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The global Ethernet Switch market declined 12% sequentially in L2-L3 switching during the first quarter, a new report said. 
 
The research report from Dell'Oro Group attributes the sequential decline to seasonal softness and Cisco’s fiscal second quarter being more heavily considered toward the first two months of the quarter than normal.
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Malaysia-based operators Maxis and Axiata have each reported declines in first quarter profit.
 
Maxis's Q1 net profit dipped 2% year-on-year to 540 million ringgit from higher finance costs.
 
The carrier said revenue for the quarter

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Tata Communications will invest S$440 million ($355 million) in its business in Singapore, its international headquarters, over the next four years.
 
Speaking at the announcements of its official international HQ status in Singapore, MD and CEO Vinod Kumar told reporters that around 40% of the sum would go toward network and data center expansion, maintenance and up

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Centec Networks said it is ready to extend its TransWarp family of advanced packet-processing chipsets to include two new switching processors -- the Manhattan (CTC6028) and Brooklyn (CTC5048).
 
The additions promise to enable OEMs to build high-performance, feature-rich, power-efficient, and cost-effectiv

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The mobile backhaul equipment market grew 10.3% in 2010 over the previous year to $6.84 billion worldwide, according to Infonetics Research.
 
Principal analyst Michael Howard said 89% of the money spent on mobile backhaul equipment last year was for IP/Ethernet gear.
 
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Fox Electronics Asia has unveiled a new line of XpressO oscillators explicitly designed to meet the needs of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 GbE applications.
 
Each model in the new Application Specific XpressO line is off-the-shelf, pre-configured to precise application-specific requirements in an industry standard 7

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ADVA Optical Networking has rolled out its FSP 150EG-X edge gateway, which promises cost-effective capacity, scalability and resiliency for carrier Ethernet access and backhaul networks.
 
The product combines scalability with operational simplicity and enables service providers to migrate toward a

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Huawei has launched what is touted as the world’s first 200G line card for high-end routers.
 
This line card promises to enable operators worldwide to deploy ultra-broadband networks over which users can enjoy cloud computing, mobile broadband, and high-definition video services.
 
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eircom has deployed fiber demarcation devices from RAD Data Communications to deliver symmetric Ethernet services to businesses in Ireland at speeds up to 1Gbps.
 
eircom chose RAD’s ETX-202A, a fully featured demarcation device that provides transport demarcation to Layer 3 business services.
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