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January 14, 2013
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  • Feds to provide data on cyberthreats to AT&T, CenturyLink
    AT&T, CenturyLink and Lockheed Martin will get classified information from the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security on known cyberthreats, enabling them to offer security services to customers. "The idea was if the government knew something, figure out a way to share it in a way that kept it private but still allowed the protection benefits to flow from that," said Richard Hale, the Pentagon's deputy chief information officer. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Telecom industry stakeholders, FCC find some common ground
    Telecom industry executives, consumer groups and other interested parties found little to quibble with in conversations with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and other FCC members at an industry event last week. Commissioners agreed that current federal and state rules have discouraged the retirement of old copper phone networks in favor of new IP-friendly infrastructure. CNET/Internet & Media blog (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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USTelecom Spotlight

  • Announcing free webinar exploring vectoring
    During this free webinar on Jan. 24, experts from ADTRAN explore the ins and outs of vectoring, a new ultrabroadband technology that has become a hot term. Gain a thorough understanding of vectoring and the various alternatives for implementing vectoring in a typical wire center. Learn more and register -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • Set-top boxes seem to be here to stay
    Verizon Communications was among the multichannel video providers that demonstrated souped-up set-top boxes at an electronics industry trade show last week. Consumers continue to prefer the equipment over smart TVs and video-equipped gaming consoles, largely because the set-tops can hold huge amounts of storage for recording shows. Next-generation boxes hold at least a terabyte of storage, allow for multiple recordings at the same time and offer greater engagement with Internet-based video. The Wall Street Journal/Digits blog (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amended Video Privacy Protection Act becomes law
    The amended Video Privacy Protection Act was signed into law on Thursday by President Barack Obama. The law will allow Netflix subscribers in the U.S. to share information on Facebook about what videos they're watching. Meanwhile, Twitter issued a report on the tweeting activities of its U.K. users while they're watching television. Home Media Magazine (1/11), VentureBeat (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Analysis: Is Juniper experiencing growing pains?
    Some analysts and other observers are wondering whether Juniper Networks is at a crossroads. "They're in their awkward teenage years now. They've been focused on new products, but have lost some of the attention on their existing businesses. The nature of getting into new businesses is that not all of them are home runs," said Simon Leopold of Raymond James about Juniper. (U.S.) (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FDA OKs telepresence robot from InTouch Health
    InTouch Health has been cleared by the FDA to market the RP-VITA robot, which the company developed in collaboration with iRobot. The technology, which combines iRobot's mobility and autonomous navigation tool with InTouch Health's telemedicine system, is designed to provide doctors with remote access to acute care patients. (Boston) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IP Download 
  • Genband: End users play a critical role in tech evolution
    End users are playing a greater role in defining new technology and development of services, according to Genband CEO Charles Vogt. "Now the users are defining what they want. We spend more and more time interacting with the end users -- both consumers and enterprises -- defining the technologies that we can bring to market," he said, adding that the biggest industry challenge is video and the opportunity it presents to telecoms. (free content) (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Telecom network spec group targets virtualization use
    Network virtualization technology is the first task on the to-do list for the new Industry Specifications Group created by global telecoms. Initial goals include determining how virtualization can help build more efficient networks and assessing the role of software-defined networking in cheaper telecom network management. Light Reading (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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