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March 12, 2013
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  • CenturyLink, Windstream target business clients
    CenturyLink and Windstream are among the Tier 2 telecoms that are aggressively pursuing business customers, these articles note. CenturyLink is running two television commercials to tout its cloud, hosting and network capabilities to businesses, along with online and print advertising. Windstream has expanded its Nationwide Carrier Switched Ethernet program, offering its wholesale Ethernet service in leading metropolitan markets across the U.S. (3/11), MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Startup backed by Cisco debuts router for SDN
    Compass-EOS has introduced the r10004 modular router, which is aimed at implementing software-defined networking technology in telecom and service provider networks. The r10004 is based on the startup's icPhotonics optical semiconductor technology. Compass-EOS has raised $120 million in private funding from Cisco Systems, Comcast Ventures and other investors. Network World (3/12), GigaOm (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Windstream rotates top board execs on 3-year schedule
    Windstream has named a new board chairman as well as committee leaders as part of a corporate requirement to rotate those posts every three years. Jeffrey Hinson, a director since Windstream's formation in 2006, will replace Dennis Foster as chairman on May 1. Windstream also has announced a national expansion of its Carrier Switched Ethernet service as demand rises from other telecoms. Channel Partners (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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USTelecom Spotlight

  • What you need to know about LTE backhaul
    This free webinar on March 21, sponsored by Juniper Networks, explains how you can leverage MPLS and other key IP networking technologies for mobile backhaul networks. The webinar also discusses the management functions that should be considered when planning for LTE and beyond. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • "Angry Birds Toons" coming to a connected device near you
    The series of short "Angry Birds Toons" will appear first on television Saturday, then on various devices, including a channel in the game app itself. Rovio plans to make a "Toons" button a regular part of its game apps. Among the initial sponsors of the series, Activision, BlackBerry, Paramount and Sony Pictures are on board already for a Comcast Xfinity launch. The series will also be available via several channels, including Samsung smart TVs and the Roku connected device. TechCrunch (3/11), Adweek (3/11), Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nielsen: 5 million U.S. homes are going without pay TV
    More than 5 million households in the U.S. don't have a pay-television service, compared with 3 million in 2007, according to Nielsen. These "Zero TV households" represent 5% of all U.S. viewers, the market research firm reports. Such households typically stream video from the Internet to computers, smartphones and tablets, Nielsen notes. TechCrunch (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • White House aide tells China: Knock off all the hacking
    China has engaged in hacking directed at U.S. companies, National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon said Monday as he called for such cyberattacks to cease. "Increasingly, U.S. businesses are speaking out about their serious concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies through cyber intrusions emanating from China on an unprecedented scale," he said. Donilon added, "The international community cannot afford to tolerate such activity from any country." China's government has steadfastly denied that it is orchestrating cyberattacks on U.S. targets. Reuters (3/11), The Wall Street Journal (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IP Download 
  • Broadcom debuts SoC for IP video streaming
    Broadcom has introduced the BCM7576, a system-on-a-chip device for integrated full-spectrum capture and Internet protocol video streaming. Designed for use in digital transport adapters for cable networks, the chip is currently in sampling. Multichannel News (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Overture takes its own approach to SDN, NFV
    Overture Networks on Monday introduced its Ensemble Open Services Architecture, which it plans to use over the next year to develop products for software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. Specific SDN/NFV products may not emerge from the company until 2014. Light Reading (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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