Roundup: Nokia, LIME-Calix, Telefónica, Tecnológico de Monterrey

- Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Roundup: Nokia, LIME-Calix, Telefónica, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has appointed Saulo Passos as communications director for Latin America, Nokia said in a statement.

The executive will be in charge of communication strategy for the entire region, including Brazil and the Caribbean.

Based in Miami, Passos has for the last four years coordinated social media campaigns for Nokia in the region. Before joining Nokia in 2004, Passos worked as a communications consultant for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL).

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Cable & Wireless Communications (C&WC), which operates in the Caribbean under the LIME brand, has contracted US telecoms access equipment specialist Calix to deploy its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) to upgrade its mobile backhaul across 12 markets, Calix said in a statement.

LIME has been deploying the Calix Unified Access portfolio since 2005.

The mobile backhaul expansion initiative will stretch from Barbados in the east to the Cayman Islands in the west, improving service to hundreds of cell sites by leveraging a gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and point-to-point gigabit ethernet (GE) technologies.

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Spain's Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) has trialed the Hybriflex hybrid feeder cabling solution of wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), FRS said in a statement.

Hybriflex combines optical fiber and DC power for Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) in a single corrugated cable. The success of the Hybriflex trial in Spain follows successful trials in other European countries, as well as in Australia, Latin America and the US.

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Mexico's Tecnológico de Monterrey institute will celebrate on July 5-7 the World Internet Project (WIP), an initiative started by tech academic Jeffrey Cole, local daily El Universal reported.

Cole's think tank, Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future, predicts that the internet will soon surpass TV in importance as a communications medium.