Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • May 21, 2010 21 May'10

    Recession hammers network management systems sector

    Sales of network management systems (NMS) suffered more during 2009 than was originally expected, according to new research from analysts at Analysys Mason, as total sales dipped 8% year-on-year to $4.27bn (£2.95bn).

  • May 21, 2010 21 May'10

    Coalition sets out broadband policy

    The programme for government published this week by the Liberal-Conservative Coalition has set out the new government's plans for the ongoing roll-out of super-fast broadband across the UK.

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Cisco makes optical networking play

    Cisco has made its second acquisition this week after putting down $99m (£69.38m) in cash and retention incentives to acquire digital signal processing solutions provider CoreOptics.

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Aruba struggles to reverse losses as sales climb

    Distributed network and wireless specialist Aruba Networks has booked year-on-year increase in sales but barely managed to reverse its losses in the year-ago quarter after turning in its fiscal Q3 numbers.

  • May 19, 2010 19 May'10

    Networking vendors ink interoperability pact

    Hewlett-Packard, Juniper, Logitech, Microsoft and Polycom have been named as the founder members of a new non-profit alliance - dubbed the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum - designed to promote standards-based, cross-vendor ...

  • May 19, 2010 19 May'10

    Nokia under pressure as global mobile sales climb 17%

    Close to 315 million mobile handset units shipped during the first three months of 2010, representing a 17% increase on the same period in 2009, according to the latest quarterly figures from the industry-watchers at Gartner, but market-leader Nokia...

  • May 19, 2010 19 May'10

    Cisco beefs up consumer arm

    Cisco has added some more muscle to its consumer technology arm after picking up 35-strong California-based product and strategy development consultancy MOTO for an undisclosed sum.

  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    Vodafone profits double as mobile Internet soars

    Vodafone has reported a full-year pre-tax profit of £8.7bn for the 12 months to the end of March, more than doubling its fiscal 2009 profits as worldwide growth in mobile data and broadband traffic over smartphone devices continued unimpeded.

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Nortel profits from sell-off process

    Defunct networking vendor Nortel has booked net profits of $355m (£245m) in Q1 - reversing losses of over $500m this time last year - as cash continued to pour in from the various sales of its remaining business units.

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Extreme brings ScanSource partnership to UK shores

    LAN infrastructure specialist Extreme Networks has added convergence distie ScanSource to its UK line-up alongside Mayflex and Westcon.

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Wireless key to dodging public sector bullet

    With the scale of the inevitable cuts in public spending under the new Liberal-Conservative government still unclear, the channel is still bracing itself for a rough ride in the coming months.

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Ciena lets Nortel staff go

    Ethernet networking specialist Ciena is understood to be cutting 17 jobs at Nortel's Monkstown facility in Northern Ireland, drawing fire from the Unite union.

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    BT heads back into black

    BT has breezed past its previous forecasts after posting full-year profit of £1.02bn - marking a return to profit after posting massive losses in 2009 - on total sales of £20.9bn, down slightly on the previous year.

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    Cisco cautiously optimistic over Euro debt crisis

    Cisco is watching the European theatre closely for signs of deepening economic hardship due to the financial crisis over the future of the Euro, precipitated by the near-collapse of the Greek economy.

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    TalkTalk adjusts to life without Carphone Warehouse

    Consumer and business communications provider TalkTalk is getting used to the single life after posting its first full-year results since splitting from electrical and IT retail specialist Carphone Warehouse in March.