Midday 120: Top Telecom and ICT Stories of 2014

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    Top Telecom and ICT Stories of 2014

    December 23, 2014
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    • North Korea experienced a nationwide Internet outage yesterday, which comes in the wake of a major cyber attack apparently launched by operatives from that country and targeting the Sony company. American officials say they are not responsible for the North Korean outage.
    • RCR Wireless News Editor-in-Chief Dan Meyer discusses the top telecom and ICT stories from 2014 and also digs into customer relationship management systems employed by mobile operators.
    • Roberta Prescott, an RCR editor, details the implications of a free and open Cuba to the U.S. telco sector.
    • Network operator Winsdstream is partnering with SDN, NFV firm Cyan to upgrade metro networks to a 100 Gigabit data capacity. Windstream reps say the move will enhance both business and residential services.
    • In more partnership news, Sierra Wireless has announced its $90 million acquisition of Maingate. That deal is expect to close in February. Sierra specializes in machine-to-machine and cloud services on 2G, 3G and 4G platforms. Maingate focuses on managing connections.