Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ericsson: Network Equipment Market to Grow 3-5% CAGR from 2012-2015

At its annual Investor day in Stockholm, Ericsson issued a market forecast that estimates that the total network equipment market will show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3-5% from 2012 to 2015.

In Ericsson's key equipment market segments - radio, IP and transport, core - the CAGR is expected to be 4-6%.

In radio a CAGR of 2-4% is expected, in IP and transport a CAGR of 6-8% and in core a CAGR of 0-2%.

Ericsson expects the market for telecom services to show a CAGR of 5-7% in the same time period.

The market for support solutions is forecasted to show a CAGR of 9-11%, including a CAGR of 12-14% for the media market. The market for OSS/BSS software and services is expected to show a CAGR of 5-7%.

"This development will naturally imply a future business mix for Ericsson with more recurring software and services revenues. However, hardware will always be part of the mix and a key differentiator for Ericsson," said Hans Vestberg, Ericsson's CEO.

http://www.ericsson.com/


Telefónica Launches Global Instant Server Cloud Service

Telefónica Digital announced the launch of global Instant Servers, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering that delivers on-demand, high performance cloud computing optimised for mobile, enterprise, and M2M applications.

The service initially will operate out of Telefónica’s data centers in London and Madrid.  Telefónica plans to deploy additional data centres in Europe and Latin America.

Telefónica is promising a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.996% per year backed by a financial compensation in the event of non-compliance.
The infrastructure is built on Joyent’s high-performance cloud infrastructure, which enables Instant Servers to automatically and instantly grow in capacity by 400% to handle large spikes in usage or traffic. Virtualized machines on the Instant Servers cloud can resize an entire application stack without rebooting or requiring down time. Advanced caching enables better performance through superior utilization of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). Further, Instant Servers runs on top of the Zettabyte File System (ZFS), enterprise grade storage and file system that delivers 100% data resiliency and integrity.

Compared to other public cloud services, Telefónica said its Instant Servers will also deliver lower operating costs.

“With the launch of Instant Servers Telefónica Digital seeks to meet the needs of thousands of businesses that require a cloud services platform that is easily scalable, with low latency and totally trustworthy, enabling them not only to rapidly respond to their own needs, but also to the expectations of their customers. This can all be done with significant cost savings as customers only pay for the type of cloud services they require and the time they use them for. This offering completes our portfolio of services to meet our business customer needs," stated Carlos Morales, Telefónica Digital’s Cloud and M2M Director.

The company also noted that Instant Servers is the first Telefónica trademark product to be sold directly to companies over the Internet on a worldwide basis. It joins a number of services that Telefónica Digital is marketing directly to customers, including TU Me, a free communications app, and Telefónica Dynamic Insights, a new unit created to open up opportunities presented by Big Data.

http://cloud.telefonica.com/instantservers/




Mavenir Supports MetroPCS's Rich Communications

Mavenir Systems confirmed that it it provided MetroPCS with its suite of application servers to support the world's first commercial launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) on a 4G LTE network, based on the GSMA 5.0 standard.

Mavenir’s VoLTE solution, launched commercially by MetroPCS earlier this year, is a platform that helps MetroPCS leverage the investment in its 4G LTE network and quickly offer differentiated services and new value to its customers.

MetroPCS' joyn service goes beyond voice and basic messaging to provide enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video calling and simplified content sharing.

The service is deployed with Mavenir’s IMS core and application servers.

“The move to all-IP networks is really a journey for mobile carriers and opens the doors for forward thinking operators such as MetroPCS to move quickly to offer new services,” said Pardeep Kohli, president & chief executive officer of Mavenir Systems.  “Mavenir is working closely with MetroPCS and other tier 1 operators, to transform their network services and support their vision of delivering value through rich IP-based communication services.”
           
Mavenir’s suite of RCS 5.0 application servers, including the Presence Server, Content Server and Rich Messaging Server, are based on the mOne Convergence Platform which is designed to simplify carriers’ network transformations.


On October 31, MetroPCS Communications announced the commercial launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) on its 4GLTE network under the  GSMA-licensed joyn brand. 

Based on the GSMA RCS 5.0 standard, joyn by MetroPCS will deliver an experience beyond voice and basic messaging to provide customers with a unified and intuitive way to use enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video calling and simplified content sharing.

