SHANGHAI--Huawei has added its voice to the growing chorus of companies predicting massive growth in the communications sector: The Chinese company said that, based on a new global survey of business executives, it now expects a total of 100 billion connections (both human and machine) by 2025, a figure that includes 8 billion smartphones.
Signaling the strength and capacity of the cable broadband market, DOCSIS channel shipments surpassed a quarterly benchmark of 1 million for the first time in Q2, reaching 1.2 million, Infonetics reports.
Telstra Global has taken another step forward in its U.S. service expansion with plans to add its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to its business offering this month.
Cisco might still be the dominant router vendor in terms of units sold, but its influence appears to be slipping.
Telstra is playing into its global customers' mobile nature by introducing a cloud-based unified communications (UC) service that it said can enable business customers to communicate and collaborate regardless of their location.
Cisco said it will cut 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it forecasted tepid growth going forward. However, CEO John Chambers said he thinks the shift in the network infrastructure market to software-defined networking will benefit the vendor.
Cisco is going reduce its headcount again, announcing that it will cut 6,000 jobs due to slumping sales of its core routing and switching products and slower-than-expected growth in emerging markets.
Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.
Several big names in telecom are considering a plan that would breathe new life into 7,300 payphones in New York City by converting them into free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Cisco CEO John Chambers and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg may have very different management styles but one area where they are similar is that they claim to always be thinking five to 10 years into the future.