Russian carrier MegaFon has announced the commercial launch of an 8,700 kilometre long terrestrial fibre optic trunk connecting Europe and Asia.
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.
Telcos and content providers should look to collaborate in a similar fashion to PC hardware and software vendors, in order to grow both business sectors, according to Huawei’s CTO for its fixed network business unit, Daniel Tang.
Pity the poor folks at the BBC, official broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic games, who were tasked with trying to calculate how much extra capacity they needed to deliver online video coverage of the world’s biggest televisual event, spanning nearly three weeks.
There is a clear need for standardisation of network virtualisation and cloud services – that was the verdict of Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chief Technology Officer at Deutsche Telekom, delivering a keynote presentation at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this morning.
The Portuguese cableco’s Executive Director Luis Lopes gives his thoughts on the growing importance of over-the-top (OTT) services to ZON Multimedia, and the business models he expects to support ubiquitous wifi.
On the back of a hugely successful Super Bowl campaign earlier this year, media discovery specialist Shazam has been pushing ever deeper into the TV space, and now has Europe and other key regions firmly in its sights, as Iain Dendle, Business Development Director for Europe, tells us.
Karl Thedeen, CEO of Transmode and Bjørn Netland, Director of Technology for Broadband Networks at Telenor Group, talk to telecoms.com at the Broadband World Forum about their partnership to build a next generation network.
Dr Christian Krapichler, Director of Technology, Altran UK talks to Telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011,about femtocells and how operators are pushing indoor coverage.
Gianni Burzi, Head of Sales, Albis Technologies talks to Telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011 about the operator migration from TDM to IP and from copper technologies to glass fibre.
Théodore Martin, CEO, Vedicis talks to Telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011 about using DPI to reduce congestion and helping operators to monetise bandwidth.
Telecoms.com’s Dawinder Sahota reports back on last week’s Broadband World Forum event, where vendors and operators alike were proclaiming 2012 as the year of the Internet of Things. The show highlighted the increasing importance of ubiquitous connectivity to consumers across the world.
Nelson Takayanagi, Superintendent of the Private Sector at Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel, has indicated that the body sees mobile broadband as having far greater growth prospects in Brazil than fixed, estimating that the number of mobile broadband accesses will reach 1bn by 2022.
France Telecom-Orange needs new partnerships with IT specialists if it is to prosper in the brave new world of cloud computing and services, according to Thierry Bonhomme, senior executive vice president for networks & carriers and research & development at the French telco.
Dr. Saad Al Khatani, Group CSO of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), believes smart pipes are the only way to effectively offset the high set-up and running costs of modern broadband networks, and maintain Quality of Service to the customer as new applications and services are added.
The telecoms industry needs to become more comfortable with failure if is to innovate, an executive head of Nokia Siemens Networks has said. Bosco Novak, chief of customer operations and executive board member at NSN told the audience on the second day of the Broadband World Forum that being allowed to fail will help foster a culture of innovation.
Truly mobile usage is a for the most part a myth, according to the CTO of Deutsche Telekom. Speaking in his keynote address at the Broadband World Forum on Wednesday, Olivier Baujard said that according to Deutsche Telekom’s data analysis, 80 per cent of traffic for a typical customer is generated from just three cells.
France Telecom is one of Europe’s telecoms heavyweights and the largest internet provider in France. Thierry Bonhomme, senior executive vice-president of Orange Labs Networks and Carriers, a keynote speaker on day three of the upcoming Broadband World Forum, recently provided Telecoms.com with a snapshot of the company’s position in its domestic market and the wider world.
When US carrier LightSquared’s LTE network goes live it will represent the biggest shake-up of the US wireless operator market since the break-up of AT&T. Ahead of his speaker slot at the Broadband World Forum in September in Paris, we talk to Martin Harriman, EVP of LightSquared.