For Cisco and Huawei, a bruising rivalry reaches stalemate

Reuters

Cisco Systems Inc and Huawei Technologies Co, two of the world's largest communications equipment makers, have been slugging it out for a decade now - in court, in emerging markets, in the lobbies of government and even on blogs.

The past year suggests they've ground to an expensive stalemate, raising questions about their futures on each other's lucrative home turf.

Earlier this month Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) CEO John Chambers admitted in an earnings call that political dynamics were stymieing his company's long march into Huawei's backyard.

SAP and China Telecom to promote cloud services in China

German software giant SAP has announced plans to expand its strategic partnership with China Telecom into the field of cloud computing.

Under the agreement, China Datacom – a joint venture between SAP and China Telecom subsidiary China Communication Services (CCS) – will offer SAP’s cloud services to businesses in China.

According to SAP’s statement, CCS will also become the first local customer of SAP’s cloud services.

Optical network spending falls in third quarter: Infonetics Research

Operator spending on optical network equipment has fallen over the July-September period, despite an increase in spending on WDM equipment, according to a new study from Infonetics Research.

“In the third quarter of 2013, sales of WDM optical equipment are up 4% from a year ago and remain at elevated levels reached earlier in the year, but overall optical spending is down on a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis,” said Andrew Schmitt, a principal analyst at Infonetics.

Spy scandal weighs on US tech firms in China, Cisco takes hit

Reuters

U.S. technology companies including Cisco Systems Inc, International Business Machines Corp and Microsoft Corp may face new challenges selling their goods and services in China as fallout from the U.S. spying scandal starts to take a toll.

Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) shares tumbled 11 percent on Thursday, a day after it warned that revenue could drop as much as 10 percent this quarter, and continue to contract through the middle of next year, in part due to a backlash in China after revelations about U.S. government surveillance programs.

MilSpace 2014

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014
End Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

United Kingdom:

MilSpace 2014 will bring together leading experts in the field of space technology, from global navigation satellite systems, space based ISR and missile defence. 

India Smart Grid Congress & Expo 2014

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014

India:

This Industry Leading Event will Explore the Key Issues that Facing the Asia Utilities and Vendors. Do not Miss this Opportunity to Meet hundreds of Aualified Prospects Expected at ISGC 2014. 

Barclay's Kheradpir to succeed Johnson as Juniper CEO

Network equipment maker Juniper Networks says Barclays executive Shaygan Kheradpir will take over from Kevin Johnson as chief executive at the start of 2014.

Johnson had announced plans to retire in July, having led the company since 2008, when he joined from software giant Microsoft (Seattle, WA, USA).

Kheradpir is currently chief operations and technology officer at financial services provider Barclays (London, UK), and before that he worked as executive vice president and chief information and technology officer at Verizon Communications (New York City, NY, USA).

Optical networking revenues to exceed $17.5 billion in 2018: Ovum

The global market for optical networking (ON) will generate more than $17.5 billion in revenue in 2018, growing at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the 2012–18 period, according to new research from Ovum.

According to the market-research firm, the second quarter of 2013 signaled the beginning of a “spending bounce-back” after a difficult few quarters.

Node Summit 2013

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
End Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

San Francisco:

Node Summit is a two-day conference at the Mission Bay Conference center. The second annual Node Summit will bring together business leaders and technology experts to discuss Node.js transformative role in the future of computing. The event will also showcase solutions from a select group of start-up companies that are looking towards the future by incorporating Node.js today. 

Alcatel-Lucent seeks to raise $2 billion for recovery drive

Reuters

Loss-making telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to raise 955 million euros ($1.3 billion) from shareholders and $750 million from a high-yield bond to cut debt and drive what its boss has called a last-ditch effort to save the group.

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