Cisco reports record profit in Q1
Cisco reported first quarter net sales of $9.6 billion, up $1.4 billion from last year's quarter, and net income of $2.2 billion, up from $1.6 billion a year ago.
During the quarter, Cisco announced an agreement to purchase WiMAX specialist Navini Networks, and bought Cognio and Latigent. The former conducts wireless spectrum analysis and management for wireless networks; the latter provides Web-based business intelligence and analytics reporting solutions that are focused on contact centers.
Cisco also continued to refine its Carrier Ethernet products, part of its IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture portfolio, extending FTTH to apartment buildings and other multi-tenant units.
Former Nortel exec named Camiant's CEO
Camiant has named telecom vet Steve Slattery as president and CEO of the company. Slattery, who most recently led Nortel Networks' Enterprise Solutions business unit, will continue Camiant's momentum in the policy server market, the company said.
Camiant is increasing its focus on next-gen broadband IP networks and emerging wireless platforms that demand increased performance in the delivery of multimedia content and applications.
Previously, Slattery served as president of Nortel's Carrier Packet Networks organization, which encompassed the company's Ethernet, optical, and wireline voice and data portfolios.
Vyyo posts 3Q loss of $8.7 million
Vyyo reported its financial results for the third quarter, ended Sept. 20, which included sales of $2.6 million, compared with $1.1 million in the year-ago quarter. The Norcross, Ga.-based company posted a loss of $8.7 million, compared with a loss of $7.7 million in last year's quarter.
During the quarter, cable revenues were $1 million, up from $326,000 in Q2. In April, Vyyo announced that Cox Communications was deploying its spectrum overlay product in several areas to provision business services.
Acme Packet revenue up 33 percent; profit dips
Session border control (SBC) specialist Acme Packet reported that its third-quarter revenue was up one-third compared with last year, to $29.6 million, though net income was down to $5.5 million, from the $6.8 million reported in Q3 2006.
In the quarter, Acme Packet formed a partnership with Camiant to help deliver commercial SIP-based VoIP services for cable operators. Separately, Acme Packet announced that Telecom Italia Sparkle (TI Sparkle), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net SBCs at its network's core borders in major cities in Italy, Germany and the U.S.
Thomson streams uncompressed movie on 10 Gig Ethernet
Thomson has demonstrated the ability to stream, in real-time, an uncompressed digital 4K movie over a 10 Gbps optical fiber IP network operated by LambdaNet Communications Deutschland. The film was sent on a 2,000 kilometer (about 1,250 miles) loop.
Tennessee city taps World Wide Packets for quad-play service
The city of Clarksville, Tenn., will utilize a Carrier Ethernet offering from World Wide Packets to build a city-wide FTTH network for its residents. The Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) will use World Wide Packets' Lightning Edge to connect the city's residents and businesses to its electrical utility.
The FTTH network will reduce Department of Electricity operating costs on existing utility services and enable the city to deliver new quad-play broadband services.
Qwest rolls broadband into Arlington, S.D.
Qwest announced today that its broadband Internet service is now available to customers in Arlington, S.D. Qwest currently offers high-speed Internet access to about 83 percent of the households in its residential footprint.
CableNET now accepting demo proposals
CableNET is accepting proposals for demonstrations in the organization's showcase at The 2008 Cable Show, which will be held in New Orleans May 18-20.
CableNET is designed to highlight a wide variety of next-gen broadband services, as well as technologies that cable operators are expected to deliver to consumers in the near term. These technologies now serve as platforms for new businesses for cable operators.
CEO: Michael Tessler
Claim to fame: BroadSoft creates VoIP application software that lets fixed and mobile service providers offer advanced calling features to their enterprise and residential customers.
Recent news of note: The company has completed a "mash-up" of its BroadWorks VoIP application platform with salesforce.com, which will allow users to access click-to-dial, recorded-call logging and other advanced voice features.