LAN, WAN, access, Broadband, etc.
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.
Parallèlement à une exploitation grand public de son offre multiplay autour de la Bbox, Bouygues Telecom explore, via sa branche Entreprises, la dimension du standard téléphonique, avec une formule dédiée aux PME.
L’opérateur constate que 64% des entreprises de moins de 50 salariés se sont dotées d’un PBX.
En collaboration avec Greenwich Consulting, la Fédération Française des Télécoms vient de présenter une étude comparative internationale sur la fiscalité spécifique des opérateurs télécoms et les schémas d’optimisation fiscale des acteurs « Over-the-Top ». C’est-à-dire les services Internet qui exploitent les réseaux des opérateurs télécoms pour développer leur business
The percentage of North American companies using SIP or Session Initiation Protocol trunking and traditional T-1s will just about equalize in two years, marking a dramatic shift in technology used for external corporate communications.
Of the 278 companies responding to an Infonetics Research survey, 58% say they will use at least some SIP trunks in 2015 while 55% say they will use will use at least some T-1s.
Dans la lignée du tournant stratégique abordé il y a un an et demi par sa branche Entreprises, SFR entend amplifier ses axes services et cloud, accélérer sur le chantier du très haut débit et multiplier ses interconnexions à l’international.
"Une stratégie payante qui nous a mis dans un vert sur un marché en baisse [de 2-3%]", selon Pierre Barnabé, dont Silicon.fr a recueilli le témoignage.
Cisco Tuesday introduced small cell hardware and intelligent software designed to help carriers and enterprises improve wireless connections over hybrid networks made of 3G and 4G cellular and Wi-Fi technologies.
The products, which Cisco plans to demonstrate at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, are intended to help networks grapple with a projected 13-fold increase in the size of the mobile Internet by 2017, Cisco officials said.
Oracle Corp. opened the week with a US$1.7 billion bang by announcing an agreement to acquire IP networking systems specialist Acme Packet Inc. for $29.25 per share, a 22 percent premium over Acme's closing price Friday of $23.93.
The deal values Acme Packet at $2.1 billion, but Oracle will be shelling out about $1.7 billion once the value of Acme's cash, short-term investments and other assets are taken into account.
Cisco Systems plans to sell its Linksys home networking business to Belkin International for an undisclosed sum under an agreement that includes cooperation between the companies on software, service-provider products and other areas.
Belkin will keep the Linksys brand alive and honor warranties for customers who bought Linksys products, it said in a press release Thursday.
The internet was built on TCP/IP, networking protocols originally created by American computer scientists Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn. But Cerf and Kahn were building on the work of Louis Pouzin.
In the early 1970s, working as a researcher for the French government, Pouzin created a computer network known as CYCLADES, and Vint Cerf himself has cited Pouzin’s design as one of the key influences behind the development of TCP/IP.