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NASA and Nortel Set For Launch

June 28, 2005

I just came across this interesting news item, that Nortel was chosen to support NASA's in its endeavors going forward.

When the Space Shuttle program resumes this summer, NASA's Mission Command and Telemetry Network -- recently upgraded by Nortel -- will enable the sharing of information between the Space Shuttle Discovery, the International Space Station, and NASA's Operations Centers.

Nortel also deployed their Mobility Solution at Kennedy Space Center which will enable journalists to report their stories wirelessly. Over 2,500 reporters are expected for the launch of Discovery

Discovery Channel Names TdF Team

June 23, 2005

Lance Armstrong is one of only two American riders on the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team’s Tour de France Roster.

New York native George Hincapie will join Armstrong, but the rest of the squad looks like a roll call of the EU:

  • Jose Azevedo of Portugal
  • Jose Luis Rubiera, Manuel Beltran, and Benjamin Noval of Spain
  • Paolo Savoldelli of Italy
  • Yaroslav Popovych of Ukraine
  • Pavel Padrnos of the Czech Republic.

Armstrong believes the team is built to win.

“I think we have fielded our strongest team ever with this formation,” said Armstrong. “It has many consistent elements from years past, like the Spanish armada for the climbs, strong guys like George, Pavel and Benjamin, the Giro winner in Savoldelli, plus a guy like Popo (Popovych) with a very bright future.

Microsoft, China... continued

June 23, 2005

After posting this morning's comments about Microsoft being wrong for enabling censorship in China, I had a conversation with our CTO who agreed with me that censorship and/or enabling censorhip is bad, but why pick on Microsoft alone? Another colleague forwarded some more information to me as well a few moments ago, and that led me to an article that appeared on the Industry Standard in February of last year.

The text of the article is below for your convenience. The piece was written by Scarlett Pruitt of the IDG News Service and you can find it online here.

Microsoft, China... continued

June 23, 2005

After posting this morning's comments about Microsoft being wrong for enabling censorship in China, I had a conversation with our CTO who agreed with me that censorship and/or enabling censorhip is bad, but why pick on Microsoft alone? Another colleague forwarded some more information to me as well a few moments ago, and that led me to an article that appeared on the Industry Standard in February of last year.

The text of the article is below for your convenience. The piece was written by Scarlett Pruitt of the IDG News Service and you can find it online here.

Cisco, Microsoft, Chinese Goings On

June 23, 2005

Cisco Systems announced plans to boost China’s share of its outsourcing budget to 40 percent by the end of 2006.

The release quoted Jia-Bin Duh, president of Cisco’s China operations, who said it spent about $5 billion on outsourcing in China in 2004, or 25 percent of its global total. He declined to elaborate on how much the company plans to spend this year.

China is one of Cisco’s top five countries for revenue, together with the United States, Japan, Britain and Germany.

Report Hails Broadband Growth

June 22, 2005

A new report from In-Stat declares that broadband remains a bright spot  in an otherwise lagging telecom market.

According to the release announcing Common Cents: Consumer Telecom & Technology Spending, 2004-2009, although service revenues for US telcos are expected to decline through 2009, broadband generate significant revenue growth. The report posits that market penetration will grow from 28.6 percent of the population in 2004 to nearly 50 percent by the end of 2009.

"The migration from dial-up to broadband is good news for service providers, as the monthly fees for broadband will remain substantially higher than for dial-up," says Amy Cravens, In-Stat analyst. "With $13.7 billion in broadband revenues in 2004 versus $10.9 billion in dial-up revenues, broadband has already outpaced dial-up as a revenue-generating opportunity."  

The research tells us that:



  • Total consumer spending on communication services, including local voice, long distance, cable TV, dial-up, and broadband was $114.8 billion in 2004.

Up , Up and Huawei!

June 21, 2005

According to a report from  ABI Research, chinese telecom giant Huawei is growing faster than a speeding bullet, and is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Well, sort of...

The latest study from ABI Research's Asia bureau, "Huawei: On the Road to Becoming a Leading International Equipment Supplier", analyzes the firm's businesses, its culture and its major strategies, as well as providing an overview of the company's principal products, its financial data, business focus and target markets at different stages.

ABP Hosts Conference for VoIP Resellers

June 15, 2005

 

ABP is once again playing host at their VoIP Sizzles in Dallas VoIP VAR conference for open systems next month, from July 20–22. 

ABP is a national technology distributor that markets SIP-based VoIP solutions via Resellers. The Dallas, TX-based firm is actively growing a network of professional resellers seeking to integrate VoIP solutions using “Best of Breed” components as opposed to a single manufacturer’s solution.

ABP’s conference is open to data, networking, and telecom resellers that want to become professional players in the VoIP space. Last year this event drew about 100 resellers from across the United States, plus a significant number of Resellers from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sony, GlowPoint Announce IVE - Instant Video Everywhere

June 1, 2005

Sony in a continuing relationship with GlowPoint, announced earlier today the availability of the new IVE (pronounced "Ivy") or Instant Video Everywhere service. The announcement heralds the latest move in Sony's IP communications strategy, specifically focusing on video. In March, I had the chance to check out Sony's IPELA launch. Today's announcement had me excited as well.

Newport Expands Intop US, Releases New SBC Software

June 1, 2005

Newport Networks announced this morning it is expanding its organization with new offices in Frisco, Texas. Newport likewise announced the availability of Release 2.0 of its 1460 session border controller software.

 

Release 2.0 of its 1460 Session Border Controller adds geographic service resilience, link aggregation (802.3-2002) capabilities, and a series of enhancements designed to deliver carrier-class reliability, bandwidth utilization and profitability.

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