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March 15, 2013
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  • Bell Labs narrows its R&D focus to become more product-oriented
    Bell Laboratories, where the transistor was invented and many other technical innovations were created, is focusing on software product development on behalf of its parent company, Alcatel-Lucent. "We want to still be the innovation arm of Alcatel-Lucent that continues to amaze and surprise people. But I think in order to do that we do have to change somewhat," said Bell Labs' Gee Rittenhouse. He added, "As the industry moves toward dynamic networks, distributed systems, Bell Labs also has to move toward those directions." News Service (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The Future of 10G Service Aggregation & Transport
    Join ADTRAN for this free webinar on March 28 examining the various technologies that can consolidate the transport of gigabit services and can 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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  • Agawi, Nvidia team up to offer cloud gaming for ISPs
    Agawi, a cloud-gaming service, is working with Nvidia to offer telecoms and other providers the ability to simultaneously stream multiple games from one server. "Everybody has been waiting for MNVOs, MSOs, the telecom guys, the cable guys, to bring new services to market," said Peter Relan, executive chairman. "They offer voice, they offer Internet, they offer television, so what's the next big content area? Gaming. Almost all the major telecom operators and cable operators want to do trials this year with introducing gaming services, and the easiest way to bring them to market is through cloud gaming, because the alternative is to put the equivalent of an iPad inside their set-top box." TechCrunch (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FiOS adds Golf Channel, E! to TV Everywhere menu
    Verizon FiOS has added NBCUniversal-owned Golf Channel, Style, Sprout and E! to its TV Everywhere lineup. FiOS' TV Everywhere offerings now total 42, including 11 other NBCU networks introduced in February as part of a carriage agreement signed in the fall. Multichannel News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Netflix has plans for 4K streams by 2015, exec says
    Netflix within the next two years hopes to add 4K streaming capabilities, said Neil Hunt, the video service's chief product officer. However, the higher resolution, which is about four times the current HD standard of 1080p, will only work in homes with compatible devices and strong enough ISP connections to process the images. Home Media Magazine (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: DT to boost network redundancy with multicloud offering
    Deutsche Telekom is reportedly readying a pair of complimentary cloud services designed to increase network efficiency and minimize the potential impact of outages by automatically routing content through the provider that can deliver it most quickly. NetAnalyze and NetOptimize work in tandem to cover clouds and content delivery networks worldwide. GigaOm (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • BT upgrades IPTV publishing platform
    BT's IPTV services will no longer be powered by Microsoft's Mediaroom video publishing system, the telecom has announced, saying it has chosen a competing solution from Comcast subsidiary thePlatform. BT will deliver its BT Vision -- which has 771,000 subscribers -- and YouView from BT using thePlatform's cloud-based MPX system. Multichannel News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dell calls for group to help create SDN standards
    Dell has suggested the creation of a working committee on software-defined-networking standards within the Object Management Group, which builds integration standards for technologies. "OMG provides blueprints for people who want to build SDN in an open, meritocratic manner, so we are pleased to engage with this community," an unidentified Dell spokesperson wrote in an e-mail. Network World (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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