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December 3, 2012
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  • Alcatel-Lucent jumps into the crowded SDN market
    The nascent software-defined networking market is more crowded than ever now that Alcatel-Lucent is jumping in with a solution tied to its Application Fluent Network offering rather than OpenFlow, which most competitors are using as a foundation. The Fluent solution will support OpenFlow in two years, but the time lag won't hinder Alcatel-Lucent, according to analyst Zeus Kerravala, as SDN is still an emerging technology. eWeek (12/1), Network World (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cable & Wireless to sell assets to Batelco
    Cable & Wireless Communications has agreed to sell most of its Monaco & Islands business to Bahrain Telecommunications for more than $1 billion. Batelco will pay $680 million to buy C&W's operations in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, the Indian Ocean atoll of Diego Garcia, the Maldives, the Seychelles and the South Atlantic, along with a 25% stake in Compagnie Monegasque de Communication, which holds the majority ownership in Monaco Telecom. For an additional $345 million, Batelco could take a controlling interest in Monaco Telecom. The Wall Street Journal (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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USTelecom Spotlight

  • Get certified in SIP without traveling (it's online)
    In cooperation with The SIP School, USTelecom is offering online training courses in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP is the underlying protocol of VoIP and voice over LTE and is the fundamental building block of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture. Using lively and animated eLearning materials, the courses allow you to learn at your own pace. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Broadcast nets make case against Aereo to appeals court
    A three-judge federal appeals court panel cast doubt on whether startup streaming service Aereo had the right to retransmit broadcast content without permission, but the court did not immediately issue a decision. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are among the plaintiffs appealing a lower court's decision that cited a case involving a Cablevision DVR to allow the Barry Diller-backed service to operate. "Cablevision was a storage service, not a retransmission service," said Bruce Keller, the networks' lawyer. "Aereo is a retransmission service by its own design. Without a license, it violates copyrights." Bloomberg (11/30), The Wall Street Journal/The Associated Press (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IP Download 
  • Why the phone number isn't getting disconnected just yet
    The advent of VoIP isn't ringing the death knell for traditional phone numbers just yet, given the challenges ahead in moving to an all-VoIP telecom environment and developing the needed technology, platforms and services for the disconnection to happen. "The dynamic, and who uses and consumes a number has dramatically changed, but none of the old rules have changed," said Tom Steffans of iNetwork. GigaOm (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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