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Carriers may give some ‘Net services an edge

Jan 16, 20062 mins

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Carriers may give some ‘Net services an edge, 01/17/06

Some U.S. broadband providers may be moving toward giving preferential treatment to certain content and services on their networks, raising alarms from some corners that consumers and non-preferred players could lose out.

Wireless options expand, forcing IT to be flexible, 01/17/06

IT managers are facing an increasingly complex array of wireless technology choices, with new offerings such as WiMAX-certified devices and notebook PCs that have built-in support for third-generation networks adding to the options that IT has to evaluate and support.

Foundry launches new Gigabit Ethernet switches, 01/13/06

Foundry Networks Thursday unveiled two 10 Gigabit Ethernet application acceleration switches designed to support VoIP and Web applications. Both of the ServerIronGT switches will be available next month and will sell for $39,995, with two optional modules for SSL acceleration selling for an added $9,995 and $17,995.

South Korea joins Galileo satellite navigation system, 01/13/06

South Korea is the latest non-European country to join the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation program.

Industry group agrees on high-speed Wi-Fi proposal, 01/12/06

An industry group seeking common ground on the emerging IEEE 802.11n high-speed wireless LAN specification has agreed on a compromise proposal that may form the basis of a final standard.

Carriers forge VPLS interconnect, 01/11/06

Broadwing and Asian carrier Hutchison Global Communications this week said they jointly established an inter-carrier international Ethernet network.

Opinion: Retail products on demand will drive extra IPTV revenue, 01/10/06

We’ve all heard about Video on Demand for years, and services revenue attributable to VoD are a core part of all service providers’ business cases. But new technology from Scientific-Atlanta is allowing service providers to step beyond just the …