Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Alvarion to Acquire Wavion for Outdoor Wi-Fi

Alvarion agreed to acquire privately-held Wavion, an Israel-based developer of carrier-grade WiFi solutions, for approximately $30 million in cash, including an assumed earn-out.


Wavion supplies WBS omni-direction and sector base stations, which operate at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 700 MHz. Wavion leverages two-way spatially adaptive beamforming and Multiple Input Multiple Output ( MIMO) technologies. The company's revenues for the last twelve months were approximately $16 million.


Alvarion said the acquisition marks another milestone in its plan of shifting its primary focus from WiMAX-based RAN solutions to becoming a multitechnology wireless broadband solution provider. Alvarion intends to combine Wavion's WiFi platform with Alvarion's 4G RAN solution and recently-acquired DAS (distributed antenna systems).
http://www.alvarion.com
http://www.wavionnetworks.com
  • Wavion was founded in 2000 and has distribution in 60 countries with offices in the US, Brazil, Argentina, Russia and India. Its investors include Elron Electronic Industries and BRM Capital.

Alvarion to Acquire Wavion for Outdoor Wi-Fi

Alvarion agreed to acquire privately-held Wavion, an Israel-based developer of carrier-grade WiFi solutions, for approximately $30 million in cash, including an assumed earn-out.


Wavion supplies WBS omni-direction and sector base stations, which operate at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 700 MHz. Wavion leverages two-way spatially adaptive beamforming and Multiple Input Multiple Output ( MIMO) technologies. The company's revenues for the last twelve months were approximately $16 million.


Alvarion said the acquisition marks another milestone in its plan of shifting its primary focus from WiMAX-based RAN solutions to becoming a multitechnology wireless broadband solution provider. Alvarion intends to combine Wavion's WiFi platform with Alvarion's 4G RAN solution and recently-acquired DAS (distributed antenna systems).
http://www.alvarion.com
http://www.wavionnetworks.com
  • Wavion was founded in 2000 and has distribution in 60 countries with offices in the US, Brazil, Argentina, Russia and India. Its investors include Elron Electronic Industries and BRM Capital.

Monday, October 10, 2011

RIM Blames Second BlackBerry Outage on Switch Failure

Research in Motion suffered a second day of widespread outage and slow downs on its BlackBerry service across multiple carrier networks in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. In a tweet, the company blamed the problems on a core switch failure in its infrastructure.
http://www.rim.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

LTE in Latin America-- First Sites Likely to be Colombia and Puerto Rico

Ericsson expects the first commercial deployments of LTE in Latin America to occur this year, starting in Puerto Rico and Colombia. The first live LTE trial that Ericsson held in the region was with Entel PCS in Chile in January 2010. Since then, Ericsson has also demonstrated LTE with Telecom Personal in Argentina, in June 2010, and most recently with Orange Dominicana in the Dominican Republic in April 2011. http://www.ericsson.com/news/110818_lte_latin_america_caribbean_244188809_c

Sunday, June 19, 2011

NSN Invests in ClariPhy for 10/40/100G Advanced Signal Processing

Nokia Siemens Networks has invested an undisclosed amount for a stake in ClariPhy, a start-up based in Los Altos, California and Cordoba, Argentina. ClariPhy provides advanced integrated circuits that improve the efficiency and capacity of networks used for transporting vast quantities of information.



Specifically, Nokia Siemens Networks' investment supports ClariPhy's development of highly integrated single chip complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuits (ICs) for high performance optical networks digital signaling processing (DSP). Essentially, these semiconductor chips integrate the multiple tasks required by transport networks such as conversion of analog signals from optical sensors to digital, digital manipulation, and back to analog form again, faster and more efficiently.



"The rapid processing of digital signals is crucial in high capacity optical networks," said Vesa Tykkyläinen, head of the optical networks business line at Nokia Siemens Networks. "We are investing in a company that is innovative and a forerunner of the coherent chip technology*** with 40nm (nanometer) CMOS for 40G. ClariPhy will also be among the firsts to use 28nm CMOS for 100G, high-gain and low-latency soft-decision****, forward error correction and many other innovations. Together with our leading R&D, ClariPhy will enable us to be at the forefront of high performance and low power consumption next-generation optical platforms capable of 400G and beyond along with reducing equipment footprint".http://www.clariphy.comClariPhy's portfolio includes mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for 10, 40 and 100 Gbps optical networking and communication applications. The new class of single chip MXSP ICs that significantly increase an optical network's reach and tolerance to impairments (such as chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion and fiber nonlinearity). The company's line of 10G, 40G and 100G networking chips are based on advanced MXSP schemes such as Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation (MLSE) and Coherent Detection that approach the limits of achievable performance. ClariPhy's implementation of these schemes in 40 nm single-chip CMOS enables equipment designers to reduce cost and power by integrating multiple system functions into customized System on Chip (SoC) solutions.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Telefónica Previews "Frigo" Application Platform

Telefónica unveiled "Frigo" -- a new service that it has developed that lets customers access, manage and enjoy apps on any mobile phone, tablet, netbook, mobile PC, set-top box TV and many other homescreen devices.


Frigo's idea is to create an "anywhere" applications folder that automatically backs itself up and shares resources across the cloud to any authorized device. Frigo uses Qualcomm's Xiam recommendation engine to enable Telefónica to provide customers with content, services and offers uniquely tailored to their individual needs and interests across all of their connected devices. Ericsson's Mobile Service Delivery Platform (MSDP) solution powers Frigo's application store elements.


