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Metro Connect USA 2019
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CenturyLink maintains top spot on Ethernet leaderboard in 2018

CenturyLink has topped the 2018 US carrier Ethernet leaderboard, growing its port base by 12%, according to figures from Vertical Systems Group.

15 February 2019 | James Pearce

Features

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Edge computing will revolutionise mobile gaming

15 February 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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5G – still a long way to go

15 February 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Saving subsea through diversity

29 November 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

Forthcoming Events

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WAN Summit

WAN Summit New York 2019

08-09 April 2019
New York, United States

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Capacity

Capacity North America 2019

04-05 September 2019
Denver, United States

People

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Defining the standards for 5G transport

14 February 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Netflix – maximum reach, minimal infrastructure

13 February 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Cognizant hires Vodafone Business boss as new CEO

10 February 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Best Practices for Architecting Robust BGP Routing Policies – The Global Carrier

What actually makes good routing policies "good"? The telecoms industry has mostly focused on teaching each other how to implement BGP features in their networks, but there has been very little dialogue on how to design robust policies. Many global carriers do not even educate their customers on how to use and take advantage of them. In this webinar, NTT Communications and the Global IP Network will offer a conceptual model to look at routing policies, offer terminology to help discuss them, and analyse routing policy design patterns and best practices. NTT Communications will also share its experience from creating and deploying large scale complex routing policies in a carrier IP network that you can use to sharpen up your routing policy or even build one from scratch. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shawn Morris leads a global team that is responsible for all the software and systems that manage and operate the Global IP Network (GIN), a tier-1 backbone that covers the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania with a single autonomous system number (AS2914). His responsibilities include the development and testing of staff and facilities, focused on qualifying both hardware and software for the entire network. Shawn also oversees the development team responsible for the GIN configuration tools. Shawn has more than twenty years of experience in the IP networking industry. He was previously a member of the IP engineering staff at Verio until the acquisition of Verio by NTT Com in August 2000.

13 February 2019 | Shawn Morris, Vice President of Systems, Applications and Software (SAS), Global IP Network, NTT Communications

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Data solutions in the age of OTT. One size doesn’t fit all.

12 December 2018 | Alok Shukla, VP Data Products, Airtel Global Business

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Top Considerations for Working at Height in the Telecom Industry

12 December 2018 | Andrew Pass, Global Engineering Manager and Tim Bissett, Technical Manager, Fall Protection

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Navigating Telecom Billing – From Wholesale to Digital Services

21 November 2018 | Martin Bedford, Portfolio Head, Debolina Ray, Product Director – Partner Settlement