Ixia, IT Brand Pulse demonstrate converged network testing; Firefox reigns supreme in Europe

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> IT test solutions provider Ixia, working with IT Brand Pulse and Brocade, has developed and demonstrated a suite of three converged network tests for switches that carry both LAN and SAN traffic. News release.

> Technicolor will be using Celeno's Video over WiFi solution for its all-in-one digital home platform, which will enable VoIP, IPTV and Internet applications to run concurrently over both the 2.4 GHz frequency as well as the less-congested 5 GHz frequency. News release.

> Firefox reigns supreme among browsers in Europe, StatCounter says in a recent report, overtaking Internet Explorer with a 38.11 percent market share compared to IE's 37.52 percent share. News release.

> Comcast is launching a 100 Mbps data tier for business in Indiana, CED reports. It'll set business-class customers back $369.95 a month but includes Microsoft Communication Services and a productivity suite. Story.

> Paulo Bernardo is tackling Brazil's broadband expansion head-on, reports Telegeography, announcing in his acceptance speech that he will reduce the cost of broadband access and, via state-owned telco Telebras, bring broadband to unserved areas. Story.

> Is Swisscom impeding broadband competition in the city of St. Gallen? Switzerland's competition commission, Weko, will investigate the city's fiber buildout, TelecomPaper reports. Story.

> Motorola has completed its split into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. Trading on the New York exchanges started Tuesday for both companies. Story.

And finally... Unlike net neutrality, it looks like hurry-up-and-wait for the FCC's review of the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. A public vote on the deal is not on the agenda of the Jan. 25 meeting released Tuesday. Story.

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