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Data center virtualization drives up adoption of next-gen firewalls

As businesses continue to consolidate their data centers and adopt virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud computing, the use of next-gen firewalls is rising, says a new ABI Research report.

Jarich: The edge of the mobile network: Can't we all just get along?

The recent formation of an ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) around "Mobile Edge Computing" is supported by IBM, Intel, Huawei, Nokia Networks, NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone. Announcing the launch, Nokia positioned Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in terms of its own Liquid Applications solution which built compute capabilities into the RAN, "allowing for the rapid deployment of new services and the optimization of service delivery from the mobile edge."  Yet, as good as this all sounds, there's a fundamental problem here.

Equinix brings Amazon Web Services Direct Connect to its German data centers

Equinix has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service to its Frankfurt, Germany, International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, bringing the total number of Equinix metros offering the service to eight globally.

4G Americas weighs in on 5G, calls for LTE-A extensions

With many parties weighing in on the 5G debate, 4G Americas has decided to throw its hat into the ring with the release of a white paper that makes recommendations on how operators in the Americas should deploy 5G.

ITU taps China's Houlin Zhao as its new secretary-general

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is set to begin a new chapter after naming China's Houlin Zhao as its next secretary-general during the ITU's 19th Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, in the Republic of Korea.

Cable takes a bullish stance on Wi-Fi services

It is clear that a number of new competitive online video threats, combined with escalating content costs, have contributed to the decline of the cable industry's hold on the video delivery market. But cable is not standing down. Instead, companies are finding a new fortune in Wi-Fi services. For more on the future of cable Wi-Fi,  check out this   FierceCable   special report.

EarthLink outsources 9-1-1 capabilities to Bandwidth, enhances focus on customer acquisition

EarthLink is handing over the keys of its 9-1-1 network capabilities to Bandwidth as part of its effort to refocus on retaining and attracting new customers for its growing suite of business services.

Online video: Charting the struggles and failures

While YouTube, Hulu and Vimeo have enjoyed success in the online video market, other providers like Redbox and Justin.tv have not been as lucky. Samantha Bookman, editor of  FierceOnlineVideo, examines why a number of players have tried and failed in this fast-paced, yet still young, market segment in a new special report. The report tracks 10 online video companies that are now defunct or are struggling to stay relevant.  Read more

Integra adds DDoS mitigation service to its growing security service arsenal

Integra is bolstering its growing security portfolio by introducing a DDoS Mitigation Service that it says can automatically monitor network traffic to detect and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) threats at the network edge.

Alcatel-Lucent acquires Optoplan, enhances submarine subsidiary's focus on oil and gas industry

Alcatel-Lucent has taken another step to enhance its submarine cable business Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) status in the oil and gas production industry segment by reaching a deal to acquire Optoplan, a provider of 4D permanent reservoir monitoring (4D PRM) solutions.