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March 14, 2013
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  • Sprint, ex-FCC commissioner clash on worth of Clearwire bid
    Sprint released a third-party study on Wednesday that pegged its $2.97-a-share offer for Clearwire favorable since it equates to 21 cents per MHz point of presence for the 2.5 GHz spectrum, which is higher than its valuation of 14 cents per MHz POP. In contrast on Tuesday, Clearwire shareholder Crest Financial issued findings that valued Sprint's offer at 11 cents per POP for the WiMAX spectrum, according to a study from former Federal Communications Commission member Harold Furchtgott-Roth and the Analysis Group. Wireless Week (3/13), Wireless Week (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Business chiefs, White House discuss cybersecurity
    Top executives, President Barack Obama and White House security advisers met Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity, potential strategies and legislative options. "I think we all agreed -- and that included the administration and the president -- that we want as light a government touch on this as possible," said David Cote of Honeywell International. "... The threat is real. ... There is a consistent, persistent threat here that we need to be concerned about as a country." Reuters (3/13), The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Bits blog (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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USTelecom Spotlight

  • How to monitor and optimize real-time IP networks
    This free webinar on 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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  Video Upload 
  • Verizon, Redbox streaming service is said to be ready for beta test
    Redbox Instant by Verizon might be taking its next step toward a full rollout. The streaming-video venture, which launched a private beta test in December, reportedly may begin its public beta today. The service offers four Redbox rentals and unlimited streaming content -- mostly films -- for $8 a month and recently confirmed that it still planned to go public with the beta by the end of March. GigaOm (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nielsen: Game consoles are streaming videos 22% of the time
    Nielsen surveyed more than 2,500 U.S. consumers and found that owners of game consoles streamed video 22% of the time they spent on the systems in 2012. That compares with 19% devoted to VOD streaming in 2011 and 13% in the year prior to that, the market research firm reported. PlayStation 3 owners devoted one-quarter of their time on the system last year to watching VOD, up from the 2011 figure of 15%. (U.K.) (3/13), Broadcasting & Cable (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • AT&T pushes high-speed data transmission envelope
    AT&T and IBM are preparing to take the wraps off separate innovations involving high-speed data transmission. AT&T is boasting a modulation technique that relies on wavelength-division multiplexing to deliver data across 12,000 kilometers at speeds of 400 Gbps. Big Blue is thinking smaller, with 24-milliwatt laser technology to deliver data between computer components at speeds of 25 Gbps. The Register (U.K.) (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Synergy: Cloud-services battle heats up
    Amazon Web Services held a 36% share of the infrastructure-as-a-service market in 2012, according to Synergy Research. The market research firm said IBM and BT Group were the next-largest IaaS providers. In platform-as-a-service offerings, holds 19% of the market, followed by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, with its Windows Azure cloud platform, Synergy reports. InformationWeek (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IP Download 
  • Vendors unveil coherent optics with pluggable interfaces
    Investments in advanced coherent optical networking are beginning to pay off with the introduction this week of new pluggable transceiver modules for 100 Gbps architectures. Product announcements from Oclaro and Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA are paving the way for smaller, more energy-efficient optical interfaces and will create new opportunities for chipmakers such as AppliedMicro and ClariPhy Communications, observers say. Light Reading (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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