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European Broadband Coverage Via Satellite

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European Broadband Coverage Via Satellite

The EU is set to launch the first satellite created to deliver broadband access to European consumers. 

The Hylas 1 satellite will provide broadband together with a range of conventional telecommunications services (HDTV broadcast and data distribution services). 

It represents 10 years of R&D by the European Space Agency (ESA) and European industry-- UK operator Avanti put up the majority of the budget, while ESA focused on its communications payload. 

An estimated 20 million Europeans cannot get high-quality broadband access. 

The satellite's communications Read more...

EMEA Slowest to Rebound, But It's at Least a Rebound

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EMEA Slowest to Rebound, But It's at Least a Rebound

With hardware sales in the lead, Gartner says enterprise IT spending in EMEA will rebound in 2011 to reach $795.2 billion (up 1.3% from 2010).

However Gartner also predicts a 2.1% spending decline by 2010's end (total spending of $784.8 billion). This will make EMEA the only region showing an IT spending decline in both 2009 and 2010.

The research company expects W Europe to show the worst decline (-3.3%) and the slowest long-term growth (0.8% compound annual growth through 2014).

W. Europe is not expected to return to stronger enterprise IT Read more...

Marvell Arms Server Market

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Marvell Arms Server Market

Marvell unveils its quad-core cloud computing platform, the Armada XP. The Armada carries Arm's latest-- and what Marvell describes as "fastest"-- processor.

The Armada XP platform combines x4 1.6GHz Arm v7 compliant cores with a host of I/O peripherals (x4 PCI-e Gen 2.o units, x4 gigabit networking ports, x16 Marvell Serdes lanes, multiple USB ports).

The company say it delivers the best performance per watt for cloud computing applications. Arm's processor offers 16600 DMIPS performance at less than 10 W power consumption.

Arm planned to put Read more...

VoIP Revenue Grows Thanks to Competion

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VoIP Revenue Grows Thanks to Competion

ABI Research reports enterprises' VoIP investments are growing, both on customer premises equipment and hosted VoIP, with the UC suites market to reach $4.8 billion by 2015.

It also expects IP PBX vendors to ship just over 35 million IP lines (inluding native IP and hybrid lines) worldwide through 2010. International IP PBX services will finish the year with a 15.3% increase ($3.4 billion) worldwide. 

The competitive environment between CPE vendors and hosted VoIP service providers helps drive revenue growth. Both camps use product differentiation, Read more...

Virtualised Server Sales on the Rise in CEMA

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Virtualised Server Sales on the Rise in CEMA

Q2 virtualised server shipments in CEMA surge 70.3% year-on-year, IDC says. 

IDC's Quarterly Server Virtualisation Tracker reports 12.6% of servers shipped in the region are virtualised-- 16867 units, an increase of 3.1% over last year. 

HP leads the market in virtualised server shipments, followed by IBM and Dell. The top three's market share reaches 79%.

VMware, with Microsoft second, lead in the x86 virtualisation licenses market. 

IDC CEMA Research Analyst Mohamed Hefny says the region's IT administrators take advantage Read more...

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