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March 19, 2013
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  • CenturyLink taps Ciena for 100GE metro network upgrade
    CenturyLink has bolstered its Gigabit Ethernet capabilities with network upgrades in 50 U.S. metropolitan areas using packet optical components from Ciena. According to CenturyLink Senior Vice President Pieter Poll, the network expansion -- which was announced last year in response to increasing data center and residential broadband demand -- will enable the company to deliver 100 Gbps Ethernet to businesses accustomed to relying on 10GE. Telecompetitor.com (3/18), CEDMagazine.com (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Telecoms tell FCC panel there's no cybersecurity consensus
    A telecom coalition that includes AT&T, Verizon Communications, Sprint, Comcast and CenturyLink has persuaded a Federal Communications Commission advisory panel that its cybersecurity recommendations are off base, Danny Yadron writes. The panel said in its report that there was no consensus on the so-called 20 Controls suggestions. The Wall Street Journal (3/18), Reuters (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Join ADTRAN for this free webinar (March 28) examining the various technologies that can consolidate the transport of Gigabit services and blend business and residential traffic, including 4G/LTE backhaul, FTTH, FTTx, data center with full wavelength services, SONET transport migration and Ethernet services delivery. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T offers free Wi-Fi device to new U-verse customers
    AT&T through July 27 is offering new customers of its U-verse High-Speed Internet service their choice of one of four Wi-Fi devices: an Xbox 360, Sonos Play:3, Kindle Fire or a Nexus 7 tablet. AT&T also has unveiled new applications, including a Jukebox app that lets users expand their playlists by asking up to six others to join a "Party," as well as an interactive workout app with customizable features. CEDMagazine.com (3/18), Multichannel News (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Where YouTube is headed
    YouTube has expanded from presenting Web videos on PCs to offering "webisodes" of original content that are viewed on a variety of devices, Harry McCracken notes in this analysis. The changes at the website include the new One Channel format for organizing content and the Send to TV mobile application, which enables users to transmit videos to big-screen televisions. Time.com/Technologizer blog (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Technology Trends 
  • Facebook exec: How we're dealing with network issues
    Facebook is looking to optical communications and other technology to solve technical networking issues, says the social network's Najam Ahmad. "One of the things that we want to change is the black-box nature of the network," he said in a presentation at an industry conference in Anaheim, Calif. The company wants to progress from a Clos network architecture with all of its cabling and is thinking of separating processing and storage units from the racks of servers it is currently using, Ahmad said. Light Reading (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Avaya responds to BYOD with new "collaborative cloud" products
    Avaya introduced a suite of cloud services designed to enhance enterprise collaboration by making it easier for companies to selectively deploy unified communications, contact center and videoconferencing solutions. The offerings include Avaya Cloud Enablement for Unified Communications and Customer Experience Management -- which is available in four distribution packages -- and Avaya Cloud Enablement for Video, an on-demand solution that is interoperable with a range of devices, vendors and protocols. ZDNet/BriefingsDirect blog (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vidyo to debut virtual videoconferencing products
    Vidyo will soon introduce Virtual Editions of its VidyoGateway and VidyoPortal services as a means to provide a less expensive form of videoconferencing. These products will operate with off-the-shelf equipment, according to the company. TechCrunch (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--James Russell Lowell,
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