Deutsche Telekom closes its acquisition of GTS Central Europe; ADVA Optical Networking launches its Big Data Transport solution

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> Deutsche Telekom officially closed its acquisition of GTS Central Europe from a number of private equity groups on May 30, strengthening its position in the international business-to-business (B2B) and wholesale segments. Article

> ADVA Optical Networking launched its Big Data Transport (BDT) solution to target new data center opportunities. Release

> Google is planning to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites that will go into low orbit and provide Internet connections to underserved areas, reports The Wall Street JournalArticle

> Ken Arola has begun his new role as senior vice president and CFO for Extreme Networks. Release

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> More than half a decade and several programming executive regimes ago, AMC found instant brand-building in a bottle--twice--with original series hits Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Now AMC is looking to produce its content in-house. Article

> With even more dogs in the hunt than Netflix, given that it's slowly rolling out a high-speed broadband service, Google on Thursday announced its own ISP ratings report through its YouTube division. Article

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> Microsoft could soon jump into the wearable device market with a smart watch that is loaded with sensors and works with Apple iPhones, Google's Android phones and Microsoft's own Windows Phones, according to a report from Forbes. Article

> Harbinger Capital Partners, the principal backer of bankrupt wireless firm LightSquared, has hired a law firm that specializes in litigation with the federal government. Article

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