Swiss tech firm claims NFV first

Cisco providing vEPC to NAKA Mobile

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 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 social learning network

Microsoft launches, a social networking site for students

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

Cisco to lay-off 6,500

Cisco will reduce its workforce by 6,500 as it looks to cut costs

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.

Shared roots


Mobile Communications international August 2010

Shared Roots: The growing interest in deep network sharing.

Healthy business: Enthusiasm for m-health services is on the up.

Message Management: How operators can keep their place in mobile messaging.