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March 21, 2013
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  • Surge in unicast traffic drives telecoms to invest in capacity
    Producers of online video content are spearheading a mass transition from broadcast to unicast distribution, which is putting pressure on network providers to bolster their infrastructure to handle the expected surge in demand, experts say. According to executives from Telus and Swisscom -- who spoke recently at an industry event -- as much as 30% of video traffic will be unicast within the next five years. Light Reading (3/20) 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.

  Business & Industry Watch 
 
  • FCC proposes rules to strengthen 911 systems
    The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday issued a rulemaking notice that would require telecoms to take several steps to eliminate outages on 911 systems. The unanimous move came in the wake of a freak 2012 storm that caused widespread outages. Under the proposals, telecoms would be required to beef up maintenance and testing programs, make sure main offices have backup power, and be able to swiftly bring in emergency workers. Reuters (3/20), Telecompetitor.com (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The Need for Diameter Signaling Management in LTE
As LTE networks roll out worldwide, discussions are going on about the need to manage signaling—in particular, Diameter signaling. Some controversy exists over the methods to manage and control Diameter signaling in the most effective way. This article describes the reasons that support deploying Diameter signaling management solutions in an LTE network. Click here to learn more.

USTelecom Spotlight

  • How to monitor and optimize real time IP networks
    This free webinar (April 4), sponsored by Acme Packet, discusses how monitoring and optimizing real time IP communications networks require a new set of software tools to: manage voice and video operations; troubleshoot customer experience issues; proactively address network problems; and detect and prevent fraud. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pay-TV providers ended 2012 on a high note for basic video subs
    The number of U.S. multichannel video customers in Q4 edged up by 51,000 to 100.4 million, helping to reverse seasonal subscription losses in the two previous quarters, SNL Kagan is reporting. For the year, cable video rolls fell slightly to 56.4 million, while satellite increased its customer base to 34.1 million and telecoms grew to 9.9 million, according to SNL Kagan estimates. Multichannel News (3/20), The Wall Street Journal (3/20) 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.

  Technology Trends 
 
Tame the Digital Marketing Beast
Learn how Tealium iQ, a leading tag management solution, helps tame the digital marketing beast by establishing a unified data layer and providing turnkey access to more than 700 digital vendors. Easily deploy and manage tags from within the Tealium iQ console. Free Guidebook

  IP Download 
  • ONF working group looks to bring OpenFlow to optics
    The Open Networking Foundation is launching a working group tasked with eventually leveraging the OpenFlow protocol -- which was designed with Ethernet switches in mind -- for use in optical transport networks. Details of the working group have yet to be revealed, but observers say it is likely to include members of optical firms such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Ericsson, Huawei and Infinera. Light Reading (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Kate Chopin,
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