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Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack
Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch...
Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion
Vodafone Group continues to strengthen its fixed network holdings by acquiring Spanish cable operator Ono for a!7.2 billion (US$10.1 billion).
Qualcomm and Cisco join forces to improve wireless coverage at the office
Qualcomm and Cisco Systems have started developing small cells customized for enterprises, which will be able to use the products to improve indoor...
As Google Fiber approaches in Austin, Time Warner ups broadband speeds
With Google Fiber about to begin a fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas, Time Warner Cable said Thursday it is increasing home broadband speeds in...
WifiForward group shows growing competition between carriers and cable operators
Cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications have joined forces and formed WifiForward, an organization that will work to...
Comcast buying Time Warner Cable in $45.2 billion all-stock deal
Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a US$45.2 billion all-stock deal, the companies said Thursday.
Google Wi-Fi could soon connect again in Mountain View
Residents of Google's hometown could soon be connecting to the Internet again via a free, citywide Wi-Fi network.
WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds
Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a Talari Networks survey of IT professionals said that their wide area network was a problem for...
Sierra Wireless' new LTE gateway can take over when your fixed line fails
For enterprises that are thinking about switching from fixed to wireless Internet access, Sierra Wireless has launched the AirLink ES440 LTE gateway.
French data-roaming competition gives a glimpse of Europe's future
French operator Orange has announced a number of packages that include data roaming abroad, joining competitors in a move that is likely be...
A10 revamps lineup on multiple fronts
Application delivery controller manufacturer A10 Networks rolled out new hardware, pricing and connectivity with a range of SDN and cloud services...
Google uses YouTube performance to rate ISPs
A new Google service uses YouTube to shed some light on the bandwidth delivered by ISPs.
Fon working with Qualcomm on new router and chip integration
With new Qualcomm-based products, more funds and a U.S. expansion, free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon expects to reach 35 million hotspots by 2016.
Riverbed suitor takes stake in Juniper
Activist investor Elliott Management, which last week made an unsolicited bid to buy Riverbed Technology, this week took a 6.2% stake in Juniper...
Get your WAN optimization delivered as a cloud service
WAN optimization has traditionally been a costly, hardware-heavy solution. Because of the cost and complexities of deployment, it has mostly been a...
Virtualization, security advances on tap for ADCs
As 2014 kicks off, two of the main issues for the growing ADC market are security and virtualization – the technology has several features that have...
Apple and China Mobile sign deal to sell iPhones from January
Apple plans to offer the iPhone to more than 760 million China Mobile customers from January, which could help it increase its share from the fifth...
Report: Sprint looking at buying T-Mobile
Sprint is considering an acquisition of T-Mobile US that would reduce the U.S. mobile industry to three large carriers if approved by regulators.
10 top tests of 2013
Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be...
Verizon acquires EdgeCast to boost video capabilities
Verizon has signed an agreement to acquire EdgeCast Networks, in an effort to enhance its video delivery and Web services capabilities.