Light Reading
Also in today's roundup: Regulators' body unimpressed with EC proposals; fiber linkup in Tanzania; Brits flock to 4G.

Euronews: Data Breach at Swisscom

Paul Rainford
9/18/2013
50%
50%

Also in today's roundup: Regulators' body unimpressed with EC proposals; fiber linkup in Tanzania; Brits flock to 4G.

  • Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM) has admitted that it has suffered a major data security breach, with four data tapes bearing backup files of internal Swisscom data -- and possibly customer data too -- from 2008 to 2010 turning up under mysterious circumstances in the editorial offices of a Swiss newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ). Three of the tapes have now been returned to Swisscom for analysis, and the Federal Data Protection Commissioner has been notified. And, surely, some Swiss heads have been knocked together...

  • The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has expressed its concerns about the European Commission's proposals for regulation intended to help create a single European telecom market. In an official statement, the body expressed the view that the proposed regulation is "being rushed through the European legislature without proper explanation," and that the proposals "risk undermining legal certainty." It is also worried that the measures will lead to a shift in the balance of power between the Commission, member states, and the national regulatory authorities. (See Continental Shift.)

  • Liquid Telecom , which operates a pan-African fiber network stretching from north of Uganda to Cape Town, has signed a partnership agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) to interconnect with its fiber network in Tanzania.

  • Brits are mad for 4G, with one in five mobile users planning to upgrade to it in the next 12 months, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph citing a study by Deloitte. This, says the study, is a faster take-up rate than that seen in other countries. EE , which launched 4G services almost a year ahead of its rivals, said earlier this month that it had garnered more than 1 million 4G subscribers. (See Euronews: Vodafone, O2 Begin UK 4G Rollouts and Euronews: EE Sees 4G Take-up Double in Q2.)

  • BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) has ticked off three more towns in its UK government-supported £2.5 billion (US$3.3 billion) rollout of high-speed fiber broadband: The Scottish towns of Ayr, Irvine, and Bo'Ness have all gone live with the fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) variant of the technology.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (2)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    mendyk
    50%
    50%
    mendyk,
    User Rank: Light Sabre
    9/18/2013 | 9:46:30 AM
    Re: Is ANY data safe?
    Security is a matter of degree, not an absolute. Every additional layer of security improves data safety, but there are no guarantees. But it seems that the biggest breaches do involve relatively simple stuff, like mislaying a box of backup "tapes" or storing sensitive data on laptops that can be lost or stolen.
    Ray@LR
    50%
    50%
    Ray@LR,
    User Rank: Blogger
    9/18/2013 | 7:26:39 AM
    Is ANY data safe?
    We've become used to takes of intricate hacking by the NSA and GCHQ this year -- this is a reminder that legacy media can prove just as big a headache for those responsible for security.

    This looks like it's going to be something of an ongoing embarrassment for Swisscom... it'll  be interesting to see what the fallout is at the carrier but also in the media.
    Educational Resources
    sponsor supplied content
    Educational Resources Archive
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

    10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


    Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

    10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


    Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

    10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


    SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

    10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


    Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Building a Better Dubai

    10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


    Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

    10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


    Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

    10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


    Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Exploring the Future of Cable Access

    10|15|14   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


    Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Optimizing & Monetizing WiFi

    10|15|14   |   5:53   |   (0) comments


    Cisco's Vince Pandolfi outlines the reasons for cable WiFi's rapid growth, lays out the issues with the technology and explains the new Cisco tools that can help operators monitor and improve their WiFi delivery.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Emulex & Huawei Collaboration Mutually Beneficial

    10|14|14   |   4:17   |   (0) comments


    US company Emulex collaborates with Huawei in areas such as blade servers and workload documentation. Mike Heumann of Emulex believes that Huawei has done incredibly well moving from a telecom company into servers and networks, working closely with customers to realize their needs.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Chile's VZION Looks Forward to Seeing More of Huawei

    10|14|14   |   4:43   |   (0) comments


    VZION is a systems integrator company in Chile with a focus on virtulization technology. In this video, Cesar Alcacibar talks about the challenges in virtualization and how Huawei helps his company to achieve the best results possible. Alcacibar is expecting more adoption and integration of Huawei technologies in Chile.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Pro-Datech & Huawei for a High-Tech Singapore

    10|14|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


    Pro-Datech Systems is a specialty IT solution provider based in Singapore. For an added value to its customers, the company uses Huawei's hardware and trusted performance and features for a total solution. It's looking forward to the creation of a lab, to be based in Singapore, for the two companies' coorporation on total storage solution.
    Upcoming Live Events
    October 29, 2014, New York City
    November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
    November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
    December 2, 2014, New York City
    December 3, 2014, New York City
    December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    WhoIsHostingThis.com presents six of the world's most extreme WiFi hotspots, enabling the most epic selfies you can imagine.
    Hot Topics
    Forget the Internet, Brace for Skynet
    Stephen Saunders, 10/15/2014
    HBO Will Go OTT in 2015
    Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/15/2014
    Google: Carriers & Cloud Providers Need to Cooperate
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/16/2014
    CBS Takes OTT Plunge
    Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 10/16/2014
    iPad Air 2 Lets Users Switch Carriers Any Time
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/17/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed