Ciena provides packet networking to Metrofibre Networx; VMware to build data centers in Europe

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @GigaOM: What superstorm Sandy taught us about protecting IT infrastructure. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Africa's Metrofibre Networx deploys Ciena's packet networking solutions to support its enhanced Ethernet managed bandwidth service offering. Release

> VMware is going to build new data centers in Europe as a way to satisfy data privacy legislation across the region. Article

Cable News

> Dutch cable operator Ziggo has rejected an acquisition offer from John Malone's Liberty Global. Article

> Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will restore Ovation on Jan. 1, one year after dropping the arts network from their cable systems. Article

Wireless News

> SoftBank is continuing its buying streak, and it indicated that it is in talks to take a stake in U.S. wireless device distributor Brightstar Corp. Article

> Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is launching a novel Wi-Fi-based service that it claims will let customers get wireless service for free, with no catch. Article

And finally … Budgeting for SDN: Fast is the new cheap. Post

Suggested Articles

Highlighted by growth in its number of broadband subscribers, Comcast's net profit in the fourth quarter increased by 26%.

Amazon has filed a motion that seeks to pause Microsoft's work on the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract until a court rules on its protest.

Vodafone Group and Sunrise announced a partnership that allows Sunrise's enterprise customers to tap into Vodafone's business services.