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As rural broadband deployment accelerates this year it is important that all entities are well prepared. Clearfield introduced its FieldSmart® 96-Port PON Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) cabinet, the latest addition to the company’s line of outside plant cabinets. With the industry’s most complete line of cabinet options, Clearfield® can help any operator take fiber to any location, in any market, and through any environment. The small size enables service providers a more efficient return on their investment (ROI) for rural areas with lower population densities.

Read more: Clearfield Introduces FieldSmart 96-Port PON Cabinet for Rural Deployments

Windstream Wholesale has plans to collaborate on an initiative to transform Windstream’s optical network infrastructure. The modernized network will enable Windstream to offer innovative new connectivity services optimized to seamlessly support the hyperscale capacity growth of its customers. As part of Windstream’s Intelligent Converged Optical Network (ICON) initiative, this collaboration will leverage pioneering optical networking technologies to provide a new level of control, visibility, and automation to Windstream’s optical network.

Read more: Windstream Partners to Build Next-Generation Optical Infrastructure

ADTRAN tells us that operators have increasingly selected its XGS-PON/10G-EPON portfolio to take their network capabilities to 10G. The ADTRAN Combo PON technology and software-defined access (SD-Access) approach have proven to be a fiber access game changer for the largest incumbent operators, regional service providers and community broadband providers in North America and Europe as each seeks a competitive edge when satisfying the growing demand for multi-gigabit business and residential services. 

Read more: ADTRAN Quenching Global Thirst for 10G Fiber

Netcracker Technology and T–Mobile have extended their BSS and managed services partnership for its wholesale business, which includes the MVNO and IoT markets. Netcracker Digital BSS, including Netcracker Partner Management, and Netcracker Managed Services will help T-Mobile continue leveraging best-in-class capabilities for revenue management while optimizing a range of operations, such as reduced bill run times and improved billing accuracy.

Read more: Netcracker Continues Relationship with T-Mobile

Telia Carrier unveiled its new brand, Arelion, reinforcing its goal to provide premium global connectivity services to the world's largest operators, content providers and enterprises. Arelion is the world's best-connected network spanning Europe, North America, and Asia, with more than 70,000 km of optical fiber and 1,700 MPLS endpoints, connecting customers in 125 countries.  Enterprises from gaming to finance depend on the operator's business-critical services.

Read more: Telia Carrier Rebrands

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) and Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) have collaborated to boost critical connectivity across emerging markets in the Philippines, providing high standards of connectivity service delivery and quality.

Read more: HGC’s Eyeball-as-a-Service Backs Kacific’s Broadband Delivery

Console Connect and Colt Technology Services have completed the first stage of major API-led interoperability between their global on-demand SDN platforms. The collaboration demonstrates a mutual commitment to end-to-end automation and recognizes the need for increased interoperability and collaboration to orchestrate connectivity among networks.

Read more: Console Connect, Colt Extend Automated Network Coverage

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