Friday Network News: November 8

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Zain Kuwait is to roll out LTE-A services in specific areas across Kuwait, in a move designed to develop its enterprise division. According to local reports, Zain Kuwait’s CEO Omar Saud Al-Omar said the deployment of LTE-A will be more targeted compared to the company’s launch of LTE, which presently covers 95% of the country. [read more]


Level 3 Communications has announced a groundbreaking expansion to its content delivery network (CDN) in many locations across the globe. The US conglomerate is set to launch a number of additional PoPs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, specifically in areas with fast-growing broadband populations. [read more]


French vendor Alcatel-Lucent and Rostelecom have announced the operational launch of the Russian segment of the Europe-Persia Express Gateway (EPEG). The 100G fibre-optic network is expected to allow Rostelecom to offer ultra-broadband transit across Russia and meet the growing demand for broadband data services. [read more]


Australian mobile operator Telstra has selected Ericsson’s Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) to expand its wireless network in the country. Ericsson’s technology is designed to broaden Telstra’s network across Australia and meet the growing demand for mobile broadband. [read more]


European data centre provider TelecityGroup has launched its cloud-neutral ecosystem, Cloud-IX, for customers across the region. Cloud-IX is designed to enable users to carry out both private and public cloud deployments through its direct connectivity with leading cloud and IT service providers, such as Amazon Web Services, CSC and Fujitsu. [read more]


Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has signed a deal with E-Plus to protect the German mobile operator’s LTE network from security threats. NSN will reportedly deploy its 3GPP-compliant security solution across E-Plus’s 4G LTE network, to prevent unauthorised access and manipulation and ensure a safe mobile broadband experience for E-Plus customers. [read more]


EE has launched a pilot phase for the UK’s first LTE-Advanced network. As the first UK operator to launch 4G services in the country, EE is pushing to maintain its reputation as a pioneer in the field. [read more]


Telefónica Global Solutions has deployed Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport technology on the operator’s SAm-1 submarine and terrestrial network. The company has deployed Ciena’s 100G coherent optical processors to support the 25,000km submarine cable, which delivers over 2Tbps of data traffic daily, in addition to transporting over 20 billion international voice minutes a year. [read more]

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