News of Note—AT&T, Oracle, EXFO and more

august 8 2017

> Hurricane Maria wiped out AT&T's fiber backhaul and cell sites in Puerto Rico in many places, the telecom's Joan Marsh wrote in a blog post, where she compared the difficult recovery efforts from the latest storm to those after hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Telecompetitor article

> Oracle announced new artificial intelligence-based apps for finance, human resources, supply chain, manufacturing, commerce, customer service, marketing and sales professionals. Release

> Cincinnati Bell has completed its $201 million acquisition of OnX Enterprise Solutions. Release

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> EXFO has closed its acquisition of Yenista Optics S.A.S. for $11.1 million in cash. Release

> SD-WAN technology is gaining popularity because of its improved features and ability to boost bandwidth, operate securely and blend with current WANs, an IDC survey reports. Release

> The digital divide is in danger of becoming a digital chasm as broadband rollouts fail to keep up with population growth, according to a pair of reports out in September. Global Telecoms Business article

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