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NEC today announced the latest in its iPASOLINK series, the NEC iPASOLINK 1000. The NEC iPASOLINK is a converged, dual-native solution that supports both native TDM and native Ethernet transport on the same platform. This allows fixed and mobile operators gradual, cost effective migration to an all-IP backhaul, required for the transformation to 4G LTE and the cloud computing era.

Ericsson's new generation IP networking portfolio is said to look beyond the current generation, and can handle point-to-multipoint; connecting people and devices to peers, networks and the cloud. It is also said to give operators the opportunity to optimize their network while delivering the quality of service that will enable them to profitably grow their business.

Avanti Communications, the broadband satellite operator, has announced a group of five new contracts for the sale of HYLAS 1 services in Europe.  New contracts have been signed by Buzz Networks and Rural Broadband UK of the UK, Broadband Algarve of Portugal and Globatel of Spain.  Also Prime Satellite Broadband, an existing customer, has signed an extended contract for more capacity and extending the commitment from three years to five years. 

EU roaming regulation is having little impact on consumers’ mobile usage habits while abroad, new online research from mobile roaming expert MACH and YouGov has revealed today. Although 56 per cent of respondents with a mobile phone stated that they were aware of the rules regarding roaming, 77 per cent of these said that it had made no difference to how they used their mobile phone when travelling abroad.

Allot Communications, a supplier of service optimization and revenue generation solutions for fixed and mobile broadband service providers worldwide, announced today that its Allot MobileTrends Report shows that mobile data bandwidth usage continued its phenomenal rise with 73% growth during the second half (H2) of 2010.  Video streaming continues to drive this growth as it remains the fastest growing application type, accounting for 37% of mobile bandwidth, says Allot.

Comarch has introduced the new version of its Self Care product, with additional functionalities. Comarch Self Care is a web self-service portal enabling communication service providers to reduce customer service costs and increase customer satisfaction. It answers the needs of the consumer and SME markets, while the Corporate Self Care product provides advanced features for enterprises.

Cambridge Broadband Networks has today launched its 10Gb/s multipoint microwave backhaul platform. VectaStar Radio Controller (RC), the latest development of the company’s VectaStar microwave backhaul and access solution, is said to be designed to meet the growing capacity requirements of mobile operators around the world.

Ciena, the network specialist, today announced the expansion of its Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery (CESD) portfolio with the addition of new switching products designed to address LTE backhaul networking requirements. Featuring flexible connectivity options and traffic-type awareness, the new platforms are said to empower service providers to meet the rapidly growing demand for data services with speed, scalability and resiliency, while reducing network complexity and lowering operating costs.

AdaptiveMobile, a specialist in mobile security, today launched its 2011 Global Security Insights in Mobile report, which examines the latest emerging trends in mobile security. The report reveals the shift towards a new, more sophisticated type of threat facing mobile subscribers and network operators – the ‘compound threat’ – which uses multiple attack vectors (SMS/MMS/email/web/voice) to compromise different aspects of a handset simultaneously. These threats are built with the primary aim of extracting money, with a secondary knock-on effect for the mobile networks of damaged reputations and a loss of trust.

Ciena, a network specialist, and RENATER, the French national telecommunications network for technology education and research, today announced the successful completion of a next-generation 100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) network trial connecting the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and the IN2P3 Computing Centre in Lyon, a distance of 220 km. Based on Ciena’s ActivFlex 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, the 100G solution supplements the capabilities of RENATER’s existing fibre-optic network and considerably expands its capacity – helping meet researchers’ ever-increasing demand for bandwidth while protecting past investments.