Category: Infrastructure

TE Connectivity posts strong quarter

TE Connectivity posts strong quarter

Wireless connectivity and distributed antenna provider TE Connectivity reported a strong second quarter performance, with net sales up 6% year-over-year to $3.43 billion. The company’s orders and sales were up in all regions, according to Chairman and CEO Tom Lynch, and across most of the markets it serves, including automotive, broadband networks, aerospace, industrial transportation […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

Ericsson sales slip as North American builds slow

Ericsson sales slip as North American builds slow

Ericsson (ERIC) saw sales slide 9% during the first quarter as the pace of mobile network buildouts slowed for two of its major North American customers. Although the company did not name those customers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless are both Ericsson customers who got an early start on both 3G and LTE, and are now […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Mobile patents: Samsung dominates in U.S. and Europe

Chetan Sharma Consulting has analyzed more than 7 million patents to create an in-depth look at the mobile patent landscape. The firm analyzed patent filings and granted patents in the U.S. and Europe for the years 1991 – 2014, and looked specifically at mobile patents. Through 1997, the number of mobile-related patents was very similar […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers, Devices, Featured, Infrastructure0 Comments

Nokia set to close sale of device unit

Nokia, the world’s leading maker of mobile phones until two years ago, is set to close on the sale of its device unit to Microsoft on April 25. The company first aligned itself with Microsoft in 2011, abandoning its Symbian smartphone operating system for Windows, under the leadership of former Microsoft executive Stephen Elop. Now […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Capital Markets, Devices, Infrastructure0 Comments

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

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