Oracle Enables Telefónica Spain to Power New Services

Swisscomm Transitions to All-IP Network with Help From Oracle Solutions

Redwood Shored, Ca:

In a move to evolve its network to provide converged communications, leading European communications service provider (CSP) Telefónica Spain has chosen Oracle as a supplier of session border controller and will use the Oracle Communication Session Border Controller for its full portfolio of services which include residential services, mobile rich communication services (RCS), business services including SIP trunking, interconnection to support agreements with other CSPs, and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

RAD’s MiNID is First Miniature NID to Receive MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

MiNID easily adds powerful PM capabilities to any existing device

MAHWAH, New Jersey:

RAD’s award-winning MiNID®, part of its Service Assured Access (SAA) solution portfolio for communications service providers, has become the first miniature network interface device to receive MEF CE 2.0 certification.

With this certification, operators can now instantly upgrade their infrastructure to support premium Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified offerings for business, mobile backhaul and wholesale services without expensive investments in network forklifts.

TeleCommunication Systems and Intersec Partner

Joint venture expands LBS offerings to markets worldwide

Annapolis, Md. and Paris, France

EU, U.S. officials tackle last hurdles in data pact talks ahead of key deadline

New deal is crucial for the thousands relying on "Safe Harbor" to move data from the EU to the U.S

Reuters

Brussels (Reuters)- European and U.S. officials are rushing to finalize a key data transfer pact days before a meeting of EU regulators who are poised to start restricting transatlantic flows of personal data used by firms in the billion dollar online advertising industry.

Big Pharma's bet on Big Data creates opportunities and risks

Swiss drugmaker Novartis teams up with Qualcomm to develop Internet-connected inhaler

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis wants every puff of its emphysema drug Onbrez to go into the cloud.

The Swiss drugmaker has teamed up with U.S. technology firm Qualcomm to develop an internet-connected inhaler that can send information about how often it is used to remote computer servers known as the cloud.

This kind of new medical technology is designed to allow patients to keep track of their drug usage on their smartphones or tablets and for their doctors to instantly access the data over the web to monitor their condition.

Groups want U.S. to adopt strong broadband privacy rules

Critics say broadband providers are already harvesting huge amounts of consumer data

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. groups on Wednesday urged the Federal Communications Commission to write sweeping privacy protections for the nation's broadband users.

The groups want providers of broadband internet services including mobile and landline phone, cable and satellite TV firms to be subject to tough privacy regulations.

Among the firms that would be affected are AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and Cablevision Systems Corp.

U.S. and EU firms warn of 'enormous' consequences if data pact talks fail

Business groups warn that all data transfer mechanisms are in jeopardy as a result of recent EU ruling

Reuters

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two largest American and European trade groups have warned of "enormous" consequences for thousands of businesses and millions of users if Brussels and Washington fail to wrap up talks on a data transfer pact by the end of the month.

The United States and Washington accelerated negotiations on a new framework enabling firms to easily transfer personal data across the Atlantic after the previous one was struck down by a top EU court last year on concerns about U.S. snooping.

Slowing data center revenue growth dims Intel's profit beat

Quarterly profit overshadowed by slowing growth in its highly profitable data center business

Reuters

(Reuters) - Intel Corp's strong quarterly profit beat was overshadowed by concerns about slowing revenue growth in its highly profitable data center business, sending its shares down about 5.6 percent in after-market trading.

Chief Executive Brian Krzanich has looked to weather a slump in demand for chips used in personal computers by focusing on the business of supplying chips for high-end servers.

Cisco tries to bolster cloud credentials with new monitoring tool

Company has been trying to beef up its offerings for increasingly Internet-based business culture

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Cisco introduces its latest product on Wednesday, a tool for monitoring how employees use third-party software, it aims to bolster its offerings in the “cloud,” meaning Internet-delivered services. It also has information technology specialists like Robert Florescu in mind.

The head of Information technology at New York City-area urgent-care provider CityMD, Florescu must deal with complicated regulations around the privacy of patient data, on top of network security.

Verizon launches auction to sell data centers - sources

Would mark reversal of strategy to expand hosting and colocation services after Terremark acquisition

Reuters

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc has started a process to sell its data center assets, hoping to fetch more than $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the U.S. telecommunications conglomerate focuses on its core business.

A sale would represent the latest effort by Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to streamline its portfolio following a divestment last year of a chunk of its landline business and a portfolio of wireless towers.

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