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February 11, 2013
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  • Neustar's portability business will open up to competitors
    Neustar has to compete this year for the contract to provide telephone number portability services to the leading carriers, a business it first won 17 years ago, this analysis notes. "We have so many possibilities [for growth], it's how do we move even faster to enchant our customers and to create solutions that make their lives easier," Neustar CEO Lisa Hook said. The Washington Post (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU kills proposed $9 billion broadband fund
    European Union member states have slashed the group's 2014-2020 budget in a move that killed a plan to spend $9.36 billion to expand broadband access across the EU's 27 nations. In a blog post, telecoms commissioner Neelie Kroes warned that the cuts would severely hamper EU countries as they seek to meet their broadband goals. "We risk not being able to build a connected, competitive continent," she wrote. GigaOm (2/8), The Register (U.K.) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Samsung, LG expand operations in China to meet local competition
    LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics are stepping up their operations in China in the face of increased local competition from Huawei Technologies, Lenovo Group and ZTE, this analysis notes. Samsung's share of the Chinese telecommunications market fell from 20% in 2011 to 14.2% in 2012, according to Gartner, which notes that LG has a less than 1% market share in the country. In addition, Samsung supplies application processors, NAND flash memory devices and other components to Chinese manufacturers. The Korea Times (Seoul) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • In 3 days: Policy briefing on voice regulation
    What is the point of voice regulation? Join USTelecom and a panel of experts for a free briefing, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. Eastern time, discussing how consumers and providers are moving toward Internet-based communications services and whether regulation of voice services makes sense in today's markets. Attend in person or online. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FilmOn sues Aereo over company name
    FilmOn claims that its FilmOn AIR and FilmOn Aero television tuner prototypes were on the market before Bamboom Labs changed its name to Aereo and began offering a similar product and service. FilmOn has sued Aereo in U.S. District Court in central California, asserting a claim of "false designation." The Hollywood Reporter (2/8), Advanced Television (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ericsson seals $1 billion Reliance contract for Asian services
    Ericsson will oversee Reliance Communications' wireline and wireless networks in parts of India under a $1 billion, eight-year deal in which 5,000 of the carrier's workers will transfer to the Swedish telecom equipment-maker. Ericsson is counting on picking up contracts for services as its network-equipment unit experiences sales declines in Europe. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Parks: Revenue growth expected for SMB tech-support providers
    Support services providers focused on the small- to midsize-business segment should see healthy revenue growth, with Parks Associates predicting a 14.4% compound annual growth rate through the next three years. The main drivers are network complexity challenges, the bring-your-own-device trend and cloud services demand. Data backup, storage and collaboration needs are also driving SMBs to use tech-support services, according to the report. (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Obama executive order on cybersecurity could come this week
    The White House is expected to unveil its order on cybersecurity in the days after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. The directive, which will establish a set of voluntary guidelines for businesses, has been in the works since last fall and comes after congressional gridlock on cybersecurity. Last week, the European Union issued its own sweeping directive that requires companies involved in many critical fields to report cybersecurity incidents to authorities. Bloomberg (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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