Network
 
LAN, WAN, access, Broadband, etc.

Cisco brings Meraki to the enterprise

In November 2012, Cisco acquired Meraki for a whopping $1.2 billion. At the time, most people thought that was a huge overpayment for a 330-person startup that made its living selling cloud-managed Wi-Fi to small- and mid-sized businesses. Prior to the Meraki acquisition, Cisco didn't have a down-market Wi-Fi product, so Meraki filled a hole in the company's portfolio. Dropping Meraki into Cisco's channel has made it wildly successful, as it has been one of the consistently strong performers at the company over the past few years.

Numericable-SFR oriente la fibre vers les petites entreprises

Sous la marque SFR, Numericable ouvre aux petites structures des services très haut débit jusqu’alors réservés aux PME et grands comptes. Un mois après avoir présenté ses offres en direction du grand public, Numericable-SFR abat ses cartes sur le marché des entreprises.

GENBAND Partners with Alcatel-Lucent on NFV

GENBAND announced that it has joined the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program in a partnership designed to accelerate market development for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As a program member, GENBAND will access Alcatel-Lucent’s NFV lab in an effort to integrate key components of its NFV applications and solutions portfolio with Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand NFV Platform.

Mobile industry association GSMA plans for 5G mobile

Mobile industry association the GSMA has released a new report to outline its perspectives on the development of 5G mobile.

The Understanding 5G: Perspectives on Future Technological Advancements report outlines the technical requirements of future 5G networks, and explores potential use cases as well as the implications for operators and other mobile ecosystem players.

France: 2,5 millions de foyers connectés au très haut débit.

L’influence du très haut débit progresse doucement en France. Sur le troisième trimestre, l’ARCEP a recensé 145 000 nouveaux abonnements THD (débit maximum descendant supérieur ou égal à 30 Mbit/s).

Alcatel-Lucent virtualizes WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture has broadened its product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology. Nuage’s Virtualized Networks Services (VNS) product is designed to help enterprises simplify the provisioning of secure network services to remote locations. It is intended to extend policy-driven network automation to branch locations to speed the deployment of new sites, and reduce operational expenditures.

GSMA specification for M2M and Internet of Things will 'accelerate' market says Beecham Research

The recently launched GSMA eUICC Embedded SIM Specification will "accelerate and help transform" the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, according to a report from analyst Beecham Research.

The report was launched in association with the GSMA to coincide with an announcement that leading mobile operators, along with SIM and module manufacturers, have all launched solutions compliant with the new specification.

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

The dream of an Internet of things could turn into a nightmare for mobile operators, if sloppily written apps or chatty smartmeters were to overload their networks with signaling traffic. To avert such a scenario, a number of operators are backing a new set of network usage guidelines for device manufacturers and app developers.

Extreme Networks gets Lync qualified

Extreme Networks announced the availability of an integrated solution for Microsoft’s Unified Communications platform, Lync. The announcement is well timed, as there is no hotter UC platform today than Lync. Over the past few years, Microsoft has been aggressively getting Lync into its customers’ hands. However, the majority of customers have been using Lync for its desktop features, such as chat, presence, and web conferencing. Over the past year or so, Microsoft has been much more aggressive in getting its customers to adopt Lync voice and video.

Vodafone, Huawei link LTE and GSM networks

In the hunt for more spectrum to speed up mobile networks, Vodafone and Huawei Technologies have successfully tested a technology that lets LTE and GSM share the same frequencies. The speed of future mobile networks will depend on the amount of spectrum mobile operators can get their hands on. The more they get, the wider the roads they can build. One thing they can do to get more space is to reuse frequencies that are currently used for older technologies such as GSM and 3G.

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