ICANN rejects dotless domain names concept; China sets 20 Mbps goal for 2015

Wireline news from across the Web:

@FierceTelecom RT @XOComm: Big Data affects networks, creates need for intelligent network infrastructure. Post |Follow @FierceTelecom

> ICANN's gTLD program committee is prohibiting dotless domain names, a move that will eliminate Google's plans to implement a dotless .search top level domain name. Article

> ADTRAN has introduced its Consultant Liaison Program, which it says will educate the consultant community with information on ADTRAN's technology, solutions and services. Release

Cable News

> Charter Communications and Cablevision are no longer members of the Canoe Ventures advanced advertising consortium. Article

> The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has rejected a patent application Verizon filed for its "VOD gifting" method. Article

Wireless News

> Samsung Electronics will unveil a smart watch called the Galaxy Gear at a Sept. 4 event ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

> Mobile HD Voice is starting to take off and get more mainstream support from operators around the world, according to a new report from the Global mobile Suppliers Association. Article

And finally… China's State Council set a goal to have up to 20 Mbps broadband speeds in cities and up to 4 Mbps in rural areas by 2015. Article

Suggested Articles

BT Ireland and Huawei are laying claim to the first 1.2 Tb/s transmission real-time trial based on a commercial product platform in a live network.

Google Fiber announced this week it was pulling the plug on its 100 Mbps service to new customers in order to just offer its gigabit service.

MEF outlined an ambitious roadmap at last month's MEF19 conference that included deeper partnerships with cloud providers using the LSO Sonata APIs.