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FirstLight to Acquire A Portion of DFT Communications’ Fiber Assets

FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing and unified communications services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain fiber assets of DFT Communications.

Segra Acquires Bandwidth Services Provider NorthState

Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S., has acquired NorthState, a provider of high-speed bandwidth services in the fast-growing Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.

DNS Evolution Critical to Adoption of 5G, Infoblox Research Finds

The report, titled ‘DNS and the Edge: The Evolution will be distributed’ was conducted by Heavy Reading and commissioned by Infoblox, a provider of secured cloud-managed network services.

Nokia Introduces WaveFabric Elements Optical Portfolio for 400G Ecosystem

To meet surging demands from 5G and cloud, Nokia has introduced its WaveFabric Elements portfolio of photonic chips, devices and subsystems, including its 5th generation coherent digital signal processor family, the Photonic Service Engine V (PSE-V). 

Wix Now Offered as Part of Türk Telekom’s Bundled Packages for SMBs

Wix, a cloud-based website development platform for over 170 million registered users worldwide, has expanded its global presence and announced a new business partnership with telecommunication and technology service provider, Türk Telekom.

Microsoft Ramps up Azure 5G Efforts, Buys Metaswitch Networks

Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a provider of virtualized network software and voice, data and communications solutions for operators, for an undisclosed sum of money.

Seaborn Selects JaxNAP to Host Endpoint to AMX-1 Subsea Cable in U.S.

Seaborn Networks have announced that the JAX NAP (Jacksonville Network Access Point) will host Seaborn as their endpoint for the AMX-1 Subsea cable between Jacksonville, Florida and Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Etiya Collaborates with AWS to Provide ‘Telco-as-a-Service’ Customer Solutions

Etiya, an Independent Software Vendor with more than 1,000 employees and offices in 3 continents and 7 countries, has announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to roll out their ‘Telco-as-a-Service’ (TaaS) solution.

8×8 Cloud Business Phone System Launched in UK SME Market

Integrated cloud communications platform provider, 8x8, has announced the availability of 8x8 Express in the UK. 8x8 Express offers a complete business phone system, enabling the UK’s five million micro-businesses to set up a professional cloud communications system “in minutes with no additional support required.”

IDC: Worldwide Spending on Telecom Services Reaches $1.6B in 2020

Somewhat positively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, telecommunication services spending is expected to reach $1.6 billion in 2020 with nearly flat growth compared to 2019, according to IDC. The telecom market is not growing in 2020, but at least it will not shrink.

BT CEO Philip Jansen Donates Salary to Covid-19 Relief

Philip Jansen decided to donate his salary to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal for at least the next 6 months and BT announced that no employee will lose their job in the foreseeable future - at least the next three months - as a direct result of changing trading conditions brought about by coronavirus.