Thursday, August 31, 2017

T-Mobile gets its first 600 MHz LTE-capable smartphone

T-Mobile announced it will carry the LG V30 – the world’s first smartphone to support 600 MHz LTE - nationwide this fall.

T-Mobile also announced Scarborough, Maine is the latest location to activate 600 MHz service.

“We’re lighting up our new super spectrum for LTE and laying the foundation for 5G so fast we’re making the other guys’ heads spin – and with the LG V30, everything is coming together in record time,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “While the carriers try to fake their way to 5G and back off unlimited to keep their networks from caving even more, the Un-carrier’s building the future of wireless and a bigger, better, faster, future-proof network.”

They said it wouldn’t be possible. They said it wouldn’t be quick. Clearly, they don’t know T-Mobile,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile. “Smartphones are coming, we just lit up another location with LTE on 600 MHz... AND we’re laying a foundation for nationwide 5G at the same time. The Carriers must get tired of T-Mobile continually running circles ‘round them!”

https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/4g-lte-network
http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2017/08/lg-v30-charts-new-mobile-frontier-with-premium-cinematography-capabilities/

T-Mobile lights up first 600 MHz LTE network


T-Mobile U.S. has begun lighting up its new 600 MHz LTE network — making it the first operator worldwide to activate commercial LTE services on this band. T-Mobile’s first 600 MHz LTE network sites were just switched on in Cheyenne, Wyoming using Nokia equipment. The announcement comes only two months after T-Mobile received its spectrum licenses from the FCC. T-Mobile said it is activating 600 MHz sites in rural locations first, where the spectrum...


Ciena posts quarterly revenue of $729m, up 8.7% yoy

Ciena reported revenue of $728.7 million for its fiscal third quarter 2017, as compared to $670.6 million for the fiscal third quarter 2016. Net income (GAAP) amounted to $60.0 million, or $0.39 per diluted common share, which compares to a GAAP net income of $33.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share, for the fiscal third quarter 2016.

“We delivered another solid quarter with strong revenue growth and profitability, and we took additional market share through our diversification and innovation leadership,” said Gary B. Smith, president and CEO, Ciena. “Our continued success, combined with strong fundamental demand drivers that are playing in our favor, is drawing a clear division between the winners and losers in the marketplace.”

Ciena said its expects fiscal fourth quarter 2017 revenue to be in the range of $720 to $750 million.

Some highlights:

  • U.S. customers contributed 60.1% of total revenue
  • Two customers each accounted for greater than 10% of revenue and in aggregate represented 28% of total revenue
  • Cash and investments totaled $854.2 million
  • Cash flow from operations totaled $50.6 million
  • Headcount totaled 5,780




More online.

http://investor.ciena.com

Nutanix hits revenue of $226.1 million, up 62% year-over-year

Nutanix reported revenue of $226.1 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017,  62% year-over-year from $139.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Billings rose to $289.2 million, growing 40% year-over-year from $206.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. There was a GAAP net loss of $90.7 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $49.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net loss per share was $0.59, compared to a pro forma GAAP net loss per share of $0.41 a year earlier.

"The fourth quarter was another record quarter and an outstanding conclusion to the fiscal year. Our newly announced products, Nutanix Calm and Xi Cloud Services, extend our market opportunity by simplifying and harmonizing datacenter operations for the multi-cloud era,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO, Nutanix. “This quarter, marked by record revenues, continued adoption of AHV, increased software-only sales, strong growth from our OEM partners, and positive operating cash flow, was a great way to end our first year as a public company.”

Some highlights:

Nutanix ended its Q4 with 7,051 end-customers, adding over 875 new end-customers during the quarter. Fourth quarter customer wins included ABC Stores, Amgen, Bacardi, HCA Healthcare, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, The Hershey Company, The Home Depot, and Tokopedia.
Increased Number of $1 Million+ Deals: 43 customers with deals over $1 million in the quarter, up 39% YoY.
During the quarter, Nutanix introduced Nutanix Calm and Xi Cloud Services, along with a strategic alliance with Google to blend the Nutanix environment with the Google Cloud Platform, providing new functionality to address the challenges of the multi-cloud era.
Increased AHV Penetration: Saw a 75% YoY increase in adoption of AHV, Nutanix’s built-in hypervisor, based on a four-quarter rolling average of nodes using AHV.
http://ir.nutanix.com

FCC: More cell sites in Texas back online

Damaged cell sites in Texas are coming back online. As of August 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, there were 296 cell sites offline in the counties impacted by the Harvey disaster, an improvement from 329 a day earlier.

