GENBAND leads service provider SBC space; NTT wins Ocean82 award for network operation, service quality

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> GENBAND's family of session border controllers was the fastest growing solution in the service provider segment of the market, according to reports from Exact Ventures, Infonetics Research and Synergy Research Group. Release

> NTT Communications was awarded Gold in 14 categories, including Network Operation and Service Quality, in a customer satisfaction report by Ocean82. Release

Cable News

> Amazon launched a store that could compete with growing home security and automation services from Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other telecom providers. Article

> Pirated copies of the season 3 premiere of hit Showtime series "Homeland" have been downloaded more than 2.4 million times, according to TorrentFreak. Article


> Australian IPTV service provider is seeking to mix a little of the new--renting content for a limited time via a variety of IP-based video-on-demand capabilities--with a little of the old--buying and owning that content. Article

Online Video News

> Rakuten, a Japanese retailer, acquired the online video and subtitling site Viki for about $200 million, according to AllThingsD. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T has worked with federal and local counternarcotics agents for at least six years by giving them routine access, via subpoenas, to a database that contains the records of decades of Americans' phone calls, as part of an effort to thwart domestic drug trafficking. Article

> One of the BlackBerry directors charged with looking at strategic alternatives for the company, including a possible sale, said BlackBerry can survive as a "niche company" in smartphones. Article

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