Juniper, VMware jointly target virtual data center opportunities; Brazil has 3M dial-up users

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@FierceTelecom RT @AccentureComms: BigData is five to 10 years away from reaching the 'plateau of productivity,' says Gartner. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Juniper has expanded its partnership with VMware targeting virtual data center service opportunities, including the transition to software-defined networking (SDN). Release

> Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel said that nearly 3 million Internet subscribers still use a dial-up connection. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable's current standoff with CBS over retransmission fees is being closely watched by other TV distributors such as NBC, ABC and Fox and could ultimately set the standard for future negotiations. Article

> With its valuation topping $4.8 billion, analysts are urging Cablevision Systems to take advantage of its surge in value and consider selling. Article


> Ciao Telecom is headed to the U.S. mobile phone market with traditional mobile service as well as IPTV and a live TV streaming service. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T Mobility, according to an analysis and estimates by research firm Current Analysis,  leads the market with fully 14.7 million M2M connections. Article

> Nokia will soon announce a tablet running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system that will sport Nokia's Lumia design.  Article

And finally … AT&T says that an MPLS network could pose a security threat if not implemented correctly. Post