Nokia announced its Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution, giving operators and enterprises a faster, more cost-effective way to deploy local area networks (LAN) at a time when gigabit services, WiFi, the Cloud and high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming and file sharing are reshaping today's network needs. Nokia's POL solution addresses these challenges by providing a high capacity, scalable alternative that requires less capital costs than traditional copper-based LANs while offering a lower operating expense. Based on proven and established…
Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra jointly announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a new international submarine cable, APX-West, connecting Perth and Singapore. The new APX-West submarine cable is expected to begin construction by the end of July 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Once completed, the new submarine cable will span more than 4,500 kilometers carrying traffic between Australia and Singapore. The new cable will incorporate two fiber pairs providing two-way…

FiberLight Partners with Carrier-1

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:54
FiberLight, LLC has a new partnership with Carrier-1 Data Centers to deliver connectivity from Carrier-1’s Dallas data center located at 1515 Round Table to Infomart Dallas, the hub of connectivity for the Southern U.S. and one of the most connected carrier-neutral data centers in the nation. The fiber solution provides Carrier-1 customers another diverse route to the connectivity hub, offering direct access and limitless connectivity options to network, cloud and Internet Service Providers (ISP) residing in the 1.6 million-square-foot facility.…

INDATEL ‘Expands its Tent Stakes”

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:48
INDATEL has added the Washington Independent Telecommunications Association (WITA) to its Affiliate ranks. WITA is the first state telecom association to join INDATEL in its efforts to represent a greater number of Rural Local Echange Carriers (RLECs). Max Huffman, Chief Operating Officer at INDATEL says; “our ‘expand the tent stakes’ initiative is targeted at growing our base of rural telecom service providers by affiliation with state telecom associations and their members in states where we do not currently have a…
Huawei is releasing ultra-large port non-blocking wavelength adding/dropping technology (also known as ADWSS) and corresponding optical node architecture. The announcement was made at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2016, the largest such global conference and exposition. Huawei also showcased an 8-degree ADWSS prototype that supports wavelength adding and dropping on 128 ports, implementing the free optical cross-connection of 640 wavelengths on these ports. This is a new technical breakthrough in the all-optical cross-connect field and achieves dramatic…

Andrew S. Grove 1936 – 2016

Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:20
Intel’s former CEO and Chairman Andrew S. Grove passed away on March 21 at the age of 79. Present at Intel’s 1968 founding with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, Andy Grove became Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. Both during his time at Intel and in retirement, Grove was one of the most influential figures in technology and business, writing best-selling books and widely cited articles, and…
Telefónica is creating Telxius, a new global company which brings together certain infrastructure assets of the Group and for which Telefónica has proposed the appointment of Alberto Horcajo as CEO. The incorporation of the new company is part of the optimization strategy for the Telefónica Group asset portfolio. Telxius will enable the management of the Telefónica Group’s infrastructure on a global scale with a more specialized and focused approach, with the aim of increasing the services provided to other operators,…
A jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict finding that Metaswitch Networks Ltd and Metaswitch Networks Corp. infringes seven GENBAND patents. The jury's decision marked an important milestone in its effort to address Metaswitch's widespread use of GENBAND's patented technology, which covers a range of Voice-Over-IP technology. Mr. David Walsh, GENBAND's CEO, said "I want to express my sincere appreciation for the time and careful attention the Court and the jury…
Ericsson showcased its latest solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) space during IoTX, the biggest IoT event in the Middle East powered by GITEX.
The MEF announces that PCCW Global has become the world's first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.
Mahindra Comviva announced the launch of PreTUPS™ 6.4, a smarter and advanced version of its widely deployed electronic recharge and prepaid management solution. PreTUPS™ is a proven solution deployed by over 55 mobile operators in more than 40 countries globally. It has been integrated successfully with all the major IN platforms. Today, 10% of the world population's recharge is done through PreTUPS™ powering mobile services for 840 million people globally. PreTUPS™ 6.4 takes electronic recharge and prepaid management to the…

Ericsson to upgrade Bhutan Telecom’s BSS

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:48
Ericsson has signed a business support systems (BSS) transformation contract with Bhutan Telecom, Bhutan's largest telecom service provider, under which it will convert Bhutan Telecom's billing systems into a convergent environment supporting mobile, fixed line and DSL broadband subscribers.
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