Aquantia, a data center connectivity specialist, raises $37M in funding; FTTH roll outs create new powering challenges for service providers

Installer news from across the web: 

> Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners said that upgrading network to Passive Optical LAN saved them on energy. 3M post (PDF)

> Aquantia, a copper-based data center Ethernet connectivity specialist, raised $37M in funding. Cable Installation & Maintenance article

> Similar to electricity, water, sewer and gas, business owners are increasingly seeing fiber is becoming a key decision maker on where they want to locate their offices. Ethernet Buildings article

> FTTH service rollouts are requiring service providers to develop a strategy for providing power from a remote location such as a cabinet, controlled environmental vault (CEV), or hut. OSP Magazine article

> With the major-league DAS projects turning into upgrade opportunities, a new Mobile Experts study reveals that the market is migrating to smaller buildings and specific vertical markets. Release

Cable News
> As it attempts to obtain regulatory approval for its pending purchases of Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications in the United States, analysts are concerned that France's Altice's cost-cutting plans for the two companies may be too aggressive. Article

> Viacom has signed a deal with TiVo Research and Analytics to use the DVR maker's data from its 2.3 million set-tops in Viacom's ad sales. Article

Online Video News 
> Twitch is testing the waters with a channel outside its core gaming vertical, called Twitch Creative, which features artists working in real time. Article

Wireless News 
> Huawei said it hired a former Apple creative director as the head of its user experience design team, a signal that the company is becoming more serious about its smartphone ambitions. Article

> T-Mobile US launched a new personal small cell that offers LTE coverage, building on a move it made last year to provide a personal "CellSpot" that would enable customers to make Wi-Fi calls indoors where they had poor coverage. Article

And finally … Tenants that can't get access to Wi-Fi in a building will likely leave for another location that has robust connectivity. NY Times article 

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