MPLS IP-VPN services offer reasonably priced international connectivity; Navajo Nation lights up new data center

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> EarthLink's Ron Penna will speak on two panel sessions, entitled "Do Your Customers Trust Your Cloud?" and "Business Value of Mobile Cloud" during the ITEXPO in Las Vegas. Release

> Dimension Data said that 75 percent of AccessKenya's shareholders approved its 16 cents a share offer for about 218 ordinary shares in the company. Article

> CDW announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit award for Americas Commercial Partner of the Year. Release

Cable News

> Cisco said its set-top business struggled in its fiscal fourth quarter, with CEO John Chambers telling analysts during its earnings call that set-top volume dropped by 40 percent compared to the third quarter. Article

> Comcast and Time Warner Cable have formed a joint venture that will focus on licensing advanced set-top software to technology vendors and other cable operators. Article

Online Video News

> According to a Diffusion Group survey, a person who owns a TV set that's connected to the Internet is more than twice as likely as someone who doesn't strongly consider canceling his or her current pay-TV service. Article

Wireless News

> The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is gaining momentum as service providers demand inclusion of the technology in the network products they buy and compatible client devices roll out to the mass market, according to a Qualcomm executive. Article

> Verizon Communications is putting on hold potential deals with fledgling Canadian wireless carriers Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, according to a Globe and Mail report. Article

And finally … Navajo Nation, the largest Native American community in the U.S., has activated a new $8 million data center, which will provide a host of Internet connectivity and cloud services to the area for the first time. Article