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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of wholesale and data transport services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/12/2018
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/12/2018
Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/11/2018
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/3/2018
John Isch of Orange Business says businesses have differing requirements for understanding how telecom is changing.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/2/2018
Vista Equity acquires roaming platform specialist Starhome Mach to merge it with existing portfolio company Telarix, which specializes in interconnect billing, rating and fraud management.
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/28/2018
Ciena has been riding high in India's optical equipment market, but a wave of consolidation and government steps to bring manufacturing back home could make life difficult in the months ahead.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/24/2018
Worldpay's Philip Jansen could succeed Gavin Patterson to become the next CEO of the UK's phone incumbent.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2018
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2018
Today's close of its merger with Cross River Fiber marks entry into new markets, but that growth is expected to continue, both in buildout and buy scenarios, says the CEO.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom lashes out at regulatory objections to the proposed deal and says the combined entity would bring 5G to the Netherlands much faster.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/6/2018
Cirrus will take the burden of heavy spending on platform technology off broadcasters and other customers, says European satellite operator at press conference in London.
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