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  • May 09, 2002 09 May'02

    Instant messaging takes pressure off bank's e-mail

    Global investment bank ABN Amro has rolled out instant messaging software to traders in 17 countries to reduce its reliance on...

  • May 08, 2002 08 May'02

    N+I: Security firms show off their wares

    Security and networking companies attending the Networld+Interop conference in Las Vegas unveiled their firewall/VPN (virtual...

  • May 08, 2002 08 May'02

    Germany forges ahead with satellitebroadband service offerings

    Germany, already the country with the most DSL connections in Europe, is poised to take the lead in the rollout of satellite...

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    Nortel boosts IP telephony platform

    Nortel Networks has introduced a set of software enhancements and an add-on application that extends its IP telephony platform to...

  • May 01, 2002 01 May'02

    Ex-hacker warns of exposed systems

    Complacent businesses are unwittingly leaving their systems open to attack, one of the UK's most notorious computer hackers...

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    WorldCom president resigns

    WorldCom's embattled president and chief executive officer, Bernard Ebbers, has resigned.

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    Motorola looks to network edge

    Motorola has tailored its programmable network processor line-up towards the needs of the edge of the service-provider network by...

  • April 25, 2002 25 Apr'02

    AT&T reports loss of $975m

    AT&T posted a net loss of $975m (£671m) for its first fiscal quarter as revenue continues to deteriorate in long-distance...

  • April 25, 2002 25 Apr'02

    C&W teams up with Cisco for managed LAN/WAN offering

    Cable and Wireless (C&W) will offer managed LAN and WAN services over a single IP platform to customers in its major markets.

  • April 17, 2002 17 Apr'02

    LRE offers alternative to ADSL

    A telco in Finland has employed Cisco's Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) technology to breathe new life and greater bandwidth into its...

  • April 09, 2002 09 Apr'02

    Lexmark jumps on multi-function printer bandwagon

    Lexmark International will today introduce two new multi-function printing (MFP) systems and a new MFP add-on option for many of...

  • April 08, 2002 08 Apr'02

    VoIP users voice concerns

    Voice over IP is one of the hottest technologies around, but users caution that anyone attempting a VoIP project needs a lot of...

  • April 02, 2002 02 Apr'02

    Unisphere shakes up VPN offerings

    Unisphere Networks will today introduce a new virtual private network (VPN) platform to help carriers and other service providers...

  • March 28, 2002 28 Mar'02

    WorldCom goes retro with frame relay

    Eleven years after the initial introduction of service based on frame relay, a then high-speed packet switching protocol,...

  • March 26, 2002 26 Mar'02

    Brix device monitors core network quality

    Brix Networks stepped up its quality of service (QoS) monitoring capabilities to serve core data centres and Internet service...

  • March 21, 2002 21 Mar'02

    Technology round-up

    Panasonic VoIP in the trunkPanasonic has introduced a voice over IP (VoIP) trunk card for Panasonic ICX and S-ICX telephone...

  • March 21, 2002 21 Mar'02

    Openwave and Verisign team up on mobile messaging

    Openwave Systems, a software maker specialising in mobile services, and Web hosting company Verisign have bundled their products...

  • March 20, 2002 20 Mar'02

    E-envoy says UK will overtake Germany on ADSL

    The Government's e-envoy Andrew Pinder has predicted that the UK will catch up with European broadband leader Germany within the...

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    Motorola releases new security processors

    Motorola has revealed a series of new microprocessor technologies including two network security processors, the first audio chip...

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    VeriSign sets its sights on telecoms market

    VeriSign's chief executive has outlined a vision which would see his company at the intersection of Internet and...

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    Cool reaction to ADSL price cuts

    Users and analysts gave a cautious welcome to BT's decision to cut wholesale ADSL access prices by almost half.

  • February 27, 2002 27 Feb'02

    Broadband bill scheduled for House vote

    After many delays, the Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act, better known as the Tauzin-Dingell bill, is scheduled for a...

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    Avaya and 3Com embrace IP telephony

    At the annual VoiceCon 2002 Conference and Exhibition, both Avaya and 3Com announced new IP telephony products.

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Avaya updates IP telephony products

    Avaya is set to launch 10 new software and hardware products under its Enterprise Class Internet Protocol Solutions (Eclips)...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    3GSM: Joint venture unveils gateway router

    Ericsson and router vendor Juniper Networks have teamed up to create a router designed to help mobile operators migrate from...

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    3GSM: Ericsson and Juniper unveil new router

    Mobile phone maker Ericsson and router vendor Juniper Networks have teamed up to create a router designed to help mobile...

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    3GSM: Check Point launches GPRS firewall

    Check Point Software Technologies will unveil its first product for securing data-centric mobile-phone networks at the 3GSM World...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    3GSM show dominated by software and services

    Giant Software Marketplace might be a more appropriate name for the 3GSM World Congress, which opens in Cannes today (Tuesday 19...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Iona adds enterprise products to Web services line-up

    Boosting its Web services line-up, Iona Technologies is now shipping the Collaborate and Partner editions of its Orbix E2A Web...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Manchester Police embark on VoIP migration

    British Telecom is installing a state-of-the-art voice and data network for the Greater Manchester Police (GMP), which will be in...

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    Software lets IT managers monitor instant messaging

    Software from FaceTime Communications will allow IT managers to log what employees are saying over Internet instant messaging...

