NEC introduces SDN "controller of controllers"; Vonage's CFO to speak at the Sidoti & Company conference

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> NEC introduces SDN "controller of controllers" that it says will allow users to manage multiple datacenters as a single network. Article

> Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives' incumbent telecoms operator, has upped the maximum downstream connection rate offered over its ADSL network from 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps. Article

> Vonage announced that its CFO, David Pearson, will speak at the Sidoti & Company Eighteenth Annual Emerging Growth Research Institutional Investor Forum in New York City on Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m. Article

Cable News
> Jeff Binder, a cable industry veteran who sold Broadbus Technologies to Motorola in 2006, has formed a startup company in Boston that is developing a technology platform for IP-based video. Article

> Dish Network has launched its new Super Joey DVR, which expands the number of programs subscribers can record simultaneously to eight. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC approved AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, the last hurdle the Tier 1 carrier needed to overcome to gain control of the regional prepaid provider and its Cricket brand. Article

> Google will see a surge in mobile advertising revenue in 2014 even as revenue from desktop web ads continues to decline, according to a new report from research firm eMarketer. Article

And finally… Here's one of the UK's first microwave "backbone" networks from 1956: "They look more complicated now!" Picture