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Altech wins South African police tender

Allied Technologies Ltd. (Altech) subsidiary, Alcom Systems, has been awarded the South African Police Service (SAPS) tender for the supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and testing of a complete digital Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) communications network system for Gauteng.

Avaya makes security standard

Avaya Inc. is moving away from a proprietary security protocol to a standards-based solution for its new IP telephony software, Communications Manager 2.0. It's a move that could make all the difference to security-conscious companies, says one industry observer.

Lucent reports Q1 profit

Lucent Technologies Inc. last month reported a first-quarter profit, supported by significant revenue from mobile services offered by the company.

Siemens, Huawei start Chinese 3G mobile venture

Siemens AG and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. signed a contract on Thursday to form a joint venture for manufacturing new mobile broadband systems, aimed mostly at the huge Chinese market. The contract follows a memorandum of understanding signed by the two manufacturers in August.

Telus Mobility and Alcatel pull cable

Out of a deal that would see one shell-shocked service provider purchase network equipment from a payroll purging gear-maker comes insight as to just how carriers go about choosing equipment.

Analyst: Voice over wireless LAN picking up steam

During a teleconference on Tuesday hosted by research firm the Yankee Group, one analyst offered up advantages and disadvantages of voice over wireless LAN technology, noting that as prices start coming down enterprises should start to give the technology some serious thought.

Chantry extends its wireless family

Chantry Networks Inc., a provider of wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, announced on Monday that it has extended its BeaconWorks family of products to include IEEE 802.11 a/b/g compliance and various access point configuration choices.

Analysts question Avaya’s IP killer app definition

Avaya Inc. insists that IP telephony does have a "killer app," although industry observers wonder if the network technology vendor is on the mark.

WTO investigates South Korean claims on chip tariffs

South Korea's claims that the U.S. and the European Union (E.U.) imposed unfair trade barriers to sales of Korean memory chips are to be examined by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Microsoft, IBM, Philips to back RFID tracking technology

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging technology continues to gain in inventory tracking uses, as Monday Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp. and Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV announced projects for developing and promoting it as a cost-saving tool for retailers.

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