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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are a multi-device event

It should be no surprise that this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are being streamed to a plethora of devices. FierceOnlineVideo has delved into how viewers are accessing the Games--not just where they're accessing online video but what they're most likely watching it on. For more on how the Winter Games are being streamed, check out this FierceOnlineVideo special report.

Yahoo, Carnegie Mellon University target mobile and machine learning via $10M partnership

Mobile services and personalization lie at the heart of Project InMind, a $10 million, five-year partnership between Yahoo and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

SDN-driven backhaul could save carriers $9B by 2017, says study

Software-defined networking (SDN) could save operators $9 billion in mobile backhaul-related operating expenses by 2017 as they gain the ability to dynamically manage traffic and backhaul bandwidth, according to fresh research.

Ericsson debuts new software products to solve capacity issues, offer new services

Infrastructure vendor Ericsson rolled out several new products in advance of the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show that the company said are geared to help operators strengthen their network capacity as well as introduce new services that will help drive revenue.

Verizon 700 MHz LTE cell site is latest victim of interference from fluorescent lights

High-frequency radio emissions from fluorescent lights installed in a Los Angeles office building are allegedly interfering with a Verizon Wireless cell site, prompting the FCC to referee the dispute between Verizon and the building owner.

NSN stakes out a telco cloud beachhead with NFV-compliant automated application management

Backing its claim that the telco cloud is ready for commercial use, Nokia Solutions and Networks is rolling out a standardized telco cloud management software solution.

Aeroflex acquires Shenick, provider of virtual testing for SDN

Aeroflex said it acquired Shenick Network Systems in a bid to boost its market position in wireless infrastructure test equipment.

Amdocs' new SON solution leverages expertise from Actix, Celcite

Amdocs is leveraging its acquisitions of Actix and Celcite for a new self-optimizing networks (SON) product that also integrates customer value data from Amdocs' existing BSS/OSS solutions.

NBC report about mobile threat at Sochi Olympics draws heavy criticism

Security experts assailed an NBC report about mobile security threats at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In the report, NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel "demonstrated" that as soon as he logged onto a W-Fi network at a Russian restaurant using a smartphone and laptop, he was "hacked."

TE Connectivity combining power, fiber into one system for small cell backhaul

A major problem impacting small cell placement is that there is often no power in the location where a carrier wants to locate a small cell, or if there is power, it can only be delivered following complicated negotiations with building owners, utility companies or municipalities. TE Connectivity is trying to tackle those issues with a new system that combines a power supply and optical fiber communications into a single system, eliminating the need for local power to small cells.

Taqua's new voice over Wi-Fi system being rolled out by Tier 1 carrier

Taqua today unveiled a voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) virtual mobile core system that enables a handset to select between Wi-Fi and cellular, using the strongest signal for voice calls as well as messaging.

Sprint's 2.6 Gbps demo shows it is time to walk the walk

Sprint CTO Stephen Bye wants to know what you would do with a 2.6 Gbps mobile broadband network. I want to know when Sprint is going to build it.

Super Bowl XLVIII provided a test for Tier 1 wireless carriers' networks

Packed football stadiums make for an intriguing test of mobile networks' capabilities, and Super Bowl XLVIII, played this past Sunday, resulted in the generation and delivery of massive amounts of wireless data.

Devicescape's overhauled Wi-Fi platform designed to lure operators

Devicescape, provider of a virtualized carrier Wi-Fi network, aims to attract telecom operators with a major overhaul to its Wi-Fi service platform that includes a new suite of access, engagement and insight services.

Ericsson's new lab aims to open the door for OpenDaylight, SDN applications

Ericsson is a big believer in software-defined networking and is putting its money where its vision is, launching the OpenDaylight Community Lab to accelerate the availability of SDN-based applications.

Iridium's portable hotspot extends satellite coverage to smartphones, tablets

Iridium Communications rolled out the Iridium GO!, a portable satellite hotspot that connects up to five communications devices such as smartphones or tablets to create a satellite-backed Wi-Fi zone anywhere on the globe.

Sprint, NSN tout demo of 2.6 Gbps throughput on TD-LTE

Sprint along with Nokia Solutions and Networks demonstrated that a single sector of a TD-LTE network can deliver data throughput of 2.6 Gbps.

AT&T system would restrict content access, charge fees to prevent 'bandwidth abuse'

AT&T Mobility has developed an application-aware system designed to restrict customers from engaging in "non-permissible" bandwidth-intensive activities such as file sharing or movie downloading.

JDSU's takeover of Trendium boosts its OSS positioning

Broadening its OSS portfolio for LTE networks, JDSU has acquired substantially all of the assets of Trendium, including its employees and technology. Trendium provides intelligence software for customer experience assurance, asset optimization and big data monetization.

LTE Broadcast gaining traction as ecosystem starts to come together

LTE Broadcast is picking up momentum, with the latest news coming from Australia, where local telco Telstra conducted a demo of the technology for users at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.