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).
As more service providers roll out cloud services for their business customers, colocation capacity has continued to rise in various geographies, reports TeleGeography.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
A growing number of service providers are finding that home automation services are an add-on revenue stream for their broadband customer base. According to Infonetics Research, over 70 percent of survey respondents said they will offer home automation services by the end of this year.
The second quarter was good to wireless local area network equipment, as shipments worldwide grew 12 percent over the seasonally slow first quarter, Infonetics Research reports. Cisco and Aruba continued to lead the segment.