Testing the capabilities of the Internet2 network, researchers in Tokyo used IPv6 to break an Internet speed record, first reporting data sends at 7.67 gigabits per second and then a day later at 9.08 Gbps.
Verizon Communications will soon offer a BlackBerry device that is compatible with worldwide GSM cellular technology. The decision represents a break from Verizon's traditional CDMA technology, as the company tries to increase its worldwide presence.
Streaming21 has launched a new 6.0 media server for IPTV services to help meet the demand of telecommunications companies adopting the IPv6 standard. The new platform, delivering carrier-class streaming services over Internet protocol networks, adds many features that support H.264 and IPv6 video streaming with high video delivery.
Construction of optical fiber networks in homes has evolved from prototype to large-scale growth and expansion, according to the FTTH Council. About 1.3 million homes now are connected to fiber-optic cable.
The Washington Times asserts that the tax moratorium on Internet access should be renewed, noting that the Internet is still a new frontier and that more Internet commerce will help, not harm, the markets.
HBO has partnered with Open Student Television Network to make HBO's "Addiction" documentary series available to college students for free. The series will be distributed to students' computers and televisions.