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LINX selects Ciena for data centre interconnect
16 Mar 2017

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform, connecting its 11 points of presence (PoPS) throughout London.

BT to offer customers encryption service for data
10 Mar 2017

BT is to offer transparent encryption to its customers in 180 countries, in order to protect corporate information and critical data – including big data – that is held in the cloud and elsewhere.

European Union cuts roaming rates
07 Mar 2017

From June this year wholesale roaming rates are set to be capped across all of the European Union. We look at how this will affect wholesale service and prices.

Turkcell selects TEOCO’s HELIX 9.0 to upgrade network
01 Mar 2017

Turkcell is set to use TEOCO’s HELIX 9.0 unified service assurance suite to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of its multi-vendor network, which is being upgraded to a next-generation cross-domain hybrid network architecture.

Metaswitch sets VoLTE sights with OpenCloud acquisition
17 Feb 2017

Metaswitch has acquired OpenCloud, telecoms software innovator OpenCloud, enabling the cloud communications provider to further accelerate mobile virtualisation and offer pure-play software VoLTE solution.

Snapchat signs $1bn cloud deal with AWS
10 Feb 2017

Snapchat has struck a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer redundancy for its messaging platform, at the cost of $1 billion over the next five years.

Uganda Telecom, Airtel resolve interconnection dispute
06 Feb 2017

Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) and Airtel have resolved an interconnection agreement over accumulated debts, which would have seen customers from either company unable to make calls to one another from 3 February.

Saudi telecom spending to hit $36.8bn in 2017
26 Jan 2017

Abdulaziz Salem Al-Ruwais, governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia, has reportedly said spending on the Kingdom’s telecom sector should grow to SR138 billion ($36.8bn) this year.

Trump names Ajit Pai as FCC chairman
24 Jan 2017

President Donald Trump has named Republican Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), after previous chair Tom Wheeler stepped down.

Ezentis wins €100m Telefónica contract in Peru
04 Jan 2017

Spanish network services firm Ezentis has signed a four-year contract worth €100 million with Telefónica Peru for the maintenance, operation and construction of the fixed and mobile network.