Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    Cisco goes mobile with $2.9bn Starent buy

    Network equipment maker Cisco today said it would pay $2.9bn to acquire Starent Networks, a supplier of IP-based networking equipment for mobile and converged carriers. Starent's access-independent technology is used in CDMA2000, UMTS/HSPA and WiMAX...

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    Cisco Tandberg marriage to boost video market

    Cisco and Tandberg have moved to reassure their respective channels that last week's $3bn acquisition of the Norwegian video specialist will be a positive move.

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Brocade unexpected subject of M&A rumours

    The current bout of vendor consolidation could continue into the autumn after reports emerged over the weekend that Brocade has quietly put itself on the market.

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    BT Engage IT bags new boss

    BT has named former Redstone boss Martin Balaam as the man to head up its reseller operation Engage IT. As revealed by MicroScope, managing director Nick Gorringe left BT Engage IT at the last month, after 16 years at the firm but will continue to ...

  • October 02, 2009 02 Oct'09

    The driving power behind the cloud

    As many companies move into the cloud there is a growing need for tools that can monitor, analyse, optimise and secure the supporting infrastructure.

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Azlan gets Smart Care nod from Cisco

    C2000’s enterprise network, software and storage unit Azlan is to start selling Cisco’s Smart Care network monitoring and support service over a year after the programme first launched into the UK through rival distie Comstor.

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Tandberg falls to growing Cisco video empire

    Norwegian video and collaboration specialist Tandberg has been bought by Cisco for an aggregate price of $3bn. The Cisco juggernaut rolled into Oslo on Thursday, touting an 11% premium on Tandberg stock in an offer that the firm's board has ...

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    KCOM restructuring on track

    Comms provider KCOM Group has claimed its restructuring programme remains on track in a trading update ahead of its next set of financials.

  • September 29, 2009 29 Sep'09

    Brocade channel surge nets Cisco partners

    SAN specialist Kavanagh is to scale back its Cisco relationship after signing up to Brocade's Alliance Partner Network as a Premier Partner. Kavanagh originally signed on to push Cisco's MDS (Multi-layer Data Switch) SAN line-up to develop its ...

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Comstor to share some US channel tips

    Cisco-distie Comstor is to take a worldwide approach to dealing with its reseller channel and reckons it can effectively walk the precarious line between friendly neighbourhood distributor and global broad line monolith.

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Gorringe to exit BT Engage IT at month end

    BT Engage IT has finally broken its silence over the long expected departure of boss Nick Gorringe, who leaves at the end of this month. Speculation about his exit started in July but the reseller and its telco parent refused to confirm or deny such...

  • September 25, 2009 25 Sep'09

    Mitel reports full-year loss after writedown

    Unified communications vendor Mitel has reported a full-year net loss of $193.7m (£120.7m) after booking a non-cash goodwill write-down of close to $290m and a separate $23m charge relating to restructuring activities.

  • September 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    BNP wades into Nortel redundancy row

    The controversy surrounding this year's job losses at Nortel's UK operation has taken a bizarre turn after the far-right British National Party waded into the row.

  • September 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    No sign of pick up in PBX market

    The prognosis for the UK PBX and IP PBX market remains gloomy, according to comms analysts at MZA, who have just released their Q2 market figures. During calendar Q2, the overall market declined by 25% year-on-year, reaching just over 538,000 ...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Brocade rolls out service, support and warranty options for resellers

    Brocade has rolled out a trio of new reseller-facing programmes as it continues to bulk up its new-build networking channel.