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Posted by inet on 2005-12-08       Article Source : Mobile Pipeline

A WiMAX wireless broadband network covering 8000 square miles of southeastern Alberta will be rolled out in 2006, equipment vendor Nortel and a Canadian governmental body said Wednesday.

The network will cover a large area in rural southeastern Alberta, according to the Alberta Special Areas Board (SAB) and Nortel. SAB and Nortel said they were teaming with a new wireless ISP, NETAGO, to provide the service. In addition, the network also will serve the Alberta government.

"This WiMAX network will

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-07       Article Source : Networking Pipeline

Worldwide revenues from cable modem termination system (CMTS) sales continue to grow at a healthy rate, according to Infonetics Research, increasing 15% in the third quarter of this year.

Port shipments were also up, with upstream port shipments increasing 18% and downstream ports 19%. The growth curve isn't likely to flatten out any time soon, as the cable Internet subscriber base continues to swell in North America and Europe (EMEA), the Middle East and Africa despite competitive pressure from digital subscriber line

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Posted by inet on 2005-12-06       Article Source : CRN

Sun Microsystems Tuesday unveiled two rack-mount servers based on its new UltraSparc T1 processors with prices starting as low as $2,995.

The new T1000 and T2000 servers are based on Sun's multi-core processors, formerly code-named Niagra, and promise high performance with lower power consumption.

The T1 line is able to accomplish power-performance ratio by bulking up on lower-speed cores -- the processors run at 1GHz or 1.2GHz at 60 Watts to 70 Watts -- and by making use of Solaris

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-05       Article Source : CRN

EMC remained the leading vendor in networked storage category during the third quarter of 2005, but its share of the overall storage market lost ground to rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard, according to IDC.

EMC was the leading generator of revenue in the worldwide external disk storage system, external RAID, networked storage and NAS markets, according to the latest report from the IT market research firm.

Hewlett-Packard was the leading producer of SANs, including iSCSI SANs, and kept its lead in

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-04   

With its new entry into the wireless mesh market, Cisco brings some new cards to the table, including multi-radio technology and proprietary controllers. With Cisco in the arena, the wireless mesh game is sure to be different in coming months.

One of the great ironies of wireless LANs is they require a lot of wire to link access points to a private network or the Internet. Fortunately, with wireless mesh technology those "backhaul" links can take place over wireless connections. Cisco's recent

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Posted by iTech on 2005-12-04       Article Source : TechWeb News

Plagued by accounting scandals and management upheaval in recent months, Nortel got some good news Thursday from a report that noted it is the leading supplier in the growing worldwide IP PBX market.

“Nortel leads the recovering North American IP PBX market,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst at Infonetics Research, in a statement. “Avaya and Cisco are engaged in an epic battle for second place, with Cisco steadily encroaching on Avaya’s leadership position.”

The overall market is roaring ahead, totaling

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-03       Article Source : Networking Pipeline

Dedicated IP virtual private network (VPN) revenues will total $34.6 billion in the United States between 2004 and 2009, according to a new study from Vertical Systems Group.

According to Vertical Systems, network-based services delivered over a carrier-based Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) or IP infrastructure will account for almost half of the revenues, totaling $17.1 billion by 2009. Nevertheless, custom Internet-borne VPN systems will account for $12.2 billion of the revenues, and site-to-site service revenues will total $5.3 billion. The firm predicts

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Posted by iTech on 2005-12-03       Article Source : AP

Skype is upgrading its popular Internet telephone service to add video calling and a toolbar for Microsoft Outlook to find and dial contacts with a click.

The long-promised ``2.0'' edition was launched Thursday by Skype, which was acquired last month by Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. for an eye-popping $2.6 billion.

While the Windows download is available to any user, the application is actually a Beta version, meaning the company is still tweaking the software into a final edition. Skype did

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Posted by inet on 2005-12-02       Article Source : lightreading.com

It now appears that most of the “bring-your-own-access” VOIP providers have fallen well short of meeting the FCC’s tough new E911 requirements, the deadline for which was Monday.

Around 180 VOIP providers filed “compliance letters” to the commission Monday, and many of them have asked for extensions on the deadline.

Under the new rules, all VOIP 911 callers must be able to reach the correct local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), and also automatically transmit their call-back number and physical

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-02       Article Source : VARBusiness

Intel may continue to dominate the desktop, but AMD would have a hard time claiming that its larger rival is stifling its growth in the x86 server market. Thanks to its meteoric growth of its 64-bit Opteron processors, servers based on AMD processors now account for 10 percent of worldwide shipments and nearly 11 percent of revenue for the third quarter of this year, according to a report released by Gartner last week.

Worldwide revenue in the third quarter from AMD servers,

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Posted by inet on 2005-12-01       Article Source : TechWeb News

The City of Akron is planning to build a 62-square-mile wireless network that will anticipate future technology advancements. The city is starting with a Wi-Fi rollout and will have the capability of adding WiMAX and additional advancements in the future.

In an interview Wednesday, Rick Leu, chief technology officer for the city of Akron, said that, although the initial rollout is still viewed as a pilot, the overall plan is for the network to be upgradeable. "We don't want to get tied

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-01       Article Source : Networking Pipeline

Competition for domination of the wireless local area network (LAN) switch market is heating up, according to Infonetics Research, as Cisco has closed the gap with leader Symbol Technologies.

Symbol claimed a 28% of market revenues in the third quarter of 2005, but through its acquisition of Airespace earlier this year, Cisco has improved its position to come within a hair's breadth of the market leader. Cisco's WLAN switch improvements are part of an overall dominance in the WLAN equipment market as

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Posted by iNext on 2005-12-01       Article Source : TechWeb News

One of the many hard lessons New Orleans learned from Hurricane Katrina was that traditional telephone and mobile phone services can fail, so the city is unveiling its own Wi-Fi network Tuesday that will be free to its citizens.

The city, still digging out from the ravages of the storm, will build on an existing relationship with Tropos Networks, which has supplied several municipalities with its metro-scale networks.

While Tropos and other business partners have made a significant donation of

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Posted by iTech on 2005-11-30       Article Source : Mobile Pipeline

By 2010, 30 percent of homes in the U.S. will exclusively use either cellular phones or voice-over-IP, according to a report released Tuesday by market research firm Gartner.

"It only took more than 125 years but POTS (plain old telephony service) is now on the decline in the U.S.," Ken Dulaney, a Gartner vice president, said in a statement. "The emergence of VoIP and the phenomenal rise of the mobile phone now represent the 'dial tone' for the future."


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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-30   

Investor grumbling about Cisco Systems Inc.'s acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta Inc. appears to be gathering momentum. This vocal opposition says bidders may have been ready to pay more for the set-top box company.

Wall Street analysts and sources close to the cable equipment and set-top box maker say that Scientific-Atlanta had other offers on the table -- some of which were higher -- but were drawn to Cisco's cash stash, rather than accepting a higher bid that may have combined cash and stock. Read More...  


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