Short takes from this week's network news
Orange offers business broadband service
Orange has introduced a business broadband service for companies that support remote working. The 8mbps broadband service is designed for users working from home and provides companies with a single bill.
D-Link releases next Ethernet switch
D-Link has launched its next generation of Web Smart Ethernet switches. Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, the semi-switch offers support for Simple Network Management Protocol and a security engine.
Nokia and Siemens to link for network kit
Nokia and Siemens are preparing to merge their mobile and fixed-line phone network equipment businesses. The firms said the company would have “a world-class fixed mobile convergence capability and a deep presence in both developed and emerging markets”.
Cherry helps lower roaming mobile charges
International mobile company Cherry Telecommunications has developed Sim card technology that can reduce the cost of international mobile calls. Low-cost standard rate calls are made across various local networks and lock on to the strongest network signal to boost call quality. Cherry is based in Glasgow.
Callxpress gains Avaya suppport
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies has updated its Callxpress software, to includes support for Avaya’s technology. The product now emulates the Avaya Intuity AUDIX user interface, joining previous support for Octel Aria, Octel Serenade and Mitel NuPoint with Centigram interfaces. The new version is designed to support enterprise-size companies who want to replace their first generation infrastructure, AVST said.