LAN, WAN, access, Broadband, etc.
Startup Pertino plans to flesh out its cloud-based network service with additional services such as security and deep-packet inspection, which it will sell through an online app store.
From the European government's perspective, those who operate telecommunications networks are moving too slowly. From the operators' perspective, the government's rate of change would mean unacceptable financial risk.
That, in a nutshell, is the debate that underscores many declarations and discussions here at the Broadband World Forum. The industry players share a love of high-speed networking and all that it can bring to the world, but they don't always share a vision of how to move beyond basic broadband.
Alcatel-Lucent is offering its enterprise switch users a free software upgrade to converge wired Ethernet networks with wireless from Aruba Networks.
Aruba and Alcatel-Lucent have had a longtime partnership to jointly market and integrate each other's products. This software upgrade is an extension of that and is designed to bring all campus networking products under one view with consistent BYOD management.
Juniper Networks this week upgraded its MX service provider edge routers with expanded system capacity to enhance subscriber bandwidth and service performance.
The upgrades include new line cards across the entire 10-router MX line, and switch fabric modules for the MX 240, MX 480 and MX 960 models. Juniper says the enhancements will help service providers protect their MX investments by using the same chassis to keep pace with subscriber and traffic growth.
Nokia mènerait, en interne, des discussions remettant sur la table l’idée d’un rapprochement avec le Franco-Américain Alcatel-Lucent. Voici quelques années que les bruits de couloir circulent autour d’un éventuel rapprochement des deux équipementiers télécoms Nokia et Alcatel-Lucent. S’il est encore trop tôt pour envisager cette issue, la situation et les orientations stratégiques des deux groupes rendent l’hypothèse d’autant plus plausible à moyen terme.
Cisco unveiled its Internet of Everything router, a device intended to address the growth in Internet traffic brought about by cloud, mobile, video and machine-to-machine communications.
The Network Convergence System (NCS), which was expected, is the culmination of three years of work by 450 engineers and $250 million in funding, Cisco says.
Acme Packet recently introduced the Net-Net® 3800, a low-end session border controller (SBC) designed for small enterprise sites, contact centers and service providers.
The device controls up to 500 simultaneous VoIP/unified communications sessions. Acme Packet has reduced the entry-level prices by up to 50% compared to their company’s larger systems while offering the same SBC functions and features on other Net-Net products.
Nokia is to acquire Siemens' 50 percent stake in joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks, which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish company after the transaction is completed.
The handset maker is paying €1.7 billion (US$2.2 billion) to acquire the stake in the mobile networks equipment company. The Siemens name will be phased out, and a new name and brand will be announced at the closing of the transaction expected by the third quarter of this year.
Cisco has once again released its study of global Internet traffic with the Cisco Visual Networking Index. Among the study's findings:
In 2012, there were 2.3 billion Internet user representing about 32% of the world's population;
by 2017, there will be about 3.6 billion Internet users -- more than 48% of the world's projected population (7.6 billion).
Also projected for 2017:
Public cloud and managed hosting provider Rackspace has rolled technology from Vyatta into its services, allowing customers to set granulated network segmentation policies that dictate which users and what type of traffic have access to which hosted resources. Vyatta -- a maker of open source networking technology that Brocade purchased earlier this year -- specializes in creating virtual appliances to allow for firewalling and blocking or allowing certain types of traffic to access endpoints.
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