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Google developing VP10 encoding, promising to cut online video size by half again

Google is trying to speed ahead in the encoding race against other high-quality video compression technologies like HEVC/H.265, telling CNET that its engineers are already beginning work on the successor to its current open-source encoding standard, VP9.

DSL routers prone to remote hacking, says Carnegie Mellon University CERT report

It appears that hackers have found vulnerabilities in a number of DSL routers from four major manufacturers that allow the devices to be accessed remotely via a hidden administrator account. An alert issued by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University revealed that DSL routers from Asus, Digicom, Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), and ZTE are affected by this issue.

CenturyLink to provide IP-based voice services to Texas Health & Human Services Commission

CenturyLink has won a contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to provide managed IP-based voice service for the agency's 400-plus statewide locations, illustrating its growing presence in the managed voice services market.

Verizon files patent for ultrasonic frequency-based messaging

Verizon may be working on a device that could pick up on ultrasonic frequencies and digitally translate them into messages.

Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, ZTE find fortunes in the 100GE core router market

Service providers' ongoing move to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in their networks has become a boom for router vendors as shipments of 100 GE ports grew over 150 percent year-over-year, said Dell'Oro Group in a new report.

CenturyLink sees cable as an emerging SIP trunking competitor

CenturyLink is aware that Comcast Business, Charter and other cable operators are going to be a bigger threat in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market as more businesses ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBXs for IP-based hosted services.

Madden: How Wi-Fi will save LTE... And how LTE will save Wi-Fi

LTE operators have a major problem. ARPU is dropping, but data consumption continues to grow. The big LTE operators are forced to give bigger data bundles for lower prices. This will not end well. Wi-Fi operators also have a major problem. They're spending more money on equipment than they collect in Wi-Fi service revenues. Frankly, that's unsustainable without some way to create revenue from the Wi-Fi network. The basic problem: Nobody pays for Wi-Fi anymore.

T-Mobile patent points to efforts to improve video call quality

A patent filing from T-Mobile US shows that the nation's third-largest wireless carrier is working to make video calls over its network more efficient. Such an effort by the carrier is not surprising considering video chews up dramatically more bandwidth than most other types of communications.

IEEE forms NG-EPON, storage working standards groups

IEEE has formed two new study groups to better understand the future of Passive Optical Network and network storage.

Ooredoo Qatar tasks Nokia with small cell network deployment

Ooredoo Qatar awarded a nationwide 3G and LTE small cell deployment contract to Nokia Networks following successful trials of the equipment vendor's infrastructure in the country's capital, Doha.