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February 14, 2013
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  • CenturyLink rides business unit to wider profit
    CenturyLink more than doubled its fourth-quarter net earnings from a year earlier, driven largely by the success of cloud-based business services, the telecom said Wednesday. The telecom made consumer gains as well, adding 41,000 broadband subscribers, for a total of 5.85 million. The company's Prism TV video service grew by 10,000, for a total of 115,000 subscribers. Operating revenues and costs both fell slightly. Channel Partners (2/13), TeleGeography Research (2/14), MarketWatch (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Libraries see a surge in Internet access speeds
    America's libraries have experienced significant benefits thanks to the federal government's broadband stimulus program, according to a report that finds nearly a third of libraries now offer access speeds of 10 Mbps or higher -- up from 18% in 2010. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cisco says profits were up 44% in fiscal Q2
    Network-gear-maker Cisco Systems says its net income was up 44% and its revenue increased 5% in its fiscal second quarter. CEO John Chambers said the results illustrate "cautious optimism" by IT buyers. Services revenues increased to $2.66 billion, Chambers said, adding that the figure is near the company's goal of services representing 25% of revenues in each quarter. The Register (U.K.) (2/14), The Wall Street Journal (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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USTelecom Spotlight

  • The future of voice networks
    We hear reports of the "death" of the public switched telephone network or the end of copper networks. But those reports are exaggerated -- what's really happening is a transition or a migration. Learn more about what the transition means for today's voice networks. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • Study: Quality of online video can affect revenue
    Content providers lost an estimated $2.16 billion in revenue last year because of problems with their online video streaming, according to Conviva, a video-streaming firm. The company said about 60% of video streams in 2012 involved poor-quality experiences, including buffering and slow video start times. Home Media Magazine (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • How "vectoring" is fueling a copper-wire revival
    European telecoms are turning to copper in response to growing competition from companies such as Liberty Global, which is investing heavily in cable assets to lure subscribers. Dozens of telecoms are testing a copper-wire-based solution called "vectoring" that turns the old-line technology into a speedy conduit for HD content and music without the need to spend billions on fiber-optic lines. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Google files patent lawsuits against BT in the U.K., U.S.
    Google and its Motorola Mobility subsidiary filed lawsuits in U.K. and U.S. courts accusing BT Group of patent infringement. BT sued Google over patents in 2011. A representative of BT said the company doesn't provide comment on pending litigation. Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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