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Alcatel’s Bell Labs launches industry consulting division

Bell Labs, the indusrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has launched what it said is a discrete consultancy providing services and techo-economic modelling tools designed to help the IT and communications networking industries.

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ZTE Wireline SVP says NFV, SDN will take off in 2015

Chinese kit vendor ZTE’s SVP of Wireline, Jane Chen has said she believes 2015 is the year when network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) will take off and become commercial reality.

Facebook's QuickFire acquisition targets more efficient mobile video

Facebook moves to optimise mobile video with QuickFire purchase

Facebook has moved to acquire video optimisation specialist, QuickFire Networks, in a bid to upgrade its mobile video hosting capabilities. The San Diego-based startup utilises bandwidth compression technology to reduce the amount of capacity required to host video online.

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Swiss tech firm claims NFV first

NAKA Mobile, a telecoms and technology specialist based in Switzerland, has claimed the industry’s first virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC). Utilising Cisco’s NFV services, NAKA claims it will transform its network architecture, expand beyond Switzerland, and provide its mobile Internet services to customers across the world.

HP business split could see greater emphasis on telco solutions

HP evolves networking channel strategy with SDN App Store

HP is set to launch an app store for software defined networking (SDN) and virtual networking applications which the company said will improve access to virtualised networking tools and help speed up their deployment in enterprises.

Microsoft launches So.cl, a social networking site for students

Microsoft launches social learning network

Microsoft has attempted to get into the social networking space by launching its own social network So.cl, which is specifically targeted at students.

NSN has announced that executive chairman Jesper Ovesen will step down from his role upon the closing of Nokia's transaction with tech giant Microsoft

Cisco to lay-off 6,500

Cisco, the networking equipment vendor, has announced that it is to lay-off 6,500 workers worldwide, in a bid to revive its fortunes. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the move would reduce its regular full-time staff by nine per cent and that approximately 2,100 of the employees would be leaving through a voluntary early retirement program. The remaining job losses will be announced in the first week of August.

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