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WLANs to generate $8 bln by 2012

Wireless LAN market sales will almost double during next five years, surpassing $8 bln in 2012. One of the largest customer segments will be Service Providers as they purchase broadband customer premises equipment with integrated wireless LAN to enable their strategy of distributing IP video services to households, Dell’oro says.

February 18, 2008

Video blog: VoIP security is a red herring

Down at the IP 07 show in London's Earls Court – we have been chatting to various industry luminaries about whether the whole convergence strategy pushed by the communications vendors is all it's cracked up to be in terms of cost savings and making real improvements to productivity.Clive Longbottom, from analysts Quocirca had some interesting things to say on the subject of Voice over IP – particularly about whether merging voice and data networks has inherent security risks.

October 16, 2007 by

Green generator to pilot -work environment technologies"

New Zealand -green" power generator and retailer Meridian Energy is to pilot new workplace technologies, including a unified IP communications platform, to be fully deployed after the company moves to a new Wellington waterfront headquarters next September.The strategy behind the trials is to define and test what it calls -Workplace Environment Technologies" that support the company's strategy and its statement of principles called -The Meridian Way".

September 18, 2006 by

SALT Forum speaks louder

Brooktrout Technology has joined the SALT Forum, a group of companies spearheading the use of speech technologies. The forum, composed of 19 companies including Cisco and Intel, is working to develop the Speech Application Language Tags (SALT) specification, which supports text-to-speech and related functions for multiple devices, such as telephones, wireless handhelds or cellular phones. The Microsoft-backed SALT strategy competes on some levels with speech technology from IBM. Brooktrout, which makes hardware and software for communications networks, said it will contribute its skills in media processing for IP (Internet Protocol) networks and help the SALT specification meet carriers' requirements. --Tiffany Kary

May 8, 2002 by

Extreme Networks to buy OptraNet

Extreme Networks, Inc. said Tuesday it will buy privately held Optranet, a developer of broadband IP services for about 2 million of its shares in a move to extend its "ethernet everywhere" strategy.

January 1, 2001 by

Convergence elusive despite promise

Despite vendors' bold claims touting network convergence, a lack of open-platform standards is thwarting the promise of integrating voice, data and video across a common IP infrastructure."Everybody's talking about convergence, and the dirty little secret is that there are no standards," said Milan Merhar, director of strategy for Lucent Technologies Inc.

July 28, 2000 by

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