Broadband Briefs for 1/12/10
• Incognito hires Yan as SVP
By CED staff
Incognito Software, a provider of broadband software provisioning and activation solutions, has named William Yan as the company’s senior vice president of worldwide sales. Yan will focus on building upon Incognito’s global market presence through strategic development of both direct and partner sales channels, the company said.
Yan has close to 20 years of experience in executive management, business development, strategy and sales. Previously, Yan held senior management positions at PhyFlex, Auspice and Oracle.
“With an in-depth knowledge of the OSS/BSS space and successful track record in the service provider market, [Yan] is ideally suited to help us drive our go-to-market strategies and execution,” said Stephane Bourque, president and CEO of Incognito Software.
• Napatech products support IPv6
By Brian Santo
Napatech said it now provides full IPv6 support in all of its PCI-Express network adapters.
IPv6 usage is expected to grow with IPv4 addresses running out within five years or so. Napatech said it’s making sure the advanced packet capture, analysis and transmission capabilities offered for IPv4 today are also supported for IPv6.
Current projections indicate that the IANA’s pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses will be exhausted by late 2011. At the same time, Forrester Research predicted in July 2009 that the number of people online will grow 45 percent to 2.2 billion users by 2013. IPv6 is enabled by default in the latest versions of Windows, Linux, Apple and Solaris and is a requirement in 4G mobile network standards, such as Long Term Evolution.
• Google releases Android SDK 2.1
By Andrew Berg, Wireless Week
Developers finally got the green light to start working with all of what Android has to offer. Google today released the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Android 2.1. The Google Nexus One, released Jan. 5, is currently the only Android device running Android 2.1.
According to the official Android Community blog, Android 2.1 “is a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in January 2010.” The release includes new API changes and bug fixes.
While the latest version of Android doesn’t offer any huge improvements over 2.0, which is now running on the Droid, it will enable developers to create animated wallpapers for the Nexus One, as well as other Android devices once they’ve been updated to 2.1.
• CES show attendance rebounds after dip in 2009
By Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – In another sign of the tentative economic recovery, the country's largest trade show saw at least a small increase in attendees, after a large drop a year ago. According to preliminary figures, The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had more than 120,000 attendees last week, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday. Its preliminary figures are usually within a few thousand of the final, audited figures.
In 2008, 141,150 people attended the annual show at the enormous Las Vegas Convention Center. Then the figure dropped sharply last year to 113,085 as the recession coincided with raised registration fees intended to keep out gawkers with no connection to the industry.
The CEA said more than 2,500 companies exhibited at the show, a figure that would be down from the 2,700 that came last year. Press and blogger attendance may also have been down significantly, from 6,000 last year to somewhere north of 5,000 this year.