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May 19, 2008  2:07 PM

Juniper announces IPsphere implementation

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IPsphere, Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks and Net One Systems have announced the CONTENTsphere Field Trial Cookbook, a collaboration between the two companies to generate an implementation of IPsphere's content distribution field trial, authorized by the body in the plenary meeting last September. A contribution on the...

May 16, 2008  9:16 PM

Alca-Lu ponders how to recover its position

Posted by: Tom Nolle

Alcatel-Lucent is asking shareholders to amend the rules for dismissing the CEO or chairman, which would make it easier for the company to shed current CEO Pat Russo. Russo’s position has been deteriorating with the company’s stock price and financial performance, and many inside ALU and...

May 15, 2008  12:20 PM

Comcast to buy Plaxo

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, Social networking

Comcast is buying social network and photo site Plaxo, and plans to integrate it into Comcast’s offerings, perhaps even creating a set-top box that could be used to “tune” to Plaxo sites and view pictures. The move is one of several recent steps taken by content and network firms to gain...

May 13, 2008  2:13 PM

HP nears EDS acquisition deal

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, HP, IBM, IT

HP is nearing an agreement to acquire EDS, which would make it the second-largest integrator in the world after IBM and a truly formidable challenger to IBM for perhaps the first time. The deal comes as the role of IT is shifting in the market in general, due to the emergence of the SOA-driven IT...

May 12, 2008  7:08 PM

Common P2P architecture could threaten IMS

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Peer2Peer

A number of developments, especially a rumored suggestion of cooperation among 15 common carriers to produce a P2P-model IMS-competing, voice-over-IP architecture that would be open to developers, suggest that the telco space is shifting its view of the future to accommodate the death of voice as a...

April 29, 2008  6:02 PM

IBM cloud computing focused on networking control?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Cloud computing, IBM

Cloud computing may be heading for a major role in the marketing plans of major vendors like Sun, HP, IBM, and Microsoft. Since the Internet is really an information network, it is really as much or more about storage and software as about network routers and other bit-moving gear, and IBM’s...

April 4, 2008  4:55 PM

New open source initiative from CIMI Corporation

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Networking, Open source

We have launched an open source project to develop service logic execution environments (SLEEs) and service management execution environments (SMEEs) for NGN services. The initiative is called "ExperiaSphere," and we are now actively seeking contributors and partners in the process. We've...

April 3, 2008  12:54 PM

Comcast to test faster cable speed in Qwest territory

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Cabling, Comcast

Comcast will be rolling out a DOCSIS 3.0 trial in Minnesota, with the top download speed 50 Mbps (5 Mbps upload). The service will be the first deployment of the faster cable modem standard, and the interest level will be high since DOCSIS 3.0 is the only architecture that can rival FTTH in...

March 28, 2008  1:24 PM

Comcast zeroes in on Internet “hog” management

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, Peer2Peer, Verizon

Comcast today announced it would change how it imposes traffic management constraints on Internet usage, discontinuing its focus on P2P applications and focusing instead on traffic management of “hogs” or users who create the largest amount of traffic. As a practical matter, the move will...

March 27, 2008  12:26 PM

Comcast and BitTorrent in P2P talks

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, Peer2Peer, Verizon

Comcast and BitTorrent are in talks over how to make P2P exchange less a traffic management problem for cable networks. There has been little detail released on this but the rumor is that Comcast is seeking a “topology-aware” hashing tree so peer uploads from one user on a cable span would...

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