Carrier Ethernet services drive new assurance requirements to compete effectively

For enterprise and mobile backhaul customers, basic SLAs are not enough

Centina Systems

When it comes to business connectivity, Ethernet's central driver continues to be its ability to meet growing bandwidth demands at lower cost and with greater flexibility than competing legacy services. Applications vary from wireless backhaul and basic Internet connections to delivering enterprise applications and providing access to cloud infrastructure. That translates into a big revenue opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs) – if they can provide the right level of customer satisfaction.

Alcatel-Lucent wins broadband expansion with China Telecom

As the Chinese government steps up ‘Broadband China’, its program to provide high-speed broadband connections to more than 250 million households in urban and rural locations by 2015, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has signed an agreement with China Telecom to deploy its IP/MPLS 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio.

Tight spending in China, Europe squeezes broadband aggregation market in 1Q12

Global spending on DSL, PON, and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment declined 22% between the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, to $1.8 billion, reports market research firm Infonetics Research.

Actelis showcases its Ethernet Access Device at CTIA

Actelis, a global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, showcased its Ethernet Access Device (EAD) at International CTIA Wireless in New Orleans this week. The device is designed to address the growing mobile backhaul challenge faced by wireless service providers.

Report: Ethernet Microwave growing 5-fold by 2016

Market research firm Infonetics Research on Thursday released excerpts from a pair of recently published forecast reports, which tracks Ethernet, TDM, and hybrid microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor, and architecture, and Millimeter Wave Equipment, which tracks unlicensed E band 60GHz, licensed E band 70--90GHz, and W band 75--110 GHz millimeter wave equipment by network application.

Huawei secures contracts in New Zealand despite Australian ban

Last week, the Australian government announced its decision to ban Huawei Technologies from bidding for contracts in Australia’s $38 billion broadband project due to undefined security concerns. 

Vodafone Hungary moves to IP network, works with Tellabs

On Tuesday, Vodafone Hungary announced it will move to an IP/Ethernet-based infrastructure and expand its geographic coverage in Hungary. The service provider chose Tellabs to modernize its current mobile backhaul network.

Lantronix launches server for M2M WiFi Connectivity

Lantronix, Inc., a provider of smart M2M connectivity services, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new PremierWave-XN, an 802.11n dual-band, multi-port serial device server, offering both WiFi and Ethernet connectivity – enabling remote access and easy management of devices or equipment over the network and across the internet. 

Huawei, ZTE extend U.S. partnerships

This week, Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE both announced separate extensions to partnerships in the U.S.

Huawei (Shenzhen, P.R.C.) announced that it will grant contracts totaling $6 billion to Qualcomm, Broadcom and Avago (San Jose, Calif., USA), three California-based communications technology companies which Huawei has worked with in the past.

Siemens to buy smart grid vendor for $381 million


On Monday, Siemens AG announced it will buy RuggedCom Inc, a maker of data communications networks systems, for about $381 million in cash, to improve access to markets in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

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