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Cable One, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the equity interests in Hargray Acquisition Holdings, LLC (“Hargray”) that it does not already own. The equity interests to be acquired by Cable One represent approximately 85% of Hargray on a fully diluted basis. Cable One has been a minority investor in Hargray since October 1, 2020, when the Company contributed its system serving Anniston, Alabama and surrounding areas to Hargray in exchange for equity interests representing approximately 15% of Hargray on a fully diluted basis. The transaction, which implies a $2.2 billion total enterprise value for 100% of the equity interests of Hargray on a debt-free and cash-free basis, will expand Cable One’s presence into the Southeastern U.S. and enable Cable One to capitalize on Hargray’s experience and expertise in fiber expansion.

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HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) launched Eyeball-as-a-Service™ (EaaS) in Singapore to help international Over-The-Top (OTT) operators, content providers and e-commerce companies expand their footprint across wide geographical landmasses at high-speed, low latency and best-in-class service-level agreements (SLA) to fulfil the extensive applications fueled by 5G edge computing.

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Windstream Enterprise (WE) has attained MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services certification for its VMware-powered SD-WAN, validating conformance to the industry’s first global standard defining SD-WAN and its service attributes. This recognition from MEF entrusts Windstream Enterprise with shaping the direction and growth of the SD-WAN services market through industry standardization and certification of services, technologies and professionals.

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In the early morning of February 1, Myanmar’s military detained many civilian political figures, including the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, seizing control of the government following a general election where Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won by a landslide. The military declared a one-year state of emergency and appointed a former general as acting president.
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As wireless providers move towards using data instead of voice calls, the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF), which is responsible for offsetting the high cost of connecting Texans across the state, has reduced payments received by rural telephone providers by 66 percent. 
Read more: Texas Universal Fund Receipts Down So Provider Sue for More Money

DZS has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Optician, an optical networking solution provider based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and its portfolio of optical transport solutions. The Optician solutions have completed the Telcordia OSMINE certification process required for deployment by Tier 1 service providers in North America and will form a new DZS “O-series” product line that will enhance the DZS Mobile Transport portfolio with environmentally hardened optical transport products optimized for mobile backhaul. Optician’s optical transport solutions will complement DZS’s market-leading 4G / 5G xHaul Mobile Transport portfolio that are currently deployed in five Tier 1 mobile networks. The new line-up of optical transport products will also add metro and regional aggregation and transport options for Broadband Access solutions. In addition to intellectual property and products, the transaction will bolster DZS R&D, operations, sales and corporate functions.
Read more: DZS Grows Fiber and Mobile Transport Portfolio

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