Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Virgin Media Business sees strong end to 2010

    Virgin Media Business, the b2b arm of ISP Virgin Media, has posted a 4.7% year-on-year uptick in fourth quarter sales after strong growth in data and wholesale revenues. The unit made total sales of £152m in the last three months of 2010.

  • February 16, 2011 16 Feb'11

    Chinese comms firm to bid for Nortel patents

    Chinese telecoms firm ZTE has thrown its hat into the ring in the race to acquire Nortel's networking patents, expressing particular interest in its LTE intellectual property (IP), according to Reuters. In an interview, ZTE IP director Wang Haibo ...

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    ShoreTel outlines plan for profitability, acquisitions

    ShoreTel worldwide sales senior vice president and former interim CEO Don Girskis has outlined the UC vendor's evolving strategy and thrown his weight behind newly-appointed CEO Peter Blackmore's pledge to turn the firm profitable by the middle of ...

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    Daisy acquires competitor O-bit Telecom

    Business comms provider Daisy Group has acquired Buckinghamshire-based O-bit Telecom in its eleventh acquisition since listing on the AIM 18 months ago.

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    Telco sector already proving M&A watchers right

    The tie-up between Nokia and Microsoft is being heralded as an indicator that those predicting a large amount of activity in the telco sector are on the right track.

  • February 11, 2011 11 Feb'11

    Chess Telecom backs off voice provision to BT

    Buy-and-build comms reseller Chess Telecom will now offer voice services to its customers through BT Wholesale after inking a multi-million pound deal with the telco.

  • February 11, 2011 11 Feb'11

    Nokia, Microsoft deal 'will disrupt' mobile market

    As predicted this week, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop this morning made up with his old boss Steve Ballmer and announced a technology partnership between Microsoft and the struggling Finnish mobility vendor, with the two saying they would "disrupt" other ...

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Alcatel-Lucent profits on the way up at last

    Troubled networking vendor Alcatel-Lucent posted its first ever sequential rise in net profits during its fourth quarter, banking €340m (£288m) in the last three months of the year, after booking some substantial pre-tax gains.

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Cisco numbers spook the market once again

    Network bellwether Cisco has again frightened off analysts after CEO John Chambers said it had posted weaker margins and talked of slower public sector and consumer spending during the vendor's second quarter, which closed on 29 January.

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Sourcefire plans to extend services through resellers

    Web security specialist Sourcefire has indicated it is aiming to ramp up the services and support revenues for its reseller base.

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    Netgear posts quarterly sales record

    SMB networking kit specialist Net gear has jumped to record sales for both the fourth quarter and full year after strong sales through service providers and a higher than expected contribution from a glut of 26 new product lines released during the ...

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    Nokia a 'burning platform' says CEO Elop

    In a frank memo circulated among staff at Finnish mobility giant Nokia, CEO Stephen Elop has issued a brutal assessment of the company's current situation to staff, saying that they are "standing on a burning platform".

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    TalkTalk cuts 580 jobs as sales remain flat

    TalkTalk is to cut 580 jobs in a "major reorganisation" of its business operations as the integration of Tiscali continues. The cuts will come as part of a restructure that should see the business save £25m per annum.

  • February 08, 2011 08 Feb'11

    Smart phone security threats on the rise

    Smart phone security threats are becoming an increasing problem as hackers target the growing number of users using their handheld devices to store sensitive information.

  • February 08, 2011 08 Feb'11

    Antenna picks up mobile internet specialist

    Mobility software outfit Antenna Software has forked out an undisclosed sum to acquire mobile internet software company Volant's systems as part of an attempt to position itself as an end-to-end mobile solutions provider for the carrier market.