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October 16, 2012
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  • Viacom, AT&T reach TV Everywhere terms for U-verse
    AT&T U-verse subscribers, under a new agreement with Viacom, will be able to watch online additional full-length clips of programming on BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and other networks. The pact also calls for soon adding access to the content via smartphones and tablets. Broadcasting & Cable (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Telecom trade agreement reached between Israel, U.S.
    A trade agreement signed Monday will allow U.S. manufacturers to export telecommunications equipment to Israel if the gear meets Israeli technical requirements, as certified by a recognized U.S. testing laboratory. "This agreement will save American manufacturers money and time. It will facilitate trade by allowing for product testing and certification only once, in the United States, prior to exporting the product to Israel," said deputy U.S. trade representative Miriam Sapiro. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cloud services are a win-win for consumers, enterprises
    Consumers, enterprises and tech vendors are loving cloud services, according to IHS iSuppli, which predicts such services will boast 500 million users by year's end, hit 625 million users by 2013 and then double by 2017. "The cloud is a game-changer in an age of near-ubiquitous mobile broadband, offering benefits to consumers and cloud service providers alike," said Jagdish Rebello, director for consumer and communications at IHS. eWeek (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why TV Everywhere isn't connecting with some providers, users
    Most pay-TV providers aren't investing much effort in promoting TV Everywhere services, in part because the offering does not necessarily generate additional revenue and lacks a metric for gauging its popularity, according to this article. Also, the use of the term "authenticate" makes users wary, says David Preschlack, an executive vice president at Disney and ESPN Networks Group. "The word makes them think we are trying to sell them something, and they are less likely to complete the process. Words matter; it's these nuances we are still trying to figure out." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Ericsson CTO advocates hybrid "Service Provider SDN" for networks
    Ericsson Chief Technology Officer Ulf Ewaldsson is advocating a hybrid form of software-defined networking that he calls "Service Provider SDN." He says SDN is "not just about OpenFlow and routers. It's about being able to create an abstraction layer, a control plane, to connect what is happening in networks, data centers and private clouds and tie in OSS/BSS features ... with that control plane." Telecoms should also "make Wi-Fi part of the network," Ewaldsson added. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.) (10/15), Light Reading (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cisco embraces OpenStack for SDN in the cloud
    While the OpenFlow standard is one element of Cisco Systems' software-defined networking, the company is also embracing the approach of the OpenStack Foundation for open-source cloud technology, Robert Mullins writes. "This is really targeted toward helping people run OpenStack in production on Cisco infrastructure," said Lew Tucker of Cisco. Meanwhile, Mellanox Technologies has introduced the SwitchX-2 processor to optimize its switches for SDN, touted as an alternative to competing products from Arista Networks and Cisco. eWeek (10/15), Network World (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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