2016 is a historic year for Ericsson as it marks 140 years since the establishment of the company. This successful journey would not have been possible without the invaluable contributions made by its employees; it is their commitment that has made Ericsson one of the leading ICT companies in the world today. Attracting and retaining great employees is no mean feat – and Ericsson takes great pride in its global employee engagement efforts. The company considers its brand, and ability…
Nokia has announced plans to acquire Withings S.A., a pioneer and leader in the connected health revolution with a family of award-winning digital health products and services to help people all over the world lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. Withings will be part of Nokia Technologies business. "We have said consistently that digital health was an area of strategic interest to Nokia, and we are now taking concrete action to tap the opportunity in this large and important…
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc announced the expansion of its fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) footprint in San Antonio and Austin to serve an anchor wireless service provider. Zayo will extend its existing network in San Antonio and Austin by more than 700 miles to provide FTT service to more than 300 towers. Both metropolitan markets have experienced significant recent growth across the technology, military, manufacturing, healthcare and IT service sectors. Zayo’s fiber network expansion will significantly enhance its ability to deliver high-capacity connectivity…
Increases Capabilities on its Broadband Super Highway Across Georgia NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in North Georgia added 100 Gigabits of capacity across its core fiber optic network. This new capacity on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network, increases capabilities for the broadband superhighway that NGN built across the state of Georgia. The new 100 Gigabits of capacity supports the increasing demand for higher bandwidth circuits and additional wavelengths from NGN’s nearly…

Ericsson announces changes to executive leadership team

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 13:10
Ericsson announced a series of organizational and structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability. Following this announcement, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) will consist of the following members as of July 1, 2016: Hans Vestberg, president and CEO (since 2010), Jan Frykhammar, executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of Group Function Finance & Common Functions (since 2009). Arun Bansal, senior vice president and head of Business Unit Network Products. Bansal currently holds the position…

Huawei proposes ultra-broadband for Indonesia

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 12:43
Huawei has proposed its Ultra-Broadband 2020 (UBB 2020) strategy to Indonesia to help telecom operators seize business opportunities and address challenges in the next five years, during a speech at the 12th Annual Broadband TV Connect Asia Conference in Jakarta. Huawei says that, by learning from the development trends of the global ultra-broadband industry and telecom operators' business operation strategies, the UBB 2020 strategy strives to enhance the ICT maturity of Indonesia, as the nation steps up its broadband coverage…
Qualcomm Technologies, the leading manufacturer of mobile technology, has been met with mild controversy surrounding its Type-C USB port and its Quick Charge 3.1 technology. There have been reports questioning whether Quick Charge 3.1 is running outside the voltage specifications required for the Type-C port. According to phonearena.com, by increasing the voltage to nine volts or twelve volts, Quick Charge 3.1 allows the internal battery on handset devices like the HTC 10 and LG G5 to charge faster than usual.…
Hong Kong-based PCCW Global, who provides the latest voice and data solutions to multi-national enterprises and communication service providers, has reportedly entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Keppel Data Centers Holding to co-develop and market an international carrier exchange in Hong Kong. Keppel Data Centers is a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land. It will work in collaboration with PCCW Global, which is the international division of major operator HKT, to complete the…
Angola Cables and NEC Corporation announced that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first subsea fiber optic cable system ever to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere has come into force. SACS is scheduled to be ready for service by the middle of 2018. The project cost is expected to reach $160 million and will be partially co-funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)…
Accenture and Nokia Corporation have joined to establish the Nokia Accenture Business Group, a new strategic alliance which is focused on helping communication service providers (CSPs) and other enterprises rapidly transition to modern digital networks, capitalizing on the inherent operational benefits and new business opportunities. The expanded group is the result of the recent acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia and built upon the success of the Accenture Alcatel-Lucent Business Group, announced in September 2014. In its first year and a…
MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention of constructing the new “Africa-1” submarine cable system. This consortium-funded system will connect Africa with the Middle East and South Central Asia and provide onward connectivity to Europe. Companies named in the MoU represent a wealth of experience and expertise in deploying major cable systems, and they are expected to be joined in the consortium…

100Gps upgrades for TW1 and SJC cables

Written on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:28
Pakistani internet and international connectivity provider Transworld Associates (TWA), a joint venture of Orascom Telecom, Saif Group and Omzest Group of Oman, has contracted Huawei Marine to upgrade its 1,300 submarine cable system, TW1 that connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman. According to Huawei Marine, the 100G upgrade will combine submarine and terrestrial systems into a unified network and increase the original system design capacity by six times by using its advanced WDM/OTN product OSN 8800/9800. "This will greatly…
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