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08 Jan 2016

Race to connect Africa to South America starts up

CamTel is backing a new project to lay a submarine cable directly to Brazil, one of a number of moves to position Cameroon as a new hub in western Africa.

07 Jan 2016

Look for new routes, and don't lose it in the Luzon

Asia’s Luzon Strait is congested, and a number of operators are supporting projects that are looking at alternative routes for cables via the south Philippines, to destinations across south-east Asia and on towards the US mainland.

07 Jan 2016

Regulation 3.0

Telecoms emerged from an era of government ownership and control to an industry that stressed privatisation, liberalisation and competition. The government was in the way and, in most places, it got out of the way. You can’t turn back the clock: the era of national telecoms policy, price ceilings and profit controls is over. Or is it?

05 Jan 2016

Squeezing the stone (part two)

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

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.