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December 5, 2012
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  • NSN to unload Business Support Systems
    Nokia Siemens Networks will shed its Business Support Systems unit, selling it to Canada's Redknee Solutions for $19.6 million in cash as NSN focuses increasingly on mobile broadband services. Redknee, a telecom software and services firm, will inherit about 1,200 NSN employees as well as clients, supplier contracts, patents and fixed assets. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.)/Dow Jones Newswires (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S., Canada see little support for a hands-off Internet approach
    A proposal by representatives of Canada and the U.S. to stave off increased government regulation of the Internet isn't finding support from other nations gathered in Dubai for negotiations on a telecommunications treaty. Russia and other countries want the International Telecommunications Union, a U.N. agency, to have more control over Internet governance, this article notes. The Baltimore Sun/Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wash. and Mass. score as broadband states
    Technology advocacy group TechNet has listed Massachusetts and Washington state as the places that most encourage the development of broadband networks. The report took into account network quality, economic incentives and broadband adoption in compiling its index, in which northeastern states dominated the top 10 spots. TechNet also outlined how broadband services play a major role in economic and social growth. All Things D (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Addressing Security Challenges with LTE
With more IP connectivity, more traffic, more bandwidth, more apps and new protocols like SIP and diameter, LTE provides new security challenges for mobile operators. Among the tools to deal with it are better leveraging of security policy and service chaining. Download F5's infographic for a snapshot of new LTE security challenges and how to address them.

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  • Cloud providers are optimistic, survey finds
    Companies that offer cloud services expect to see strong sales over the next two years, with providers forecasting a doubling of revenues through 2014, according to a recent survey. The poll of 179 cloud companies, conducted by KPMG International, suggests the growth will be propelled by demand for a host of services -- including content management, customer care and analytics -- and that the biggest challenge facing providers is unrealistic cost-savings expectations of prospective customers. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.)/Dow Jones Newswires (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: Telecoms deserve regulatory certainty on landlines
    The Federal Communications Commission should approve AT&T's plan to bring 4G wireless service to 99% of the country while allowing the current regulatory structure that governs plain old telephone service to sunset, a Wall Street Journal columnist argues. The plan represents a compromise in which the carrier will still invest billions of dollars in extending its broadband network to unprofitable areas in exchange for the lifting of an archaic regulatory arrangement. The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don't bite everybody."
--Stanisław Jerzy Lec,
Polish poet and aphorist


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