Increased security, reduced costs and enhanced network visibility are just some of the benefits of adopting automation in
networking. Gareth Wilmer investigates this and looks at what’s causing some of the resistance against it
Major operators carry out their own innovation so they can look vendors and standards groups in the face. They need to find ‘really cool technology’, writes Alan Burkitt-Gray
ZTE has agreed to the toughest terms as a condition for getting back into business. Analysis by Alan Burkitt-Gray
What are carriers doing to address the less developed parts of the global digital ecosystem? Guy Matthews looks at what is being planned to connect the remaining pockets of underdevelopment
“Africa is growing from a margin market to a volume market”
Capital expenditure by the hyperscale data centre companies is growing fast, reports Synergy Research Group. Five companies dominate the market, with 70% of spending, and the whole hyperscale business is focused on the US and China
Will LPWA or cellular technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G drive the internet of things? Analysys Mason has forecast the future of IoT connectivity by
network type across the world
DIA remains the most popular way of accessing the cloud, but there has been a shift in deployment methods, according to a recent WAN Summit panel
i3forum explains how collaboration can accelerate transformation in the international carrier space
The rise in subsea cable investment noted by TeleGeography a year ago has continued. It will continue to rise as content companies need more capacity
There will be 100 billion connections worldwide by 2025. Kevin Hu, president of Huawei’s network product line, explains how the intent-driven network can be driven by customers’ business intents and service policies
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The most recent Synergy Research Group figures on hyperscale operators, cloud infrastructure services, unified communications-as-a-service and collaboration
Will blockchain’s distributed ledger technology unlock new carrier operational dynamism and revenue opportunities? Sue Tabbitt reports
As more enterprises move applications to the cloud, demand for hybrid models is growing. Guy Matthews looks at how wholesale telecoms sector can adapt to profit from this scenario
The Telekom Austria Group becomes the A1 Telekom Austria Group
Carl Grivner, Colt CEO, and Mike Van Den Bergh, the CMO of PCCW Global, talk to Alan Burkitt-Gray about their pioneering trial of blockchain for inter-carrier settlement of voice minutes, and where this proof of concept may lead the wholesale carrier industry
Demand for low-latency and real-time insights mean applications are moving closer to the edge. Gareth Willmer explores how this will impact the wholesale industry
Mergers and acquisitions in the data centre business hit record highs last year. James Pearce looks at the drivers behind the growth of M&A activity
Dynamic networks are the name of the game for the carriers of today. Futuristic technologies are calling for futuristic networks, with the ability for full automation along with flexible provisioning, writes Gareth Willmer
The mobile industry is excited about RCS, the smart replacement for the 25-year-old SMS. But the industry has been here before, warns Alan Burkitt-Gray, and there are still details to sort out, such as the business model, and whether Apple will join
Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) offer a range of benefits that make it crucial for any network leveraging new technologies
48% of enterprise respondents at the last WAN Summit event in London said they had plans to implement an SD-WAN service, but were either in the process of selecting a partner or yet to begin the selection
How is SD-WAN shaping up the changing enterprise network? Is traditional MPLS networking dead? Gareth Willmer reports
Consolidation is in the air, but regulators – from the US Department of Justice to the European Commission – have their reservations. Gareth Willmer looks at where the deals are
The digital world in which we live today is defined by connections; connections between people and “things”, supported by technology and offering up multiple possibilities. How is Telefónica transforming to capture these opportunities?
Key industry figures identify which technology or service will drive the evolving wholesale landscape in the next five years
The carrier wholesale market is an evolving industry with content moving closer to the edge and interconnection bandwidth set to surge. Capacity looks at some key trends from 2017, which includes the increasing threat of DDoS attacks
What are the technology trends carriers will be responding to in 2018?
From the rise in packaged capacity to software-defined networking, right down to the increased uptake of Communications Platforms-as-a-Service, we take a look at the emerging technologies likely to be at the forefront over the coming year
In celebration of International Women's Day, Capacity shines a light on 20 of the most prominent women in the wholesale telecoms business.
The sector in the Middle East is in the midst of a decade of strong growth. This has been pushed by a surge in investment and e-government initiatives
Carriers are exploring ways to transform their operations through the power of software. Guy Matthews examines what software can do for wholesale telecoms
MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) has unveiled a new global services framework aimed at defining, delivering and certifying orchestrated services across automated networks
The Indian mobile business is looking like an Agatha Christie murder story. In 2014 there were 13 operators in the business in India, from Bharti Airtel with 22.53% of the market down to Quadrant with 0.24%. Soon there’ll be four or five.
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec) has identified enabling 5G connectivity as a key priority for 2018, according to its incoming chairperson.
Ruth Kennedy is a natural problem- solver and, as TalkTalk Business’s director of business solutions, is ultimately charged with delivering the best possible packages to its direct customers and channel partners.
OTTs such as Facebook and Amazon have changed the dynamic of the subsea industry, a key topic for attendees at the first Subsea Connect Americas conference in Florida.
Would you be able to pay a fine that’s 4% of your global group turnover? Europe’s new data protection rules are important for service providers across the world, writes Alan Burkitt-Gray
Advances in technology mean the cable landing station is being outmoded. But what are the risks and what is driving this change? By Natalie Bannerman
As shopping activity surges at this time of year, what is the impact on carrier security? Gareth Willmer looks at the issues
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote across party lines.
With a number of subsea cable projects announced in 2017, capacity looks at some of the most innovative ones in the pipeline
Cloud and IoT-based DDoS attacks are unmatched in their scale, sophistication, and in the damage they cause. A new generation of multi-dimensional analytics and router silicon is being recruited to eradicate this threat.