MainOne installs Siemon's cabling at its Lagos, Nigeria data center; Passive optical components reached $711M in 2015

Installer news from across the Web: 

> The value of passive optical components, led by fiber optic cable assemblies (glass optical fiber/GOF plus plastic optical fiber/POF), in harsh environments reached $711 million in 2015, says Market Research Reports.com. Cable Installation & Maintenance article

> MainOne has installed Siemon's cabling product in its 3,500 sq. meter data center located just outside of Lagos, Nigeria. Allafrica.com article

> MicroCare has named Rick Hoffman as its new manager for Eastern regional sales. Release

> Wireworld Cable Technology announced the development of its Starlight Category 8 cables for high-speed media network applications. Dealerscope article

> ABI Research forecast that the in-building wireless market will more than double in revenue by 2020, with the market anticipated to top $9 billion by 2020. Release

Cable News
> While admitting that he's surprised at the impact that SVOD platforms like Netflix and Hulu have had on viewership for linear cable, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said time-shifting using DVRs is still having a bigger effect on traditional television. Article

> Time Warner Inc. has extended the contract of CEO Jeff Bewkes for three years. Article

Telecom News
> AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps. Article

> Level 3 is aware that cable operators like Comcast are making a move to advance into the larger business markets, but the service provider sees that the sector has a number of challenges it will have to overcome to be a viable threat. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft is testing a cellular data app that will enable Windows 10 devices to access LTE networks without a contract, according to The Verge. Article

> Samsung Electronics posted preliminary fourth-quarter profits that fell well short of analysts' expectations, providing more evidence that growth in the worldwide smartphone market is slowing substantially. Article

And finally … The Wi-Fi Alliance says that Wi-Fi shipments have reached 12 billion units, and are expected to surpass 15 billion units by the end of 2016. Release

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