Frigo works across a number of operating systems -- including Android, Windows Mobile, Java and Symbian -- and is being launched this year in seven Telefónica territories: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain and UK.


Telecom Italia also plans to launch Frigo in April.


Telefónica said Frigo supports the aims of the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) -- the alliance of telecommunications companies committed to building a global open applications platform.


Tanya Field, Director of Telefónica's Mobile Data Group, said: "The real value offered by Frigo with regards to multi-platform is ‘all my stuff, anywhere, anytime'. The outcome for users will be true ownership of their apps and content through a personalised and consistent service that can be accessed and enjoyed on the device of their choice. Frigo also opens up opportunities to reach and retain vast new segments of customers because it is not restricted to specific, high-end devices and smartphones."http://www.telefonica.com31021

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Colombia is Fastest-Growing Internet Market in Latin America

Colombia is the fastest-growing Internet market in Latin America, growing 31 percent in the past year to reach 11.8 million unique visitors in September 2010, according to a new report from comScore.



In September 2010, more than 107 million people age 15 and older visited the Internet from a home or work location in Latin America, a 17-percent increase from the previous year. Brazil ranked as the largest online market in Latin America with more than 38 million visitors, an increase of 19 percent. Mexico followed as the next largest market with nearly 17 million visitors (up 21 percent), followed by Argentina with 12.8 million visitors (up 9 percent). Colombia led as the fastest-growing market in audience growth, increasing 31 percent to 11.8 million visitors.
http://www.commscore.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

América Móvil Deploys Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul

América Móvil has selected Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution to support next-generation mobile broadband services across 11 countries in Latin America: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. América Móvil has deployed 3G networks throughout Latin America and is now evolving them to a more cost-effective mobile transport network infrastructure that supports current services while enabling the delivery of new multimedia services and applications.


As part of this three-year transformation project, Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR) along with the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM). As part of this three-year transformation project, Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR) along with the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM). Financial terms were not disclosed.
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
http://www.americamovil.com
  • América Móvil finished September 2010 with 266.8 million accesses, 11.5% more than in the same quarter of 2009. This figure includes 216.8 million wireless subscribers, up 11.6% year-on-year, and 50 million fixed line accesses that increased 10.9% in the period. Of that figure, 28.1 million correspond to fixed voice, 12.5 million to broadband and 9.4 million to PayTV.

    In Q3 2010, América Móvil added 5.5 million wireless subscribers in the third quarter, 37.6% more than
    in the same quarter of 2009 with postpaid net additions 22.4% greater than those of a year before. We also added 2.1 million fixed line accesses comprising voice, broadband and video services, for a total of 7.6 million new accesses overall.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Metaswitch Reports Accelerating Trends

Metaswitch Networks' overall revenue grew 33 percent from £62.0 million to £82.4 million (or 18 percent growth in U.S. dollar terms, from $113.7 million to $134.5 million) for the financial year ending 31-August-2010, with pro-forma EBITDA margins sustained at 20 percent.


The company cited significant customer growth in both the North American market and several key international markets, as well as by the successful acquisition and integration of AppTrigger, leading to the addition of the Metaswitch Service Broker product line.


"Metaswitch has enjoyed another year of significant growth in all areas while increasing the depth and breadth of our customer relationships and continuing our commitment to engineering excellence," said Kevin DeNuccio, Metaswitch CEO. "Over the next 12 to 18 months, we'll continue our focus on expanding our footprint into new international markets and bringing innovative new products to market as the trusted architects of next-generation voice networks."

Some other news items from the Metaswitch Forum 2010 being hosted in Orlando, Florida this week:

Telecom Argentina has selected Metaswitch's MetaSphere platform to deliver a fully-featured SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX service to enterprise customers. Telecom Argentina currently serves over 20 million lines in Buenos Aires and the northern part of the country.


Metaswitch Networks and CounterPath Corp. have entered into a joint development and marketing alliance to offer enhanced unified communications capabilities that extend voice, video and messaging services to desktop PCs and mobile devices. CounterPath's product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions. More than 250 service providers have already deployed Metaswitch's VoIP application server, MetaSphere, together with CounterPath softphones.


Cincinnati Bell has deployed Metaswitch Media Gateways and MetaSphere Call Feature Servers to both streamline and optimize the company's three-state network. By deploying Metaswitch, the company has been able to reduce the cost of tandem switching, optimize traffic routing and improve the overall cost-efficiency of their network infrastructure.
http://www.metaswitch.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Global Crossing Deploys Veraz ControlSwitch in Latin America

Global Crossing has deployed Veraz Networks' ControlSwitch platform to interconnect its networks in several Latin American countries.


Global Crossing is leveraging the highly distributed architecture of the ControlSwitch by placing the call processing elements of the switch in each of its operating countries, while centralizing operational aspects such as billing and element management. By utilizing these capabilities, Global Crossing is significantly simplifying the management of its Latin American network, providing customers with improved response times, and consequently, facilitating a better overall customer experience.


Veraz said the open interfaces of the ControlSwitch enable Global Crossing to integrate its installed base of media gateways and legacy third-party applications flawlessly into the ControlSwitch, ensuring service continuity to the company's existing customers and improving its ability to introduce new products and services in a seamless manner.


Global Crossing is a leading provider of IP and Ethernet services in the region and has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States (Florida) and the Caribbean region. In addition to its IP-based, fiber-optic network, Global Crossing's regional infrastructure includes 15 metropolitan networks and 15 world-class data centers located in the main business centers of Latin America.
http://www.veraznetworks.com