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Leatherhead, 7 February 2012 – AXIOM G, a Thai based distributor of computer hardware and software, has extended its partnership status with AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation solutions provider.
As part of the AIRCOM Certified Channel Partner Programme, AXIOM G is accredited as a trusted provider of all AIRCOM’s products and services in Thailand, including its I-VIEW framework. I-VIEW brings together AIRCOM’s specialist planning and optimisation tools to provide mobile operators with a single, real-time, unified view of their network performance.
Backed by AIRCOM’s international teams across the Asia Pacific region, AXIOM G will provide local expertise, frontline support and deployment assistance in Thailand. This will ensure rapid responses to queries as they arise; using AIRCOM’s proven processes and structures.
Ka-band “opening the door” for Satellite operators to compete with fiber and cable providers, says Globecomm
Globecomm’s Scardino addresses IBC on 10th anniversary of the company’s first Ka-band success
Globecomm – the satellite-based managed network services giant with ten years of Ka-band experience – today told the IBC conference that Ka-band was creating enormous opportunities for satellite operators as well as being a crucial factor in bringing advanced triple play content to rural areas across the world.
Paul Scardino, VP of Corporate Sales and Marketing, was speaking at the World Teleport Association Dialogue Panel.
“People will increasingly watch television by viewing exactly what they want and when they want to watch it,” he said.
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, predicts that malware will continue to become ever more sophisticated and professional in nature, as the company demonstrated at CeBIT 2011. Mimicking the operations of conventional businesses, an entire underground industry has sprung up, with corporate structures and procedures comparable to the real thing– including partner events, marketing tools and forums. The focus is firmly on meeting customers’ needs. To add to this danger, mobile devices are increasingly being used to access the Internet, and make sensitive online banking transactions.
Microsoft has seen early hardware designs for CDMA Windows Phone 7 devices but isn’t saying anything more than that the final products will be out in the first half of the year.
“The timeline is not dictated by us, at some point,” said Aaron Woodman , director of Microsoft’s mobile communications business. He said the software for the CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) version is almost done and that Microsoft has seen some early hardware designs. But the final release date is dependant on the hardware makers.
Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 on the GSM standard with T-Mobile and AT&T in the U.S., as well as with operators around the world, late last year. It has said that CDMA versions of the phones would follow this year.
“We have good working relationships with Sprint and Verizon. We’ve worked with them both in the past,” Woodman said. Sprint and Verizon have CDMA networks in the U.S.
Observers have speculated that Microsoft and Verizon hit a rough patch with the launch of Microsoft’s Kin phones. While neither company revealed sales figures, the phones are thought to have sold poorly. Shortly after launch, Microsoft stopped development of the Kin platform.
Skype went down for several hours Dec. 22, the result of a crashing of servers linked by peer-to-peer technology. Millions of VOIP users were affected in worst outage since 2007.
Skype suffered a serious server outage Dec. 22 that left swaths of its 560 million or so worldwide users without PC calling capabilities for most of the day.
Skype, the VOIP service people use to make free and low-cost long-distance calls from their PCs and phones, began going down for users around 11 a.m. EDT, according to ReadWriteWeb.
Twitter was lit up with complaints from users unable to access the service and the company itself addressed the problem around 2 p.m. EDT in its blog and on its official Twitter account.
Skype’s Head Blogger Peter Parkes said that after it noticed the number of users online fell it found that its “supernodes” had failed. Supernodes are clusters of computer servers linked by peer-to-peer networking software.
“Under normal circumstances, there are a large number of supernodes available,” Parkes said. “Unfortunately, today, many of them were taken offline by a problem affecting some versions of Skype.”
Skype employs millions of connections between supernodes, which are virtual phone directories, and phones to run. When a user clicks to place a call on Skype and the app can’t locate a user’s computer or phone will attempt to ping a supernode to connect the call.
With failing supernodes, millions of people were unable to make calls. Skype built new “mega-supernodes,” which are presumably more powerful computers .
As of 3:30 p.m. EDT, Parkes tweeted on Twitter: “Skype is now gradually returning to normal – we expect it may take several hours for everyone to be able to sign in again, however.”
New Internet access rules approved by federal regulators on Tuesday prohibit network operators from meddling with Web traffic into American homes but do not extend to the fast-growing market for smartphones and tablet computers.
The regulations passed the Federal Communications Commission along party lines, with two Democratic commissioners reluctantly siding with agency Chairman Julius Genachowski in a 3-2 vote.
The rules seek to uphold a principle called net neutrality, under which Internet service providers are supposed to give equal treatment to all legal Web content on their networks. But the measure met with swift opposition Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers immediately promised to work to overthrow the rules, while analysts predicted that cable and telecom giants will file lawsuits challenging the FCC’s authority to regulate the broadband market.
Genachowski, who had aggressively pushed for the rules for more than a year, did get the support of President Obama, who said the measure fulfilled an election campaign promise for net-neutrality regulations.
“Today’s decision will help preserve the free and open nature of the Internet while encouraging innovation, protecting consumer choice, and defending free speech,” Obama said in a statement Tuesday.