Emerging market wireline broadband to exceed $182B; IT budgets return to pre-recession levels

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> Level 3 explains how important network uptime on a hospital's WAN is in providing quality patient care. Post

> An ABI Research report says that service providers in emerging markets like Brazil and Russia will drive more than $182 billion in wireline-based broadband revenue by the end of 2011. Release

> Service providers may be happy to know that a new Society of Information Management (SIM) survey said that CIO and IT managers' budgets have "returned to pre-recessionary levels." Article

>CenturyLink will release its third quarter 2011 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, Nov. 2, and host a related conference call at 4:30 p.m. CDT that day. Release

> Juniper and NSN are using this week's Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2011 conference to launch Carrier Ethernet Transport 3.0 (CET). Release

> Sierra Leone will soon get its first international fiber connection courtesy of the new Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable in the country's capital, Freetown. Article

> Ken desGarennes, CFO of the Zayo Group, will present at the Deutsche Bank 2011 Leveraged Finance Conference beginning at 11:15 a.m. PT on Thursday, Oct. 13. Release

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