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January 2, 2013
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  • Hawaiian Telecom completes $9.6 million purchase of Wavecom
    Hawaiian Telecom has closed on its acquisition of Wavecom Solutions in a $9.6 million deal that gives the carrier access to Wavecom's multi-island fiber network and with it the ability to stretch its high-speed broadband and voice services to the seller's mainly small and midsize enterprise customers. Wavecom, formerly Pacific Lightnet, has 1,700 customers in the state. Honolulu Star-Advertiser (12/31), (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Experts forecast more specialization in SDN sector in 2013
    Software-defined networking will continue to mature in 2013, propelled by advances in the OpenFlow standard -- including QoS and security -- and the development of new SDN-supported products and solutions, observers say. Martin Casado, chief technology officer and co-founder of Nicira, says this evolution will lead to a "Balkanization" of the industry as various providers seek to customize and distinguish the offerings. Network World (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Full-fiber ISPs outpace cable operators in push for faster Internet
    Gigabit Internet speeds are taking hold around the U.S., leaving the broadband services of many cable-system operators in the dust, Shalini Ramachandran writes in this analysis. The cost of upgrading their Internet services is holding back many cable companies. Cox Communications CEO Pat Esser estimates that an extensive upgrade of his company's broadband network would involve "multiple billions" of dollars. The Wall Street Journal (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Next week at CES: USTelecom panel on broadband competition
    This session, part of the Broadband Unlimited conference on Monday, explores the unexpected impact of dynamic competition in the Internet ecosystem and the rise of new marketplace structures that are upending the way we look at competition in the Internet space. Learn more about the panel and how to save 25% on your Broadband Unlimited registration. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Content issues snag Intel's Internet TV plans
    Intel faces delays in launching its planned online TV service and related hardware business, largely because of its inability to secure content from media companies, according to a published report that notes that the chipmaker's plan to enter the pay-TV arena was first reported in March. The company, which has long tried to push its technology into set-top boxes or TVs, has reportedly pitched content providers on backing a Web-based service with an economic model similar to that of multichannel service providers. The Wall Street Journal (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amazon aims to prevent repeat of Christmas Eve video outage
    Amazon Web Services' explanation for a technical glitch that took down Netflix on Christmas Eve came with an apology and a promise to institute fixes to prevent another video-streaming outage. "We know how critical our services are to our customers' businesses, and we know this disruption came at an inopportune time for some of our customers," Amazon said. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Do more schools need high-speed broadband services?
    Schools and cities nationwide are seeking to upgrade to ultrafast broadband Internet connections that offer gigabit-a-second speeds. The demand in schools for high-speed broadband reportedly is being driven in part by the growing popularity of bring-your-own device programs, which have significantly increased schools' bandwidth needs. The Wall Street Journal (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wi-Fi will play critical role in the 4G era, vendors say
    Companies whose future is based on the spread of Wi-Fi hot spots are pointing to the key role that 802.11-based technology will play, working side by side with 4G services, in taking the strain off bandwidth-hungry cellular networks. "It's interesting now to see Wi-Fi in five-year business models when they're doing network planning," said Jeff Thompson, CEO of Towerstream, which delivers last-mile service to enterprises via WiMAX networks. Light Reading Mobile (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Xtera rides new leadership into WAN optimization market
    Xtera Communications is seeking to expand beyond its traditional market for 100 Gbps equipment and tap increasing demand for WAN optimization solutions, according to its recently hired chief marketing and development officer, Pablo Gargiulo. He points to data center growth in Asia and Latin America. Light Reading (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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