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

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> 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

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