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March 25, 2013
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Four Diameter Use Cases to Consider when Planning for IMS
IMS networks introduce unique challenges into the Diameter signaling infrastructure. Though there are a handful of potential challenges facing Diameter in IMS networks, this paper highlights four scenarios operators should consider. From tactical to strategic, they provide guidance to keep networks operating efficiently and ways to monetize the IMS assets.
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  • Rural telecoms boost adoption of FTTH and FTTN, survey finds
    While copper loops still account for most broadband connections in rural communities, almost three-quarters of rural telecoms say they have deployed fiber-to-the-home technology, up from 64% in an earlier survey. Nearly half of the survey respondents report they are using fiber-to-the-neighborhood technology for broadband access. Telecompetitor.com (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Broadband is on the way in Navajo Nation
    The Navajo Nation is completing a broadband network that cost about $46 million. The network will connect more than 30,000 households, 1,100 community institutions and 1,000 businesses. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration provided a stimulus grant of $32.2 million for the project, with the remainder of the funding coming from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Wireless and Commnet Wireless. The Daily Times (Farmington, N.M.) (free registration) (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

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  • Learn about 10G Ethernet service
    Join ADTRAN this Thursday for a free webinar examining the various technologies that can consolidate the transport of gigabit services and blend business and residential traffic, including 4G/LTE backhaul, FTTH, FTTx, data center with full wavelength services, SONET transport migration and Ethernet services delivery. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T extends Digital Life home-automation debut to 15 markets
    AT&T is bullish on its new Digital Life service and will open it this spring in 15 markets, up from its original plan to launch in eight cities, Nicole Lee writes. AT&T's goal is to reach 50 markets by year end with the program, which includes controls for lights, heat, doors and other parts of the house. Engadget (3/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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  • S.C. legislators support expansion of university telehealth program
    The South Carolina House of Representatives included $8 million for the expansion of a telehealth initiative at the Medical University of South Carolina in its recently approved $22.7 billion state budget, Adam Beam writes. Legislators expect the program's expansion to address some of the health problems in the state by offering specialized care to patients in rural areas. The State (Columbia, S.C.) (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink."
--Leonardo da Vinci,
Italian artist, scientist and writer


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