Friday, October 28, 2016

Vodafone Announces a Deal in Iran

Vodafone announced a deal with HiWEB, a leading Iranian ISP, to assist in rolling out and modernizing network infrastructure in Iran. Fixed and mobile Internet services will be offered under the HiWEB brand/In addition, HiWEB will be able to provide Vodafone’s multinational corporate customers with fixed and mobile services in Iran.

Vodafone will also support HiWEB in marketing, distribution and sales, including the provision of Internet of Things (IoT) services to HiWEB’s customers.

The deal is a new non-equity Partner Market agreement.

Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Diego Massidda said: “I am delighted to reach agreement with HiWEB on a partnership that will benefit both parties in Iran. Vodafone’s corporate customers will get the benefit of quality network services in the country – including in rural areas – and HiWEB will be able to access Vodafone’s global expertise to support the roll out of products, infrastructure and the launch of IoT services in Iran.”

ZTE Posts Q3 Revenue of US$10.54 Billion, up 4.4% YoY

ZTE reported operating revenue of RMB71,564 million (US$10.54 billion) for Q3 2016, representing a year-on-year growth of 4.44 percent. ZTE’s net profit, attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company, amounted to RMB2,859 million, representing a year-on-year growth of 9.78 percent. Basic earnings per share amounted to RMB0.69.

ZTE attributed the growth primarily to 4G system products and optical transmission products in the domestic and international markets, as well as handset products and family terminal products in the domestic market.

Some highlights:

  • The company’s chip shipments doubled compared with the same period last year, achieving a record high. 
  • Shipments of mobile terminal chips accounted for 80 percent in overseas markets. There has been a rapid development in IoT chips and ZTE was the first company to support all bands of prototype chips in China and to conduct an IoT test at China Mobile, which has helped to gradually establish a strong industry ecosystem.
  • In regards to its wired network business as of the end of the third quarter, ZTE's next-generation passive optical networks (PON) market share, the overall growth of fixed-line market access and digital subscriber line (DSL) market share growth all ranked first in the world and ranked second in optical network market share globally.

Colt Builds its Second Tokyo Data Center

Colt initiated construction of its second data center in Inzai, located just east of Tokyo.

The building will offer 15MW of critical IT load across 5,000 square meters of server room space and feature state of the art energy efficiency.

This development follows the recently announced additions to Colt’s data centres in London, Berlin and Hamburg.