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03 Jul 2013

Wholesale innovation: leading by necessity

Innovation is not the first topic that springs to mind when thinking about wholesale but international and domestic carriers are showing their retail counterparts how to target innovation where it matters most.

03 Jul 2013

Faster than the speed of sound

In February, Orange and Alcatel-Lucent laid claims to successfully completing the world’s first live trial of 400G. By May, BT and Ciena were boasting of an ‘800G super-channel’. The race to the commercial launch of the next-generation of fibre-optic super speeds is certainly gathering pace in 2013.

26 Jun 2013

Télécoms sans Frontières and “Etre Prêt”

Trudging up the mountains in the rain, and hail this weekend, I had plenty of time to reflect on the work that the charity we support here at Capacity does…

24 Jun 2013

Big data: saviour or scourge?

First of all, what do people mean by this newly overused term ‘big data?’ I have encountered three explanations that I like.

13 Jun 2013

Keeping your enemy close

Europe’s wholesale telecoms community may be learning to draw comfort from the thought that over-the-top (OTT) services may be as much an opportunity for them as a threat.

06 Jun 2013

Subsea cable market shows its worth

The subsea cable market can always cling defiantly to the fact that it is responsible for carrying approximately 98% of the world’s internet traffic.

30 May 2013

A ghostly presence in the market

IDC reports that video conferencing revenue fell 2.6% in 2012. Telepresence revenues were down by 33% in the same period: they have been falling since 2010.

28 May 2013

Statement from ITW 2013 Founders’ Council Chairman

Alexandre Pébereau, Chairman, ITW Founders' Council, has issued the following statement at the conclusion of the 2013 ITW meeting.

23 May 2013

Cloud Acceleration Tips for 2013

In today’s digital landscape, users expect content to be delivered at a rapid pace on a local and global scale. This creates a challenge for content delivery network providers to overcome any existing latency issues. Slow load times can cause users to instantly click away from a website’s content, resulting in a potential loss of revenue.

09 May 2013

Vodafone/Verizon: Why there’s no smoke without fire…

How curious, that after a three-year hiatus, the rumour mill surrounding Vodafone and Verizon is once again in overdrive. Recent reports trickling out of the US have suggested that Verizon is beauty-parading bankers and lawyers for what could eventually be the biggest acquisition in telecoms history.