Sunday, June 10, 2012

Juniper Intros Smaller, Faster QFabric for Midsized Data Centers

Juniper Networks introduced a smaller version of its QFabric System aimed at mid-sized data centers.

The QFabric architecture, which was first unveiled in February 2011 and began shipping in September 2011, collapses multilayer data center infrastructure into a single, any-to-any fabric that unifies networking, storage and cloud computing resources. The product set is composed of three components that create a high-performance, low latency fabric. The QF/Node acts as the distributed decision engine of the fabric; the QF/Interconnect is the high speed transport device; and the QF/Director delivers a common window, controlling all devices as one.

The first implementation of QFabric scales to 6,000 network nodes, allowing any network interface within the network to connect to any other interface in a single hop. Juniper achieves this 6,000 port switching fabric by decoupling the line cards on the central fabric and moving them out into the network using dual-homed fiber connections. The entire 6,000 node network is a single switch and can be managed as such.

The new model, called the QFX3000-M QFabric System, a new model is designed for mid-tier data centers, satellite data centers and new 10GbE data center pods as well as space-constrained environments. Specifically, the QFX3000-M leverages a new fixed form-factor interconnect, the Juniper Networks QFX3600-I, which enables scalability from 48 10GbE ports and up to 6,144 10GbE ports using the QFX3000-G QFabric System. The smaller version delivers three microseconds latency, compared with five microseconds for the larger Qfabric.

In addition, Juniper has added enhancements to its EX8200 switches running Virtual Chassis technology, enabling customers for the first time to manage up to four data center cores as a single switch. Each data center core may be up to 80km distant.



http://www.juniper.net

VSS Monitoring Offers Packet Visibility into Virtual Switching Infrastructure

VSS Monitoring is now supporting virtual network tag (VN-Tag) stripping and filtering, enabling enterprises to have dynamic access, selective visibility, and management of all packets across physical and virtual environments.

VSS Monitoring notes that most performance monitoring and security tools, as well as traffic aggregation devices, do not have the capability to deliver visibility into or inspect virtual traffic when VN-Tags are used to deliver packets between virtual and physical Cisco Nexus network infrastructures. Its network packet broker appliances now support VN-Tags leveraging both stripping and filtering capabilities. Enterprises offloading virtual traffic switching to their existing physical switching infrastructure can now access this virtual network traffic for monitoring, analysis and security with VSS Monitoring VN-Tag stripping functionality without changing their existing tools.

For VM traffic on physical Cisco Nexus networks that needs to be accessed by third party monitoring and security tools, VSS Monitoring network packet brokers provide seamless access and visibility into the VM traffic, filter traffic based on the VN-Tag VIF ID, and strip the VN-Tags. Granular filtering and flow-based load balancing can also be performed on the virtual traffic being forwarded, making network tools perform more efficiently even as their overall traffic load grows due to increased VM workloads. http://www.vssmonitoring.com


Ixia Launches Carrier-Grade, High-Density, 40Gbps Network Monitoring Switch

Following on its recent acquisition of Anue Systems, Ixia introduced a carrier-grade, high-density, 40Gbps network monitoring switch. The Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5293, which extends the existing Anue network visibility product line, is designed to help operators improve data center productivity by connecting multiple network monitoring tools to a large number of 40GbE, 10GbE, and 1GbE interfaces. The network monitoring switch facilitates end-to-end visibility into the packet network, including the 4G LTE packet core.



Key features of the Anue NTO 5293 include:

  • 640Gbps, non-blocking backplane for up to 16 40GbE ports or up to 64 10GbE ports in a 2 rack unit chassis


  • Redundant features to ensure uninterrupted network visibility where high availability is required


  • Drag-and-drop control panel allows users to aggregate, filter and distribute network traffic to monitoring tools with a few mouse clicks — both boosting productivity and lowering operating expense


  • NEBS Level 1 certified and NEBS Level 3 certification in progress, for reliable telecommunications network monitoring.


http://www.anuesystems.com http://www.ixiacom.com

AT&T Expands its Wi-Fi Service in NYC

AT&T is expanding its popular, free "Wi-Fi in the Parks" service in NYC. The latest location is Harlem's Rucker Park -- the 22nd New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service. Parks visitors have made more than 2.7 million total connections, averaging more than 10,000 connections per day, since AT&T and the Bloomberg Administration launched the program last June.

