Capacity Voice

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.

08 May 2013

Smart innovation, smart value

What does innovation bring to our industry, to our customers, to end-users today? Smart solutions to big challenges, better services, a world of data and content sharing that has become a fully-fledged feature in our daily lives!

30 Apr 2013

OTT should mean “Option To Transform”

At one time, the phrase “over the top” would inspire the same level of dread in telecoms executives as when shouted in the trenches of the First World War. The “traditional” telecoms world would look askance at the impressive growth and billions of international minutes OTT operators were capturing and worry about their own survival.

30 Apr 2013

Connecting Economies

I was inspired by the impressive blog run by DiViNetworks, to investigate the developmental impact of telecoms. It’s a question that’s regularly asked in the industry: do economies grow when their telecoms infrastructure improves?

23 Apr 2013

H.G. Wells and Vice President Al Gore...

In a world with an estimated one trillion web pages, Vice President Al Gore, in his new book, The Future, suggests that “the global mind is changing our relationship to the world of information”. While it was H. G. Wells in 1937 who coined the term “World Brain;” in 2013, it is Vice President Al Gore who considers that the metaphor has now become a reality.

22 Apr 2013

Making Voice Fashionable

Voice isn’t fashionable. Most operators do not even talk about voice. It seems many view voice a bit like the frilled “buccaneer” shirt that I wore in my youth – it invokes happy memories but isn’t something to be associated with now.