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ALU CEO hints at business unit sales, more co-sourcing deals

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) CEO Ben Verwaayen isn’t done tinkering with his company yet. After selling off its stake in defence contractor Thales and entering into a major alliance with HP (NYSE:HPQ) to sell integrated communications and IT solutions, Verwaayan said there are plenty more plans in the works for more co-sourcing deals, the possibility of outsourcing some of its own product development and even the sale of some of its product divisions. more

AT&T to spend 35% to 50% more in 2H09

AT&T (NYSE: T) expects to spend 35% to 50% more in the back half of this year than it did in the first half, the company said during its second-quarter earnings report today.

Having spent about $7.2 billion in the first half of the year just $4.0 billion of that in the second quarter, below some analysts’ expectations AT&T reiterated its previously voiced expectations of spending $17 billion to $18 billion for the entire year, suggesting that 58% to 60% of its annual budget would be spent in the back half. more

Aktino hails 100 Mb/s over copper (lots of copper)

Aktino, which sells Ethernet-over-copper gear for line-bonded broadband, today announced plans to double the rate/reach performance of its products. Starting in May, Aktino’s gear will deliver “up to 100 Mb/s on just five copper pairs (80 Mb/s on four copper pairs).” On five copper pairs, Aktino’s range for 100 Mb/s is 4,000 feet, the company said. And using eight pairs, the range for 100 Mb/s is 9,000 feet.
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