Sticking with 100GigE … Deutsche Telekom's International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) division is to provide a 100GigE service to link the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) data center in Geneva with a data center operated by Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest, Hungary. For more details, see this press release.
In what is described as the first large-scale test of EE 's new 4G network in the U.K., mobile research firm RootMetrics found that there are significant coverage gaps in in the center of Manchester, one of Britain's major cities. As the BBC reports, only 40.2 percent of test locations had access to the 4G network. Where they could get on the 4G network, users were averaging downlink speeds of 17 Mbit/s. And outside the city center the tests found no 4G coverage at all. (See How Not to Do 4G, EE-Style and Brits Braced for 4G .)
The CEO of Rostelecom , the Russian state-owned operator, has had his home searched by investigators as part of a fraud case, reports Reuters. Newspapers have suggested that the current CEO, Alexander Provotorov, could be replaced by Svyazinvest head Vadim Semyonov, who is an old pal of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, as luck would have it.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.