IDC Energy Insights (Framingham, Mass., U.S.A.), a market research firm, announced on Tuesday a new report analysis of the security initiatives among North American utility companies. According to the report, of the 150 U.S. utility companies surveyed, 75% deemed security investments to be of the highest importance, while 38% depicted security to be one of the top IT initiatives this year.
LightSquared (Reston, Va.), a wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $265 million in additional financing. The capital was drawn from both existing investors as well as new investors in the company.
According to LightSquared, the additional financing will be used for general corporate purposes, which includes constructing its 4G-LTE wholesale network. Over the last 12 months LightSquared has raised over $2.3 billion.
Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital has already put $3.1 billion into the company.
Juniper Networks (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a networking systems provider, on Monday announced that Youku.com Inc, a Beijing-based Internet television company, has deployed a new Ethernet switching infrastructure running on Juniper’s operating system in its data center and Content Delivery Network.
Mobile Backhaul at International CTIA Wireless 2012
May 8 - May 10, 2012
New Orleans, LA
If you have a vested interest in Mobile Backhaul, our Mobile Backhaul Pavilion is the place to be. The Mobile Backhaul Pavilion at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show will bring together wireless and wireline technologies at North America’s largest telecom show in a way that has never been done before! Expect to see the latest technologies exhibited - from next-gen, IP/Ethernet wireline to microwave backhaul solutions.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Returning for 2011, Smart Homes 2011 provides the perfect setting delivering discussion and collaboration between utilities, telco's, appliance manufacturers and solution providers and place a variety of useful resources for planning, deploying and refining your smart home strategy right at your fingertips.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Already in its 13th year, the Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011 conference and exhibition is THE industry leading meeting place for smart utility professionals and your platform to discuss the latest developments, solutions and benchmarks in the utility industry.
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THE ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM enables our economy and society to function. In some way everything that impacts our lives, from where we live to where we work, from our government to our infrastructure, is dependent on a secure and reliable supply of electricity. Yet many individuals, including those who work in or with the electric power industry, do not have a basic understanding of the electric power system, how it operates or how it is evolving.
The 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting will bring together practicing power engineers, executives, policy makers and academics from all over the world.
The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering.
As we move from 3G to 4G networks, reaching speeds around 10Mbps to mobile devices, the last hop solutions are finally able to meet current demand. However, a frequent bottleneck occurs in the middle mile between the cellular tower and the core network. Heterogeneous Networks are now emerging that will increase the number cells by including picocells, microcells, femtocells and more. All of these will add to the complexity of the backhaul operations.
AT&T Inc (Dallas, Texas) could greatly expand its network capacity for a fraction of the cost it plans to shell out to buy T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel (Overland Park, Kan.) said on Monday.
Sprint, a vocal opponent of the deal, said it would present the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) later on Monday with a technical analysis detailing the actions AT&T could take to improve its network without acquiring T-Mobile USA.