It’s true: Verizon will be acquiring CDN EdgeCast to bolster its own media delivery capabilities.
Yesterday I wrote about Intel’s great big telecommunications market takeover plan, and on Wednesday the chip giant unleashed a networking chip that can offer some pretty intense competition for the network processors from the established vendors. Highland Forest is the third generation of Intel’s networking processors and can process up to 255 million packets per second. Rose Schooler, a VP and GM in Intel’s Data Center Group, says Intel currently has 17 pilots in the telecommunications space with seven of those being public today.
The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has added something new to its annual report on worldwide broadband penetration: gender inequality. According to the study, about 41 percent of men (1.5 billion total) will have access to the internet by the end of 2013, compared to just 37 percent of women (1.3 billion total). That gap could grow to 350 million by the end of 2016 — a sign that women are coming online at a much slower pace than men. This disparity is most pronounced in developing nations, where women trail in internet usage by 16 percent.
VoIP and conference communications company Fuzebox has announced a $26 million Series B funding round, and a new executive team from Yammer to lead the company to a freemium model.
Three of the four major wireless carries in the U.S., Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, operate under security agreements with the government as a result of M&A activity.
Researchers found that by using graphene as a semiconductor, they could make one step necessary to transmit data 100 times faster.
Internet architects are realizing that timing is becoming more and more important on packet-based networks. The question is how they can implement precise timing on a distributed architecture.
The entertainment industry lost a number of key allies on Capitol Hill as a result of the election and the returns have scrambled the leadership of key committees in both the House and Senate at a time when a number of major IP and telecom issues are being teed up.
As government strives to keep up with the broadband age, the Senate held a hearing covering the future of television, but midway through I realized that the Senate has it all wrong. The future of TV isn’t found in deregulation, it’s found on the Internet.
Machine to machine networks, sometimes called the Internet of things, are the logical extension of today’s connected society; but creating such a network will require multiple technologies; telcos to open up their networks; governments to figure out a way to assign unique numbers for each device on the network and new rules to protect security and privacy.