Over the next several months, AT&T expects to complete installation at a total of 26 park locations, where any smartphone and tablet user regardless of carrier can connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi Network.

"It's great that Wi-Fi in the Parks continues to grow and see just how much New Yorkers and other park visitors are using this free service," said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. "AT&T is committed to providing the most accessible and reliable network, whether at home, at work or, in cooperation with Mayor Bloomberg, throughout New York City's beautiful parks."http://www.att.com

China Telecom Opens in Brazil

China Telecom has established a new subsidiary in Sao Paulo, Brazil and announced plans to grow its business in the region. China Telecom do Brazil, which will be directly managed by China Telecom Americas, also announced the introduction of their data services product portfolio that includes International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC), IP Access, IP VPN as well as fully managed data services. The company plans to further introduce Internet Data Center (IDC) and Cloud Computing service in the future. In addition, it will provide voice wholesale services for communications between Brazil and Asia Pacific regions including China. China Telecom do Brazil will be providing world-class data and voice services to Brazil-based multinational companies, organizations, and international carriers and China-based multinational enterprises to connect Brazil and China as well as other Asia Pacific countries. http://www.ctamericas.com

Bouygues Telecom Employs Devicescape for Seamless WiFi to 8 million free Hotspots

France's Bouygues Telecom has teamed up with Devicescape to offer customers with Android smartphones free automatic connection to over 8 million free WiFi hotspots worldwide. The Devicescape application provides smart management of 3G+ and WiFi networks, automatically connecting the phone to the best available network. Devicescape also curates a virtual network of free WiFi hotspots worldwide.

http://www.devicescape.com

NTT Com to Launch Global Managed Security Service

NTT Communications is launching a Managed Security Services offering a total outsourcing of security risk management for its global enterprise customers. The primary features of the Managed Security Services are as follow:

  • Unified security management ranging from on-cloud systems such as NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud to on-premise systems, incorporating a variety of security solutions matched to each customer’s specific ICT environment.


  • Correlation analyses of security logs and visualization of potential risks by specialists, enabling full-layer security for a wide variety of ICT resources, from devices such as PCs to network, servers and applications, to protect against external threats such as targeted attacks, information leaks and abnormal behavior in intranets.


  • 24/7 support from over 400 experts in 12 countries, working in partnership with NTT Com subsidiaries Integralis and Secode, leading providers of security services in Europe.


  • Vulnerability assessment and profiling: Analysis of application and network status using unique analytical methods and reports on potential risks. Implementation of security measures also is supported.


  • Separate security measures for networks, web access, e-mail, applications and databases, and PCs and servers.


  • Prevention of confidential information leaks.
http://www.ntt.com/mss_e/index.html

Mindspeed Unveils Multi-core ARM Comcerto Processors

Mindspeed Technologies introduced its Comcerto 2000 family of multi-core ARM Cortex-A CPU-based communications processors for either control processors or for mixed control and data plane applications.



The processors are aimed at a new generation of products for switching, routing, security, multi-service gateways, enterprise class wireless access points and controllers, network attached storage and VoIP applications for residential, enterprise and networking equipment for small and medium businesses.



The first two devices in the series are Comcerto C2100 and C2200 with single-core and dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors, respectively, with symmetric multi-processing (SMP), coherent level two cache and ARM TrustZone security.