  • February 04, 2002 04 Feb'02

    Cisco switches over to Layer 3

    Cisco Systems has unveiled a new switching engine designed to give enterprises greater control over their converged networks.

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    AT&T reports reduced earnings

    AT&T has announced pro forma earnings on Wednesday of $0.05 per share for its fourth quarter, down significantly last year's...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    ComNet: Cisco switches to Layer 3

    Cisco Systems has unveiled a new switching engine at the ComNet Conference and Expo in Washington, USA, designed to give...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Siemens embraces VoIP

    Siemens Enterprise Networks will shortly announce PBX equipment designed to help businesses make the transition to IP-based...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Digital TV available on analogue in March

    Technology that will allow consumers to access digital services through traditional analogue TV sets is set to arrive in March,...

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    Unisphere combines ATM and IP in one box

    Unisphere Networks has announced a new series of routing switches for the edge of service-provider networks.

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Cisco to let phone developers tap into Unicode

    Developers of telephony systems that use Cisco Systems' IP phones will soon be able to support nearly any set of characters...

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    Voice over IP bandwidth cut by 60%

    Reduction of Voice over IP (VoIP) bandwidth in excess of 60% is being claimed for Effnet's Compressed Real-time Transport...

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Alcatel offers smarter DSL box

    Alcatel has introduced a new version of its DSL Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) with new IP functions and management features.

  • January 11, 2002 11 Jan'02

    VoIP comes to market in numbers

    Network vendors will release a flurry of voice over IP (VoIP) security products in 2002, sparking IP telephony adoption by easing...

  • December 05, 2001 05 Dec'01

    Nortel addresses world communications

    Nortel Networks has evolved its EMEA partner programme to provide a new generation of channels to market with the products,...

  • November 28, 2001 28 Nov'01

    Government faces broadband revolt

    Small businesses, frustrated by Government and telecoms companies' prevarication over broadband, have launched an online petition...

  • March 06, 2001 06 Mar'01

    Cisco aims certification reforms at smaller resellers

    Cisco plans to focus its channel certification programme on core skills and value added capabilities in order to widen its...

  • January 14, 2001 14 Jan'01

    Nortel customers see fibre as the solution



    By Will Garside

    Telecommunications expert Nortel Networks is to launch a networking division aimed at introducing optical fibre to the local...

  • November 08, 2000 08 Nov'00

    Intel gears up for explosion in IP telephony integration

    Intel's Dialogic division has released a communications platform that integrates IP telephony with speech recognition and...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Wap may yet dominate the world



    Despite well-publicised shortcomings over its speed and lack of proper testing, Wap services are set to have half a billion users by 2002. Its legions of...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Skills gap hits UK broadband availability



    The UK is facing a broadband availability crisis as a result of not enough engineers and other technical experts being available to upgrade infrastructure,...

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    Experts urge caution on IPtelephony

    Cisco has announced a family of IP-based voice, data and video software products in its bid to provide converged networks for...

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    Oftel to act over BT pricing

    Industry regulator finally admits UK business are paying too much for leased lines. Antony Savvas reports

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    ADSL arrives, but no price cut yet for ISDN



    Eric Doyle

    BT has refused to be drawn on the issue of ISDN price cuts despite the recent roll-out of its Openworld asynchronous digital...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    Inland Revenue hunts 'missing' files



    Tony Collins

    The Inland Revenue is at odds with a Government software supplier over the hunt for millions of "missing" tax...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    BT's ADSL ready to roll



    Antony Savvas

    BT is to finally roll out its ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) high-speed Internet access offering from September, after...

  • July 19, 2000 19 Jul'00

    Oftel and BT fudge EC Internet ruling



    Oftel, the telecoms regulator, and BT look set to fudge a European Commission ruling on high-speed Internet access.

    The commission last week ruled...

  • July 12, 2000 12 Jul'00

    True 56kbps modem with new standard

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has ratified the new V.92 standard for analogue modems, with faster products...

  • May 31, 2000 31 May'00

    Interactive Digital TV: Box clever

    Like every other new technology, digital TV is busting a gut to sell itself to business. But will it pull in the punters? Piers...

  • May 24, 2000 24 May'00

    BT fails to offer hacker protection to ADSL users



    Antony Savvas

    Users wanting to take advantage of the arrival of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) in the UK through BT, have yet to be...

  • May 10, 2000 10 May'00

    Ericsson wins £18m PFI university comms deal



    Mike Simons

    Telecoms giant Ericsson has won an £18m managed services contract with London's Imperial College of Science, Technology and...

  • May 03, 2000 03 May'00

    BT's ADSL will not use full capability



    Antony Savvas

    The generation of data network connections will not offer businesses the full benefits of ADSL technology, British Telecom has...

  • May 03, 2000 03 May'00

    BT struggles to deliver Win2000



    Antony Savvas

    BT's ISDN customers must continue to wait for drivers to run Windows 2000, following the telecoms giant's acknowledgment that it...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    BT delays ADSL roll-out by further three months

    BT's partners back call to Oftel for delay in roll-out.

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    ADSL delay will slow e-commerce take-up



    Further delays to the implementation of ADSL mean the introduction of the 8Mbps technology will now begin at the end of June.

    "It is absolutely...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    BT hangs up on angry users as it axes portable fax number service



    Antony Savvas

    Users have protested at BT's decision to axe Faxminder, a portable fax service, which could cost their businesses a fortune in lost...

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