Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks introduces new optical gear; iBasis launches FraudAlert fraud management system

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> Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, the submarine cable subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has introduced the 1620 SOFTNODE, which it says will enable the transmission of 240 terabits-per second (Tbit/s) on multiple fiber pairs. Release

> Wholesale services provider iBasis has launched its FraudAlert fraud management system. Release

> California telehealth project sets focus on improving health care access for Inland Empire Indian tribes. Article

Cable News
> Verizon has clearly stated that its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL is, to a great extent, intended to bolster its quest to establish a leading mobile video programming service targeted to younger consumers. But with the move the company has also positioned itself as a leader in the pay-TV market in terms of advanced advertising. Article

> The major players in cable's latest round of M&A talks continue to position themselves via leaks to major mainstream news outlets, with unnamed sources affiliated with Charter Communications telling Bloomberg that the cable company is not giving up on acquiring Bright House Networks. Article

Online Video News
> Twitter says that 90 percent of video views by users have been on mobile devices. But more important to the company's bottom line, its buildout of a native video player and advertising capability means it is finding new ways to pull in revenue. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure traveled to Japan to meet with SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son to discuss Sprint's network densification project. Article

> Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL and its advertising technology could improve the carrier's forthcoming mobile-first, over-the-top video business, but it is a risky bet in a still-developing market, according to financial analysts. Article

And finally… Verizon may be buying AOL to bolster its video capabilities, but part of that purchase includes 2 million people who still subscribe to the ISPs dial-up Internet service. Article

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