Pyramid tracks new South African submarine cable opportunities; SMB segment show potential for cloud-based data services

Wireline news across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @pyramidresearch: New Undersea Cable to become a boon for all operators in South Africa. Link | Follow @FierceTelecom

> SMB sector shows promising growth for cloud-based data services, says J.D. Power & Associates. Article

> TELUS volunteers will help hundreds of charities across Canada during the seventh annual TELUS Day of Giving. Release

> NebraskaLink, a group of Nebraska telephone companies building a statewide Ethernet network, has employed Telco Systems' T-Metro aggregation switches to deliver retail and wholesale services throughout the state. Article

> Cbeyond has appointed Tim Myers as its new vice president of cloud engineering and development. Release

> Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) has selected GENBAND's GENiUS platform to enable the transformation and modernization of its communications network. Release

And finally ... Broadband expert Craig Settles talks with Mark Ansboury, CEO of Gigabit Squared, which just secured $200 million in funding to help build out new community-based broadband networks. Webcast

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