Skyfire's Rocket Optimizer now offers streaming audio optimization designed to work with most of the world's most popular streaming music services. The company, a unit of Opera Software, noted the move comes as more mobile operators are partnering with digital music streaming services as a way to differentiate their networks, improve customer loyalty and reduce churn.
AT&T is tapping into the popularity of VMware, announcing that they will provide low latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud Air customers using AT&T's NetBond solution.
Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.
Cyrus One is giving its growing set of carrier and enterprise customers more options, announcing that it has added 5,000 square feet to its Austin II data center.
Cisco might still be the dominant router vendor in terms of units sold, but its influence appears to be slipping.
Ixia is adding more clarity to its tarnished management structure, announcing that it has named HP executive Bethany Mayer as its new president and CEO.
Piksel is introducing a SaaS (software as a service) based OTT video platform. Targeting legacy content providers and distributors--like cable companies and broadcasters--the company said the platform will allow customers to launch over-the-top services quickly without having to invest in "static" infrastructure.
South Korea's SK Broadband is taking credit for being the first service provider to up-scale full HD video contents into Ultra HD--or 4K--images using a proprietary solution that delivers a UHD experience with existing HD videos.
Verizon is reportedly planning to use its 4G LTE mobile wireless network to deliver cable TV programming within a year.
A lack of end-to-end infrastructure is standing in the way of 4K/Ultra HD, despite the fact that content creators, service providers and TV OEMs "are wagering billions that … (it) will be the panacea needed to lift TV sales and provide the next substantive qualitative differentiator in devices and services," a new report from The Diffusion Group posits.