Telenor Connexion strikes SDN deal with Asavie

Telenor Connexion aims to strengthen its M2M offering through a deal with software-defined networking player Asavie Technologies that will allow it to speed up the deployment of M2M services.

With Asavie’s (Dublin, Ireland) M2M Connect technology, Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden) believes it will be able to activate more complicated M2M deployments in hours – even where bi-directional routing or firewalling are required.

Brazil, Europe plan undersea cable to skirt US spying

Reuters

Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.

At a summit in Brussels, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the $185 million cable project was central to "guarantee the neutrality" of the Internet, signaling her desire to shield Brazil's Internet traffic from U.S. surveillance.

Alcatel to stay out of telecom price war, inks Intel deal

Reuters

Alcatel-Lucent said it would stay out of a brewing price war in the telecom equipment market and set itself apart with better service and new products, including those from a partnership announced on Sunday with Intel Corp.

Chief Executive Michel Combes said Alcatel-Lucent wanted to gain market share but not at any cost, as it entered the second year of a three-year turnaround aimed at restoring regular profits and cutting 1 billion euros of costs.

Telecom firms mine for gold in big data despite privacy concerns

Reuters

Last year's revelations over the U.S. tapping of phone and internet data gave telecoms firms pause for thought over whether they should sell their "big data" for gain, but the commercial potential could prove irresistible.

Although figures are scarce, analysts think selling data on mobile users' locations, movements, and web browsing habits may grow into a multi billion-dollar market for the business.

The China Healthcare ICT Conference 2014

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014

China:

The China Healthcare ICT Conference will be held at 24-25 April in Beijing. This event will gather 200+ senior executives and decision makers from Hospitals/Clinics LHINs, Pubic Health Service, CCACs 39%, Healthcare ODMs 15%, Healthcare software/solution Developer12%, Healthcare Terminal OEMs 14% and so on. 

Alcatel halves net loss as turnaround strategy kicks in

Reuters

Alcatel-Lucent almost halved its net loss for 2013 as cost-cutting, a tweaked product offering and asset sales under Chief Executive Michel Combes began to take effect.

The telecoms equipment maker, which competes with Sweden's Ericsson (Stockholm), China's Huawei (Beijing) and Nokia's (Helsinki, Finland) NSN unit, said its gross margin was 34 percent and operating profit 307 million euros - both better than expected.

Mobile Network Performance Management

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, June 2, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

London:

The ever increasing rise of the smartphone has rapidly changed the once straightforward mobile network. Users are suddenly downloading large volumes of data over their phones and other devices, causing mobile operators to frantically search for new solutions to help their networks handle the increased data traffic. 

Autotech Council & Telecom Council: Autonomous Vehicle

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014

California:

This ½-day, executive-format meeting is open to members and guests of the Telecom Council and Autotech Council. The agenda highlights a few larger vendors who are leading the segment forward and brings dozens of undiscovered companies to the stage as well. As always, we include plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies. 

4th annual European Smart Grid Cyber and SCADA Security

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
End Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

London:

Network with industry leading experts and learn about latest developments on how Utilities from the US and Europe are dealing with persistent threats and vulnerabilities. 

Ericsson says reaches deal with Samsung to end patent disputes

Reuters

Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, and Samsung Electronics Co have reached a deal to end all patent-related legal disputes.

Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden) said on Monday the agreement included an initial payment and royalty payments from Samsung (Seoul, South Korea) for the term of the multi-year license agreement and would affect Ericsson's operating cash flow at the beginning of 2014.

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