Market & Technology News

Data centre budgets rise again

Data centre capacity continues to rise. Digital Realty's 2014 survey of trends across Europe canvassed data centre decision makers in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Ireland.

Telecom Italia supports SEP

Telecom Italia has announced it has supported the ‘Startup Europe Partnership’ (SEP) as a Corporate Member.

Tablets move up-market

Tablet sales are moving up-market, with modem connections becoming more popular and prices rising.

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.