U.S. appeals court hears challenge to net neutrality rules

The fight is the latest battle over Obama administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Friday over the legality of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, in a case that may ultimately determine how consumers get access to content on the Internet.

The fight is the latest battle over Obama administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally, rather than giving or selling access to a so-called Web "fast lane."

German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

Supreme Court dismisses cases against Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica's O2 Deutschland

Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means.

The federal Supreme Court dismissed two cases brought by music rights society GEMA against Deutsche Telekom and music companies Universal Music, Sony and Warner Music Group against Telefonica's O2 Deutschland.

Is Your Network Ready for the Cyber Monday Rush?

CIOs counting on the Cloud to come to their rescue may be in for a rude awakening on Tuesday morning

This year, more holiday shoppers are expected to shop online, beginning before Black Friday through to the pinnacle of online commerce, Cyber Monday. While an increase in online shopping is good news for anyone looking to avoid the holiday rush, CIOs are rightly worried that their networks may get trampled in the online aftermath. The effect of millions of customers hitting your website at the same time can have a crippling effect on network performance, resulting in unplanned downtime, sales delays and other system hiccups at the most critical and costly time of year.

Guavus Customer Experience Analytics Suite Powered by Fast Data Operational Intelligence

Provides Contextual Insights to Better Understand CE, Improves Customer Interactions with Personalized Care and Marketing

Guavas, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif – Guavas, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics applications for operational intelligence, recently announced the launch of a new suite of applications to enable the next generation of contextual customer experience analytics that fully illustrate the customer journey across networks and services.

Ten Times The Speed: MEF Unveils First Six 100G CE 2.0 Certified Vendors In The World

100G CE 2.0 Certified Solutions Enable Service Providers To Address Performance & Scalability Requirements Of Demanding Applications

GEN15 Event Coverage

Dallas, 18 November 2015: Standards-based Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based networks are getting faster by an order of magnitude as the MEF today announced the first 6 vendors to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified products – supporting the future of high-speed interconnects in the Internet and in the Cloud. The vendors are Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, Huawei, and Infinera.
 

PCCW Global Selects CENX to Orchestrate Self-Serve On-Demand VPN and Cloud Services

Service Orchestrator accelerates end-to-end operations of advanced data services by automating workflow orchestration and service assurance

GEN15 Event Coverage

18 November 2015— Dallas, USA —CENX, the global leader of orchestrated service management and assurance solutions for physical and virtualized networks, today announced that PCCW Global has selected CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator to enhance elements in its VPN and cloud offerings that will facilitate self-serve, on-demand connectivity. Using an on-line portal, integrated to PCCW Global’s OSS and BSS environments, customers can dynamically scale their bandwidth connectivity and cloud data center resources.

Verizon Plays Key Role In Supporting Expansion Of Wholesale Ethernet Services Market

Hosting Verizon Partner Conference, Keynoting At GEN15, Advancing Ethernet Interconnect Following Recent MEF CE 2.0 E-Access Certification

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The MEF launched this week's GEN15 global networking event at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, with the popular Verizon Partner Conference, the MEF Certified Professionals Convention, and other pre-conference activities.

AT&T Completes MEF CE 2.0 E-Access Certification and Sets Service Innovation Tone

AT&T's network now supports the industry standard Ethernet interconnection with other Ethernet operators

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The MEF is pleased to recognize AT&T as the Host Operator Sponsor for the GEN15 global networking event taking place this 17 – 19 November at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Communications service, technology, and other industry professionals from nearly 300 organizations around the world have lined up to attend the conference, which is focused on the future of advanced networking solutions that underpin and power the global digital economy. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

RAD, Sandvine, and CenturyLink Conducting Application-Aware Networking with SLA Assurance Joint Proof of Concept

Form factor ideal for introducing innovative service offerings into existing networks without the need for forklift upgrades

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, November 16, 2015 – RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access solutions and virtualization at the customer edge, in collaboration with Sandvine, (TSX: SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators and CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, announced that they are conducting a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration at the 2015 MEF Global Ethernet Networking (GEN15) conference and exposition here this week.

IntelePeer Partners with Global Capacity to Deliver CoreCloud(TM) SIP Trunking Service

Interconnection to One Marketplace(TM) Provides Reliability, Speed to Market and Extended Reach for SIP Trunking

GEN15 Event Coverage

Chicago, IL, USA, November 16, 2015 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it has been selected by IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, to help extend the capacity and reach of its network and enable the efficient delivery of its CoreCloud(TM) SIP trunking service to end-user locations.

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