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  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing: Beyond Carrier Benefits
    on December 12, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    DSS is expected to speed 5G service rollouts. What should enterprises expect?

  • Vodafone and Deutsche Glasfaser expand partnership to include FTTH
    on December 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Cooperation between Deutsche Glasfaser and Vodafone began in 2017 with the agreement to supply the business parks of Düsseldorf with fibre-optic networks. Since then, the two companies have expanded upon their agreement…read more on »

  • Nokia to deliver the world’s first standalone 5G system for rail operation
    on December 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Finnish giant Nokia has announced its intention to deliver a SA5G network for a 23-kilometre stretch of the S-Bahn Line 21, beginning at the key transport hub of Berliner Tor in Hamburg, Germany. As part of the Digitale S-Bahn Hamburg project, by 2021 driverless trains will travel along this line…read more on »

  • Financial identities for the world’s unbanked population worth an estimated $250...
    on December 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    According to World Bank data, 67% of the world’s adult population are excluded from the formal economy because of their lack of credit history. However, a large proportion of this population have existing relationships with mobile operators, who frequently extend low cost, low risk offers to these customers, often in the form of airtime […]

  • Telefonica picks Huawei and Nokia for its 5G networks in Germany
    on December 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Telefonica Deutschland has selected Nokia and Huawei as its launch partners for its 5G network in Germany. Telefonica Deutschland expects to start building its 5G network in early 2020 and will use kit from both vendors to power its next generation mobile networks…read more on »

  • Vodafone Idea considers fibre network and data centre sell off to raise some quick...
    on December 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Cash strapped Indian telco, Vodafone Idea, is reportedly in talks to sell off its fibre optic network business and data centre operations, as it attempts to raise $2.5 billion to pay off its outstanding government debt. Brookfield Asset Management is potentially interested in acquiring the fibre optic business…read more on […]

  • BCP Council selects MLL Telecom to deliver unified network
    on December 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The newly formed BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pool) has chosen MLL Telecom to implement the overhaul of their boroughs’ current networks infrastructure. The regions, which are currently serviced by three separate Wide Area Networks (WANs) across 83 sites, can expect to see a boost in network connectivity as a result of this […]

  • 4 Networking Data Types to Use for Comprehensive Visibility
    on December 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    To achieve the needed visibility in today's hybrid world, be sure you're able to collect, analyze, and act upon these four networking data types.

  • Vodafone launches 5G in New Zealand
    on December 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Newly divested Vodafone NZ has launched commercial 5G network services in 4 cities in New Zealand. Vodafone NZ has become the first mobile network operator to offer next generation mobile services by switching on its 5G networks in Auckland…read more on »

  • US judge aims for speedy resolution to Sprint / T-Mobile merger case
    on December 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The US judge presiding over a last ditched court case aimed at blocking the proposed $26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has asked lawyers from both sides to make sure the trial does not become needlessly drawn out…read more on »

  • DARE1 cable on schedule to revolutionise connectivity in East Africa
    on December 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) cable system will meet its ready for service deadline when it comes online in June 2020…read more on »

  • How to Select the Best Network Monitoring Technology
    on December 9, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    A network monitoring tool provides multiple benefits, but how do you find the right one? Experts offer their insights.

  • Interconnecting at the Edge
    on December 9, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Interconnection is expected to become more integral to business infrastructures as digital transformation continues to drive the business ecosystem.

  • China bans government depts from using US tech
    on December 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Chinese government has banned all government and public institutions from using foreign telecoms and ICT kit, in a major blow to international tech firms…read more on »

  • US states kick off last ditch attempt to block T-Mobile and Sprint merger
    on December 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Attorney generals from a group of US states opposed to the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint have laid out their opening statements in a court case designed to block the merger…read more on »

  • Ericsson agrees to pay $1bn to resolve FCPA corruption allegations
    on December 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Ericsson has agreed to enter into a three-year Deferred Prosecution Agreement and pay just over $1 billion in penalties to end criminal charges relating to violations of the FCPA. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused Ericsson of bribing officials in China…read more on […]

  • Vodafone Idea chairman confirms company will fold, unless it receives government...
    on December 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Vodafone Idea's chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla, has confirmed that the company will cease to exist unless it receives assistance from the Indian government in paying around $7.4 billion in outstanding dues and penalty charges. "If we are not getting anything then I think it is the end of the story for Vodafone Idea…read more on […]

  • Portugal gives Huawei the green light for 5G
    on December 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Portugal is to resist calls from the US to ban Huawei from its 5G network infrastructure, according to reports in the press. The South China Morning Post reported that Portugal's foreign minister Augusto Santos told the US secretary of state…read more on »

  • Ombudsman Services appoints former BT exec to top regulatory role
    on December 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    UK based Ombudsman Services has appointed BT's former head of commercial and regulatory strategy, to oversee its regulatory affairs division. Ed Dobman will join the company as its director of regulatory affairs…read more on »

  • 5 IT Career Tips from Pros Who Know
    on December 5, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    For those looking to put their best foot forward or get unstuck from a career plateau, we've collected tips from IT pros who have navigated a successful career.

  • Optimizing Edge Computing for Federal Agencies
    on December 5, 2019 at 9:49 am

    The intelligent edge can mitigate some of the associated risks, costs, and latency that would accompany a cloud-centric architecture.

  • Three Keys of Application-driven Network Architectures
    on December 3, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Building networks that are dedicated to the needs of the applications they serve results in performance, security, and manageability improvements.

  • 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and The Replacement Complex
    on December 3, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    5G and Wi-Fi 6 will both play a role in creating powerful end-user experiences for years to come.

  • Management and Cost Control Challenges Loom in 2020
    on November 27, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    The new year will find IT leaders coping with business, technological and staff disruption issues. What will this mean for you?

  • Advances in UPS Technology for Critical IT applications
    on August 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Increased availability. Reduced operating costs. First-class power protection for critical infrastructure. Advances in UPS technology can deliver cost-effective protection for distributed IT. Learn more by reading this quick-hitting article.

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