iBwave, Univ of Maryland create joint RF training program; Hexatronic acquires Ericsson's New Zealand cable, duct business

Installer news from across the web:

> iBwave, University of Maryland team to train future RF professionals. Release

> Microsoft will utilize more green energy alternatives for its data center operations to align with its commitment of reducing the impact on environment from its data centers. CXOtoday.com article

> Semtech announced that its advanced portfolio of 12G UHD-SDI products has set a new industry cable-reach performance benchmark utilizing a new coaxial cable optimized for UHDTV applications from Canare, a supplier of UHDTV cabling solutions. Release

> Hexatronic is acquiring Ericsson's New Zealand fiber cable and duct business for an undisclosed amount. evertiq article

> Connectrac installed a full in-carpet cable management solution at 36 Degrees North in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Release

> Viavi, LightRiver team up on fiber network construction and monitoring in an effort to scale operations and support transitions to next generation networks for mutual clients. Release

> PCIA – the 67-year-old national trade association – has changed its name to the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). Release

Online Video News

> Online video provider Vimeo is already seeing benefits from its recent acquisition of VHX, as the white-label solutions vendor announced that Vimeo partners can now offer seamless subscription to their branded apps on Apple iOS, Apple TV and Roku devices. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have come to a tentative agreement on a four-year labor contract, putting an end to a month long strike of the telco's nearly 40,000 wireline workers. Article

> As Birch Communications enhances its network reach through its own builds and working with a series of interconnection partners, the service provider is setting a foundation to grow its Ethernet services business. Article

Wireless News

> The tension between U.S. carriers and tower companies is "at an all-time high," according Jennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo Securities, as operators continue to try drive down macrocell pricing. Article

> Consumers and businesspeople are increasingly looking to access information quickly, on the go, and from specific devices. And according to Rod Smith, IBM's vice president of emerging internet technologies, voice is how they want to ask for it. Article

And finally … More #telecom operators build a number of major city-focused #fiber #optic networks globally. Fiber Optic Cell article