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Equipment, software failures cost businesses $4M a year, says Infonetics

Network downtime caused by an equipment or software failure can be costly for any business. A new Infonetics survey of 205 medium and large businesses in North America reveals that companies are losing as much as $100 million per year to downtime related to information and communication technology (ICT).

CenturyLink serves up cloud cost estimator tool for channel partners

CenturyLink is adding a cloud services estimator to its portfolio, a new feature that will allow its channel partner customers to get a better handle on the cloud service spending that they broker for their business clients.

EarthLink gives businesses proactive tool with managed security monitoring service

EarthLink is looking to help its business customers stay ahead of potential security threats with its new Managed Security Monitoring Service.

Windstream struggles with wholesale business, see potential in long-haul express network

Windstream believes the ongoing buildout of its long-haul optical network will enable it to further offset the ongoing headwinds it faces in its wholesale and carrier business segments, particularly as more of its wireless carrier customers migrate off of TDM-based circuits to fiber and Ethernet.

TDS Telecom's FTTH, bonded copper broadband deployments drive new IPTV growth

TDS Telecom's ongoing buildout of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and bonded VDSL2 broadband into new and existing markets has helped drive up both its broadband and IPTV subscriber bases.

Emerging innovators in wireline: Future leaders to watch in 2015

CEOs may be the leaders who direct the tone and direction of a company, but their visionary leadership is also defined by supporting executives who help innovate on key technology and regulatory initiatives. These are the risk takers who work behind the scenes driving new products, solutions and initiatives to lead a company forward. Show More Summary

Cogent Checks In Light, But Raises Dividend Again

In its Q4 earnings release this morning, Cogent Communications posted revenues and earnings per share that came in short of analyst projections.  But currency fluctuations held back the top line, and didn't stop them from increasing their quarterly dividend 3.2% to $0.32 plus a special dividend of another 3 cents.... [visit site to read more]

On Net Neutrality, Congress Will Keep On Doing Nothing

When the FCC implements its new Network Neutrality framework based on Title II, there will be no Congressional response. According to the New York Times today, Senate Republicans have given up on plans to pass legislation to rein in the agency. That leaves Tom Wheeler and his two Democratic colleagues a clear field ahead of […]

Telus and Public Safety Canada Educate Canadians to Protect Personal Information Stored on Smartphones

Telus and Public Safety Canada have joined forces to educate Canadian smartphone owners about wise Internet and smartphone usage, and to fight cybercrime in Canada. The two have launched the #BeAppSafe campaign to inform, educate, and inspire action among Canadians to secure the personal information they store on their mobile devices. “Public Safety Canada is [...]

AT&T Shakes Down Customers with Pay-for-Privacy Option

AT&T has responded to the controversy surrounding the wireless service industry’s widespread use of “super cookies” to track, record, and compile information on users’ search and browsing habits, but in way that seems tantamount to yet another slap in the face for privacy advocates. Ma Bell has promised not to track, record, or sell user [...]

Canadians Shopping In-Store Validate Purchases by Reaching Out to a Trusted Person

Canadian shoppers in brick-and-mortar stores are using their mobile phones slightly differently from other nations, a study conducted in 23 countries by Gfk has found. When asked what activities they regularly do on their mobile phones when shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, the answers were very different, but there are common behaviours globally. One of them [...]

F.C.C. Net Neutrality Rules Clear Hurdle as Republicans Concede to Obama

The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to President Obama’s call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators on Thursday. Source: www.nytimes.com I won’t celebrate until this is certain, but things are starting to look right for once. It’s interesting that Wheeler who was largely believed to be a Cable […]

The growing profile of the Internet of things

Ofcom has recently issued a briefing paper on the Internet of things or IoT.  The academic Gilad Rosner has just launched the Internet of Things Privacy Forum. And I’ve devoted my latest IT column to the subject. Check it out here.

HKBN IPO launches today

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. HKBN will today launch an initial public offering seeking to raise up to HK$5.8 billion ($747.8 million), and has reportedly already secured a commitment for $200 million worth of shares.... [visit site to read more]

Is There a Geofencing Exemption from Digital Performance Royalties? Concentrate and Ask Again

VerStandig lawsuit tossed on technicalities. Will geofencing really provide webcasting broadcasters a shield that they can deploy against royalty claims? While that question was raised in a lawsuit last spring, it won’t be getting answered soon: the case has been dismissed … for the time being, at least. Show More Summary

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