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3Play Media aims to lower online video captioning barriers as accessibility advocates step up their game

As regulations around captioning of online content take hold--including, as of January 2015, video clips--online video providers increasingly are looking for solutions that make the captioning process easier and more affordable.

Bare metal switches to accelerate in data centers, says Infonetics

Bare metal switches, which decouple hardware from software and offer other benefits including agility and cost savings over traditional data center switches, are making a bigger dent in the data center market, rising 11 percent in 2014, says Infonetics in a new report.

Bell Labs launches consulting division, sets focus on SDN, cloud, IP routing trends

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs unit has launched a new consulting division that it says will focus on advising the IT and broader communications networking industry as it prepares to deal with upcoming network challenges that will emerge in the year 2020.

SVOD services like Hulu and Netflix aren't enough to offset video piracy

Illegal pirating of video services has taken on a new form: direct streaming of online video. The proliferation of low-cost SVOD services like Hulu and Netflix has done little to slow the rate of online video piracy.

Obama administration says U.S. hit goal of covering 98% of Americans with LTE

In his January 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged within the next five years, his administration would work to make it possible for carriers to deploy LTE to 98 percent of all Americans.

Celtic-Plus GOLD project explores delivery of Gigabit over copper wiring

Celtic-Plus, an industry-driven European research initiative, has introduced a new product looking at how to deliver multiple Gigabit of bandwidth over copper pairs based on G.fast technology.

Windstream/Allworx study says SMBs have a low awareness of business phone system technology trends

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don't have a deep knowledge of the business phone system trends and are not using the new array of advanced phone features on the market, says a new survey released by Allworx, a subsidiary of Windstream.

Startup Twin Prime launches new GLAS tech for app developers to kill network latency

A new startup called Twin Prime said that its technology can increase mobile app content delivery speeds by up to 100 percent via its new Global Location and Context-based Acceleration Strategy (GLAS) technology. The company said the technology "utilizes automated hypothesis testing to achieve real-time automatic selection and deployment of optimization strategies customized for specific mobile network characteristics and operating conditions including device, application architecture, network type, quality and location."

ADC market up 4 percent in Q4 2014 on product upgrades, app-delivery functions, says Dell'Oro

There seems to be no stopping the growth of the application delivery controller (ADC) market, one that Dell'Oro Group reports rose 4 percent sequentially in Q4 2014.

Alcatel-Lucent says VDSL2, vectoring isn't enough to deliver 100 Mbps over existing copper

Alcatel-Lucent may be an advocate of VDSL2 and vectoring, but the Franco American company says that those technologies may be not be enough to overcome interference issues to deliver 100 Mbps and above over existing copper pairs to broadband customers.