PeerApp Ltd. , the Massachusetts-based CDN systems specialist, has opened an R&D facility in Novosibirsk, Russia, which will focus on the development and deployment of PeerApp's UltraBand product. Ultraband, described as a transparent caching platform, is used by more than 270 fixed and mobile operators to manage the delivery of video and other over-the-top content on their networks, claims PeerApp. (See PeerApp Opens Russian R&D Facility.)
ARM, the U.K.-based chip designer, has released the latest version of its Mali T600 graphics processors, which it claims will significantly extend the battery life and improve the performance of ARM-powered devices.
SFR is suing Orange (NYSE: FTE) over alleged anti-competitive practices in the fixed broadband market, reports L'Expansion (in French).
South Africa's Telkom SA Ltd. (NYSE/Johannesburg: TKG) has been fined 449 million rand ($55 million) by the country's regulator for so-called "bullying" of its rivals, reports Reuters. However, this represents something of a result for the operator, as the regulator had originally been looking to slap it with a whopping ZAR3.5 billion ($429 million) fine.
Traffic on the BBC's iPlayer over-the-top video streaming service has predictably gone through the roof as hyperventilating Brits catch up on the exploits of their heroes at the London Olympics. Usain Bolt's star turn in the 100m final pushed traffic up 30 percent, while Andy Murray's dispatching of Roger Federer in the tennis final added 25 percent to the numbers. But just wait for the Greco-Roman wrestling factor to kick in…