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Cisco to acquire Sourcefire for $2.7 bn

Cisco to acquire Sourcefire for $2.7 bn

July 24, 2013 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Cisco and Sourcefire today announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire Sourcefire, a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions for $2.7 bn. Cisco and Sourcefire will combine their world-class products, technologies and research teams to provide continuous and pervasive advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum  – before, duringRead More

WickedLeak launches Wammy Passion Z+ smartphone

WickedLeak launches Wammy Passion Z+ smartphone

July 24, 2013 at 8:29 am 0 comments

WickedLeak, the leading growing company in the market of Smartphones has introduced a new Smartphone called as Wammy Passion Z+ for Rs 15,990. The Wammy Passion Z+ runs on Google’s Android Jellybean 4.2 Operating System and is a smartphone with inimitable features at an affordable price. It boasts a 5Read More

Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter found dead

Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter found dead

July 24, 2013 at 2:07 am 0 comments

Carsten Schloter, CEO of Swisscom, Switzerland’s biggest telecoms group has been found dead at his flat. Local police suspect a case of suicide and investigation is under way to find out the exact circumstances of his death. “…no further details are being disclosed out of consideration for the family,” SwisscomRead More

Telenor India Q2 revenue reaches Rs 696 crore, down 27 percent

Telenor India Q2 revenue reaches Rs 696 crore, down 27 percent

July 24, 2013 at 1:46 am 0 comments

Telenor India reported Q2 revenues of Rs 696 crore, down by 27 percent Y-o-Y. On the other hand, revenues in six circles increased by 7 percent compared to second quarter last year despite negative development in Maharashtra following closure of neighbouring Mumbai circle earlier this year. The company’s number ofRead More

Etisalat Group Q2 revenue at AED 9.88 billion, up 20 percent

Etisalat Group Q2 revenue at AED 9.88 billion, up 20 percent

July 24, 2013 at 1:40 am 0 comments

Etisalat Group reported has reported strong consolidated revenues of AED 9,882 million during Q2, 2013 representing an increase of 20 percent in comparison to the same period of last year. During the quarter, the Group consolidated revenues was affected by the changing in the accounting treatment of the operations inRead More

Broadcom launches nextgen set top box

Broadcom launches nextgen set top box

July 24, 2013 at 1:16 am 0 comments

Broadcom today announced a new reference platform for operators in emerging markets to more cost-effectively deploy two-way set-top box (STB) solutions with high definition (HD) and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 2.0. The new Broadcom chipset builds on the proven engineering and expertise of the BCM7019 HD cableRead More

Nokia unveils Lumia 625, to be available in Q3

Nokia unveils Lumia 625, to be available in Q3

July 24, 2013 at 12:34 am 0 comments

Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone to be available in Q3, 2013 in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The Nokia Lumia 625 delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7 inch super-sensitive LCD screen andRead More

Prime Media Group selects Ericsson’s video processing platform

Prime Media Group selects Ericsson’s video processing platform

July 24, 2013 at 12:23 am 0 comments

Prime has selected Ericsson’s latest video processing platform to deliver new channels and improved efficiency. Prime is the first publicly announced customer in the Asia Pacific region to deploy Ericsson’s AVP 4000 compression platform, which is powered by the company’s first in-house programmable video processing chip. The announcement builds uponRead More

ZTE’s H1 net profit at RMB 302 million, up 23.5 percent

ZTE’s H1 net profit at RMB 302 million, up 23.5 percent

July 24, 2013 at 12:15 am 0 comments

ZTE today issued guidance for first-half net profit at RMB 302 million, an increase of 23.5 percent Y-o-Y. With Q2 performance, the company has achieved two consecutive quarters of positive results. In the first half, ZTE’s revenue was RMB 37.7 billion, a decrease of 11.6 percent, a result of lowerRead More

Korek selects NSN for mobile broadband

Korek selects NSN for mobile broadband

July 19, 2013 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Korek Telecom customers in southern Iraq have opted Nokia Siemens Network for high-speed mobile broadband and better voice call services with improved coverage. Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy its advanced radio, microwave transmission and packet core network elements, using its comprehensive services. The operator has also renewed its care andRead More