Monday, November 19, 2007

RawFlow Launches P2P CDN

RawFlow, a start-up based in London, launched its new managed live streaming service, iCDN, based on P2P technology. RawFlow said its iCDN is designed to cope with conditions specific to live streaming such as peak traffic volumes and network congestion.

Lockheed Martin Supplies Advanced Extremely High Frequency Military System

Lockheed Martin announced a milestone in the development of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications system with the delivery of the core propulsion module for the second satellite in the program constellation.

The AEHF system will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving under the U.S. Department of Defense.

Lockheed Martin's said each AEHF satellite will provide greater total capacity than the entire Milstar constellation and offer channel data rates higher than the current Milstar communications satellites. The higher data rates permit transmission of secure, tactical military communications such as real-time video, battlefield maps and targeting data.

Zarlink Trims Financial Guidance

Citing a broader than expected softening of the telecommunication market, Zarlink Semiconductor trimmed financial guidance for its Fiscal 2008 third quarter ending December 28th, 2007.

On October 24, 2007 Zarlink had projected third quarter revenues of between US$55 million and US$58 million and a net loss of US$0.08 and US$0.10 per share. The Company now expects Fiscal 2008 third quarter revenue will be between US$48 million and US$51 million and net loss will be US$0.13 to US$0.15 per share in the third quarter.

Zarlink said it had anticipated seasonal softness in the residential cable gateway market. At the time, Zarlink expected that normal turns business would partially offset the seasonal softness. However, this seasonal softness is both broader and deeper than expected, and slowing deployment of new wireless and next-generation wireline equipment is impacting the ramp of Zarlink's new telecommunications products.

"We are confident that we are making the right technology choices as we rebuild Zarlink, and our key customers are continuing to invest in programs that require our next-generation networking products," said Kirk K. Mandy, President and CEO, Zarlink Semiconductor. "Presently, our revenue is impacted by seasonal softness, compounded by inventory concerns in our sales channels and the supply chains of our major customers. However, we do not believe that these inventory levels will lead to a prolonged downturn for our telecommunications products."

Zayo Bandwidth Launches Onvoy Voice Services Unit

Following its recent acquisition of Minneapolis-based telecommunications provider Onvoy, Zayo Bandwidth, a regional provider of high bandwidth announced the formation of a new business unit called Onvoy Voice Services and has appointed former Onvoy chief operating officer, Fritz Hendricks, president of the business. Onvoy Voice Services was formed to provide dedicated service to local exchange carriers (LEC) and other communications providers. The company currently provides switched access, long distance, SS7, directory assistance and operator services in more than 350 communities in Minnesota.

The company said it is currently processing more than one million calls, representing 10 million minutes of usage, using three switches.

MTS Ukraine Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's CDMA/EV-DO Rev A

MTS Ukraine launched its commercial wireless broadband network using third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) equipment supplied by Alcatel-Lucent. The new network covers major Ukrainian cities.

Alcatel-Lucent supplied its CDMA Modular Cell 4.0 Compact base stations for the 450 MHz spectrum band, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Radio Network Controllers (RNC), a base station operation controller and a network element management system as well as packet core network equipment. Alcatel-Lucent also provided network design, planning, deployment, operation, personnel training, and maintenance services, including remote technical support, repair, and local spares provisioning. Its partner in the project Kvazar-Micro - an international IT company that provides products, solutions and services in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) - managed the overall network integration. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Orange Signs WiFi Deal With The Cloud

Orange announced a WiFi roaming agreement with The Cloud, giving Orange customers access to The Cloud's network of thousands of WiFi hotspots across the UK.

Orange already has WiFi agreements in place with BT OpenZone, France Telecom and WeRoam. In the UK this latest agreement extends Orange's WiFi access to more than 10,000 hotspots.

Verizon Offers 20 Mbps Symmetrical FiOS for $65/Month

Verizon began offering its symmetrical FiOS Internet service for consumers in Tampa Bay, Florida, featuring upstream and downstream connection speeds of up to 20 Mbps. The new symmetrical FiOS Internet service is available for $64.99 a month with an annual service plan.

The company has also quadrupled the upstream connection speed of its fastest FiOS Internet service with no increase in price. This new service features a downstream connection speed of up to 50 Mbps and a new upstream connection speed of up to 20 Mbps.

Telefonica Selects Nominum Foundation Caching Name Server

Telefónica Deutschland has selected Nominum's Foundation Caching Name Server (CNS) to support its VoIP services in the German communications market. DNS traffic grew considerably when Telefonica Deutschland expanded its services from broadband data to VoIP. The existing DNS infrastructure needed to be adjusted and modernized in order to be prepared for continuous future growth. Telefonica Deutschland opted for Nominum CNS instead of adding more servers to boost network availability and performance, which would have increased administrative overhead and raised operational costs.

Malaysia Readies Mobile Number Portability Clearinghouse with Telcordia, UC

Telcordia, in partnership with Unified Communications, a provider of carrier-grade telecommunications solutions, are supplying a Mobile Number Portability Clearinghouse in Malaysia. The deployment will occur in the first half of 2008.

Telcordia has now supplied its number portability solution in nine countries, processing millions of transactions annually for more than 180 service providers who serve fixed and mobile subscribers.

Bharti Airtel Selects Mformation for Device Management

India's Bharti Airtel selected Mformation's mobile device management (MDM) platform for enabling new data services and managing the mobile devices of its more than 48 million mobile subscribers.

Specifically, Bharti Airtel will use MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER to configure, diagnose, update and manage advanced mobile devices through every phase of their lifecycle. Mformation's platform will be critical to the launch of new mobile data services and applications such as Instant Messaging and device browsers. In addition, Bharti Airtel's enterprise customers will benefit from a hosted device management and security solution that gives each enterprise complete control over the mobile devices, applications and services used by their employees.

New Edge Networks Builds MPLS Net for Integrated Power Services

New Edge Networks, the business communications unit of EarthLink, completed installation of a managed private network for Integrated Power Services, a national industrial electric motor repair and consulting firm.

New Edge Networks said it installed, tested and activated within 60 days a 12-site fully managed, private network based on MPLS.

Integrated Powers Services uses its MPLS network to provide its service centers in 10 states throughout the country real-time access to ordering information, time management and financial systems.