AFL's Light Brigade FTTX OSP course gets FTTH Council approval; eero has secured a $50M round of growth funding

Installer news from across the web:

> Light Brigade, AFL's training and education division, announced that its FTTX OSP Design course has been approved by the FTTH Council for a new certification program. Release

> Dell engineers have been working with Intel and online auction site eBay for the past six years to develop a custom system that uses water to cool servers in hyperscale data centers. eWeek article

> Qualcomm launched a new family of tri-radio 802.11ac platforms designed to boost the capacity of home networks and optimize its usage to deliver better consumer Wi-Fi experiences. CXO Today article

> The Windows 10 interface may take some getting used to for Windows 7 users, but the new system allows users to see a list of nearby wireless networks. NY Times article

> Home Wi-Fi system developer eero has secured a $50 million round of growth funding led by Menlo Ventures with significant participation by Index Ventures. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Dell is collaborating with Intel to develop the Triton solution, which is targeting data center environments. eWeek article

Cable News
> More than nine months after launch, success is hardly assured for Verizon's Go90 mobile video platform, analysts at UBS said. Article

> Making good on declarations made late last year by its chief executive, Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner Inc. is launching a new studio under its Warner Bros. umbrella focused on beefing up OTT programming and services across the conglomerate's portfolios. Article

Telecom News
> Cogent Communications has made strident progress in driving large ISPs and broadband providers in the United States and Europe to upgrade their last mile ports to support traffic from its customers going to consumers, but the service provider says there's still plenty of work to do. Article

> AT&T's creation of the Domain 2.0 program, which is driven by the implementation of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), is causing the telecom equipment industry to rethink how it delivers products and services. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is adding 150 positions to its Pacific Northwest region, including 120 retail jobs. Sprint opened new sales offices in Bellevue, Wash., and Beaverton, Ore., expanding on a presence it gained when it acquired Bellevue-based Clearwire in 2013. Article

> Huawei Technologies is reportedly the latest Chinese tech firm to come under scrutiny by the U.S. for doing business in markets such as Iran and North Korea. Article

And finally … The Internet of Things presents challenges and opportunities for data centers. Data Center Frontier article

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