CommScope completes TE Connectivity acquisition; Sorrento extends repair service to Nortel customers

Installer news from across the web: 

> CommScope wraps its $3B acquisition of TE Connectivity's network business, enabling it to double its presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Charlotte Business Journal article

> TASI HOLDINGS has completed the acquisition of all shares of SignalFire Telemetry, a deal that integrates wireless networking technology with flow measurement instrumentation. Release

> Sorrento to extend repair service to Nortel customers in North America. Fibre Systems article

> MiCTA has named C2 Systems as an Approved National Vendor for DAS Equipment, Small Cell and DAS Engineering/Design Services making them available to all MiCTA members across the United States. Release

> The global structured cabling market is expected to reach up to $13.13B by 2020, at a CAGR of 9.0 percent between 2015 and 2020, according to a new research report from marketsandmarkets. Release

Cable News

> The National Association of Broadcasters, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) the local Minnesota Franchise Authority have filed suit in federal court in order to stop a June "effective competition" ruling, which presumes competition for cable operators in every market. Article

> In one of his first long-form interviews since taking over as CFO of Comcast, former JPMorgan executive Mike Cavanagh said the company is considering the launch of a wireless service. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon may be working on a device that could pick up on ultrasonic frequencies and digitally translate them into messages. Article

> Verizon Wireless is clarifying that despite its recent introduction of new plans that do away with two-year contracts and subsidized smartphones for new customers, existing customers who have two-year contracts can renew them and keep getting subsidized phones. Article

And finally … Is fiber-to-the-Ethernet the new definition of fiber-to-the-X? CommScope post