Anonymous or not - is a DNS root server attack really possible?


There’s been a lot of talk lately about an attack being launched against the Internet’s DNS Root Servers on March 31st.

IBM ramps up data analytics offerings

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On Tuesday, International Business Machines (IBM) launched three services to help companies sift and understand so-called "big data," hoping to get some of the $120 billion or more that businesses are expected to invest in data analytics by 2015.

U.S. mobile backhaul demand to grow more than nine times by 2016

The decisions to lease, reengineer, or build a mobile backhaul network is the critical dilemma facing wireless carriers over the next four years. According to a study by iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, the wireless industry is at the point where 2G, 2.5G, 3G, HSPA+ and 4G LTE technologies, using macro, metro, and picocells, must be simultaneously supported in order to maintain financial performance and a high degree of subscriber satisfaction.

Sprint shares fall as analyst cites bankruptcy risk

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Shares at Sprint Nextel fell 4.5% on Monday after an analyst report said there is an increasing risk that the third largest U.S. mobile provider could end up filing for bankruptcy as the debt-laden company faces tough competition and steep costs due to factors such as its iPhone deal with Apple Inc.

LTE hotspots, a better alternative to smartphone tethering

Worldwide data networks are about to be buried beneath an avalanche of wireless data traffic. The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts that by 2015, there will be 26 times as much mobile data traffic as there was in 2010 – a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 92%. Cisco VNI also projects that, by 2015, there will be two network-connected devices for every man, woman, and child on the planet—with WiFi and mobile devices accounting for 54% of all IP traffic.  

Telefonica invests in mobile payments firm Boku

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Telefonica SA, Spain's largest phone company, is investing in Boku to help the mobile payments start-up expand.

Deutsche Telekom partners with AppDirect for cloud services

AppDirect, a provider of cloud service marketplace and management platforms, announced that it is providing its cloud service for Deutsche Telekom’s new Business Marketplace. With the Business Marketplace, Deutsche Telekom is able to deliver secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

Cisco to buy software developer NDS for $5 billion

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Cisco Systems said on Thursday it will buy NDS, a developer of software for multi-channel television networks, for $5 billion.


Founded in Israel in 1988, NDS (London) is 51% owned by private equity fund Permira and 49% by News Corp. It maintains a large research and development center in Jerusalem.

European antitrust regulator questions telecoms

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The European competition watchdog is questioning five of Europe's biggest telecoms companies to see if a series of meetings they held since 2010 on strategy and technical co-operation constituted collusion.

One unified appliance released for IPTV and multiscreen transcoding

Imagine Communications, a provider of digital video services, on Wednesday announced a system upgrade to their ICE Video Platform. The new platform upgrade provides system operators with a single unified appliance for processing HD and SD IPTV streams as well as Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streams for multiscreen delivery. 

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