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Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs enhances IP video capabilities with new Cambridge, UK, research facility

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell labs is putting more muscle into its IP video business by establishing an "antenna" office in Cambridge, UK, to conduct research on real-time video delivery on various types of connected devices.

Zhone taps IT, telecom veteran James Norrod as president and CEO

Zhone Technologies' board is shaking up the top management ranks by naming James Norrod as its new president and CEO, taking over the reins from company co-founder Mory Ejabat.

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 12 - 18 July 2014

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I've been told the Japanese have a real affinity for toilets, especially high-tech varieties. This picture surfaced in one of my Tweets this week. Here is the story. My only experience with a high-tech Japanese toilet was at the Holiday Inn at the Osaka Airport in 2003. I was faced...

GW&P selects DVI grid optimization solution for energy savings

Glendale Water & Power (GW&P) has selected Dominion Voltage’s (DVI) EDGE advanced grid optimization solution to maximize energy savings. The deployment of DVI’s solution will contribute to energy efficiency goals for publicly-owned utilities in California. Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: Kathy Kleiman and Kevin Goldberg on the Arrival of the New gTLDs

On the agenda: How to take advantage of the new Top Level Domains now coming available, and how to identify and avoid potential problems As we have advised our readers repeatedly, new generic Top Level Domains are here, NOW, and more are coming online every day. Show More Summary

Zayo's Geo Networks acquires UK's Digital Region assets, deepens UK network holdings

Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports The Star.

Sizing up Q2 2014 wireline earnings

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.

BT drives wireless/wireline integration with One Phone service for SMBs

BT is tapping into the growing bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the introduction of its cloud-based BT One Phone service that allows small to medium business (SMB) customers to access their company's office phone system on a mobile device.

Spotlight on Award Winners: 3ESC

“Spotlight on Award Winners” is a series of articles featuring winners from the 2014 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. Look for the 2015 Awards call for submissions in early September. 3E, a company that provides environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, won a 2014 Top Product of the Year Award […]

Integra acquires World Communications, enhances Washington state reach

Integra has dipped into its pocket book to acquire World Communications Inc. (WCI), a move that will expand its growing network and service presence in the state of Washington.

Condensate Pries Open the Oil Export Lid

A US ruling to allow limited exports of condensate, a light hydrocarbon mix similar to light crude oil, has implications for both producers and refiners, though not consumers. Whether or not it leads to wider US exports of condensate and crude, it signals just how much the US energy situation has changed since the oil export ban was first imposed. Show More Summary


Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous; Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds Suzanne Goldenberg, 14 July 2014, UK Guardian “…The world already is nearly...Show More Summary


Solar Funding and M&A 2014 Second Quarter Report July 2014 (Mercom Capital Group) “Total corporate financing, including VC/PE, debt and public market financing in the solar sector totaled $6.3 billion in Q2 2014…Global VC funding inShow More Summary


4.9 GW of new offshore wind capacity under construction in Europe 14 July 2014 (European Wind Energy Association) “16 commercial offshore wind farms are under construction [in Europe] totaling 4.9 GW of power capacity [according to The...Show More Summary


KfW provides financing for 200 MW geothermal project in Kenya July 15, 2014 (PennEnergy) “The German Development Bank (KfW) has agreed to an almost $109 million loan to Kenya to build…[t]he Bogoria-Silali geothermal project, which is...Show More Summary

Toshiba supplies UK with 1MW smart grid battery

Toshiba is providing the UK with a 1MWh lithium-ion battery for research into power storage on a smart grid. It will be part of the Grid Connected Energy Storage Research Demonstrator project, led by the University of Sheffield, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with support from both industrial and academic Continue reading ?

Level 3 Calls Out Verizon Directly on Peering Upgrades

At least one piece of the simmering interconnection dispute over Netflix data bottlenecks has been getting clearer lately. Following Netflix’s ‘crowded network’ warning message to subscribers in June, last week Verizon put out a piece demonstrating that its last mile wasn’t congested at all. And yesterday, Level 3 turned that around in a blog post, […]

National Geographic Using Recycled Paper

The National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. This expanded use of recycled paper comes as a result of close collaboration with Green America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Show More Summary

TIAA-CREF Cuts GHGs, Lowers Costs $15M

TIAA-CREF cut greenhouse-gas emissions across its real estate portfolios by about 54,500 metric tons last year through improved efficiencies, lowering utility costs by an estimated $15 million, according to the financial services organization’s 2014 Responsible Investment Report. Show More Summary

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