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January 10, 2013
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  • Study: Two-thirds of world's broadband homes will have networks
    Of the 650 million homes in the world expected to have broadband access this year, almost 430 million will have a home data network, according to Parks Associates. The market research firm also estimates that U.S. revenue from Internet protocol-connected home service bundles will come in at $780 million this year and $1 billion next year. (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Sprint does not expect a Clearwire bidding war with DISH
    Sprint Nextel is confident that it will still land Clearwire even after DISH Network entered a higher bid for the wireless service provider, according to a published report that points to several advantages Sprint holds in any negotiations. DISH's bid of $3.30 a share requires Sprint's approval as well as changes to Clearwire's corporate structure, which Sprint could block, sources noted. Finally, even if Clearwire's special meeting resulted in the selection of the DISH bid, Sprint could force shareholders to vote -- and the company holds a large block of the outstanding shares. Reuters (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Alcatel-Lucent acquires Capella Photonics for WSS products
    Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Capella Photonics, a supplier of wavelength selective switch products for reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers and optical cross connects. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Capella brought in more than $90 million in equity and debt funding in the decade leading up to 2011. Light Reading (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    This free webinar on Jan. 17 provides a valuable overview of LTE technology, services, opportunities and issues. Presented by best-selling author Annabel Z. Dodd, this webinar will explore 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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  Technology Trends 
  • SMBs tiptoe toward the cloud
    Some smaller businesses are holding out on the cloud because of concerns about security and control of data. Business owners say many clients aren't convinced that information can be safe in cloud systems. Hybrid strategies have helped to provide a middle ground, Cicely Dyson writes. The Wall Street Journal (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Vendors respond to call for videoconferencing interoperability
    Demand for scalable videoconferencing solutions that sport more interoperability is forcing an industry dominated by standalone, proprietary products to rethink its market strategy or risk being marginalized. Companies including Polycom and Avaya are expanding their platforms to make them compatible with others, including so-called freemium products such as Skype and Google Talk. Channel Partners (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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