Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 Ranked as Leader with the Highest Score in Core Packet-Optical Platform by GlobalData

On the 27th of December, Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 series has been ranked as a "Leader" with the highest score in Core Packet-Optical Platform by GlobalData in its latest report Core Packet-Optical Platform: Competitive Landscape Assessment. This series of optical products substantially exceeds product class average and can better meet the requirements of new services in terms of traffic, latency, network robustness, and flexibility in addition to supporting the evolution of carrier networks to all clouds.

The OSN 9800 series is an optical-electrical type WDM/OTN that can transmit data carried by optical fiber. Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 series supports single-wavelength 800 Gbit/s and Super C+L band ultra-wide spectrum, and provides 96 Tbit/s line capacity per fiber, thereby meeting capacity requirements in the next 10 years. It can flexibly process various switching granularities ranging from 2 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s, provide a complete range of ports, and support the largest number of client-side services in the industry. This series uses a flexible optical-electrical convergence architecture, supports simplified optical-layer solutions, and provides powerful optical-layer protection capabilities to ensure high service availability and flexible grooming. In addition, Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 P32/P32C is the world's first commercial all-optical cross-connect product ready for large-scale applications. It provides Pbit/s-level optical switching per subrack, achieving efficient optical switching and easily addressing digital floods.

A10 Networks’ New Service Addresses Expanding Cyber Threat Landscape

On the 13th of December, A10 Networks announced the launch of the A10 Defend, a pilot software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, with threat insights combining unique network traffic know-how and analyses of indicators of compromise used to carry out attacks. The security service enhances A10’s current solution portfolio, enabling enterprises and service providers to access real-time data that matches their unique characteristics and strengthens their security posture. A10 Defend provides a level of intelligence and defense from multiple sources that a single organization would not be able to have on its own.

“Our deep understanding of network traffic combined with primary research into cybersecurity helps us to tailor the service as an enhancement for customer vertical industries as opposed to generic cybersecurity solutions. This service further enhances A10’s solutions to provide customers with timely, relevant and tailored threat insights required to better protect their networks,” said Dhrupad Trivedi, president and CEO of A10 Networks.

Avaya Discloses Certain Information Related to Ongoing Constructive Discussions with Financial Stakeholders

On the 13th of December, Avaya Holdings Corp. publicly disclosed certain business information that it confidentially shared with certain of its financial stakeholders. Alan Masarek, Avaya’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to remain engaged in constructive discussions with all of our financial stakeholders to enhance our capital structure, increase liquidity and accelerate our investment in innovative products and solutions. Avaya benefits from an iconic brand, massive partner ecosystem and a truly global footprint, and we are confident the steps we are taking are in the best interest of our business and our stakeholders.”

Avaya also announced that Jill Frizzley has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Frizzley is a corporate governance expert with over two decades of experience serving on boards and advising on financial restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Frizzley was nominated to Avaya’s Board by RingCentral, pursuant to their strategic partnership. The Company remains committed to a strategic partnership with RingCentral.

“I look forward to working closely with Jill and benefitting from her deep expertise as we continue taking steps to strengthen Avaya for long-term success,” added Mr. Masarek.

Vaisala Celebrates 10-years of Martian Measurements

In November 2022, Vaisala is celebrating 10 years of successful deployment data gathering robot travelling around the surface of an inhospitable planet Mars 140 million miles away from earth. Since 2012 the NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) ‘Curiosity’ rover powered by Vaisala has continuously collected environmental measurement data that has delighted scientists around the world. The Curiosity rover is mobile, which means that it is acting as a weather station in multiple locations. In addition, NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is also now travelling across the surface of Mars, taking measurements also with similar Vaisala technologies. Operating about 2,000 km apart, the two rovers are laying the foundations for an atmospheric observation network, which is needed to better understand and predict the Martian weather.

The Vaisala measurement technologies deployed on Curiosity and Perseverance are essentially the same as those that are in everyday use in almost every industry on Earth, although Vaisala made a slight modification to the pressure sensor in order to accommodate the very low ranges that are experienced on Mars.

NCR Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

NCR Corporation reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2022. Third quarter and other recent highlights include: Revenue of $1.97 billion, up 4%; up 8% on a constant currency basis; GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.46, up 667%; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.80, up 16% and up 40% on a constant currency basis; Net income from continuing operations attributable to NCR of $69 million, up 475%; Adjusted EBITDA of $380 million, up 8% and up 15% on a constant currency basis; Strong execution across strategic growth initiatives; Company continues to move forward with previously announced plan to separate into two companies

“We are pleased with our third quarter results, which represent strong execution with solid revenue growth and significant margin expansion, despite ongoing macroeconomic and geopolitical volatility,” said Michael Hayford, Chief Executive Officer. “Our third quarter results demonstrate the power of our strategy that is transforming NCR into a software-led as-a-service company with a higher mix of recurring revenue streams.”