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Comcast, ECI, Sparkle, Tata and Viavi win 2016 MEF Excellence Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA; PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL; ROME, ITALY; LONDON, UK; MILPITAS, CA – Comcast Business, ECI, Sparkle, Tata Communications and Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) have collectively won one of two 2016 MEF Excellence Award for its Third Network Proof of Concept innovation. The companies collaborated on an orchestrated, multi-carrier, multi-platform demonstration as part of the Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase at MEF16, November 7-9 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Glasgow Gigabit City transformation underway

LONDON & GLASGOW – Glasgow city centre is now being transformed as part of a radical upgrade of the city’s digital infrastructure. Pure fibre infrastructure provider, CityFibre, has now begun a new phase of construction as part of the Glasgow Gigabit City project. This will see the city centre connected to CityFibre’s existing 31km pure fibre network in Glasgow.

Prysmian Group improves its business sustainability ranking

MILAN, ITALY – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has improved its ranking in several international sustainability indices, thus receiving recognition for its commitment in all Corporate Social Responsibility segments.

The Group has reported a significant improvement in the assessment of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious world sustainability indices recognised for assessing the financial performance of 2,900 companies at global level.

ADVA announces commercial support of Facebook-designed Voyager white box system

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA – ADVA Optical Networking today announced commercial support for the Facebook-designed Voyager open optical packet transport system that has been developed by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). Support for the new white box product was announced jointly with TIP members on stage at their inaugural summit. Voyager is the first solution to be released from TIP's Open Optical Packet Transport project group – a group that was only initiated in May of this year.

OFS receives Emmy Award for invention of fiber optic cable

NORCROSS, GA – OFS, a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network solutions, announced today that it has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for contributions toward the “Pioneering Invention and Deployment of Fiber Optic Cable.”

Nokia finalises its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

ESPOO, FINLAND - Nokia finalized its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent today, wrapping up a rapid purchase and integration of the company and giving it added momentum to capture more business inside and outside the telecoms sector as demand for data surges.

Only 19 months after announcing plans to purchase Alcatel-Lucent in April 2015, Nokia's fast progress in integrating and operating as a combined company has put it in good stead to meet the opportunities of an increasingly connected world.

Global Marine achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

CHELMSFORD, UK - Global Marine Systems Limited is pleased to announce that it has succeeded in upgrading its ISO 9001 certification to the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015.  Demonstrating its continued commitment to being at the forefront of developments in this discipline, Global Marine is one of the first companies in the industry to achieve accreditation to the revised quality standard.

AFL appoints new chairman and vice chairman

SPARTANBURG, SC – AFL, a worldwide manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, announces that its parent company, Fujikura Ltd., has appointed Yoichi Nagahama as Chairman of AFL, succeeding Takamasa Kato. Additionally, Fujikura appointed Satoru Ogawa as Vice Chairman.

ECI’S Elastic Network strategy takes root with many customer wins

PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL -- ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions, announced today the great success of its ELASTIC Network strategy launched mid-last year. The strategy encompasses solutions tailored for communications service providers, strategic industries and for cloud networking.

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