Capacity Voice

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?

06 Jul 2017

Dictatorship: not all bad?

When Roosevelt made his keynote speech to the Democratic national convention in 1936, he voiced the public’s fear of monopoly power: he called it “industrial dictatorship” and argued that Americans were “no longer free”.

05 Jul 2017

Creating healthy digital eco systems for the African continent

The African continent offers huge potential, with over a billion Internet users underserved - and all of them deserve healthy digital eco systems to overcome the digital divide.

22 Jun 2017

How internet-based services are re-shaping the telecoms industry

Once upon a time communications were the preserve of state monopolies. Then came the first wave of liberalisation. The state monopolies were privatized and new entrants licensed to provide competitive offerings to enhance service quality and bring prices down. At least that was the theory and to some extent it worked.