Month: August 2021

Submarine cable infrastructure is responsible for the vast majority of international data traffic around the world and, as data demand continues to increase, our reliance on these systems is only going to grow. It goes without saying that damage to these cables can be catastrophic for connectivity, as well as being complex and expensive to
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Niall Norton a General Manager in Amdocs Technology division responsible for network software, looks at BSS in the 5G/cloud era. Telco networks’ cloud transformation is firmly accelerating, with more and more operators seeking and signing partnerships with
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced a new Rs. 1,498 prepaid recharge plan that brings 2GB high-speed daily data access for 365 days. The plan, however, doesn’t include any voice calling support or SMS benefits. In addition to the new Rs. 1,498 prepaid plan, BSNL has brought a promotional offer for customers recharging with
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The Moray East windfarm, situated off the north-east coast of Scotland, first started supplying renewable electricity in June 2021, and will ultimately be optimised to deliver approximately 40% of the total electricity demand in Scotland and power 950… The Moray East windfarm, situated off the north-east coast of Scotland, first started supplying renewable electricity in June
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China has launched a multi-pronged crackdown on its tech companies, leaving startups and decades-old firms alike operating in a new, uncertain environment. Here are sectors that are facing regulatory pressure: Gaming companies Chinese regulators have slashed the amount of time players under the age of 18 can spend on online games to an hour of
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Comcast Business has agreed to buy SDN and cloud specialist Masergy for an undisclosed sum, a move that should give it a lift in the enterprise services space. Essentially, the deal is about improving Comcast Business’ ability to serve large US businesses with global footprints. “Masergy provides a perfect complement to our portfolio of enterprise
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Korean telco SKT has decided the time is right to launch a suite of subscription services for its customers. It’s called ‘T Universe’ and seems to be an aggregation of a bunch of ecommerce services, with Amazon taking centre stage. SKT has found younger people are especially keen on subscription services, leading that sector to
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Hopscotch, a coding app for kids on Apple’s App Store, opened up about its recent frustrations over an update issue and persistent rejections from the company. The rejections were later found to be “a mistake” caused by a “glitch” in Apple’s automated software. In a heated tweet thread, Hopscotch’s CEO Samantha John vented out her
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Jio is one of the largest telecom operators in India. It offers a variety of plans for both prepaid and postpaid users. You can easily get a Jio SIM and activate your number to start using its services. Not only a does Jio offer physical SIM cards, it also offers eSIM or Embedded Subscriber Identity
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The Streaming Video Alliance said this week that it successfully demonstrated multi-provider interoperability of its Open Caching APIs, connecting content caches from multiple entities in a new testbed order to deliver streaming video. The testing involved Disney+ as the content origin, with Broadpeak and Telefonica implementing the Alliance’s Open Caching (OC) specs. Broadpeak acted as
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Israel’s Partner Communications has made an offer to acquire smaller rival Xfone, but is one of a number of telcos interested in taking over the firm. And to make matters more complicated, there are serious questions over whether Israeli regulators will allow any takeover deal to go ahead anyway. Partner on Thursday revealed that it
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Taiwan-based TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, reportedly plans to raise prices between 10-20%, impacting devices from smartphones to automobiles. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, reported that TSMC expects to raise prices on its most advanced chips by about 10% and on less advanced chips by as much as
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Calix is combining the existing Calix Solutions Academy as well as the soon-to-launch Broadband Academy and Broadband Marketing Academy under a single digital campus. Calix Solutions Academy accelerates time to knowledge and proficiency on Calix premises, cloud, and access solutions—while the Broadband Academy will deliver a cross-persona curriculum that covers the five-step Calix process to
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