Finisar's CEO Gertel to step down; NTT subsidiary RagingWire Data Centers to build new data center in Dallas

Wireline news from across the web:

> Global DFOS Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) market expenditures are anticipated by visiongain to reach $622M in 2015. Release

> Mexico's communications and transportation ministry (SCT) has reached an agreement with the country's Union of Entrepreneurs for Technology in Education (Unete) to bring free internet access to over 7,600 schools. Telecompaper article

> Finisar's board of directors has accepted the resignation of CEO Eitan Gertel after its first quarter revenues drop to $314M. Release

> NTT subsidiary RagingWire Data Centers has purchased 42 acres of land in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and plans to build a one million square foot, 80 megawatt data center campus on the site. Release

Cable News
> Roger Lynch, the CEO of Dish Network's Sling TV service, said the company is evaluating Apple's new TV service and might develop a Sling TV app for the platform. Article

> Gracenote, which supplies pay-TV program guides with metadata on TV shows and movies, said it is working to add what it calls "digital-first content" to its database. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix may currently sit atop the online video streaming market, but that wasn't always so. Article

Wireless News
> Glenn Lurie, who appeared at CTIA's show a year ago as AT&T's newly named president of AT&T Mobility, described a world where every "thing" will be connected, including wheelchairs -- which AT&T is already doing -- and cars that will be able to adapt to whomever is driving at any given time. Article

> Smartphone startup Nexbit, which is making a cloud-focused Android phone that frees up storage space, has raised nearly $1 million in its Kickstarter campaign in 10 days, blowing past its own expectations and its 30-day goal of raising $500,000. Article

And finally … Global IP networks will carry 5.5 Exabytes per day in 2019, more than double the 2.0 Exabytes in 2014. Nexans article

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