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Silicon Valley and D.C. are hot spots of data center growth, says analyst firm

While data centers have continued to grow across the U.S., Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., grew at twice the speed of the national market, a new Synergy Research Group report says. Dallas is also outpacing the national average.

Zayo extends fiber, turnkey services to 1,200 wireless small cell sites

Zayo has been making inroads into the emerging small cell backhaul market, announcing that it now provides 1,200 sites in its territory with a mix of fiber and turnkey network solutions.

Verizon and T-Mobile remain steady wireless network spenders in Q3, with less clarity on AT&T and Sprint

As has been the case for much of 2015, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US led the way in terms of capital expenditures for wireless network gear in the third quarter, with AT&T Mobility and Sprint appearing to be hanging back in terms of major capex spending. However, Sprint is just beginning its network densification efforts and some tower companies do expect AT&T to begin ramping up spending next year.

Ericsson and Cisco partner on networks, target $1B in extra sales by 2018

Ericsson and Cisco formed a global business and technology partnership that is expected to generate at least $1 billion (€928 million) in extra revenue for each company by 2018.

Leading operators and vendors line up to support NB-IoT industry forum

Vodafone, Telecom Italia and Etisalat committed to opening six Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) open laboratories as part of their involvement in a new industry forum focussed on promoting the development of the technology.

SBA's guidance indicates AT&T may pick up network spending in 2016, but Sprint's plans are cloudy, analysts say

SBA Communications provided guidance for 2016 that was lower than investors were expecting, though financial analysts said it was conservative. The analysts think that SBA's guidance indicates that AT&T Mobility will step up its U.S. wireless network spending in 2016, but it's unclear by how much, and that there is not a lot of visibility on how Sprint's network densification will proceed.

Verizon likely won't sell wireline assets, says analyst firm

Rumors may be swirling that Verizon is going to sell its wireline network assets, but a new Barclays report suggests that the service provider will not do so as the facilities are a key enabler for its wireless services.

SDN will reduce data center opex for service providers, says analyst firm

Service providers that have either implemented or plan to deploy or evaluate SDN by the end of 2016 say they expect data center operating expenses to decline by the second year of their deployments, according to a new IHS Infonetics study.

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica Business Solutions complete NFV value-added service tests

Alcatel-Lucent said Telefonica Business Solutions took a major step towards automating delivery of value-added services after a successful test of NFV in a multi-vendor SDN environment, while separately revealing it has commenced shipments of a residential small cell product.

Orange Spain outlines 4G, FTTH investment ambitions

Orange Spain is stepping up its investments in 4G and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in order to support its ambition to become a strong converged player on the Spanish market.