Friday, May 9, 2014

Tata Tests 400G Long-Haul Subsea Network with Huawei

Tata Communications has conducted a 400G field trial on a subsea network over 6000 km.

The test, which was conducted in partnership with Huawei and Huawei Marine, demonstrated an optical transmission of 400G signals, an industry-first for a submarine cable system of this length.

Huawei and Huawei Marine’s technical solution adopted the modulation format of Dual Carrier Polarisation Division Multiplexing Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DC-PDM-QPSK), an innovative Faster-Than-Nyquist (FTN) compensation and recovery algorithm, proprietary clock recovery technology and Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) technology to address the problems of high-speed signal distortion and unstable clocks. The use of such advanced technology underpins Huawei and Huawei Marine’s significant commitment to investing in research and development to meet the needs of their customers.

"The 400G technology of Huawei & Huawei Marine demonstrates that our existing subsea network asset is capable of supporting future, next-generation transmission technology as shown in the 400G trial. Tata Communications constantly assesses new technology to expand our capabilities and to enhance our ability to support traffic growth demand from our customers," said Mr. Hon Kit Lam, Vice President, International Transmission and IP business, Tata Communications.

Promisec Offers Endpoint Security Built on Microsoft Azure

Promisec introduced a suite of cloud-based solutions built on Microsoft Azure and designed to provide endpoint security for small-to-medium enterprise organizations.

The Promisec Integrity enables IT organizations to ensure compliance, defend against cyber threats and validate endpoint integrity across all deployed security and IT endpoint technologies. The full suite of cloud-based offerings includes a “freemium” service that checks for specific advanced malware, as well as a more comprehensive security solution with patch management validation, endpoint protection validation services and unauthorized application visibility.

Promisec said its Software-as-a-Service offering is able to detect some of the most sophisticated malware and cyber threats and provide actionable insight for remediating issues and limiting business impact. Built for environments up to 5,000+ total endpoints, the solution ensures that all leading anti-virus agents are up to date and running, leading patch management solutions are deployed and operational and informs definitively when untrusted, blacklisted software is running within a company’s environment.

“Promisec’s cloud-based Integrity offering was easy to deploy and saved me time by pulling together a view of all my endpoints which immediately gave us a comprehensive view of each end user system,” said Nick Sciarra, IT Manager of Corporate Synergies Group.  “Without Promisec Integrity, I would have to leverage multiple applications and inspection tools to create the same crisp understanding that Promisec can provide.”

Huawei Wins CEM Contract in Azerbaijan

Bakcell, the leading mobile operator in Azerbaijan, selected Huawei to build up a new service quality evaluation indicator system.  The deployment features the HUAWEI SmartCare system featuring a Key Quality Indictor (KQI) to provide network quality, service quality monitoring capabilities and VIP Care. It will also cover enterprise user Service Level Agreement (SLA) assurance, roaming analysis, complaint handling assistance, and other auxiliary functions for GSM/UMTS /LTE networks. Huawei will also provide professional services.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

SiteMinis Picks IBM's Softlayer for Cloud Services

SiteMinis, a mobile Web technology and services provider, has adopted IBM Cloud services including SoftLayer infrastructure, to enable the  dynamic mobile applications and websites that it offers.  IBM said its Softlayer solution allows SiteMinis to deliver a comprehensive infrastructure platform at a lower cost, with exceptional ease of use and reliability.  Financial terms were not disclosed.