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Zayo Continues West Coast Expansion Buying Electric Lightwave

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Electric Lightwave, formerly known as Integra Telecom, for $1.42 billion in cash. Electric Lightwave, which provides infrastructure and telecom services primarily in the Western United States, has 8,100 route miles of long haul fiber and 4,000 miles of dense metro fiber in Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Spokane and Boise, with on-net connectivity to more than 3,100 enterprise buildings and 100 data centers.

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MEF Announces Winners for 2016 Excellence Awards Presented at MEF16

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MEF announced the winners for the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Third Network community. The Awards program is the largest in the world focused on advanced Carrier Ethernet services and emerging Third Network services powered by CE 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, and SDN networking technologies.

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Faster Internet Speeds With the FASTER Submarine Cable

Google’s latest investment in long-haul undersea fibre optic cabling has cone online. The FASTER Cable System gives Google access to up to 10Tbps (Terabits per second) of the cable’s total 60Tbps bandwidth between the US and Japan. They will use this capacity to support their users, including Google Apps and Cloud Platform customers. This is the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built — about ten million times faster than your average cable modem — and we’re beaming light through it starting today.

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Elephant Talk Becomes Pareteum and Appoints Vic Bozzo CEO

Elephant Talk Communications Corp announced a name change to Pareteum Corporation and the appointment of Vic Bozzo as Chief Executive Officer – both effective November 1, 2016.

As part of the name change, the Company will trade under the new Ticker “TEUM” on the NYSE MKT. The change to the Company’s ticker symbol will be effective at the start of trading on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The Company’s website (www.elephanttalk.com) has

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Microsoft to Buy Linked In

Microsoft has told Telecom Review that they and LinkedIn have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner both fully support this transaction. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year.

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