Adtran releases SDN-based architecture for broadband services; Oracle acquires NetSuite for $9.3B

Wireline news from across the web:

> Canadian rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications is drawing interest from US private equity firms as it renews plans to seek either an initial public offering or an outright sale. Bloomberg article

> Adtran released an open Software Defined Access (SD-Access) architecture capable of supporting rapid service creation and the delivery of business and residential broadband services at web scale. Release

> Cruzio Internet will begin construction of the Santa Cruz Fiber internet network immediately. Santa Cruz Tech Beat article

> Aureon Technology, a U.S. provider of network transport services and business communications products, is deploying the Coriant 7100 Nano Packet Optical Transport Platform to upgrade its Aureon Fiber Optic Network. Release

> Oracle is acquiring NetSuite for $9.3 billion in a deal that enhances its presence in the cloud market. Reuters article

Cable News
> Comcast continues to report best-in-a-decade customer metrics, with the MSO reporting narrowed losses of just 4,000 pay-TV customers in the second quarter, the slowest period of the year for video subscriber growth. Article

> Arris reported its biggest revenue quarter ever, taking $1.73 billion in sales in the second quarter, a 37.3 percent year over year increase. Article

Installer News
> As it aggressively showcases its X1 video product in the run to the platform's big coming-out party, the Rio Summer Olympic Games, Comcast has opened the doors to its CXI unit, which supports the custom installation channel. Article

Online Video News
> Comcast-owned NBCUniversal may be at the lead edge of a purge of smaller TV networks, according to its CEO Steve Burke, who said on the cable conglomerate's second-quarter earnings call that NBCU plans to trim channels from its lineup. Article

Wireless News
> As anticipated, T-Mobile continued to lead all carriers in postpaid subscriber growth by a long shot in its most recently reported quarter. Article

> Ericsson has renewed parts of its managed services partnership with Sprint, extending portions of a seven-year, $5 billion contract that was set to expire in September. Article

And finally … Service providers who oppose the government's net-neutrality rules will plead their case in court this week as they ask more than a dozen federal judges to throw out the regulations. Washington Post article

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