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Verizon now connects nearly 48% of its cell sites with its own deployed fiber optic cables and is on track to reach about 50% by the end of this year, allowing Verizon wireless customers to take full advantage of Verizon’s peak speeds and robust service offerings. Verizon’s fiber network is the largely invisible foundation that is a key driving force behind providing the reliability and scalability customers need and expect. It is the connective tissue that ties the disparate pieces of the network together and transfers data between a customer and the internet.

Read more: Verizon Now Serves Nearly 48% of Cell Sites with Owned Fiber

The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) Consortium, owner of one of the largest consortium cable systems in the world, selected Infinera’s ICE6 coherent 800G solution to increase its submarine network capacity and provide diverse, resilient connectivity across European, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern markets. AAE-1’s submarine upgrade will more than double the current capacity, providing in excess of 100 Tb/s, resulting in the largest-scale submarine upgrade in history.

Read more: Infinera: A Growing Technology Leader

American Tower Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc. have signed a new overarching lease agreement, facilitating Verizon’s ongoing 5G network deployment across American Tower’s extensive US portfolio of communications sites. The agreement provides a simplified and efficient leasing process through a contractual framework that will drive mutual growth and value over a multi-year period.

Read more: American Tower Supports Verizon’s 5G Network Build-Out

Clearfield announced its CraftSmart® FiberFirst Pedestal, the industry’s first pedestal designed to support fiber-only deployments. Deployable in any outdoor environment, and ideal for operators looking to deploy broadband in rural markets, the pedestal delivers the most cost-effective, non-metallic enclosure in the industry, delivering a solution that exceeds industry standards for strength, reliability, and environmental concerns.

Read more: Clearfield® Clears Path for Fiber Broadband with CraftSmart® FiberFirst Pedestal

Global investment firm Carlyle announced that funds managed by its Global Infrastructure platform have committed up to $1 billion to partner with Tillman Global Holdings to accelerate its investments in Tillman Infrastructure, a leading privately held cell tower platform in the United States. The explosive growth in 5G, Edge Data Centers and for 5G backhaul are all contributing factors to this market expansion.

Read more: US Tower Business Continues Explosive Growth

America Movil (AM) has completed the spin-off of all telecoms towers and other associated passive infrastructure in most of the Latin American countries where it operates, with all relevant assets, liabilities and capital transferred to a new company named Sitios Latinoamerica (Sitios Latam).

Read more: America Movil Finalizes LatAm Tower Reorganization

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