Broadband

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    Vodafone Idea on the brink of closure after $4bn charges

    06 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

    Vodafone Idea may face closure following India’s Supreme Court ruling forcing the joint venture to $4 billion.

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    Kacific secures $160m long-term credit facilities  

    06 December 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

    As it readies for its first satellite launch next week, Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has today announced that it has closed credit facilities totalling $160 million.

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    Pichai to lead Google and Alphabet amid Page and Brin exit

    06 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

    Google CEO, Sundar Pichai (pictured), has also been named CEO of Google parent company Alphabet.

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    GCX gets the green light on reorganisation plan

    05 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

    Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) confirms that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved the company’s plan of reorganisation.

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    DARE1 subsea cable project hits next milestone

    05 December 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

    Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced the completion of all manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) subsea cable system.

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    Vox seals peering deal for Angola Cables' SACS cable

    05 December 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

    Vox has entered into a partnership with Angola Cables that will enhance its core network by attaining remote peering access to the undersea South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).

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    20 Security and Anti-Fraud Solutions

    04 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

    According to the most recent report from the GLF, 80% of carriers cite fraudulent traffic management as a “strategic” or “top priority”. This among other things has highlighted the increasing need among carriers for robust security products and agile solutions.

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    Vodafone Business to adopt AWS Wavelength at 5G network edge

    04 December 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

    Vodafone Business has today announced that it will be the first telco to introduce Amazon Web Services (AWS) Wavelength to Europe.

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    Battling fraud into the future

    04 December 2019 | Gareth Willmer

    Fraud is growing as a concern throughout the businesses of wholesale carriers, but they need to stay aware to deal with a constantly shifting landscape.

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    The GLF CBN: Where automation meets settlement

    04 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

    The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum is due to publish its whitepaper on the Communications Blockchain Network (CBN), Capacity investigates.

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    What will next-gen submarine cable architecture look like in 2020?

    04 December 2019 | Geoff Bennett

    The demand for submarine cable capacity is soaring. For the period 2015-2019, submarine fibre design capacity on major routes has increased at a CAGR of 32%, including upgrades and new system builds. Can we build new cables fast enough? Should we try to squeeze more capacity out of existing cables? If we do build new cables, can we increase the capacity beyond what is possible today?

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    Power beneath the surface

    03 December 2019 | Guy Matthews

    Innovations in the subsea cable market are being driven by the bandwidth-hungry content sector. Guy Matthews considers their impact.