This week marked a truly historic landmark in the history of modern communications. It is hard to believe that it was 50 years ago that the U.S. put into orbit TELSTAR, the first active communications satellite. As highlighted in a blog by Susan Campbell, the Bell Labs developed satellite in essence ushered in the connected world multimedia era. There certainly was reason to celebrate.
In fact, innovation was also the subject of Mae Kowalke’s blog on the release of the fifth edition of the Global Innovation Index — developed by INSEAD eLab and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with experience from knowledge partners Alcatel-Lucent, Booz & Company and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
As can be seen below, despite what are usually the summer doldrums, there was lots of news to report and developments to be featured.
In the news the spotlight was on some trends:
- Infonectics Research new report says the DDoS market will grow 24 percent in 2012.
- ABI Research published its views on why the applications enablement platform market is poised for explosive growth.
- As a complement to the blog mentioned above on the Global Innovation Index (GII), TMCnet Contributor Madhubanti Rudra noted which countries ranked high in terms of innovation with Switzerland leading the pack.
There were also two Alcatel-Lucent items related to innovation. The company inaugurated its new research facility in Chennai, India, and announced that in the past six years it has filed over 150 patents in India alone. Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) also made news that included: BT (News - Alert) using ALU solutions to provide IP VPN services in Ireland; and, rebranding and extending the scope of its enterprise business under the OpenTouch name.
As always, wireless was a hot topic with Verizon (News - Alert) announcing a number of 4G LTE deployments in the U.S. including in Kansas City, and NetMotion Wireless (News - Alert) introduced Mobility XE Mobile VPN aimed at fulfilling next generation network security requirements.
The featured articles covered the mobile video experience, the Wi-Fi opportunities for cable TV operators and how BIPON helps operators reduce their energy requirements.
- Applications Enablement: TMCnet Contributing Editor Susan Campbell turned an eye on how Quality of Experience (QoE) is going to be important for mobile operators as more and more users demand great video experiences on their mobile devices.
- Wireless All Around: The opportunities that pervasive Wi-Fi can provide cable TV operators were featured by TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke.
- High Leverage Network: Being eco-friendly while providing next gen services is an important concern. TMC Editor, Cloud Computing, Erin Harrison looked at how Bell Labs (News - Alert) bit interleaving passive optical network (BIPON) will enable operators to do both.
For your weekend enjoyment I’d like to recommend the following:
Plus, it is always a good idea to click on the many valuable resources accessible from the community home page. In fact, go to our white paper library and put in Alcatel-Lucent for a number of new additions. And, with some pride in having participated, you may like to hear a recent webinar, Prepare Your Network for the Multi-media & BYOD Revolution, and pass it along to colleagues.
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