Capacity Voice

03 Jan 2018

Moving data to the fjords

The IT sector consumes 7% of global electricity already, and the number is climbing.

09 Nov 2017

An open access wireless network for South Africa? Who will manage it?

An open access wholesale-only wireless (3G and 4G/LTE) network (OAWN) can, within just a few years, connect the 40% of people in South Africa who still do not have Internet access.

07 Nov 2017

Peering directly is not enough to ensure peak performance

Content from cloud applications, especially OTT video traffic, is increasingly dominating the internet.

18 Oct 2017

Quantum crypto

“We assumed the quantum threat wasn’t something that we would never have to worry about in our lifetime but the planning horizon for quantum computers should be about eight years”, says Richard Moulds, general manager at Whitewood Security

13 Sep 2017

Keeping the light on when the cable gets cut

No matter how hard we try to avoid it, the simple truth is that fibre-optic cables do fail from time to time. Helen Xenos, Director Portfolio Marketing, Ciena

12 Sep 2017

Standardising and orchestrating SD-WAN managed services

Industry body MEF has been working over the past several years to accelerate the industry transition to agile, assured, and orchestrated “Third Network” services delivered over automated, virtualised, and interconnected networks. Pascal Menezes, CTO, shares his view

11 Sep 2017

Fast internet and jobs

Intuitively we assume that landing a cable in a location creates jobs and growth. There’s the inductive reasoning: if it didn’t, no one would pay to lay the cables. But for many individual workers today, the arrival of technology in their workplace is bad news.

04 Sep 2017

Building a community of automated networks that deliver on-demand services

Industry association MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. While SD-WAN has grabbed headlines of late, another major industry development has emerged, writes Stan Hubbard

10 Aug 2017

Returning harmony to the DevOps relationship

Cloud technologies hold the promise of unparalleled levels of automation and productivity for developers and application deployment teams. With new development platforms and application architectures, such as Docker containers and hybrid cloud, agile development has finally arrived. But, on-demand application deployments, along with cloud-scale requirements and workload mobility have placed new burdens on the traditional data centre network and operations teams.

09 Aug 2017

Has VoLTE lived up to its promise yet?

Last year I took a look at why VoLTE deployments were taking so long in ‘VoLTE deployments: the truth behind the delay?’ Twelve months on and I now ask; has VoLTE lived up to its promise yet?