Both devices include Mindspeed's OPAL (Open Packet Acceleration Logic) engine, a wire rate gigabit-speed programmable data-path acceleration engine and a comprehensive set of I/O and peripherals, as well as support for DDR3 with ECC. This enables a new class of cost-effective products that support new protocols and higher speeds with lower power consumption. Silicon, carrier-grade software and Linux software design kits (SDK) are sampling now.



Key functionality and software support includes:

  • 1.2GHz single or dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with SMP and ARM Neon DSPs


  • Full ARM Cortex processor off load with OPAL: Open Packet Acceleration Logic, a combination of accelerators, such as Packet classification and forwarding for NAT, VPN/firewall applications, QoS processor, DPI engine, security processing accelerator for IPSec/SSL processing, TCP offload engine for NAS, VoIP media processing and a general purpose accelerator for running customer power & management control processing or proprietary protocol processing.


  • OPAL supports 2Gbps NAT, PPPoE and VPN at 64byte packet, with ARM cores fully offloaded


  • Extensive I/O support including support for three GEMAC (SGMII, GMII, RGMII), USB 2.0 & 3.0, PCI Gen 2, SATA, DECT, SLIC/SLAC and TDM ports


  • XOR engine RAID acceleration


  • Support for DDR3 with ECC support


  • TrustZone and secure boot support


  • Carrier grade IPv6/IPv4 packet forwarding, NAT, firewall, QoS and IPSec/SSL stack support


  • NAS applications stack implementation utilizing on chip TOE storage processing accelerator


  • Carrier grade VoIP supporting up to 16 complex codecs, robust echo cancellation, fax and modem support; Integrated


  • CAT-iq compliant DECT baseband controller; VoIP applications layer stack with SIP support.


Future devices in the family will include higher count multi-core, virtualization support and software support for additional vertical markets and technologies, such as SDN. http://www.mindspeed.com

China Unicom Buys Back Stake from Telefónica for US$1.4 Billion

China Unicom agreed to acquire an aggregate of 1,073,777,121 shares in the company, representing approximately 4.56% of the issued share capital of the company, from Telefónica Internacional at a price of HK$10.21 per share or approximately 1.1 billion euros (US$1.4 billion).



Immediately following the completion of the acquisition, companies controlled by Unicom Parent will hold in aggregate approximately 76.52% of the issued share capital of the Company (which includes the shareholding in
the Company held by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unicom Parent as trustee) and Telefónica will
hold approximately 5.01% of the issued share capital of the Company. Mr. Cesareo Alierta Izuel, who
is the Chairman of Telefónica S.A., will remain as a Director of the Company. http://www.chinaunicom.com.hk

NSN Joins Global TD-LTE Initiative

Nokia Siemens Networks has joined the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Partner Forum, which advocates and promotes 4G mobile broadband using TD-LTE technology. The company is actively engaged in multiple GTI technical taskforces that address various issues of TD-LTE commercialization and deployment. This work includes network planning, voice solutions for TD-LTE handsets, co-existence of TDD and FDD, and multi-antenna solutions.



Nokia Siemens Networks noted that it has seven commercial TD-LTE deals around the world, in Asia, Middle East, South America and Europe, most of which are already live, and is engaged in large-scale field trials with China Mobile and other operators.
http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com http://www.lte-tdd.org/

Juniper Announces Stock Repurchase Authorization

Juniper Networks announced a new stock repurchase program covering purchase of up to $1 billion of the company's common stock. This new authorization is in addition to the $1 billion stock repurchase program approved in 2010. As of March 31, 2012, there was approximately $162.2 million of remaining authorized funds under the 2010 stock repurchase program.
http://www.juniper.net

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Joins ASSIA Board

Former U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Reed Hundt has joined ASSIA's board of directors. As FCC chairman from 1993-97, Hundt oversaw the introduction of spectrum auctions and the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that substantially reduced the rates for international telecommunications service. After leaving the FCC, Hundt joined the boards of several technology companies, including Intel Corp., where he took the seat of co-founder Gordon Moore upon Moore's retirement.



