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Latin America, Africa, Middle East show IPTV potential; Carriers tune into 100GE, packet optical

If you want to know where there are new IPTV growth opportunities, look no further than Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. While these markets today are relatively small, a Pyramid Research report said that they will be the fastest growing.

DDoS appliances spurred by application-layer attacks; Content security, SSL VPN sales flat in Q3

A new raft of network attacks at the application layer is prompting both enterprises and service providers to increase investments in DDoS appliances, according to Infonetics Research.

Brazil providers ramp up spending to $8B; Cable MSO business revenues to rise

Brazil-based service providers spent $8 billion during the first nine months of 2013 to conduct network expansions, increase coverage and improve service quality, according to data from the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil).

Colocation growth rises, but varies by geography; North American WDM market rises

As more service providers roll out cloud services for their business customers, colocation capacity has continued to rise in various geographies, reports TeleGeography.

IPTV subscribers climb faster than cable; dark fiber activity picks up

While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.

KPN leads Dutch fiber providers; SDN on track to be $1B market

Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.

Big data, M2M go hand in hand; Arctic challenges submarine cable growth

Analyzing M2M data is a growing market segment that ABI Research predicts will climb 53 percent in the next five years--from $1.9 billion to $14.3 billion by 2018.

Enterprises are top target for DDOS attackers; Cloud security tops $9B

The latest research from Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet report indicates that distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks reported by its customers rose 54 percent between the first and second quarter of 2013. Of the 318 DDOS incidents reported, 134 were enterprise customers, making them a leading target of such attacks.

Home automation goes over the top; smart machines threaten middle class jobs

Home automation providers including Verizon are increasingly partnering with other broadband service providers to reach customers outside their market footprint, a new study from Infonetics Research says.

Cisco buoyed by 16G Fibre Channel equipment; Ethernet a potential $10B market

Cisco bucked a downward trend in the SAN equipment market during the second quarter thanks to the introduction of its widely anticipated 16G Fibre Channel ports. The overall SAN equipment market, including Fibre Channel, suffered an 8 percent year-over-year decline, according to Infonetics Research.