SFR, a global operator holding prime positions in all of France’s telecommunications market segments, from consumer to B2B, local authorities and wholesale, is set to become France’s leading content operator by combining telecoms, advertising and media. The company announced the acquisition of Altice N.V.’s 49 percent minority stake in NextRadio, acquired in December 2015 as part of its strategic partnership with Alain Weill, CEO of NextRadio. NextRadioTV is a benchmark operator in the French information ecosystem, focused on mainstream news,…
Facebook Inc. released its Q1 financial results reporting a 50 percent revenue increase, soaring past Wall Street predictions thanks to its vastly popular mobile app and push into live video streaming, which has encouraged more advertisers and pushed existing advertisers to spend more. On Wednesday night (April 27) Facebook’s shares increased 9.5 percent in after-hours trading to $118.39, which set the company on track to open at a record new high the following day at almost triple its initial public…

OGERO promises IPv6 roll-out in Lebanon by the end of 2016

Written on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:49
Lebanese public network operator, OGERO, which has evolved to become the main operator of the fixed telecommunications network in Lebanon for the benefit of the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications, announced on April 25, that it would to deploy IPv6 on its network before the end of the year. The announcement was made by Dr Abdul Menhem Youssef, CEO and Chairman of OGERO at the first RIPE NCC Levant Regional Meeting in Beirut. The event took place under the patronage of…

EE to roll-out 4G across the entire United Kingdom by 2020

Written on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:16
U.K.-based operator EE has announced plans to bring 4G to 95 percent of the entire United Kingdom landmass by 2020, in addition to relocating its customer services to the U.K. and Ireland. The network also plans to switch on high-speed 4G in the Shetland Islands (archipelago in Scotland) and the Isles of Scilly (archipelago in England). EE chief executive, Marc Allera, spoke to the BBC about how customers expected to be able to access the internet wherever they were, even…
American multinational conglomerate Alphabet Inc., created in 2015 as the parent company of Google, recently released its Q1 financial results which have been hotly anticipated. It appears the company was able to generate high amounts of revenue despite losing a large amount of money due to riskier ventures under the Alphabet umbrella. According to the results, Alphabet earned $20.3 billion in revenue which is a 17 percent increase Year-on-Year (YoY). In addition, the company earned a net income of $4.2…
Increases Capabilities on its Broadband Super Highway Across Georgia NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in North Georgia added 100 Gigabits of capacity across its core fiber optic network. This new capacity on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network, increases capabilities for the broadband superhighway that NGN built across the state of Georgia. The new 100 Gigabits of capacity supports the increasing demand for higher bandwidth circuits and additional wavelengths from NGN’s nearly…
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc announced the expansion of its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) footprint in San Antonio and Austin to serve an anchor wireless service provider. Zayo will extend its existing network in San Antonio and Austin by more than 700 miles to provide FTT service to more than 300 towers. Both metropolitan markets have experienced significant recent growth across the technology, military, manufacturing, healthcare and IT service sectors. Zayo’s fiber network expansion will significantly enhance its ability to deliver high-capacity connectivity…

AT&T Enhances IoT Connectivity with New Satellite Services

Written on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:55
Businesses and government customers often have assets spread across the globe. It can be challenging to pull data from devices in remote areas with limited connectivity. Think of places like a tractor on a farm, a generator in the desert or oil pipelines in remote regions. With satellite connectivity and our existing cellular services, businesses can ensure that even their most isolated assets are working properly. AT&T is helping businesses connect their assets all over the world. Through their new…
Alpheus Communications’ latest fiber network expansion has added 2,400 near-net buildings, reaching an additional 14,000 businesses in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Buoyed by solid demand for high-performance fiber services, the company’s latest activities mark a major milestone of its fiber build-out investment reaching more than 10,000 near-net buildings and 65,000 businesses in Texas. “The last couple of quarters were exceptionally strong for Alpheus’ fiber network services, largely due to the growth of Texas businesses and ever increasing demand for network…
Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) entered into a transaction with several bankruptcy remote entities (collectively “Network LeaseCo”) for the sale and leaseback of certain existing network assets, which is expected to close next week and provide the company with $2.2 billion of funding. When closed, the transaction will immediately improve the company’s liquidity position at an attractive cost of capital in the mid-single digits. Bankruptcy-remote entities are special purpose vehicles that are limited to the acquisition and financing of specific assets…
Nokia has provided recast segment results for 2015 reflecting the company's new financial reporting and organizational structure, following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia's organizational structure is intended to enable the company to create an innovation leader in next-generation technology and services. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives. To support Nokia's strategic objectives and reflect…

Ericsson announces changes to executive leadership team

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 13:10
Ericsson announced a series of organizational and structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability. Following this announcement, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) will consist of the following members as of July 1, 2016: Hans Vestberg, president and CEO (since 2010), Jan Frykhammar, executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of Group Function Finance & Common Functions (since 2009). Arun Bansal, senior vice president and head of Business Unit Network Products. Bansal currently holds the position…
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