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Alcatel-Lucent scoops major contract for urban WiFi network

Alcatel-Lucent along with a consortium of sub-contracting companies (including Essentia S.p.A. and Sensi s.r.l) have been awarded a contract to supply and integrate the first urban WiFi network in Trento.  This broadband WiFi wireless access network will help bridge the digital divide, bringing high-speed Internet access even to small areas still not reached by DSL.

Aastra expands SIP Telephone portfolio with 5i Series

Aastra has expanded its SIP Telephone portfolio with the launch of the Aastra 5i Series.  Comprised of three new telephones and two expansion modules, this new family of SIP-based products allows Aastra to offer additional choice and flexibility to customers looking for standards-based IP desktop solutions.

Siemens launches HiPath 8000 Real-Time IP System V3.0

Siemens Enterprise Communications has unwrapped its new HiPath 8000 Real-Time IP System V3.0. The new system integrates with the enterprise IT fabric and applications to help transform how businesses communicate and even how they operate. 

Siemens hooks up with Nokia to to ensure interoperability

Siemens Enterprise Communications has struck an agreement with the Enterprise Solutions business group of Nokia. The partners will work together to ensure interoperability between Siemens HiPath MobileConnect Enterprise Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) Solution and dual-mode Nokia Eseries devices and Nokia Intellisync Device Management Software.

86 per cent of IT managers fear losing business data"

According to a new study released by CA, two-thirds of IT managers cited “loss of business-critical data” and “downtime of key IT systems” as the greatest risk they face in IT planning.

Timico aims to build indirect business with two key appointments

Timico has made a brace of new appointments that, according to the company, will strengthen its presence in the telecoms and mobile channel.

Stuart Bell takes the newly created role of the head of indirect sales for telecoms and IP, while Teresa Warwick becomes channel manager for mobile business partners.

Sluggish comms firms are feeling the pinch, says report"

A group of lean, fit and relatively small companies are taking the communications equipment industry by storm and showing the bigger players how it’s done.

IP Office scoops top prize in Avaya sales incentive competition

Exeter-based IP Office was the lucky recipient of £500 worth of bonus bond vouchers for top performance in a special Avaya sales incentive competition. The company, which works closely with distributor Nimans, achieved the highest monthly percentage revenue growth for SMBS Certified Business Partners - delighting its project director Diane Collett.

Avaya has activates web-based one-X Portal

Avaya has activated its one-X Portal, a web-based interface that enables employees to `easily and securely` access Avaya telephony, messaging, mobility and conferencing applications.

Affiniti becomes a Centre of Excellence Data Partner by O2

Affiniti has been appointed a Centre of Excellence Data Partner by O2. This new partnership level was launched on 18 January by O2 and means that Affiniti will benefit from working more closely with O2 to develop its mobile data solutions and services.

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