ASSIA specializes in high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management (DSM) of DSL networks.



“The addition of Reed Hundt to the ASSIA board of directors further strengthens the company’s reputation as a leader in broadband access solutions, and I am thrilled that an executive of such global renown has agreed to join us,�? said John Cioffi, ASSIA chairman and CEO. http://www.assia-inc.com

Overture Supplies 10GigE Mobile Backhaul in Iceland

M�la ehf, Iceland’s incumbent operator, is deploying Overture's Carrier Ethernet platforms into its existing architecture to help meet rapidly rising mobile bandwidth demand. Mila’s 10GigE mobile backhaul network architecture incorporates both the Overture 1400 and 4800 platforms in a hierarchical G.8032 Carrier Ethernet ring topology to deliver vast amounts of bandwidth, low latency service, support for LTE’s X2 interface and 20ms protection switching.



The Overture 1400 is a modular Gigabit Carrier Ethernet platform supporting 3G and 4G data services to single or multiple carriers at the cell tower. The Overture 4800 is a versatile Carrier Ethernet edge platform enabling 10GigE in numerous mobile backhaul network architectures, including core, collector, and cell tower access. With an industry-leading service differentiation and performance assurance toolkit, the combination offers a complete end-to-end service edge solution.



“At Mila, we are committed to being among the most progressive telecommunication providers in the world. In this application, our mobile operator customers have very stringent requirements. Our goal was to exceed those requirements and to create a new network that gives our customers many years of reliable service that will grow with them as their requirements evolve,�? said Halldór Guðmundsson, director of network development at M�la. “Based on many years of success with Overture’s Ethernet over Copper products we chose Overture’s 10GigE and 1GigE mobile backhaul solution to help us develop a state of the art layer 2 optical network that will give us a competitive advantage for many years.�?
http://www.overturenetworks.com

Rethink the IP Core, Part 1 - Metro Network Evolution





Presented by Lindsay Newell, VP of Networks Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
Category:http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Juniper Intros Smaller, Faster QFabric for Midsized Data Centers

Juniper Networks introduced a smaller version of its QFabric System aimed at mid-sized data centers.



The QFabric architecture, which was first unveiled in February 2011 and began shipping in September 2011, collapses multilayer data center infrastructure into a single, any-to-any fabric that unifies networking, storage and cloud computing resources. The product set is composed of three components that create a high-performance, low latency fabric. The QF/Node acts as the distributed decision engine of the fabric; the QF/Interconnect is the high speed transport device; and the QF/Director delivers a common window, controlling all devices as one.



The first implementation of QFabric scales to 6,000 network nodes, allowing any network interface within the network to connect to any other interface in a single hop. Juniper achieves this 6,000 port switching fabric by decoupling the line cards on the central fabric and moving them out into the network using dual-homed fiber connections. The entire 6,000 node network is a single switch and can be managed as such.



The new model, called the QFX3000-M QFabric System, a new model is designed for mid-tier data centers, satellite data centers and new 10GbE data center pods as well as space-constrained environments. Specifically, the QFX3000-M leverages a new fixed form-factor interconnect, the Juniper Networks QFX3600-I, which enables scalability from 48 10GbE ports and up to 6,144 10GbE ports using the QFX3000-G QFabric System. The smaller version delivers three microseconds latency, compared with five microseconds for the larger Qfabric.



In addition, Juniper has added enhancements to its EX8200 switches running Virtual Chassis technology, enabling customers for the first time to manage up to four data center cores as a single switch. Each data center core may be up to 80km distant.





http://www.juniper.net

VSS Monitoring Offers Packet Visibility into Virtual Switching Infrastructure

VSS Monitoring is now supporting virtual network tag (VN-Tag) stripping and filtering, enabling enterprises to have dynamic access, selective visibility, and management of all packets across physical and virtual environments.



