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December 11, 2012
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  • Proposal to let U.N. agency run the Internet is dropped
    A proposal to have the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the U.N., exercise more control over the infrastructure of the Internet was abandoned at a telecommunications treaty conference after running into strong opposition from the U.S., Canada and other nations, Steven Musil reports. The proposal was put forward by China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other countries. CNET (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Watch 
  • AT&T talks with SaaS firms about network performance
    AT&T hopes to persuade leading providers of software-as-a-service offerings that their cloud services could run better on AT&T's scalable dedicated networks, according to this article. "I will tell you that a lot of the very common, large cloud providers, who desire a play in the enterprise, are having many discussions as to how to do that, and many of those discussions are with us," AT&T's Steven Caniano said. Computerworld UK (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Savvis takes aim at Amazon and Google
    The Symphony Cloud Storage service from Savvis is meant as a direct competitor to the S3 service of Amazon Web Services, this article notes. P.J. Farmer of Savvis says the company is considering whether to match the pricing of cloud services offered by Amazon and Google, which are engaged in a price war. InformationWeek (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FiOS renews license for AMC Networks
    Verizon Communications' FiOS TV unit said Monday that it had renewed its deal with AMC Networks, which was set to expire Dec. 31. The agreement covers such networks as AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. In a statement, Verizon termed the arrangement "both reasonable and in our FiOS TV customers' best interests." Multichannel News (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Alcatel bets on SDN with new spinoff, Nuage Networks
    Alcatel-Lucent is launching a venture to focus on the company's software-defined networking solutions, including the 7750 Service Router and related products. The spinoff, which will be called Nuage Networks after the French term for "cloud," will be led by the vice president of Alcatel's IP division, Sunil Khandekar, who served as a product manager for TiMetra before it was acquired by Alcatel. Light Reading (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FCC task force aims to speed wireless, wireline broadband
    The Federal Communications Commission has created a group aimed at spurring the creation of the most advanced wireline and wireless broadband networks and has named its general counsel, Sean Lev, as the interim director. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski says the task force will promote policies designed to encourage innovation and investment, increase competition and protect consumers. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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