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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 To Be Officially Launched in Pakistan Today

Samsung will officially unveil the latest model of its flagship phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 today. The launch event will be organized by JBnJaws Productions and hosted by Hamza Ali Abbasi and Ayesha Omer. The attendees will be able...Show More Summary

On Censoring Political Ads

With SuperPAC money flowing and political ads running on Internet streams, caution in dealing with political spots is in order. There may be just a few weeks remaining in this election season, but broadcasters should be paying attention...Show More Summary

Virtualization Is Changing the Way Businesses Handle DR/BC

Virtualization products can help make an enterprise not only resilient, but continuously profitable even when trouble arises.

Upcoming Webinar: "Cable TV Must-Carry & Retransmission Consent: Negotiating Agreements & Enforcing Rights"

Even though October 1 – and the triennial election between must-carry and retransmission consent that had to be made by then – may be fading in our rear views, TV licensees and cable operators still have much to think about. Tying down the details of the retrans deal is an important project for anyone who chose that route. Show More Summary

The Forthcoming U.S. Wireless Spectrum Auction and You

Wireless spectrum: It is to the wireless industry what oil is to the automotive industry, a finite resource that serves as the lifeblood of the modern conveniences we hold most dear. While I’ll admit that writing about the radio waves designated to transmit data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet isn’t the [...]

Google Grows Phablet Market with Gigantic Nexus 6

Bigger than a phone, smaller than a tablet, hybrid phablet devices continue to be a surprisingly successful niche in the mobile market, evidenced by the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, and now Google’s own form factor bending Nexus 6, a colossal 6-inch smartphone. To that end, the search engine giant [...]

Merit Polishes Off REACH-3MC

Merit Networks has finally finished off one of the bigger BTOP infrastructure projects, REACH-3MC.  Construction started almost four years ago after the first of two stimulus grants were awarded.   … [visit site to read more]

Verizon’s Q3 Slightly Light, But Close Enough

Earnings season got rolling this week as Verizon posted its Q3 earnings this morning.  As usual for such a massive, carefully watched company, there wasn’t anything truly surprising in the numbers.  They came in a bit shy of estimates, but close enough to the mark so as to be ok and not panic anyone. … [visit […]

Google Uncovers Web Encryption Vulnerability That Opens “Encrypted” Data to Hackers

If you have placed your bet on a safe Internet, you may want to think again: as it turns out, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption we have relied on for secure communication on the Internet, isn’t as safe as we initially thought it was. Google researchers unveiled yesterday that they have found a bug [...]

Alcatel-Lucent Marries PON With WDM

Today the world of passive optical networks may be getting a major jolt of potential bandwidth.  Alcatel-Lucent has launched the first Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network solution, or TWDM-PON.  They see the technology as a successor to GPON, supporting 4 wavelengths and boosting total capacity to 40Gbps. … [visit site to read […]

Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO

When one accesses HBO via cable television and other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs”), the subscription price covers both content and conduit. With HBO’s announcement that it will offer standalone access, without proof of an MVPD subscription, consumers now will see a price point for only the content. Show More Summary

Flight Attendants Sue over In-Flight Mobile Usage

At the time it was seen as a radically progressive revision, the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision almost a year ago to allow the use of mobile devices on board aircraft during flight; a forward-thinking change to a longstanding ban on wireless electronics while flying. But while passengers lauded the decision, and the subsequent follow-up by [...]

Meet us as Broadband World Forum

This week, starting Tuesday 22nd of October is BBWF in Amsterdam, one of the most important events about broadband in Europe. Diffraction Analysis will of course be there in the person of CRO Benoît Felten. He will be attending from 21st to 23rd, and will be speaking/moderating on the 23rd PM at a session entitled Moving […]

Industry 4.0 – Another type of revolution

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on We know about web 2.0, the social internet, and some speak about web 3.0. In the finance sector we have talked about finance 2.0 that is a more online and lesser middlemen -model. Now we are learning about industry 4.0. Is it one […]

HBO and Extreme Disintermediation

HBO announced today its intention to offer access to its content via the Internet without proof of a cable or satellite television subscription. See This decision could trigger more “disintermediation”...Show More Summary

Here is how Telecoms Can Keep Over-the-Top in Check

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor Why I don’t use Skype much largely is the result of a savvy move from a telecom provider in Southeast Asia. I have many friends in Asia, many of whom are not exactly rolling in money. So they can’t afford a data plan on their cell phone to use Skype. Show More Summary

Ramblings Jobs: LIT Networks

This week we got a new listing to look at on the Ramblings Jobs board to look at from LIT Networks. … [visit site to read more]

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