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  • Telefonica CTIO: We need a multi-vendor approach to Standalone 5G – particularly...
    on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Standalone 5G must be built with a relentless focus on resiliency, near 100% reliability and security, in order to drive the evolution of a truly connected society…read more on »

  • Ericsson: Digitalisation is worth $700 billion to the global economy to 2030
    on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The process of industrial digitalisation is a $700 billion opportunity for global commercial markets, according to a report by Swedish tech giant, Ericsson. As 5G rollouts across the world continue to gather momentum…read more on »

  • India’s telecoms minister promises pricing reforms on 5G spectrum
    on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    India’s telecoms minister, Ravi Shankar, has promised price reforms ahead of the country’s forthcoming 5G spectrum auction. Speaking at the India Mobile Congress event, Shankar told journalists from the Telegraph of India that the government would look into the pricing structure for 5G spectrum…read more on […]

  • KKR acquires controlling stake in UK fibre specialist Hyperoptic
    on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    US investment fund KKR has acquired a majority stake in UK fibre to the home pioneer, Hyperoptic, in a deal reported to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. KKR bought the stake from Newlight Partners and Abu Dhabi based sovereign fund Mubadala…read more on »

  • Huawei boss: European governments must deliver contiguous, cost-effective spectrum...
    on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    European governments and regulators must ensure that they provide operators with cost effective, contiguous spectrum, to ease the financial burden of 5G, according to Huawei’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu. During his welcome address at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Zurich on Tuesday…read more on »

  • Germany confirms it will not ban Huawei from 5G rollout
    on October 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Germany has confirmed that it will not ban Chinese tech giant, Huawei, from being involved in its 5G mobile network infrastructure. Germany had been reviewing its security protocol for its 5G networks, but said that it found no evidence to exclude Huawei…read more on »

  • SD-WAN vs. MPLS: MPLS Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon
    on October 13, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Many companies will continue to use MPLS in the data center to support basic network domain and server services such as authentication, DHCP, and DNS.

  • Ambani and Mittal to skip India’s top telecoms show, following IUC spat
    on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Reliance Jio’s Mukesh Ambani and Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal will not attend this year’s India Mobile Congress, as their respective companies continue to ramp up the rhetoric over the implementation of the Interconnect Usage Charge. Both Ambani and Mittal have been key attendees at previous iterations of the show…read […]

  • Culture: The biggest barrier to digital transformation
    on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    As operator around the world rush to deploy their fledgling 5G mobile networks, digital transformation remains one of the industry's hot topics. The technology demands it, and those operators who are to profit most from their next generation networks will be the ones who invest in digital transformation. But what good is digital transformation, […]

  • ZTE and China Mobile launch standalone 5G trial in China
    on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    ZTE and China Mobile have successfully launched China’s first standalone 5G site, allowing the pair to showcase a range of edge computing, network slicing and smart manufacturing use cases…read more on »

  • 5 Steps to Get Ready for the 5G Highway
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    For anyone building a WAN strategy today, being on that wireless highway to 5G can help ensure they are ready for the future.

  • How the Concept of a “Hacker” Has Evolved in Recent Years
    on October 11, 2019 at 11:10 am

    It’s worth thinking about the wide range of hacker types and making sure that you are protected against all of them.

  • Jio's decision to start charging for off-network calls offers hope to India's other...
    on October 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Reliance Jio has announced that it will levy an additional charge on its customers for calls made to subscribers on rival networks, in an attempt to claw back the Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC). Jio had previously offered free voice calls but will now charge INR 0…read more on »

  • Three: Fibre access levels in the UK are still far from good enough
    on October 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    5G Launch   Three launched 5G in August and is looking to scale up its initial launch to 25 towns and cities across the UK by the end of the year. How is that going? Our 5G rollout continues to gather momentum following a successful launch in London this summer with a home broadband service using our 100MHz of contiguous 5G spectrum. We […]

  • Openreach: FTTH is a £60bn opportunity for the UK
    on October 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Connecting every property in the UK to fibre to the home services by 2025 could boost UK productivity by around £60 billion, according to Openreach. A report commissioned by Openreach and compiled by the Centre for Economic and Business Research suggested that UK productivity would improve by approximately &pound…read more on […]

  • How to Build an Agile Future-Proof Network
    on October 10, 2019 at 12:36 am

    While SD-WAN and APIs help eliminate the manual effort needed to respond to business needs, these technologies also call for a renewed focus on measuring performance.

  • Sunrise and Huawei hit 3.67Gbps in Swiss 5G speed tests
    on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Swiss operator, Sunrise, has achieved speeds of 3.67Gbps across its 5G network, in a series of tests with Huawei. The successful speed test marks a new milestone in the pair's efforts to maximise performance on one of Europe's first 5G network…read more on »

  • BT: Britain's digital skills shortage is costing SMEs £85bn
    on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    BT is to launch a digital skills training programme, to plug an £85bn productivity gap in the UK economy, according to a number of senior figures at BT. BT's digital skills training programme, dubbed Skills for Tomorrow, will help to upskill 10 million people in the UK, imbuing them with the skills they need to thrive. "In the UK 17 […]

  • AT&T to sell off Caribbean assets for $1.95bn
    on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    AT&T has announced that it is to sell off its wireless and fixed line assets in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, in an attempt to address the company's high levels of debt. As part of the deal, AT&T will divest all of its assets in the US territories, including associated spectrum, real estate and its customer base, comprising […]

  • Think Twice Before You Modernize Storage with Cloud
    on October 8, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Seeking cost-efficiency, agility, and simplicity? HCI and Flash solutions are often a better bet than cloud-first.

  • The Role of Hardware TEEs in Confidential Computing Adoption
    on October 8, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Confidential computing essentially uses hardware memory protections to isolate sensitive data payloads.

  • Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
    on October 7, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Making the right technology investments can double your growth rate compared to that of your less progressive peers, according to a new report from Accenture.

  • Include the CISO in Your SD-WAN Planning Strategy
    on October 2, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Implementing SD-WAN introduces new layers of risk that may not be apparent on the surface. This is where your CISO can provide invaluable assistance.

  • The Best Ways to Determine How Much Bandwidth Your Data Center Needs
    on October 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Estimating data center bandwidth is often a guessing game. Here are some proven approaches to making reality-based calculations.

  • A Smarter Approach for Enterprise Cloud Migration
    on October 1, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Migrating to the cloud provides both application and cost advantages. However, the process must be appropriately planned.

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