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Wireless, OTT video at heart of Verizon's AOL buy

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has agreed to buy Internet content pioneer AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) for approximately $4.4 billion. The deal will strengthen Verizon's content play in LTE wireless video and over the top (OTT), as well as Internet of Things (IoT), the company believes.

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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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The sharper-eyed among you may have noticed we've tweaked the website over the past couple of weeks. We've added a pair of new topic centers, moved another one, and dropped one. The two new ones are SDN/NFV and Data Center. Yes, both are long past due. The topic center titles are self-explanatory, as far as what you'll f...
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The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...

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