Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    KCOM plans for growth as profits rise

    Revenues might have dipped but profits for the first half of its fiscal year increased at KCOM as the firm announced a fresh banking facility and ambitions for growth.

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Brocade profits head south on increased costs

    Brocade's fourth quarter GAAP net income shrank 28% year-on-year to $23m (£14.4m) even as sales at the network and storage vendor hit a new record of $550m, up 5%, driven by solid growth in its Ethernet business.

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Juniper distie boss pops up at Avnet

    Former Juniper UK distribution manager Grant Reddin has crossed the great divide into the channel to take up the role of networking and security sales director for the UK at Avnet Technology Solutions.

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    D-Link shakes up education strategy

    D-Link has revitalised its approach to its core education market, unveiling a new 0% financing plan and announcing the appointment of a new head of education.

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Nortel falls out with VoIP unit buyer

    Nortel has fallen out with Genband over the purchase price of its carrier VoIP and applications solutions (CVAS) unit, according to Reuters. The $182m deal, originally announced late last year, was finalised in February, as reported by MicroScope.

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Chambers sorry for Cisco stock panic

    John Chambers has taken the unusual step of apologising to investors for the weak quarterly forecast that he delivered last week on Cisco's quarterly earnings call.

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Aruba CEO shrugs off Trapeze acquisition

    Dominic Orr, CEO of wireless vendor Aruba Networks, has claimed he is not concerned with the acquisition of old competitor Trapeze by Juniper earlier this week.

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Product sales bounce back as DiData files final results

    Integrator Dimension Data has posted improved revenues and profits for the full-year to the end of September, with sales up 19% - 9% at constant currency rates - to $4.74bn (£2.98bn) and operating profit of $237.8m, up 22% in reported currency...

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Belden offloads Trapeze to Juniper

    Cabling specialist Belden has offloaded its WLAN business, Trapeze Networks, which it acquired in 2008 for $133m (£83.8m) to Juniper Networks, after failing to make waves in the wireless market.

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Opal sales flat as voice revenues decline

    Sales at business-to-business comms provider Opal remained flat year-on-year during the second quarter as declining sales of voice products were offset by growth in data products and services, parent TalkTalk said today.

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    Nortel books $649m loss after pension charges

    Nortel's rump operation has posted net third quarter sales of $85m (£52.8m), down 90.1% year-on-year as a result of business divestitures in the past 12 months.

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    Cisco stock app takes to iPhone, BlackBerry platforms

    Cisco distributor Azlan has launched two apps for the iPhone and Blackberry platforms designed to help SMB resellers get a snapshot of Cisco stock availability on the fly. The apps have already been road-tested by Azlan's in-house sales teams and ...

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    Cisco margins hit by component shortfall

    Cisco is still feeling the effects of bottle necks in the networking component supply chain, despite CFO Frank Calderoni noting a "substantial improvement in our supply" in Q1.

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    Global Services star performer for BT in Q2

    BT has posted a slight decline in sales for its second quarter to the end of September, although both EBITDA and pre-tax profit showed improvement, up 3% and 13% respectively after a strong performance from problem child, BT Global Services.

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    Cisco questions strength of recovery as Q1 profits fall short

    The stock markets have punished Cisco after the networking market leader missed forecast earnings targets by a country mile in the first quarter of its fiscal 2011.