Canada’s only university to offer a communications engineering program has joined forces with one of the country’s biggest engineering and construction firms to protect telecommunication infrastructure that’s critical to the power utility industry.
Sun Microsystems has released MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition 6.3, the latest version of its high-availability open source database, for carrier grade telecom environments. It is aimed at subscriber data management systems (HLR, HSS) and service delivery platforms. The new release enables service providers and network equipment providers to deploy larger database applications and provide data availability across geographies in case of site-level failure. This version of MySQL is a real-time, shared-nothing clustered database system offered in subscriber data management systems by Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, Siemens Networks, Nortel and others.
Statistics Canada has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which aims to streamline data from the telecommunications industry.
As many wireless mobile carriers in the U.S. are pushing towards adopting a wireless mobile phone directory, the Canadian telecommunications industry doesn't seem to be on the same path, according to industry insiders.
Corporate job cuts rose to 132,222 last month, up 42 percent from the 92,917 cuts in December, according to Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. However the number of cuts posted in January was far lower than the 248,475 announced in January 2002, when the economy was still reeling from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The telecommunications industry will begin to recover in mid-2003 at best, said Joseph Kraemer, president of the Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG), during a panel discussion on telecommunications competition hosted by the New Millennium Research Council in Washington, D.C. Thursday.