This Week In Mobile…

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Mozilla OS to threaten Android?

With their Internet browser Firefox, Mozilla shook up a market that was previously dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Now they look to do the same again by utilising their Gecko engine to create an OS for mobiles and tablets, threatening Android which is famed for its open source system.

By AlwaysOnMessage, 02 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, Industry, Mobile.

Dell'Oro, Infonetics up forecast for 100G market

Analyst firm Dell'Oro Group has updated its Optical Transport forecast report, with several predictions that should come as welcome news for industry vendors.  The firm recently released a summary of the report findings, which is part of Dell'Oro's larger Optical Transport subscription service.

In the new forecast, Dell'Oro sees total worldwide Optical DWDM equipment revenue growing at a 12%...

By Ciena, 01 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Fiber Optic, Industry, N America.

Samsung climbs to no. 2 in mobile shipments

Samsung Electronics has climbed to number two in the table of global smartphone sales, say industry analysts, despite declining to release detailed figures on its device shipments.

Releasing its Q2 results, Samsung showed that a drop in net profits of 18% to $3.3bn, largely down to poor performances of the company’s panel TV displays, was offset by strong growth of Samsung’s mobile unit.

Samsung said operating profit in its telecommunications unit more than doubled on the same quarter last year,...

By Matt Henkes, 01 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Mobile, Smartphones.

Missing: 2000 US wireless industry jobs

Despite a booming industry over the past few years, the number of jobs in the US wireless industry has waned, according to figures from the US Bureau of Labor.

In June, citing data from the Bureau, the WSJ reported that the industry recorded 166,000 jobs with US wireless carriers, the lowest figure for 12 years and down on last year by a massive 2000.

However, since 2006 the industry’s overall revenue has rocketed by 28%.

So what’s happened? Wireless operators are making do with less staff, and...

By Matt Henkes, 19 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Research, Wireless.

Optical mesh network proves its worth for Verizon during Japanese earthquake

Last month, Ciena made a big splash with the introduction of Intelligent Infrastructure, our view on the strategic evolution that packet-optical networks must make.  Intelligent Infrastructure is about moving away from a static and rigid network model and towards a more dynamic and flexible network infrastructure that allows the service provider to provide value-add services for...

By Ciena, 13 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Asia, Industry, Infrastructure.

Ciena's top 5 Things from June

For many, June signifies the beginning of summer (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), a time when vacation season and a lack of big industry events combine to create a bit of a lull in the industry news cycle.  That definitely wasn't the case for Ciena last month, as June produced a bevvy of news items for the company that ranged from new product introductions to Tier 1 customer news to the introduction of something called "coherent cycle slips."

So we start off the month of July by...

By Ciena, 13 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, N America.

DQE Communications acquires Met-Net

DQE Communications said on Thursday it will expand its fiber-optic network for businesses, starting with a July 1 acquisition of Met-Net Communications of Findlay.

Met-Net’s network always has been powered by DQE, a subsidiary of Downtown-based Duquesne Light Holdings, so customers should notice few changes, DQE said.

The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed. DQE said the Met-Net addition along with capital investments will boost the capabilities of its commercial-grade network in Allegheny and six...

By TotalTelecom, 08 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Fiber Optic, Industry, Infrastructure, N America.

Verizon Wireless Ups Regulatory Charge $0.03, Will Pay Difference For Life Of Contract Instead Of Waiving ETF

There was a whole bunch of Regulatory Charge talk going on around these parts over the last week or so, and we’ve got some additional information on it today to pass along to those of you looking to exit your VZW contract.

According to our sources, Verizon did indeed up the Regulatory Charge by $0.03 and did not offset the cost in another area. That technically counts as a material adverse effect since it raises your bill and should allow you to exit your contract without paying an ETF (early...

By TotalTelecom, 07 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Billing, Consumers, Industry, N America.

C&W chairman Pluthero seizes company helm

Telecoms giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide has announced that its chief executive Jim Marsh has resigned his position, effective immediately.

The company said that he will be replaced by chairman, John Pluthero, who confirmed that the firm will be ploughing more resources into its cloud computing services.

The embattled telecoms giant has struggled to reverse a downturn in its fixed line business over the last year, blaming a lack of available budget among its business customers as a result of ongoing...

By Matt Henkes, 05 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Operators.