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Comtech Telecommunications Corp  announced today that its Command & Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, received orders during its third quarter of fiscal 2018 totaling $14.2 million from the U.S. Army to provide satellite terminals and networking equipment. “We are pleased that we have the…

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Acacia Communications, Inc., a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, and Oclaro, Inc., a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that they are enabling a multi-vendor environment of fully interoperable CFP2-DCO modules based on Acacia's Meru DSP. Oclaro plans to launch a new CFP2-DCO…

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British broadcaster ITV Plc is considering entering into a joint venture valued at 1 billion pounds ($1.33 billion) with BBC to acquire half of broadcaster UKTV, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday. According to terms of the joint venture, BBC has the right to buy out its partner at a…

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Qualcomm Inc is expecting to meet this week in Beijing with China’s antitrust regulators in a final push to secure clearance for its proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV, three sources told Reuters. The acquisition has been caught in the crosshairs of rising U.S.-China trade tensions, with sources…

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Zayo Group Holdings Inc announced that it has completed a coherent wavelength route from Marseille to Strasbourg via Milan. The route, which also provides connectivity to Paris, Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam, leverages Zayo’s European fiber network acquired from Viatel. Initial customers include an India-based carrier, which selected Zayo for a…

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Deutsche Telekom pledged its business divisions spanning Germany, Europe and the United States would all show growth from next year and said it would tie dividends to rising bottom-line profits in future. Europe’s largest telecoms firm announced the shift on Thursday ahead of a two-day investor conference, where it wants…

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Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure, a move seen as spurring competition and expanding the data market, officials said. Ethio Telecom has more than 16 million subscribers of internet services in the country of over 100 million people.…

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China’s ZTE Corp is estimating losses of at least 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) due to Washington’s ban on U.S. firms supplying the telecommunications firm, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The report also said ZTE is hopeful that the United States and China will be able to soon…

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Britain said it was unlikely to refer Comcast’s (CMCSA.O) bid for Sky (SKYB.L) for a lengthy investigation after an initial review found that the $30 billion offer did not raise public concerns about media ownership. Media minister Matt Hancock said however that he would give interested parties until 1700 local…

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Cash-strapped telecom firm MTNL is investing Rs 190 crore to upgrade its services and may also be allocated 4G spectrum to help stay relevant in the highly competitive market, telecom minister Manoj Sinha has said.  The department of telecom (DoT) is "seriously considering" to allot 4G spectrum to state-run Mahanagar…