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  • A Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Enterprise Data Services Market 2010 news analysis reveals that the market for enterprise data services is robust and it estimates that revenues will almost double and reach $27.20 billion in 2017.
  • The analysis goes on to state that despite having the benefit of advanced technology, enterprise data services appears to be hindered by the rapid uptake of enterprise mobility, which is rather attractive to small and medium businesses.
  • In addition, with an increase in the adoption of cloud computing consolidation of data centers, Ethernet is being adopted for data center-to-data center connectivity because of the huge bandwidth requirement and faster throughput speeds. Hence, over a period of time, the larger branches that are still using multi-protocol switching (MPLS) will gradually change over to Ethernet.
  • However, multi- protocol switching IP virtual private networks are used to connect the smaller branches.
  • Old technologies such as asynchronous transfer mode, frame relay and leased circuits are being cast aside in favor of the new IP Ethernet. High-end MPLS circuits also seem to be fighting a losing battle, especially where speeds in excess of 100 Mbps is required and will probably give way to Ethernet once it becomes more ubiquitous.

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  • Augere, a pioneer of 4G wireless broadband with 4G licenses covering more than 500 million people in emerging markets in South Asia and Africa has selected Ericsson to offer broadband services under the ZOOSH brand to residential and business customers in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The  rollout of  services will  start from  early next  year, with a soft launch planned for early Q2 2012.
  • LTE enhances the end-user experience and enables the rapid transfer of large amounts of data. With increased speed and decreased latency, consumers can enjoy a wide range of applications such as internet surfing, online gaming, social media and video meetings. LTE also has the capacity to meet future demands for new and enhanced mobile internet applications.
  • Ericsson will also be responsible for providing managed services and network operations for three years. Ericsson will plan, design, build, operate, maintain and provide spare-parts management for the 4G network for Augere. The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the network.

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  • Reliance Industries , India’s largest listed firm, is set to sign a deal with the Indian unit of Walt Disney , to acquire content for its telecom operations, the Financial Times said.
  • The deal by Reliance with UTV Software, in which Disney controls 50.44 percent, is expected to be completed in the coming weeks, the newspaper said late on Sunday, citing people close to the development.
  • UTV Software said it had no immediately comment on the report, while Reliance could not be immediately reached. Reliance, which has diversified into telecom, retail, financial services and hospitality sectors in recent years from its core business of refining and oil and gas exploration, last year acquired Infotel, which emerged as the only firm to secure nationwide wireless broadband radio airwaves in an auction.
  • The deal is expected to give Reliance access to games, entertainment and children’s content for their telecom operations, the paper said.  Reliance has plans of building a data-focused business which will provide mobile, smartphone, tablet and computer users access to the net and online related services via a wireless broadband network.
  • The diversified company, which has been under pressure from falling gas output, has pushed for tie-ups in recent months to boost its business.  In June, Reliance signed a joint venture with DE Shaw, a U.S. hedge fund, for acquiring Bharti Enterprises 74 percent stake in an insurance joint venture with France’s Axa

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  • Virgin Media Business has teamed up with web hosting and services provider Savvis to offer a new contract-free cloud computing service to UK customers.

 

  • Using Virgin Media’s fibre-optic cable network and Savvis’s enterprise virtual private datacentre (VPDC), the cloud computing service will be available without a contract and on a pay-as-you-go basis with companies paying for usage by the hour.

 

  • The service is aimed at enterprises with between 250 to 1,000 employees and offers three different service-level agreements (SLAs) and uptime guarantees.

 

  • Mark Heraghty, Virgin Media Business’s managing director, said the service allows companies to quickly deploy private datacentres and avoid complex procurement processes.

 

  • The VPDC service will allow IT managers to gain virtual computing power quickly and easily by designing and deploying their own private datacentre in just a few clicks. They can have it up and running the same day and the set-up can then be modified as and when required, with changes being ready to go within 90 minutes

 

  • Ovum analyst David Molony said Virgin’s announcement is a big challenge to BT and Cable & Wireless, which already launched virtual datacentre services.

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Re-Strategising for More Thorough Coverage, Lower Cost

 

  • When asked about their IT security strategy, respondents believe that the top two areas of improvement by far are comprehensiveness of coverage and cost of their IT security implementation. They want coverage to be extended beyond the core network perimeter to areas like mobile endpoints and processes, and they want security-related costs to be reduced. Of the seven markets surveyed, Indian respondents ranked comprehensiveness of coverage as their no.1 priority (63%), followed by cost effectiveness (41%).

 

  • There are several drivers for the strategy changes. Heading the list are technologies under rapid adoption in India, including cloud computing (36% of respondents named it as the most important driver) and virtualisation (16%). Other influences shaping IT security strategy are the emergence of more sophisticated threats and attacks (15%), user-led IT (14%) and mobility (11%).

