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President and CEO of ATX Networks named as Charlie Vogt

AJAX, ONTARIO– ATX Networks has appointed Charlie Vogt as president and chief executive officer. The 30-year information technology and communications leader joins ATX following four successful years as president and CEO of Imagine Communications, where he transformed the company from Harris Broadcast to Imagine Communications and GatesAir, and led the media and broadcast industry’s transition to IP, software and cloud technologies. Vogt succeeds Ken Wildgoose, who led the company as its president and then CEO for the last 18 years.

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Sundbybergs Stadsnät selects Digpro for increased control of fibre network

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Digpro, has been chosen by Sundbybergs Stadsnät, a Swedish municipality’s local fibre network, to provide the geographic information system dpCom. With this solution in place, Sundbybergs Stadsnät will increase its control of the network with improved documentation.

Sweden's most populated municipality, Sundbybergs Stad, offers all its citizens a local, open fibre network via Sundbybergs Stadsnät. The company offers Internet, TV and telephony as well as most broadband services and is available to all residents in the municipality.

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TE SubCom to build Samoan cable depot to service South Pacific region

APIA, SAMOA AND EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC) and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company have announced that TE SubCom will construct a new submarine cable depot in the Port of Apia, Samoa to service and maintain more than 20 cable systems in the South Pacific region. In March of last year, TE SubCom was awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 15 cable operators in the region.

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As easy as 1-2-3 with Light Brigade, Glenn International training

TUKWILA, WA AND SPARTANBURG, SC – Light Brigade, AFL’s training and education division, and Glenn International, a leading supplier of telecom, electrical and lighting equipment in the Caribbean and Central America, are partnering to provide certified fibre optic training in Puerto Rico. Light Brigade’s Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class will be hosted by Glenn International February 27 – March 2, 2018.

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Vikram V. Shanbhag appointed managing director at Coriant Asia Pacific South

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced the appointment of Vikram V. Shanbhag as managing director for Asia Pacific South. In this position, he will oversee operations, business development, sales and channel strategy, and customer support operations in the region, including India. Based in Coriant’s Gurgaon, India offices, Shanbhag will report directly to Coriant’s chief customer officer Homayoun Razavi.

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Digpro to supply dpCom for Swedish municipality fibre networks

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN –Digpro, has been chosen by Vansbro Municipality in Sweden to provide the geographic information system dpCom for its fibre networks. With Digpro’s dpCom installed, Vansbro Municipality can better cooperate with other municipal network owners in the immediate area.

With the new system installed, the municipality will be able to create better cooperation with more municipal network owners in its vicinity in the region. In addition, they will also get an increased overview of their fibre network, streamlined workflows and better documentation.

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Voneus chooses Gigaclear to accelerate ultrafast adoption

ABINGDON, UK – Voneus has announced it is partnering with Gigaclear to accelerate the adoption of ultrafast broadband services in rural communities across the UK.  The partnership sees Voneus become a Gigaclear Retail Services Provider (RSP), offering residential and business customers a wide range of broadband services over Gigaclear’s fibre network, with the ability to deliver ultrafast with speeds of up to 1,000Mb/s (1 Gb/s).

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