Bell Labs claims MIMO-SDM system will enable it to reach Petabit speeds; GENBAND signs reseller agreement with SAP for Kandy platform

Wireline news from across the web:

> Bell Labs reported that ongoing testing of its prototype real-time space-division multiplexed optical multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO-SDM) system could see it obtain attain speeds of 1 petabit per second. ZDNet article

> GENBAND signed a global reseller agreement with SAP, which will resell GENBAND's communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Kandy. Release

> New Zealand's Communications Minister Amy Adams said that the country's Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) project had connected more than 815,000 homes, schools and businesses by the end of September, with fiber network rollouts now 56 percent complete. TeleGeography article

> Equinix has priced an offering of $1.1 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 5.875 percent senior notes due 2026. Release

> New research conducted by TELUS WISE in partnership with MediaSmarts and PREVNet has found that youth believe cyberbullying is wrong and are motivated to intervene when they witness it. Release 

> Suddenlink has announced that three more communities -- Georgetown, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; and St. Joseph, Missouri -- now have access to Suddenlink's gigabit offerings. Broadband Reports article

Cable News
> Major League Baseball, which has previously taken a miserly approach to extending TV Everywhere rights to regional sports networks, is softening its stance just a bit on authenticated streaming. Article

> Driven by young adults wanting to decide themselves what CPE is in their home, Tom Robey, senior VP of investor relations for Time Warner Cable, said the pay-TV industry is migrating to a "bring your own device" model. Article

Installer News
> Granite Telecommunications may have secured 100 shopping center customer wins for its Granite Grid offering, but the service provider saw a number of challenging installation scenarios. Article

Wireless News                
> AT&T Mobility is launching native Advanced Messaging and Video Call capabilities on its network using Rich Communication Services, following in T-Mobile US' footsteps. Article

> Finnish handset maker Jolla, the company behind the alternative smartphone platform Sailfish OS, is going to lay off half of its workforce and try to restructure its debt after it failed to close a $10.6 million (€10 million) Series C round quickly enough. Article

And finally … EducationSuperHighway reports that 77 percent of US school districts now meet the FCC's minimal requirements for broadband access, up from 30 percent in 2013. Article