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Fiber Network Provider Everstream Earns MEF 3.0 Certification

Everstream has earned its first MEF 3.0 Company Certification, validating that the business’s fiber solutions adhere to rigorous industry best practices for standardized network-based services. Headquartered in the U.S., Everstream is one of 27 companies worldwide to have earned the MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet certification.

Eurofiber Acquires Telecom Operator FullSave in Toulouse, France

Netherlands-headquartered Eurofiber has acquired telecom operator FullSave from France. FullSave is a B2B infrastructure telecom operator in the Toulouse and Bordeaux, France, regions, providing Fiber to the Office, data center colocation and IaaS services.

DISH Secures Fiber for 5G, Signs Agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti, Zayo

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) has signed agreements with four fiber vendors, Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo. It will give DISH fronthaul and backhaul support to connect its 5G network to sites covering approximately 60 million Americans.

Ericsson Report: 5G Adoption Accelerates Throughout 2020

The pace of introducing new 5G functionality has increased in 2020 in both the network and device domains, despite uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by Ericsson. The telecom vendor expects that more than 1 billion people will have access to 5G coverage by the end of 2020.

Deutsche Telekom Adds ExtremeCloud IQ to Its Portfolio

Deutsche Telekom is expanding its partnership with Extreme Networks to add another cloud-based networking solution to their portfolio, ExtremeCloud IQ. Deutsche Telekom will leverage this cloud management platform to launch the next generation of the company’s managed net-based LAN service, NBLS 2.0, which is now available to customers.

Bluebird Network Completes 4.5-Mile Fiber Expansion in Hannibal, Missouri

Bluebird Network, a provider of Internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to carriers and enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and the surrounding states, has completed its 4.5-mile fiber expansion within the city of Hannibal, Missouri.

Windstream Wholesale Establishes Presence in EdgeConneX Data Centers

Windstream Wholesale, a company offering managed communications services including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the US, has established a presence in EdgeConneX’s data centers in Detroit and Pittsburgh.

Dell’Oro Group: 5G Core Fuels Growth in Mobile Core Networks

Revenues for the 5G Core (5GC) market are accelerating the rate of growth for Mobile Core Network (MCN) market that began in 2018, according to a new study from Dell’Oro Group.

FiberLight Hires Chris Rabii as Its New CEO

Fiber infrastructure provider FiberLight has hired Chris Rabii as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Rabii is taking the place of Jim Lynch, who was announced as the company’s interim CEO in July 2020 and will remain the Executive Chairman of FiberLight.

Global Connectivity Company GNX Secures New Funding

Carrier-neutral global connectivity company GNX has attracted funding and support from tech-investors Sjoerd Rietberg and Jan Willem Meijer. Mr. Rietberg is the former co-CEO of Flow Traders. Mr. Meijer is the co-founder of Custom Connect, which was acquired by GTT Communications in 2017.

Accenture Buys Engineering Firm Arca to Bolster its 5G Network Capabilities

Accenture has acquired Arca, a Spanish engineering services company with a focus on network operations and business services. Its 640 employees will join Accenture in Spain. This acquisition would enhance Accenture’s ability to drive comprehensive transformation across 5G deployment and network operations.