 

Enterprises Responding Faster to Changing Trends

 

  • In line with fast evolving trends, many organisations are assessing their IT security strategy frequently. As many as 80% of the respondents from India have conducted a full reappraisal of their information security strategy in the last 12 months.

 

  • In fact, the survey unveiled that as many as 85% of respondents are concerned about their firms’ ability to secure corporate data in this new user-led IT environment, where individual users, rather than enterprises, define the preferred IT practices and technologies they wish to use. South Korean and Indian organisations are the most worried (both 94%) by this IT consumerisation. Japan is the least worried, but even there, almost two thirds of the respondents (63%) say they are concerned.

 

Inadequate Security for Personal Mobile Devices

 

  • Across the sample, 94% of respondents say that they have a mobile security strategy defined.  Hong Kong and Taiwan are the most advanced markets in this area, both at 98% followed by India at 96%.

 

  • However, results indicate that most companies are not confident of or do not have the means to secure personal mobile devices:  67% of respondents say they only allow the use of corporate mobile devices onto which security policies can be directly enforced. Twenty six percent of enterprises place responsibility for securing personal mobile endpoints directly with the users/owners of those devices − a dangerous practice.

 

Wireless Networks: The Greatest Vulnerability

 

  • When asked about which parts of their IT infrastructure are vulnerable from a security standpoint, wireless networks are named most frequently (quoted by 59% of the respondents).  In terms of severity of risk, wireless networks are also rated highest, ahead of endpoints (ranked 2nd) and databases (3rd). Wireless networks are seen as particularly vulnerable in Japan, with 86% of that country’s respondents ranking it as their top threat, ahead of South Korea (61%) and Hong Kong (55%).

 

Migration to Application Aware and XML Firewalls has Started

 

  • Today’s security threats are no longer port-based and can slip into enterprise networks through applications. With application awareness and control capabilities underpinning the emergence of ‘next-generation’ firewalls and the death of traditional firewalling solutions, 42% of the respondents are now using, or plan to use, a firewall with application control features.  Specialised Web application and XML firewalls are also being adopted in significant numbers, with 45% of the overall sample now using, or planning to use, this technology to secure Web-based applications.

 

  • Singapore shows the highest rate of ‘next generation’ firewall adoption with 52% of its sample using this technology. India and South Korea follow closely, tying at 48%.

 

  • China and Taiwan are the largest adopters of Web application /XML firewalls, with 61% and 48% of their samples, respectively. India is 3rd with 44%.

 

Network Security Consolidation Gathering Momentum

 

  • To date, almost three quarters (71%) of respondents have consolidated security elements to take advantage of tighter security, simplified management and lower cost, and 90% of them say that they will continue consolidating security over the next 12 months.

 

  • Twenty-six percent of the sampled organisations plan to embark on a network security consolidation exercise for the first time in the next 12 months.  Only 3% of the respondents plan to continue abstaining from any network security consolidation in the foreseeable future.

 

  • South Korea is the furthest ahead in the network security consolidation game, with 78% of respondents already having done some form of consolidation. China is 2nd with 77% and Taiwan is 3rd with 74%.

 

  • In Japan, 14% of the sample feels they have embraced network security consolidation to the furthest extent desirable. This is twice as high as the Asian average of 7%.

 

  • Hong Kong organisations are most likely to start out on network security consolidation for the first time (34%). Singapore is 2nd with 32%. In Japan, the figure is only 18%.

 

India is likely to witness the rollout of fourth generation (4G) mobile telephony in 2012 even as third generation (3G) service is still gaining ground among mobile subscribers.


  • Nokia Siemens Networks has launched three new 4G devices at PT Expo Comm in Beijing, China. The devices allow consumers to enjoy broadband access at up to 102 Mbps (Megabits per second) downlink and 51 Mbps uplink to support data-intensive services on TD-LTE (time division-duplex, long term evolution) networks.

 

  • A plug-and-play USB dongle, the Nokia Siemens Networks USB-lte 7210 offers mobile broadband to laptops and compatible tablets whilst on the move. Nokia Siemens Networks CPEi-lte 7212 is a wireless router built for indoor use that provides fixed wireless connectivity to TD-LTE services via WiFi or Ethernet. A further wireless router, Nokia Siemens Networks CPEo-lte 7210, built to withstand the weather and be mounted outdoors, can also provide broadband access. The devices are commercially available to support 4G services using the TD-LTE standard in the 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands allocated for wireless broadband in many parts of the globe.

 

  • The availability of compatible devices in the market can be a significant factor in the uptake of a new wireless technology. By providing devices directly, we allow our customers to offer complete broadband packages to consumers, which in turn would speed up the adoption of new 4G services,” said Ken Riordan, head of devices at Nokia Siemens Networks.

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