The US' top source of Internet traffic, Netflix beats the Net neutrality drum in a new filing to FCC, with a nod to HBO's viral comedy-show clip.
Just weeks after the two companies signed a deal requiring Netflix to pay for interconnection, Comcast’s streaming speed surges. But is this really that shocking?
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the chipmaker shows what's in store for the future of computing.
Buying Qlogic's high-end server interconnection products and hiring its employees supports Intel's supercomputing goal for 2018.
Sigh. These patent trolls are an incestuous lot.
Primarion, a start-up optical-chip company, got a shot in the arm this week. The company, which manufactures chips and licenses technology that allow for short-range, low-power optical communication between computers and chips, recently received $47 million in venture capital funding. The company plans to announce the capital infusion Tuesday, a representative said. Primarion believes its technologies will be key in helping develop computers with optical interconnects. Optical interconnects, researchers have said, have the potential to replace the metal wires used today to transfer data inside computers. Primarion ultimately wants to see its technology used inside chips to link transistors. Optical interconnects inside chips could cut power consumption and increase speed, the company said. Cost, however, will be a major barrier to adoption of optical interconnects, as it costs less to use copper wires to create links between chips.
Fixed-line phone users in Singapore will soon be able to communicate with each other over the Short Messaging Service (SMS) platform. Using a special telephone that features an LCD (liquid crystal display) panel, users can compose, send and receive text messages just like their mobile phone counterparts. Fixed-line subscribers will also be able to communicate with cell phone users via SMS. The telephones will be available in July at Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) retail shops. According to sources, Germany's Siemens is one of the suppliers of the SMS-enabled telephone. The service is currently limited to SingTel customers. However, the company is in talks with MobileOne, StarHub Mobile and Virgin Mobile to iron out interconnection details, said SingTel spokesperson Chia Boon Chong. Irene Tham reported from Singapore. To read the full story, visit CNETAsia.
Regional telecom carrier BellSouth announced Thursday that it signed multi-year contracts with wholesale long-distance carriers worth a total of $2.4 billion. The deals were closed through the company's BellSouth Interconnection Services unit, which serves long-distance companies as well as start-up carriers, wireless providers and payphone-service companies. BellSouth provides local phone service in the southeastern United States.
InfiniBand is a legitimate attempt at a least-common-denominator standard for network interconnection, but InfiniBand partners are not particularly willing to give up their proprietary products.
The Internet backbone market is a model of competition and commercial negotiations, and other than antitrust laws that apply to all businesses it should be kept free of regulations, according to a Federal Communications Commission study. The report, written by Michael Kende of the FCC's Office of Plans and Policy, found that interconnection agreements among backbones are reached without government mandates and competition has prevented large backbone providers from imposing interconnection obligations. The FCC, in releasing the study, noted it represents the individual view of Kende and is not meant to be viewed as a formal FCC position.