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Smart operators can sustain key profitability metrics such as EBITDA margin and Capex to sales ratio even if traffic grows twentyfold, claims Rewheel, a Finland-based consultancy specializing into mobile data profitability and network procurement. The consultant says that while the revenue upside potential in mature markets is limited, on the cost side LTE, multimode networks and the falling gear prices open a window of opportunity for substantial savings.

Cable&Wireless Worldwide has selected Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) as its next-generation data centre platform to deliver an enterprise cloud computing solution held within the Wide Area Network (WAN). Accessed through C&W Worldwide’s next-generation network, it is specifically designed to facilitate the security, compliance, control and availability requirements of enterprises. Initially available for customer pilots, the full solution will be launched later this year.

Informa Telecoms & Media has forecast the number of smartphone users to reach almost 1.4 billion by the end of 2015, which will represent about 30% of total mobile subscribers worldwide. However, it says, despite this success there will be significant disparities of smartphone adoption and business cases between the developed and emerging mobile markets. While in some markets, such as Japan, Western Europe and North America, more than 70% of all mobile subscribers will be using smartphones by the end of 2015, some emerging markets, including Africa, India and some countries in Latin America, will have less than 15% by that time, says Informa.

South German telecommunications supplier HEAG MediaNet has selected Keymile's multi-service access platform MileGate to expand its high-speed DSL and FTTx network. HEAG MediaNet can now provide both traditional and VoIP-based telephony, as well as next-generation DSL and FTTH services and is also well equipped to meet ever-increasing demand for more bandwidth.

NextiraOne, a European specialist in communications services, has been chosen by Agence des Aires Marines, the French agency for the protection of marine areas, tasked with the conservation of the marine environment, to implement a secure videoconferencing system.

Acision, a specialist in mobile data, has today announced it has co-published a report with international research organisation, YouGov, entitled ‘Seizing the Opportunity in Mobile Broadband’. The report provides a long-term trend analysis of mobile broadband in the UK from June 2008 to June 2010, and outlines recommendations on how mobile broadband providers can establish a sustainable business model with healthy profitability levels, while also providing quality access for all users.

cVidya Networks, a global provider of Revenue Intelligence solutions for Telecom, Media and Entertainment service providers, announced today the launch of cVidyaCloud. cVidyaCloud is cVidya’s umbrella of On-Demand  revenue intelligence solutions for service providers of all sizes.  With the On-Demand model (Software-as-a-Service or SaaS) cVidyaCloud applications will be available via the web for a monthly subscription fee, without the need to own, install and operate any hardware or software.  One of cVidyaCloud’s applications will be introduced in the company’s User Conference in Barcelona in two weeks.

Enablence Technologies, a global supplier of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment for triple-play residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, has deployed a new all-optical next generation access network in the Municipality of Riba-Roja d'Ebre to help drive economic development and attract new employers.

Ceragon Networks, a provider of high-capacity, 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul networks, today announced a multi-year agreement for microwave systems with TELE2, Russia. With the agreement, Ceragon is helping TELE2 subsidiaries in Russia to build out multiple high-capacity, carrier-grade networks to backhaul voice and data traffic for mobile telephony and broadband internet access. Shipments relating to the agreement are already underway.

    

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