Autotech Council V2X: The Networked Car

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2013
End Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2013

California:

The Autotech Council opens its doors to non-members a few times each year to take a deep dive into a segment of the auto industry that is attracting large amounts of innovation and investment. These ½ day, executive-format agendas highlight a few larger vendors who are leading the segment forward and bring dozens of undiscovered companies to the stage as well. These agendas always include plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies.

Telecom Council: Software Defined Networks Meeting

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
End Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

California:

Join 100 SDN specialists as we dig into the modernization of data networks that separate the control plane from the data plane - Software Defined Networks. Similar to what virtualization represents in computing power, SDN brings similar virtualization to lower layer networking. While this topic may seem somewhat technical for a business meeting, it actually opens up a wealth of innovation opportunities for Silicon Valley companies, as well as cost and operational savings for network operators

6th International DataCentre & Cloud Awards 2013

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013
End Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013

London:

Now in its 6th year, the prestigious Datacentre Awards provide exceptional marketing differentiation for both winners and runners up and recognized as the premier International industry accolade. 

DataCentres Europe 2013

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
End Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2013

France:

Europe's global meeting place and premier forum for more than 1000+ users, operators and practitioners of IT infrastructure from more than 35 countries. BroadGroup research forecasts that strong vertical market demand will drive growth in outsourcing to third party datacentres in Europe, and will equate to almost 30% of users by the beginning of 2016. 

ZTE swings to net loss on weak operator spending

A slowdown in network equipment and device markets has taken its toll on China’s ZTE, which has reported a net loss of RMB2.84 billion ($457 million) for 2012, compared with a net profit of RMB2.06 billion the year before.

China’s second-biggest network equipment maker, behind Huawei (Shenzhen, China), ZTE (Shenzhen, China) also reported a 2.36% decline in revenues, to RMB84.22 billion.

In a statement accompanying the figures, ZTE pointed to the slowdown in equipment investments by the global telecoms industry in 2012.

Ericsson to take $231 million charge on job reductions

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson says it has completed its planned reduction of operations in Sweden, slashing 1,399 positions and laying off 919 employees.

The costs of the exercise are expected to run to approximately SEK1.5 billion ($231 million), which will have an impact on the company’s next set of quarterly results.

Ericsson says the redundancies affected all sites in Sweden apart from Falun, Hudiksvall, Kalmar and Katrineholm.

But Ericsson’s premises in Stockholm bore the brunt of the cutbacks, losing 569 employees.

Ericsson sues Indian handset maker for patent infringement

Reuters

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson said on Tuesday it had sued Indian handset maker Micromax and its distributor for infringement of wireless patent rights.

Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden) was confirming an earlier report in the Economic Times of India that it had sued after Micromax (Gurgaon, India) refused to sign license agreements for several wireless technologies.

"It is once again about FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms)," Ericsson spokeswoman Karin Hallstan said. She declined to comment further.

Global telecoms giant ZTE sees gold in Chinese roots

Reuters

China's ZTE Corp, which helped bring the telephone to millions of homes during the Deng Xiaoping era, is counting on a new generation of tech-savvy smartphone users to drive at least $7.5 billion of 4G network projects and elevate its sagging fortunes.

Cisco ordered to pay $70 million in civil fraud patent case

Reuters

Cisco Systems Inc must pay $70 million in damages to patent licenser XpertUniverse Inc for fraudulently obtaining technology developed by the New York company, a jury found on Friday, according to court filings.

The jury also found that Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) violated two XpertUniverse (New York City, NY, USA) patents, and awarded an additional $34,000 in damages on those claims.

Cisco, the world's largest manufacturer of networking equipment, said it would appeal if the judge leaves the jury verdict intact.

Ericsson confident will win patent spat with Samsung

Reuters

Swedish telecoms gear maker Ericsson said on Wednesday it was confident it would win a patent infringement dispute with Samsung after the South Korean firm filed a counter-claim in a court in the United States.

Cut-throat competition between technology firms has spilled over into the courts in recent years as companies fight for market share and to recoup some of the billions of dollars they spend on research and development.

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