Networking This Week: China Eyes U.S.; More Telecom Scandals

Chinese networking giant Huawei targets North America; Adelphi and Time Warner face the music

March 25, 2005

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Think that all China manufactures are cheap toys, brand name knockoffs, and cheap clothes? Then you haven't been paying attention.

But you will be soon.

It was revealed this week that the Chinese networking manufacturing giant Huawei has big plans for the U.S. The Bejing-based China Daily reports that the firm is planning to move into the North American market through alliances with North American vendors, possibly including Lucent and Nortel.

To anyone who's been paying attention, this should be no surprise. Back in November of 2004, Cisco president and CEO John Chambers told analysts during an earnings conference call that Cisco is facing a new competitors from Asia, most notably China, and that he expects that the competition will increase in the future.

It's not just the future we're talking about, but the present. Because this week, a Dittberner Associates report found that Huawei is the worldwide leader in the worldwide VoIP media gateway and softswitch market, with a market share of nearly 25%.What's a week without scandal or two? This time around it's Adelphi and Time Warner. Adelphi is close to settling with the Justice Department and SEC for cooking the books and looting company funds. Reports say the big cable company will agree to pay about $725 million to the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and U.S. Exchange Commission.

Time Warner, meanwhile, is forking over $300 million to the SEC to settle fraud charges of overstating online advertising revenues and the number of its Internet subscribers.

There was more in networking news this week than the China Syndrome and scandal, though. Earthlink launched a VPN service for small and midsized businesses who need secure network access for traveling workers and employees working from home or remote offices.

Finally, Cisco had a few minor announcements. The company completed the acquisition of wireless switch vendor Airespace. And it also announced a new wireless networking solution for K-12 schools.

For all this and more, check out to Networking Pipeline's News section.Links in This Story

China Telecom Giant Targets North American Market: Report

Cisco Reports Solid Revenue, Growth In First Quarter

China-Based Huawei Leads Worldwide VoIP Media Gateway Market

Report: Adelphia Close To Settling With Justice Department, SEC Over Accounting Scandal Time Warner Settles SEC Fraud Charges, Pays $300 Million Penalty

Earthlink Launches VPN Service

Cisco Completes Airspace Acquisition

Cisco Releases Wireless Networks Geared For Schools

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