News of Note—NG-PON2, AT&T, CenturyLink and more

august 8 2017

> NG-PON2’s success will depend on the availability of low-cost, reliable, tunable optics, especially as Optical Line Terminal and Optical Network Terminal shipments begin to increase, according to Ovum analyst Julie Kunstler. Release

> The Rural Broadband Association announced four Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge grants and recognized four SRC Showcase Award recipients during this week’s Rural Telecommunications Industry Event, or RTIME. Telecompetitor article

> AT&T won a three-year contract with Dutch company Nutreco to provide global network services. Release

> CenturyLink was awarded a managed services contract with the State of Texas Department of Information Resources. Release

> Anything that can connect to the web can be a security threat, according to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. WND article