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Cost, reliability drive enterprises toward carrier Ethernet


  • Channel Partners

Sales of carrier Ethernet services to business customers will more than double over the next four years, reaching $10 billion by 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan. The report suggests that the growt… Read More

CTIA taps ex-FCC Commissioner Baker to succeed Largent


  • Multichannel News
  • Wireless Week

Meredith Attwell Baker, who served as a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2011, will take over as president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association┬« on June 2, … Read More

MediaTek offers chips for mid-range smartphones in China


  • China Daily (Beijing)

MediaTek is targeting the mid-range smartphone market in China, hoping to entice the country's nascent middle class to buy handsets. "Higher than $700 phone products are so expensive for customers," s… Read More

Hitachi Data Systems lines up clients for cloud infrastructure


  • ARN (Australia)
  • Computerworld UK

Hitachi Data Systems is touting Continuous Cloud Infrastructure, which includes the Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System, and says it's partnering with Microsoft, SAP and VMware so its offe… Read More

Facebook credits mobile for strong growth in ad revenues


  • TechCrunch
  • Computerworld
  • VentureBeat
  • TechCrunch
  • VentureBeat

Mobile devices accounted for 59% of Facebook's ad revenue in the first quarter, with 1.01 billion of its members now using the devices to visit the social media site, the company reported on Wednesday… Read More