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Cisco to develop ICT master plan for Kazan smart city project

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cisco to develop ICT master plan for Kazan smart city project

Cisco has signed a MoU with the Development Corporation of the Republic of Tatarstan JSC for the development of an ICT master plan for the innovative Kazan Smart City, the capital of Tatarstan, one of the leading republics of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal District. The deal was signed following a meeting between […]

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Ericsson sustainability scores top Swedish ranking

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ericsson sustainability scores top Swedish ranking

Ericsson’s sustainability and corporate responsibility report entitled “Technology for Good” has been named the best of its kind among Swedish companies for 2011. The Swedish environmental magazine MiljöRapporten, together with an external jury, ranked the report first among 54 others from companies included on the OMX Stockholm Large Cap list. In the May issue of […]

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Alcatel-Lucent claims major IP core breakthrough

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Alcatel-Lucent claims major IP core breakthrough

by Communications Day Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new IP core router that it says shatters existing performance levels, and paves the way for meeting the surging bandwidth demands of the future. The new 7950 XRS (extensible routing system) now supports a maximum of 32Tbps of capacity, and 160 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a […]

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Managed services are key to networked societies – Ericsson

| April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Managed services will be a key component to meeting the networking requirements of the Networked Society, says Ericsson at the Managed Services Growth Market conference in Dubai. “The development towards a Networked Society is increasing complexity of networks and business for operators. It also creates a market more and more driven by consumer needs as […]

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The Future We Want, or why ICT needs to be included in climate change debate

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

ICT needs to be part of the solution to climate change – that is the message from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, an organisation founded by the ITU and UNESCO. More importantly, it is a message that has been put forth by the global ICT industry for the last three to four years. The […]

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The “Cisco Story” infographic

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
The “Cisco Story” infographic

Here is a really cool infographic from Cisco on its raison d’etre and how it sees the world. Interesting tidbits: IP traffic will quadruple by 2014 due to video 50 billion devices on the Internet by 2020 30% of all data to pass through the cloud by 2020 There are some pretty daunting data points, […]

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GreenTouch claims breakthrough in fibre energy efficiency

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch claims breakthrough in fibre energy efficiency

GreenTouch, the global consortium founded by Alcatel-Lucent with the ambitious goal of developing technologies that increase the energy efficiency of information and communications network by a factor of 1,000, is claiming a major breakthrough for fibre-to-the-home network efficiency. The new technology, called Bit-Interleaved Passive Optical Network, or Bi-PON, can reduce power consumption of fibre networks […]

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Broadband’s climate change potential in numbers

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Broadband’s climate change potential in numbers

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released a report on the potential of broadband to counter climate change challenges. The report, Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action, is the result of work conducted by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Climate Change, chaired by Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson and comprising […]

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Infinera’s new DTN-X platform cuts optical networking power by 50%

| September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Infinera is claiming some impressive efficiency gains with its newly announced DTN-X optical networking platform. The DTN-X continues Infinera’s photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, architecture, but instead of packing 10 x 10Gbps wavelengths into a single package, the new platform actually packs 5 x 100Gbps wavelengths into a single module that outputs a 500Gbps “super-channel.” […]

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Cisco making headway with Smart+Connected Communities in China – Ovum

| August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Several Chinese city mayors have contacted Cisco regarding potential partnerships for its Smart+Connected Communities solutions, according to analyst firm, Ovum. First unveiled in China a year ago, Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities concept aims to leverage intelligent network solutions to develop safer and more sustainable cities, according to Jane Wang, senior analyst at Ovum. “The scale and […]

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