VSS Monitoring notes that most performance monitoring and security tools, as well as traffic aggregation devices, do not have the capability to deliver visibility into or inspect virtual traffic when VN-Tags are used to deliver packets between virtual and physical Cisco Nexus network infrastructures. Its network packet broker appliances now support VN-Tags leveraging both stripping and filtering capabilities. Enterprises offloading virtual traffic switching to their existing physical switching infrastructure can now access this virtual network traffic for monitoring, analysis and security with VSS Monitoring VN-Tag stripping functionality without changing their existing tools.



For VM traffic on physical Cisco Nexus networks that needs to be accessed by third party monitoring and security tools, VSS Monitoring network packet brokers provide seamless access and visibility into the VM traffic, filter traffic based on the VN-Tag VIF ID, and strip the VN-Tags. Granular filtering and flow-based load balancing can also be performed on the virtual traffic being forwarded, making network tools perform more efficiently even as their overall traffic load grows due to increased VM workloads. http://www.vssmonitoring.com

Ixia Launches Carrier-Grade, High-Density, 40Gbps Network Monitoring Switch

Following on its recent acquisition of Anue Systems, Ixia introduced a carrier-grade, high-density, 40Gbps network monitoring switch. The Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5293, which extends the existing Anue network visibility product line, is designed to help operators improve data center productivity by connecting multiple network monitoring tools to a large number of 40GbE, 10GbE, and 1GbE interfaces. The network monitoring switch facilitates end-to-end visibility into the packet network, including the 4G LTE packet core.



Key features of the Anue NTO 5293 include:

  • 640Gbps, non-blocking backplane for up to 16 40GbE ports or up to 64 10GbE ports in a 2 rack unit chassis


  • Redundant features to ensure uninterrupted network visibility where high availability is required


  • Drag-and-drop control panel allows users to aggregate, filter and distribute network traffic to monitoring tools with a few mouse clicks — both boosting productivity and lowering operating expense


  • NEBS Level 1 certified and NEBS Level 3 certification in progress, for reliable telecommunications network monitoring.


http://www.anuesystems.com http://www.ixiacom.com

AT&T Expands its Wi-Fi Service in NYC

AT&T is expanding its popular, free "Wi-Fi in the Parks" service in NYC. The latest location is Harlem's Rucker Park -- the 22nd New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service. Parks visitors have made more than 2.7 million total connections, averaging more than 10,000 connections per day, since AT&T and the Bloomberg Administration launched the program last June.

Over the next several months, AT&T expects to complete installation at a total of 26 park locations, where any smartphone and tablet user regardless of carrier can connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi Network.

"It's great that Wi-Fi in the Parks continues to grow and see just how much New Yorkers and other park visitors are using this free service," said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. "AT&T is committed to providing the most accessible and reliable network, whether at home, at work or, in cooperation with Mayor Bloomberg, throughout New York City's beautiful parks."http://www.att.com

China Telecom Opens in Brazil

China Telecom has established a new subsidiary in Sao Paulo, Brazil and announced plans to grow its business in the region. China Telecom do Brazil, which will be directly managed by China Telecom Americas, also announced the introduction of their data services product portfolio that includes International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC), IP Access, IP VPN as well as fully managed data services. The company plans to further introduce Internet Data Center (IDC) and Cloud Computing service in the future. In addition, it will provide voice wholesale services for communications between Brazil and Asia Pacific regions including China. China Telecom do Brazil will be providing world-class data and voice services to Brazil-based multinational companies, organizations, and international carriers and China-based multinational enterprises to connect Brazil and China as well as other Asia Pacific countries. http://www.ctamericas.com

Bouygues Telecom Employs Devicescape for Seamless WiFi to 8 million free Hotspots

France's Bouygues Telecom has teamed up with Devicescape to offer customers with Android smartphones free automatic connection to over 8 million free WiFi hotspots worldwide. The Devicescape application provides smart management of 3G+ and WiFi networks, automatically connecting the phone to the best available network. Devicescape also curates a virtual network of free WiFi hotspots worldwide.

http://www.devicescape.com

NTT Com to Launch Global Managed Security Service

NTT Communications is launching a Managed Security Services offering a total outsourcing of security risk management for its global enterprise customers. The primary features of the Managed Security Services are as follow:

  • Unified security management ranging from on-cloud systems such as NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud to on-premise systems, incorporating a variety of security solutions matched to each customer’s specific ICT environment.


