San Antonio, Austin Are Next on Zayo’s FTT Menu

Zayo said this morning that it has significant buildout plans for the Texas cities of San Antonio and Austin .  The infrastructure builder and operator will be adding more than 700 route miles in the two markets as it moves to hook up some 300 wireless towers. … [ visit site to read more ]

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San Antonio, Austin Are Next on Zayo’s FTT Menu

Zayo Takes Its Longhaul Fiber Buildout to the East Coast

Zayo Group has unveiled plans to build longhaul dark fiber up the eastern seaboard , expanding further the company’s intercity fiber buildout plans.  The new route will stretch across 800 miles between Atlanta and the Washington D.C. metro areas, passing through Charlotte, Raleigh, and Richmond along the way — and of course hitting Ashburn as well. …

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Zayo Takes Its Longhaul Fiber Buildout to the East Coast

It’s Official, Softbank Splashes Into the US Market

This morning Softbank and Sprint did the deed , announcing a series of definitive agreements in which Softbank will invest $20.1B in Sprint while taking a 70% stake in the company. Current shareholders will own 30% of the new entity, but with some shares being bought in cash for $7.30. The deal will give Sprint’s balance sheet a major boost, giving it a much easier path forward with its current LTE buildout plans and more options when it comes to deciding how to handle … [ visit site to read more ]

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It’s Official, Softbank Splashes Into the US Market

AT&T Goes with Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent for LTE

Telecommunications giant AT&T (T: chart , news ) is finally putting its LTE buildout plans into action.  Today they announced their equipment choices , going with gear from Alcatel-Lucent (ALU: chart , news ) and LM Ericsson (ERIC: chart , news ).  These are of course the same companies that provide them with 3G gear, so this move was not exactly an earthquake.  By sticking with the same suppliers, they hope to have a smoother upgrade via easier compatibility between their 3G and 4G plants.  In fact part of these new contracts … [ visit site to read more ]

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