Nortel: GSM Auction Rescheduled, Hitachi Sale Approved

Two relatively significant pieces of news from Nortel Networks were released on Wednesday. First, the bankrupt telecom equipment maker said it has pushed the auction of its GSM wireless business from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20. That gives “interested parties,” as Nortel put it, another seven days to submit bids for the assets, which include […]

Nortel: Hitachi Snags Some Next-Gen Assets for $10M

Once again, Nortel Networks shareholders – and, presumably, pensioners – won’t benefit from an expected sale of the company’s assets. Nortel said on Monday it’s selling some of its next-generation packet core network component properties to Hitachi Ltd. for $10 million. Hitachi is an electronics maker based in Japan. The deal includes certain wireless data-transfer […]

Tech Data Ups Signage, Projector Offerings for VARs

Distributor Tech Data Corp. (TECD) announced its Digital Signage and Projectors Specialized Business Unit (SBU) established distribution agreements with HANNspree North America Inc., Hitachi Home Electronics Inc. and Vivitek Corp. Tech Data’s IT reseller customers now have access to complete lines of HANNspree HD TVs, and Hitachi and Vivitek projectors. The SBU also expanded its solutions […]

Voda One Training to Educate Resellers on VoIP for the SMBs

Westcon Group Inc. announced that its Voda One business practice is hosting a new road show series dedicated to helping its resellers find success in the small business market. The training is focused on Avaya Quick Edition, Avayas VoIP platform targeted at small businesses and enterprise branches. Westcon Group vendors supporting this solution and participating […]

Westcon Group to Distribute Hitachi Cable Phones

Westcon Group Inc. said it is distributing wireless phones and accessories from Hitachi Cable Ltd. The agreement covers North America and Europe and includes the WirelessIP3000 and WirelessIP5000 handsets, both SIP-based phones that interoperate with a range of network equipment. The introduction of Hitachi Cable’s wireless solutions will initially occur at Voda One, Westcon Group’s […]

Hitachi Cable, Stealth Communications Accelerate Wireless

Hitachi Cable Ltd. and Stealth Communications Inc. recently announced a partnership to expand voice peering to the wireless Wi-Fi market. Voice peering allows enterprises and service providers to exchange telephone, video and other multimedia services without having to transverse the public telephone network. “This marks a major step forward for businesses that operate wireless networks,” […]

Channel News

Posted: 04/2005 Channel News Asante, 1NService Partner to Help SMBs Asante Technologies Inc. and value-added reseller 1NService have teamed up to help SMBs upgrade their network infrastructures to support data, voice and video over IP networks. 1NService will use Asante’s Power over Ethernet switch, the 24- port IntraCore IC3624PWR. The new switch provides Ethernet connectivity […]

Business News – US Data Inks $33M Contract

Posted: 07/2001 Business News US Data Inks $33M ContractUS Data Authority Inc. (USDA,, a network infrastructure company that focuses on content delivery, online data storage and high-speed bandwidth connectivity, has signed a $33 million dollar contract with Hitachi Systems ( to expedite delivery of data storage hardware and support to launch a national Internet […]

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