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$250m sub-sea cable to connect USA to Southeast Asia
$250m sub-sea cable to connect USA to Southeast Asia

Seven carriers this week agreed to co-deploy a submarine cable directly connecting Southeast Asia and the US in a project worth $250m. To be completed by the end of 2016, the cable system will provide an additional 20Tbps capacity, connecting Indonesia and the Philippines to the US with 100G technology.

Opera turns optimisation techniques onto audio
Opera Mini tops 25 mil. downloads

Opera Software’s Skyfire optimisation unit, which the company purchased in 2013, has added streaming audio optimisation to Rocket Optimizer, its NFV-ready video and data optimisation platform for mobile operators.

KDDI drops $270m on Japanese datacentres

Japanese carrier KDDI has contracted datacentre specialist Telehouse to build two datacentres in Osaka and Tokyo under a $270m project. Telehouse Osaka 2 will open in August 2015 and Telehouse Tokyo Tama 3 will open in February 2016.

SAP, China Telecom launch cloud datacentre in Shanghai

SAP and China Communications Services (CCS), a subsidiary of China Telecom Group, have launched a cloud computing datacentre in Shanghai.

ZTE to deliver LTE in Slovakia

Slovak operator SWAN on Thursday signed up Chinese vendor ZTE to deliver a nationwide LTE project. The deal includes the exclusive construction of a core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network, and a GSM/LTE and VAS network, involving over 1,100 dual-mode base stations.

Interviews
Telefónica Group CIO: Using cloud to regain ground lost to OTT players
Phil Jordan, group CIO at Telefónica

With operations in 24 countries, over 120,000 employees globally, Telefónica Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, is looking to put at IT at the core of everything that it does in order to compete globally in an industry currently in the throes of a digital revolution. Phil Jordan, group chief information officer at Telefónica says that cloud is at the centre of how the company plans to regain terrain lost to over-the-top (OTT) players, make its core mobile and fixed line operations more flexible and scalable, and enable it to provide next generation digital services.

Evolution Everywhere
EE's CTO and CTO, Fotis Karonis

The CTO and CIO of UK LTE pioneer EE talks to Telecoms.com about his experiences of launching the technology, how it has given EE greater leverage in the wider ecosystem, and why CTO and CIO functions belong together.

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Mobile Communications International June 2014

Living in a 4G world: The most pressing issues facing LTE operators today. Featuring:

Fifth Generation – Now officially part of the industry discourse, what does 5G actually mean?
Name your price – How LTE pricing strategies are evolving as markets mature.
Tomorrow the World Phone – Despite the global embrace of LTE, a truly global device remains to be seen.

MCI
A Week In Wireless
A quick memo
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The business world is like the real world, but with everything slightly altered. That’s because, in the real world, we’re not constantly under pressure to appear to be productive. If we want to spend days on end slumped on the sofa in front of the cricket we can, although as the Informer can confirm, dissent from those close to you is never far away.

reader comments
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John Moran on Battery-free wifi network inches closer to reality for IoT
Comment by Abbas Nice development, I am interested to know, if there is any effect on the quality of signal (between wireless router ...

Abbas on Battery-free wifi network inches closer to reality for IoT
Comment by Ashley Guest Typical of Vodafone, blaming root metrics, I've been a Vodafone customer for 10 months and travel the county and can ...

Ashley Guest on Vodafone UK hits out at poor network quality rating
Comment by J L Guimaraes Thanks God that is the real for corporations! We have to celebrate: if things goes different in the corporate world, their ...

J L Guimaraes on A quick memo
Comment by Scott Bicheno Thanks Kevin. I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit more M&A activity in the handset market but it's not ...

Scott Bicheno on Samsung arrives at its smartphone moment of truth
Comment by Kevin Howard In the handset market it is a minefield out there and commoditisation has arrived as Scott rightly points out. The ...

Kevin Howard on Samsung arrives at its smartphone moment of truth

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