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Infinera expects 7 percent growth in long-haul 100G optical even as segment slows

Infinera says it continues to see robust demand for optical products from customers focused on building out new 100G long-haul capabilities, despite operating in a market segment where growth is starting to slow.

Nokia chief warns of post-merger job cuts and headwinds in infrastructure market

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said job cuts are inevitable following the company's merger with Alcatel-Lucent, but that it is too soon to offer specific details on how many staff will go.

CenturyLink says multiple parties are interested in its data center business

CenturyLink may have not made a final decision on whether it will sell all of its data centers or retain part of them, but a top company official confirmed a number of parties are interested in the assets.

TracFone loses 58,000 customers while parent América Móvil faces regulatory challenges in Mexico

TracFone Wireless, the largest MVNO in the U.S., lost 58,000 net customers as its users fled its voice-only plans, leaving the company with 25.7 million total customers at the end of 2015. And parent company América Móvil posted a profit of $835 million in the latest quarter as regulatory sanctions in its home market of Mexico began to take a toll on its bottom line.

Zayo upgrades Forth Worth, Texas municipal network with dark fiber

Zayo Group recently won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract by the City of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply it with dark fiber service to satisfy the growth of its network, reflecting the trend of municipalities working with third parties to build a network foundation to support bandwidth-intensive applications.

CenturyLink to conduct metered broadband trial later this year, Ewing says

As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base.

MVNO Ting grows accounts by 36%, is seeing increased churn among GSM users

Ting Mobile saw the number of accounts on its network increase by 36 percent last year over 2014, according to parent company Tucows Inc., and the number of devices increased by 37 percent.

HBO Now official subscriber count is 800K, disappointing investors

Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO, has finally come out with the number of subscribers to the linear version of the premium network, HBO Now. So far, total subscribership after just nine months is 800,000. That is much lower than a 2015 guesstimate by MoffettNathanson that pegged the subscriber count at 1.6 million.

What can Yahoo's online video assets do for Verizon?

Verizon would roll Yahoo's video assets in with AOL, the unit that until its purchase last May was a direct competitor to Yahoo. But what benefits could Yahoo's assets provide to Verizon's video strategy? Which ones would be redundant?

SoftBank's Son: Sprint is 'showing definitive signs of a turnaround'

Sprint "is showing definitive signs of a turnaround," SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son said, according to Bloomberg. And its budget will continue to get leaner.