MetroPCS will support the following RCS services at launch for customers with 4GLTE joyn-enabled smartphones:
  • Contacts Presence - joyn knows and shows how users can reach and share content with contacts at any time
    • Contact availability/status sync (online, busy, away, unavailable)
    • Calendar sync
    • Social network interaction
  • Enriched Chat - Threaded conversations keep track of who's said what and show which people and groups are available to chat and share content
    • Instant messaging and group chat
    • Conversational view
    • Delivery of read notifications and composing indications
  • Content Sharing - Bring calls and chats to life by sharing content with just one click from the address book
    • Share video, images and files while on a call and within instant messaging or chat
    • Display service capabilities
    • Geo-location
  • WiFi and Video Calling - Stay connected with voice and video calls in areas with little or no cellular coverage
    • WiFi calling and video calls over WiFi
 "As the first 4G LTE carrier in the world to offer RCS, we are excited to join the global community of operators implementing the RCS standard and we are proud of our team and partners who were critical in building this capability that will evolve and expand over the next year," said Roger Linquist, CEO and Chairman of MetroPCS.

CenturyLink Builds Presence in CoreSite Data Centers

CenturyLink is extending its full suite of voice and IP services into five additional CoreSite data centers across the U.S.  Currently, CenturyLink offers voice and IP services in multiple CoreSite facilities in Chicago; Los Angeles; San Jose; Denver; Milpitas, CA; and New York.

CenturyLink ranks as the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is a leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.  By expanding in the CoreSite data centers, colocation customers will have in-building access to CenturyLink's Internet and MPLS, metro and long-haul private lines, 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps connections, burstable or static bandwidth, and voice and IP services.

Separately, CoreSite announced that Global Telecom & Technology (GTT) has agreed to extend its backbone network into ten CoreSite data centers. GTT provides one of the world's most extensive networks across North America, Europe, and Asia, offering Ethernet transport, nLayer IP Transit, cloud connectivity, collaborative networking, and global peering. As a result of the network upgrade into the new data centers, GTT will peer on Any2, the nation's second largest peering exchange, operated by CoreSite. GTT will also provide seamless access to CoreSite's Open Internet Exchange, including connections to AMS-IX, DE-CIX, and NYIIX through CoreSite locations.

http://coresite.com/centurylink-extends-services-into-five-additional-coresite-data-centers.php
http://coresite.com/global-telecom-technology-extends-network-footprint-into-coresite-data-centers.php

Mitsubishi Updates India-Middle East-Western Europe Cable

 Mitsubishi has upgraded the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) Cable Network with its 40 Gbps DWDM.  The upgrade involved installation of submarine line terminal equipment in eight countries.

The IMEWE Cable System spans 12,091 kilometers with 10 terminal stations owned by a consortium of nine leading telecom carriers in eight countries: India, Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Italy and France. The cable system comprises three optical fiber cable pairs with two fiber pairs on an express path, as well as a terrestrial link connecting the cities of Alexandria and Suez in Egypt.

The nine IMEWE parties which have contracted for the upgrade and are co-owners of IMEWE system are Bharti Airtel Ltd., Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, France Telecom, OGERO Telecom, Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited, Saudi Telecom Company, TATA Communications Limited, Telecom Egypt, and Telecom Italia SPARKLE S.p.A.

http://www.imewecable.com/


Netronome Keeps Growing

Netronome announced an expansion of its Boston area office to meet the demands of its rapidly growing New England operations. The Boxborough office, which is home to Netronome’s silicon design and development team, has grown from 35 to about 70 employees this year.  The team has extensive experience and roots in the Boston area, dating back to the Intel IXP Division and Digital Equipment Corporation.

“Netronome has experienced record year over year growth the past four years and 2011 surpassed our expectations. As we look to complete 2012, we see this momentum and product demand continuing,” said Howard Bubb, CEO of Netronome. “New England is a vibrant technology community and our expanded Boston-area office allows us to attract some of the best technical talent, which will help us continue to deliver innovative flow processing solutions.”

Netronome also has development labs in Santa Clara, CA and its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://www.netronome.com


ADVA Adds G.8032v2 for Carrier Ethernet Ring Protection

ADVA Optical Networking has added Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) to its
FSP 150 family, enabling business Ethernet and mobile backhaul service providers to aggregate subrate Gigabit Ethernet services onto Gigabit or even 10 Gigabit Ethernet protected rings using a drop-and-continue architecture.

ERPS, also known as G.8032v2,  is an ITU-T standard that provides sub 50 millisecond protection and recovery switching, ensuring highest reliability for ring-based Carrier Ethernet infrastructures.

http://www.advaoptical.com

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