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Nokia's $7.2B handset sale could create cloud opportunities for NSN

When Nokia completes the $7.2 billion sale of its struggling handset business to Microsoft in Q1 2014, its Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) subsidiary will be able focus its attention on selling wireless infrastructure and emerging cloud-based service opportunities.

Alaska Communications rolls out Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based service

Alaska Communications is now offering its existing and new business customers a Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based Business Ethernet Services line.

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network employs Ciena for 100G-capable network

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, an emerging fiber network provider serving the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area, is enhancing its fiber network to support 100G transport and Ethernet services by deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

Google Fiber now faces Comcast's 250 Mbps offering in Provo

Google Fiber's emerging presence in Provo, Utah, through its purchase of the iProvo network is once again inciting local cable operator Comcast to respond with a competitively priced 250/50 Mbps tier for $70 a month, according to Broadband DSL Reports.

AT&T plays cable catch-up game with 45 Mbps broadband market expansion

AT&T's expansion of its 45 Mbps U-verse Power offering into 40 additional markets is a realization that it needs higher speeds to battle cable competitors that are today delivering 50, 100 Mbps and above. But is its speed boost enough to threaten cable operators?

Cisco maintains 62.2 percent market share in Ethernet switch market

Cisco Systems continues to enjoy a dominant spot in the Ethernet switch market with a 62.2 percent market share in Q2 2013. It also holds a 67 percent spot in the growing 10 GbE market segment, according to IDC.

Equinox adds new East and South long-haul network routes

Equinox, a competitive fiber provider, is continuing its network expansion effort with a new long haul route that includes Charleston, S.C., to Miami and Roanoke, Va., to Cincinnati.

Google Fiber looks to challenge AT&T, Consolidated in Merriam, Kan.

Google Fiber has named Merriam, Kan., as its latest FTTP target--its fifteenth Kansas City-area community where it plans deliver 1 Gbps-capable broadband service to residential customers.

FiberLight snags 20-year dark fiber agreement with Univ. of Virginia

FiberLight has won a 20-year contract to provide its dark fiber services to The University of Virginia, connecting the main university data center to Northern Virginia.

Frontier and Carbondale, Ill. to build $1.5M 1 Gbps broadband network

The city of Carbondale, Ill., has hatched a plan to deliver a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises-based broadband service via the state's Gigabit Communities Challenge.