish operator signed a similar agreement with Ericsson.
EE pledged to end bill shock for subscribers travelling in mainland Europe with the launch of new roaming tariffs it said enables users to enjoy unlimited calls and texts, and a large data allowance for £4 (€5.68/$6.24) per day.