  • Correlation analyses of security logs and visualization of potential risks by specialists, enabling full-layer security for a wide variety of ICT resources, from devices such as PCs to network, servers and applications, to protect against external threats such as targeted attacks, information leaks and abnormal behavior in intranets.


  • 24/7 support from over 400 experts in 12 countries, working in partnership with NTT Com subsidiaries Integralis and Secode, leading providers of security services in Europe.


  • Vulnerability assessment and profiling: Analysis of application and network status using unique analytical methods and reports on potential risks. Implementation of security measures also is supported.


  • Separate security measures for networks, web access, e-mail, applications and databases, and PCs and servers.


  • Prevention of confidential information leaks.
http://www.ntt.com/mss_e/index.html

Mindspeed Unveils Multi-core ARM Comcerto Processors

Mindspeed Technologies introduced its Comcerto 2000 family of multi-core ARM Cortex-A CPU-based communications processors for either control processors or for mixed control and data plane applications.



The processors are aimed at a new generation of products for switching, routing, security, multi-service gateways, enterprise class wireless access points and controllers, network attached storage and VoIP applications for residential, enterprise and networking equipment for small and medium businesses.



The first two devices in the series are Comcerto C2100 and C2200 with single-core and dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors, respectively, with symmetric multi-processing (SMP), coherent level two cache and ARM TrustZone security.



Both devices include Mindspeed's OPAL (Open Packet Acceleration Logic) engine, a wire rate gigabit-speed programmable data-path acceleration engine and a comprehensive set of I/O and peripherals, as well as support for DDR3 with ECC. This enables a new class of cost-effective products that support new protocols and higher speeds with lower power consumption. Silicon, carrier-grade software and Linux software design kits (SDK) are sampling now.



Key functionality and software support includes:

  • 1.2GHz single or dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with SMP and ARM Neon DSPs


  • Full ARM Cortex processor off load with OPAL: Open Packet Acceleration Logic, a combination of accelerators, such as Packet classification and forwarding for NAT, VPN/firewall applications, QoS processor, DPI engine, security processing accelerator for IPSec/SSL processing, TCP offload engine for NAS, VoIP media processing and a general purpose accelerator for running customer power & management control processing or proprietary protocol processing.


  • OPAL supports 2Gbps NAT, PPPoE and VPN at 64byte packet, with ARM cores fully offloaded


  • Extensive I/O support including support for three GEMAC (SGMII, GMII, RGMII), USB 2.0 & 3.0, PCI Gen 2, SATA, DECT, SLIC/SLAC and TDM ports


  • XOR engine RAID acceleration


  • Support for DDR3 with ECC support


  • TrustZone and secure boot support


  • Carrier grade IPv6/IPv4 packet forwarding, NAT, firewall, QoS and IPSec/SSL stack support


  • NAS applications stack implementation utilizing on chip TOE storage processing accelerator


  • Carrier grade VoIP supporting up to 16 complex codecs, robust echo cancellation, fax and modem support; Integrated


  • CAT-iq compliant DECT baseband controller; VoIP applications layer stack with SIP support.


Future devices in the family will include higher count multi-core, virtualization support and software support for additional vertical markets and technologies, such as SDN. http://www.mindspeed.com

China Unicom Buys Back Stake from Telefónica for US$1.4 Billion

China Unicom agreed to acquire an aggregate of 1,073,777,121 shares in the company, representing approximately 4.56% of the issued share capital of the company, from Telefónica Internacional at a price of HK$10.21 per share or approximately 1.1 billion euros (US$1.4 billion).



