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Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

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European mobile operators seemingly divided over sanity of blocking ads

A plan to put pressure on Google by strangling its all-important ad revenue has come under fire

Law firm challenges net neutrality rules, saying they're too weak

The FCC failed to enforce several telecom regulations, including last-mile network sharing, the petition says

FCC denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The ageny still faces seven lawuits challenging the regulations

ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission

Rand Paul's bill would overturn US net neutrality rules

Senator Rand Paul joins House Republicans in introducing a resolution of disapproval

FCC faces seventh net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

Eyes turn to Ericsson, Juniper

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal could ignite merger mania in telecom

Six net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

The lawsuits from two ISPs and four trade groups focus on violations of administrative process, constitutional questions

Three new lawsuits challenge FCC's net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing five legal challenges from four trade groups and one ISP

Indian net neutrality backers get boost from Flipkart retreat on free app access

The online retailer has abandoned a plan to pay for customers of Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel to have free access to its mobile app

New bill would invalidate FCC's net neutrality rules

The resolution of disapproval allows expedited action in Congress

Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

The offer is currently limited to eligible upgrade customers

Up against laws of physics, Bell Labs pushes network performance

The organization is working on a new type of cellular base station that generates its own power

Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable'

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Last-mile mobile optimization boosts app performance

It's often the last mile that slows a mobile device when browsing. One company reckons it's got the fix—a unique algorithmic method to accelerate the data.

Cisco programs the cloud

Virtualization and scale enhancements for service provider routers address traffic growth, network agility

Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain

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