China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile – the three biggest telecommunications service providers in China – have each chosen the 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) from Alcatel-Lucent for their IP-based core networking needs in order to meet accelerating demand for fixed and mobile broadband access in the nation of almost 1.4 billion people. The first scale commercial deployments of the 7950 XRS in China will enable China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile, to address this expected increase in demand for capacity over the next five years, as well as supporting the operators’ contributions to China’s national ‘Broadband China’ strategy.
Alcatel-Lucent today announced it has closed the sale of its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center. Cash proceeds to Alcatel-Lucent are Eur 202 million.
Aruba Networks, Inc. today announced that its 802.11ac wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions have received FIPS 140-2 certification and have been validated under the Common Criteria Wireless LAN Access System Protection Profile. As a result, Aruba now has a fully compliant listing in the WLAN Access System category on the United States National Security Agency/Central Security Service’s (NSA’s) Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components List.
Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for K-12 schools and libraries, announced it has been selected by Apple to provide ENA Air, its managed Wi-Fi service, to over 100 economically disadvantaged schools across the nation as part of Apple’s ConnectED Initiative program.