Immediately following the completion of the acquisition, companies controlled by Unicom Parent will hold in aggregate approximately 76.52% of the issued share capital of the Company (which includes the shareholding in
the Company held by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unicom Parent as trustee) and Telefónica will
hold approximately 5.01% of the issued share capital of the Company. Mr. Cesareo Alierta Izuel, who
is the Chairman of Telefónica S.A., will remain as a Director of the Company. http://www.chinaunicom.com.hk

NSN Joins Global TD-LTE Initiative

Nokia Siemens Networks has joined the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Partner Forum, which advocates and promotes 4G mobile broadband using TD-LTE technology. The company is actively engaged in multiple GTI technical taskforces that address various issues of TD-LTE commercialization and deployment. This work includes network planning, voice solutions for TD-LTE handsets, co-existence of TDD and FDD, and multi-antenna solutions.


Nokia Siemens Networks noted that it has seven commercial TD-LTE deals around the world, in Asia, Middle East, South America and Europe, most of which are already live, and is engaged in large-scale field trials with China Mobile and other operators.

http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

http://www.lte-tdd.org

Juniper Announces Stock Repurchase Authorization

Juniper Networks announced a new stock repurchase program covering purchase of up to $1 billion of the company's common stock. This new authorization is in addition to the $1 billion stock repurchase program approved in 2010. As of March 31, 2012, there was approximately $162.2 million of remaining authorized funds under the 2010 stock repurchase program.
http://www.juniper.net

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt Joins ASSIA Board

Former U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Reed Hundt has joined ASSIA's board of directors. As FCC chairman from 1993-97, Hundt oversaw the introduction of spectrum auctions and the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that substantially reduced the rates for international telecommunications service. After leaving the FCC, Hundt joined the boards of several technology companies, including Intel Corp., where he took the seat of co-founder Gordon Moore upon Moore's retirement.



ASSIA specializes in high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management (DSM) of DSL networks.



“The addition of Reed Hundt to the ASSIA board of directors further strengthens the company’s reputation as a leader in broadband access solutions, and I am thrilled that an executive of such global renown has agreed to join us,�? said John Cioffi, ASSIA chairman and CEO. http://www.assia-inc.com

Overture Supplies 10GigE Mobile Backhaul in Iceland

M�la ehf, Iceland’s incumbent operator, is deploying Overture's Carrier Ethernet platforms into its existing architecture to help meet rapidly rising mobile bandwidth demand. Mila’s 10GigE mobile backhaul network architecture incorporates both the Overture 1400 and 4800 platforms in a hierarchical G.8032 Carrier Ethernet ring topology to deliver vast amounts of bandwidth, low latency service, support for LTE’s X2 interface and 20ms protection switching.



The Overture 1400 is a modular Gigabit Carrier Ethernet platform supporting 3G and 4G data services to single or multiple carriers at the cell tower. The Overture 4800 is a versatile Carrier Ethernet edge platform enabling 10GigE in numerous mobile backhaul network architectures, including core, collector, and cell tower access. With an industry-leading service differentiation and performance assurance toolkit, the combination offers a complete end-to-end service edge solution.



“At Mila, we are committed to being among the most progressive telecommunication providers in the world. In this application, our mobile operator customers have very stringent requirements. Our goal was to exceed those requirements and to create a new network that gives our customers many years of reliable service that will grow with them as their requirements evolve,�? said Halldór Guðmundsson, director of network development at M�la. “Based on many years of success with Overture’s Ethernet over Copper products we chose Overture’s 10GigE and 1GigE mobile backhaul solution to help us develop a state of the art layer 2 optical network that will give us a competitive advantage for many years.�?
http://www.overturenetworks.com

Rethink the IP Core, Part 1 - Metro Network Evolution





Presented by Lindsay Newell, VP of Networks Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
Category:http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

See also