Cloud-based storage and collaboration provider Box announced a new collaboration with Everything Everywhere (EE) on Wednesday that will see the telco offer Box to its small business customers. Box said the move is part of a broader push into the UK cloud market.
UK telco BT announced a partnership with networking giant Cisco Wednesday that will see the two companies jointly deploy a cloud-based voice and video collaboration platform called One Cloud Cisco. The companies say the new platform will help position them to take advantage of recent trends in flexible working.
Yann Chevalier, Chief Executive Officer of leading software editor Intersec, talks to Telecoms.com about deriving value from Big Data to improve Customer Knowledge.
European builder of carrier-neutral datacentres, TelecityGroup, on Monday unveiled a “cloud neutral” hub platform designed to enable users to execute private, hybrid and public cloud deployments through direct connections with cloud and IT service providers.
David Stehlin, Chief Executive Officer at MRV, talks about the converging network and how operators can use service delivery software to the make network smarter and offer critical new services such as cloud computing, data centre interconnect, mobile backhaul and business ethernet services.
Operator group Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”, the firm’s VP for aggregation, transport, IP and fixed access, Axel Clauberg told Broadband World Forum delegates.
Pre-fabricated datacentre specialist Flexenclosure said Friday it has received an order from African carrier MTN Côte d’Ivoire to deliver a 336 square meter customised datacentre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.
IBM on Tuesday announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a Dublin-based company providing analytics software that helps communications service providers optimise their networks.
Director, Professional Services, Du, UAE: “SDN promises to enable us to crack expensive proprietary black boxes of network manufacturers”
Imran Malik, director of professional services for Du in the UAE, is speaking in the Virtualisation & Cloud track on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the conference we find out more about how SDN can enable networks to respond to changing demands and how cloud represents a real opportunity for telcos.
In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.
African fibre network operator and subsidiary of Econet Wireless, Liquid Telecom, this week opened a carrier neutral datacentre in Nairobi.
Software defined networking (SDN) is much talked about and so far has been used to optimise datacentre resources in the cloud. It has been much discussed in the telco sphere and operators have tested SDN applications for operational network elements but the application of SDN to transport and backhaul optimisation has only started so recently that there is little quantification to support SDN business cases for service providers. That may soon change however, as research released Thursday found that SDN can almost half the perceived “backhaul shortfall” and save operators just under $5bn in capital expenses by 2017.
Turkcell has rolled out a Big Data application to help it recover from network failures by correlating information from different sources in real time to identify the root cause of failure.
President and CEO, Telebras, Brazil: “There is an unbalanced relationship between content providers and telcos”
Caio Bonilha, President and CEO, Telebras, Brazil is taking part in a panel discussion on the advantages of SDN and OpenFlow on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role, and where telcos fit in the cloud services arena.
Cloud market revenue is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36 per cent, putting the global market just shy of $20bn at the end of 2016, according to research released Tuesday. And size clearly matters with less than a quarter of players generating the lion’s share of the available revenues.
The main long term driver for Big Data adoption will be the generation of new business models, while the short term drivers will be more focused on solving internal challenges such as improving data warehousing, increasing loyalty and customer experience management.
The largest Native American community in the US, the Navajo Nation, this week flipped the switch on an $8m datacentre installation that has been under development since 2009.
In an example of how operators are leveraging OTT partnerships, Telefónica this week struck a deal with Evernote to make the information management application available to its global user base.
Amazon has built up its presence in the mobile space this week with the launch of a cloud-based, cross platform push notification service, making large scale notifications more accessible to developers.
Using the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) API, application developers can send notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire devices.
Deutsche Telekom late Friday said it will avoid routing customers’ email traffic through US hosted infrastructure and will step up email security in the wake of the NSA PRISM spying scandal.