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November 7, 2012
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  • Should Alcatel-Lucent be cutting more jobs?
    An additional 10,000 jobs will have to be eliminated by Alcatel-Lucent for the company to keep up with its rivals, analysts say. The phone equipment manufacturer announced 5,500 job cuts in October, but analysts say it may be too little, too late. "Gross margins are just too low to support this," said Exane BNP Paribas analyst Alexander Peterc. Bloomberg Businessweek (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T set to expand rural Internet access
    AT&T is expanding its high-speed Internet service into more rural areas. "We have to invest in rural America. I think it makes sense from both a business perspective and as a way of pushing the country toward a digital revolution," said Recon Analytics analyst Roger Entner, who thinks the move will sit well with regulators. Bloomberg Businessweek (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What do you know about Long-Term Evolution (LTE)?
    This free webinar, presented by best-selling author Annabel Z. Dodd, provides a valuable overview of LTE technology, services, opportunities and issues. Plan now to attend this webinar on Jan. 17 to learn how LTE differs from earlier generations of mobile services and how these differences make LTE a powerful means of improving capacity on mobile networks. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study foresees strong growth in connected-TV shipments
    Shipments of Internet-connected televisions will rise from 212 million this year to 596 million by 2017, Digital TV Research predicts. The market-research firm estimates that connected TVs will represent more than 20% of the worldwide market in five years, compared with 8.9% this year. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amazon creates monthly option for Prime
    Amazon introduced a monthly option for Amazon Prime, which includes a video-streaming service that competes with Netflix. Customers who don't want to pay the $79 annual fee can pay $7.99 per month for Prime, which provides free two-day shipping. Bloomberg (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Vendor concessions are needed to propel SDN adoption, AT&T exec says
    Software-defined networking has the potential to revolutionize telecom delivery platforms, but hype aside, there are still challenges to be overcome, according to Margaret Chiosi, AT&T's executive director for optics and Ethernet development. For starters, Chiosi says that unlike vendors, carriers would like to see more generic equipment that allows them to simplify SDN architectures instead of relying on dedicated hardware for each application. "There's no point in moving to SDN if it's just as complex as what we have now," she said. Light Reading (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ofcom: Q2 shows growth in fixed broadband lines
    The U.K. added roughly 157,000 fixed broadband connections in the second quarter, bringing the national total to more than 21 million, according to Ofcom. The increase in fixed lines was offset by a slight decline in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers, which dropped to 4.9 million, the regulator reported. ISP Review (U.K.) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Services take a bigger role in Carrier Ethernet market
    More intelligent networks are the watchword in the Carrier Ethernet market, Michael Rouleau of tw telecom said in a keynote address at an industry conference in New York. "We're moving from delivering circuits to customers to delivering services. Our industry and customers are going through some profound change," he said Tuesday. Light Reading (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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[T]he night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does."
--Jorge Luis Borges,
Argentine writer


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