According to the FCC report, there are at least 270,139 cable and wireline subscribers (slightly up from at least 267,426 yesterday) out of service in the affected area. There are 36 (down from 42 yesterday) non-mobile switching centers out of service and 38 (up from 25 yesterday) switching centers on back-up power.

In addition, the FCC received a request from FEMA to extend the disaster data collection report to nine additional counties in Texas. Forthcoming reports will now cover  19 counties in Louisiana and 36 counties in Texas.

http://www.fcc.gov

Qadium raises $40m for indexing every device on public Internet

Qadium, a start-up based in San Francisco, announced $40 million in Series B funding for its automated, global Internet intelligence operation.

Qadium said it "indexes every device on the public Internet every hour, similar to how search companies crawl web pages." Qadium then uses these data to continually monitor the global Internet for large organizations’ true network boundary, surfacing comprehensive information about all of an organization’s Internet-facing risks.

“Our technology would have been impossible just a few years ago,” says Co-Founder and CTO Matt Kraning. “Now, we leverage distributed and massively parallelized computation to monitor the global Internet in real time. It’s the first game-changer in a decade for defenders in cyberspace, allowing them to find and fix risks faster than attackers can exploit them.”

Qadium is available on a SaaS basis. Cited customers include PayPal, Capital One, Allergan, and Fluor, among others.

The new funding round was led by IVP, joined by new investor TPG Growth. Prior investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Founders Fund, Susa Ventures, and angels also participated.

https://qadium.com/

NTTCom opens data center in Bonn, Germany

NTT Communications, acting through its European subsidiary e-shelter, a  inaugurated a new data center in Bonn, Germany.

The two-story Rhein-Ruhr 1 offers 2,700 square meters (sqm) of server space, equivalent to 1,100 racks. The facility conforms delivers data-center services based on more than 300 globally unified standards that NTT Com’s Nexcenter facilities have implemented for equipment and operations.

In Europe, NTT Com delivers data center services in Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK (see Appendix 1). NTT Com expands its data center business to the Rhein-Ruhr region, one of the most expected data-center markets in Germany mainly serving the customers from the public sector.

“We provide the infrastructure that Germany needs for the future”, says Rupprecht Rittweger, e-shelter CEO and founder. “At first sight, you may perceive just a building fulfilling its purpose as a data center. But the conceptual design of our data centers goes much further. Data centers will be even more important in the future, they are a foundation for digital sovereignty in our country.

http://www.ntt-global.com

SanDisk packs 400GB into microSD

SanDisk announced the highest capacity microSD card to date: 400GB. This would be sufficient for 40 hours of full HD video. Transfer speed is rated at up to 100 MB/s.

The 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card comes just two years after a 200GB version was announced. MSRP is $250.

“We continue to push technology boundaries and transform the way consumers use their mobile devices,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president, product marketing, Western Digital.

http://www.sandisk.com

Ethernet Alliance appoints new officers

The  Ethernet Alliance announced the appointments of Mr. Greg McSorley of Amphenol Corporation as President, and Mr. Craig Carlson of QLogic Corporation as Treasurer. Both previously served as members of the organization’s Board of Directors.

McSorley, who currently serves as Technical Business Development Manager for Amphenol, replaces outgoing President Scott Kipp of Brocade Communications Systems.

Carlson serves as a Senior Technologist with the CTO Office of QLogic.

“We’re sad to have to say farewell to Scott, who has served the Ethernet Alliance well as its President for six years. Thanks to his astute guidance and dedicated efforts, we have been able to realize many of our strategic goals, such as delivering the industry’s first forward-looking Ethernet roadmap. His presence will be greatly missed,” said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance; and senior principal engineer, Huawei.

http://www.ethernetalliance.org

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