Capacity Voice

04 Jan 2016

Emerging markets: The classification conundrum

Emerging markets. It’s a term that keeps financial analysts, strategists and decision makers at global conglomerates up at night. It’s a term that’s often paired with the word, ‘growth’. Markets that are classified as emerging markets are referenced in detail when planning for the future and hence, in big business, there is no term that holds more reverence.

04 Jan 2016

Squeezing the stone (part one)

Extracting more capacity and achieving enhanced differentiation in subsea transmission, Geoff Bennett, director of solutions and technology, and Benoit Kowalski, director of subsea, Infinera explain how in two parts.

11 Dec 2015

Dining out on data: telcos take their share

The telecommunications industry is being transformed overnight as consumers’ insatiable appetite for data and faster, better quality services continues to grow. Small steps towards digital transformation are no longer enough.

11 Dec 2015

Does latency still matter in finance?

In the global world of business, companies expect their transactions to move in the blink of an eye. In the finance and high frequency trading (HFT) sectors, this means saving every microsecond possible in the transmission and processing of a trade.

27 Nov 2015

Five ways to kill data centre efficiency

As the telecoms industry becomes more digitised – from the emergence of IoT technologies to fully digital ecosystems – telecoms providers will rely more heavily on data centre reliability to support their businesses. However, the benefits of digitisation, such as customer satisfaction, enhanced revenue streams and cost savings, are no longer applicable if your data centre is poorly managed.

23 Nov 2015

Protecting networks from today’s security threats

Businesses across all sectors are seeing their reputation and bottom line suffer the effects of security breaches. In fact, recent reports show that there were 888 data breaches in the first half of 2015 alone, compromising 246 million data records of customers’ personal and financial information worldwide.

20 Nov 2015

Changing content consumption habits require a reimagined network

In the words of the great Ernest Hemingway, things can happen “gradually, then suddenly”. This musing seemed particularly poignant recently when Sony announced the discontinuation of Betamax, once the future of entertainment, but for many of us has long-since been consigned to the scrap heap of technologies we joke about at family gatherings.

12 Nov 2015

Termination taxes

"Let those who will write the nation's laws, if I can write its textbooks," said Paul Samuelson, an economist who (not coincidentally) had just written a textbook. At this time of year, at least in the northern hemisphere, another cohort of students arrive at university to study ECON 101, which will focus on competitive markets and perfect competition.

11 Nov 2015

A gig ticket: A chance for operators to grow the market for 1Gbps L3 services

Recent innovations in customer premises equipment (CPE) mean that operators can now bring 1Gbps Layer 3 connectivity to a much bigger market. Just in time, too, explains Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess Networks.

05 Nov 2015

Virtualisation is only the first step for a successful NFV network

Network functions virtualisation (NFV) has continued to grow and prove popular across many industries in today’s connected world. Telecommunications is one such industry that is reaping the benefits it offers.