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The emergence of SDN over the last few years has undoubtedly changed the way we operate in the wholesale space but telecommunications as a whole.
Cloud, internet of things, security and software-defined networks are challenges that the wholesale carrier industry is facing, says Capacity’s new report on Confidence, Innovation and Leadership
As the world is left reeling from three of the most powerful storms to cross the Atlantic, we round-up some of the biggest relief campaigns taking place in the telco sector and what we can do to help
The TM Forum is coordinating carriers, vendors and cities themselves to set new standards for smart cities and has started out by recruiting signatories for its 10-point manifesto on its City as a Platform idea.
The 13th Global Carrier Awards saw around 400 members of the community celebrating industry achievements over the last year, with Interoute and Colt Technology Services among the big winners at this year’s event.
Deutsche Telekom’s SMS+ offering provides a dynamic one-stop-shop for secure international messaging. Christian Wollner and Matija Percan explain how
We are living in an era of instant gratification and instant fulfillment – consumers look for all the answers on their smart devices and in such a scenario, businesses need to fast embrace this digitisation in order to create more value and drive digital enablement.
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OTTs have long been seen as a threat to the carrier landscape, but a shift to video brings opportunities for the wholesale community, writes James Pearce
It may be 2017, but prejudice is still rife in the industry, say nine leading telecoms women. What are companies doing about it, asks Alan Burkitt-Gray, and how are executives fighting discrimination?
More companies plan to implement SD-WAN. TeleGeography’s senior manager for enterprise research Greg Bryan discusses opportunities highlighted at the recent WAN Summit in Singapore
Capacity is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Global Carrier Awards.
Hurricane Harvey has moved on, but now the telecoms community in Florida and Puerto Rico are bracing themselves for Hurricane Irma, the latest category five storm barrelling its way towards them.
James Wekesa is a deal maker. As the chief commercial officer at Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, Wekesa has an interesting and varied job which includes managing strong, mutually beneficial relationships with WIOCC’s 14 African shareholders.
The mobile payments market is growing rapidly, with 54% of users now buying something through their smartphone on a regular basis. But how is this impacting wholesale? James Pearce finds out.
A number of industry market trend reports have recently been published so Natalie Bannerman takes a look at the evolving worlds of interconnection bandwidth, SDN, NFV and colocation
One term kept resurfacing repeatedly at the Adtran Connect conference in Alabama in August: software-defined access (SD-access). It was on the lips of executives from some of the biggest names in the North American telecoms industry, including Comcast, Verizon and CenturyLink, to name a few.
The most influential data centre operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia have been announced in Cloudscene’s lastest leaderboard findings.
The Republic of Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is 23,000km square with a population of fewer than a million citizens. The country’s regional importance, however, is in disproportion to its size.
Africa is the world’s second largest continent, home to more than 1.2 billion people, but until recently, it was considered a slow mover for telecoms.
In many advanced Carrier Ethernet markets, the technology is getting ready to move into a fresh phase, writes Gareth Willmer.
Many wholesalers are investing more than ever in fraud prevention and revenue assurance, writes Peter Kirwan. The complexity of virtualised networks suggests more of the same will be required.
Akamai Technologies’ first quarter 2017 State of the Internet Report is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform
Wholesale telecoms is starting to explore innovative ideas that break with decades of traditional thinking. Guy Matthews investigates
Ground-breaking IP routing innovation from Nokia represents a leap forward in the evolution of the Internet. We take a look at a product range that delivers the performance, intelligence and security that is needed for the cloud and machine era
As innovation takes hold in all sectors of industry, Natalie Bannerman spent time with Equinix’s management and customers to hear about some of the challenges
Carriers are looking at ways to work more closely with generators of video traffic, from traditional broadcasters to disruptive OTTs. Guy Matthews looks at what can be done to cater more profitably for such customers
As operators look at how to drive innovation in a shrinking market, Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu told an Innovation Day they should look to each other
The market has never needed clear leadership as it does now, but where will the right talent come from, and how are CEOs adapting their skills and strategies? Sue Tabbitt goes to the top to find out
The ever-increasing sophistication and scope of network attacks mean that more and better tools are needed to combat them. NTT Communications believes it provides both the services and the network scale to help customers out
As Italy-based carrier Retelit grows its footprint outside its domestic market, head of sales Diego Teot explains how the company provides something different from the competition
The next-generation intercontinental super-highway comes into service
Carriers have an opportunity to play a big part in enabling IoT. But they will need some clever approaches, writes Gareth Willmer
COO George Nikoloudis describes how the company offers an excellent opportunity to customers that want to send traffic between regions and onwards, with its ability to provide a diverse and resilient network
The era of the connected car, and beyond that the fully autonomous vehicle, promises to be an interesting journey, and perhaps an important new revenue stream for carriers. But, asks Guy Matthews, are they prepared for some challenging twists and turns on the road ahead?
5G services will remain on the distant horizon until backhaul networks are fit for purpose, but how can carriers deliver what’s needed and keep costs under control, asks Sue Tabbitt
As digitalisation is affecting nearly every corner of our lives, the need for suitable technology is getting more and more important.
As carriers wait for cost efficiencies from SDN and NFV to appear, security professionals and vendors continue to debate the right approach to cloud-based security, writes Peter Kirwan.
Virtualisation is the buzzword across the wholesale industry, whether it be SDN or NFV. James Pearce asks if it is virtual insanity, or is it finally becoming a reality?