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November 5, 2012
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  • FairPoint trims Q3 losses, continues to rebuild
    Third-quarter net losses for FairPoint Communications were $37.3 million, an improvement over last year's Q3 loss of $279.4 million. The company, which provides telecommunications services to Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, emerged from bankruptcy in January 2011. Revenue from data and Internet services is up 12% from a year ago, even as overall revenue has declined. American City Business Journals/Charlotte, N.C. (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Making Customer Feedback Count
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  Video Upload 
  • Over-the-top TV ad revenue expected to decline by 2017
    Advertising share of over-the-top TV services' revenue is expected to decline to 51% by 2017, according to Global Information. OTT businesses, such as Hulu Plus, currently generate $6 billion in overall revenue. The report expects 480 million homes in 40 countries will be watching online television in the next five years, up from 182 million in 2010. MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Diameter Policy and Charging Control
With the growing number of PCRFs communicating in home networks and visited domains—and with virtually any cross-network PCRF connectivity—a Diameter router is essential. The F5 Policy & Charging Control solution enables the SDC to normalize visited PCRF Diameter messages, ensuring they follow the home network Diameter signaling format. Learn More

  Technology Trends 
  • Cyan gets into SDN with its Blue Planet platform
    Cyan today is introducing the Blue Planet platform for orchestrating software-defined networking. The platform could be used for monitoring service-level agreements or for controlling bandwidth allocated to Ethernet services, according to Cyan President Michael Hatfield. Light Reading (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IP Download 
  • RAD adds module for Carrier Ethernet demarcation
    RAD Data Communications has introduced the MiNID, a small-form pluggable interface that can serve as a network interface device in Carrier Ethernet networks. The product could go into base stations or Catalyst switches from Cisco Systems, among other network elements, noted RAD's Yacov Cazes. The MiNID is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2013. Light Reading (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Avago is sued over laser module patent
    IPtronics has filed suit against Avago Technologies, alleging that Avago is using patented technology to suppress competition in optical networking modules. Avago filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against IPtronics in 2010, and IPtronics waited two years for procedural reasons to answer Avago's complaint by alleging breach of contract and fraud on Avago's part, according to IPtronics Chairman Martin Rofheart. Light Reading (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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