Market & Technology News

Europe returns to positive for Cisco

Cisco sees "continued stabilisation" across Europe with order strength in the UK up 7%, Germany up 5%, and northern Europe as a whole up 4%. It has just reported Q3 FY '14, where it says it “executed well as we managed through the transitions in our business and markets, resulting in our financial performance above our expectations”.

Mitel updates portfolio

UC solutions specialist Mitel has announced a change in its portfolio as a result of a merger with Aastra Technologies, acquired by the end of 2013.

Telstra Global comes to CEE

Telstra Global has signed an agreement with GTS, a CEE-based telco solutions and data centre services provider, to help increase Telstra’s footprint across the region.

Ordina boosts margin on stable sales

Benelux integrator Ordina's results for first quarter 2014 Ordina show improved profit on stable turnover, with recurring EBITDA margin higher at 5.1% (Q1 2013: 2.6%).  

Automotive/transport/logistics at heart of m2m demand

Researchers say over half of the service providers participating in a survey have sizeable M2M businesses (i.e., providing at least one million M2M connections to customers) and that the automotive/transport/logistics and utility segments together account for nearly half of all M2M connections.

Agnosticism is new IT religion

When it comes to providing technology platforms for mobility solutions “being agnostic is the new religion”, was the advice offered to both vendors and channel organisations by Alan Shields, Strategy & Architecture Manager for IT Services, BYOD Project Lead, Cambridgeshire County Council in his keynote address at the CRN Conference on London.

US IP solutions specialist opens office in Germany

US-based supplier of mobile and fixed core networking IP convergence systems and applications Taqua has chosen Darmstadt, in Germany, as the best location to open its EMEA head office.

Europe's comms industry held back by politicians

The EU's obsession with cutting roaming charges is not going to help Europe's comms industry, says a note from researcher Strand Consult. It thinks the industry has not done enough to promote itself to politicians looking for a popular move to justify themselves.