Telecoms equipment manufacturers are aiming to replicate IBM Corp’s successful reinvention as a services organization over the last 15 years, in order to offset growing pressure on the profitability of their product lines from Far Eastern suppliers.
This is an interesting development within the industry. I guess they would be looking for Telco’s to outsource the install and running of the networks to the hardware vendor. So I guess it almost becomes a one stop shop you buy the hardware, install and operation of the network as a bundle from a single provider.
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Business travellers should prepare themselves for an extra connectivity boost – BAA has announced it will be rolling out wi-fi access across six of its airports this month. Stanstead airport was the first to go live earlier this week and will be followed this month by five other airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Southampton.
Not my usual airport’s, but flying out of Stanstead on a private trip to Dublin soon, but good news nonetheless. [via]
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We new this was coming and there was a strong hint last week. Vodafone has some issues right now that it needs to resolve quickly. Vodafone is having to answer some big question right now. It hasn’t done a lot over the last 18 months and has only put part’s of it’s business up for sale. It sold off part of it’s Nordic operation to Telenor recently, it’s Japan business is up for sale and now Verizon have placed a value of $40bn on it’s vodafone’s stake in the joint venture it was. I guess that values the current JV at approx $70bn. [via]
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Huawei will integrate HP’s OpenView OSS management software into its T2000, M2000, N2000 and I2000 network management platforms. The agreement specifically covers HP’s OpenView TeMIP fault management software, OpenView Performance Insight, Service Activator and Service Quality manager. Under the agreement, Huawei will offer HP’s consulting and integration services to its customers, to support deployment.
That’s a great bit of business by HP. Huawei is probably the fastest growing network hardware vendor out there. [via]
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Lot’s of stories about google doing a version of Google earth for Mars. This information available to schools etc for free is astounding. [via]
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Network Pipeline has a post on allegations from a Vonage forum that Comcast are degrading the VoIP quality on purpose. People speculated that this would happen and that SP’s would simply add jitter to the line to ruin the voice quality. I guess the answer is to vote with your feet and switch to a different provider. [via]
I flashed my SPV C600 to the new ROM AKU2 today, which is available here. There’s no real difference to the device if you haven’t got push mail, except that the word Orange appears a bit bigger on the home screen now.
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You can see the web cam in the centre of Chester (the amphitheatre) here
The Guardian Technology Section has a very interesting story today, Give us back our crown jewels. I’m sure I’ll come back to this subject again as I think it’s pretty important. So UK Government if you’re reading this then ..free our Data and promote innovation and growth within the UK.
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