Category: Infrastructure

Cisco and Juniper detail Heartbleed responses

Cisco and Juniper detail Heartbleed responses

Network equipment vendors Cisco and Juniper are sharing information about their vulnerability to Heartbleed, the software security flaw that could enable hackers to steal passwords and other encrypted data from many of the servers on the Internet. Cisco says that many of its products “incorporate a version of the OpenSSL package affected by a vulnerability [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Networks0 Comments

ZTE shifting from low margin strategy

ZTE shifting from low margin strategy

ZTE is signaling a shift in strategy that could be good news for its competitors. The Chinese maker of network infrastructure and smartphones said today that it has boosted profits by turning down low-margin contracts. ZTE was referring to infrastructure projects outside China. For years ZTE and its larger Chinese rival Huawei have pressured European [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Report: Infrastructure, including telecom, shapes real estate investment

Report: Infrastructure, including telecom, shapes real estate investment

A new report from the Urban Land Institute and EY says that telecommunications infrastructure is one of the top factors that influence decisions on real estate investment and development around the world. The Infrastructure 2014 report was released this week at ULI’s spring meeting and is based on a survey conducted in January 2014 of more [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Infrastructure News: DAS drives demand for RF engineers

Infrastructure News: DAS drives demand for RF engineers

Systems integrators who specialize in DAS deployments are working overtime to meet demand, and scrambling to find enough qualified RF engineers. “I have guys working 24 hours a day seven days a week. Obviously not one team, but it is not uncommon anymore for us to be on site walks on Saturdays and Sundays,” said [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS, Wireless infrastructure, Wireless Network Infrastructure, Workforce0 Comments

TE Connectivity to acquire Seacon Group

TE Connectivity to acquire Seacon Group

TE Connectivity has agreed to buy Seacon Group, which provides underwater connector technology and systems, for $490 million in cash. The Seacon Group serves verticals that do sub-sea work including remotely operated vehicles, such as oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications and the military marine sector. Tom Lynch, chairman and CEO of TE Connectivity, [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Networks0 Comments

Wireless Telecom Group’s sales up 14% annually

Wireless Telecom Group’s sales up 14% annually

Wireless Telecom Group reported that its net sales were up 16% year-over-year, driven by strong growth in its network solutions segment. The company designs and manufactures radio frequency and microwave-based products for wireless, including components for distributed antenna systems and technologies including Wi-Fi and WiMax. It markets its products under the brands Boonton, Microlab and [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure: DAS, Test and Measurement, test equipment0 Comments

Alcatel-Lucent scores SDN win in Europe

Alcatel-Lucent scores SDN win in Europe

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks has won a data center contract with Numergy, a French cloud services firm created by SFR, Bull and the French government. Numergy plans to open two data centers this year and ten more over the next three years. The company will use Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 service routers in combination with the firm’s Nuage [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Software0 Comments

CCA Spring 2014: Ericsson talks LTE, OSS/BSS, virtualization

CCA Spring 2014: Ericsson talks LTE, OSS/BSS, virtualization

SAN ANTONIO – If wireless carriers are involved, there is a good chance network infrastructure giant Ericsson is somewhere nearby, as was the case at this week’s Competitive Carriers Association event in San Antonio, where the Swedish company looked to expand its presence in the small- and mid-tier carrier space. Not that Ericsson is not [...]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Infrastructure, LTE, Software0 Comments

Video: CommScope on in-building wireless trends

CommScope Inc. recently posted on its blog an infographic capturing some of the on-going trends in in-building wireless. Among the findings: – Close to 80% of mobile data use occurs indoors, with usage dominated by smartphones. – About 30 billion square meters of indoor commercial real estate exist, but only about 2% of that is [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

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Alcatel-Lucent wins $1 billion contract with China Mobile

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and China Mobile have announced a one-year agreement valued at up to $1.03 billion (750 million Euros) to move the world’s largest mobile operator to an all-IP, “ultra-broadband” network with an eye towards cloud services and network functions virtualization (NFV). China Mobile had already selected ALU in 2013 as one of the vendors [...]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

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