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Review of Royal Mail and the postal market

Ofcom has published a consultation following its review of the postal market. The review finds that: The universal postal service is financially sustainable, while current rules and safeguards for postal users are generally working well. Royal Mail’s current return on sales is at the lower end of the 5-10% range which Ofcom considers to be […]

Good News for People in the 5G Business: You are Living in Interesting Times

5G carriers are announcing friendly-user trials and executives are delivering keynotes to knowledgeable audiences.

Industry Spotlight: Level 3’s Chris Richter Talks Security

One of the perennial problems faced by IT managers across all sectors is that of security.  From the days of the lone wolf hacker to today’s organized crime and even state-sponsored groups, security has become an arms race that most people don’t realize how badly they are losing.  Network operators are now mobilizing new tools […]

Wednesday Bytes: CyrusOne, Lumos Networks, UPN, GENBAND

Here's a quick rundown of some news from the week so far that's worth a quick look:... [visit site to read more]

How do you solve a problem like small cell technology?

In an effort to increase the coverage and density of mobile networks in preparation for forthcoming 5G wireless technology, wireless carriers have long seen small cell sites as the most cost effective and efficient way to go about improving and expanding their networks. But it seems that small cell technology isn’t quite the saviour of […]

Unified Communications Grows Bigger and Broader

UC vendors have to simultaneously keep up with more general technology while creating their own niche.

Who is still not using the Internet?

Internet use among the over-75s has nearly doubled in the last five years, but two-thirds of older women have still never used the internet, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures show that, while the vast majority of UK adults are regular internet users, the number of disabled people […]

Ciena’s Blue Planet Gets a DevOps Toolkit

In the world of SDN and NFV, Ciena today revealed a new addition to its Blue Planet network and service orchestration platform. They have added a DevOps Toolkit to the mix, hoping to enable the developers at their ecosystem partners to create and on-board new VNFs and other pieces of the puzzle rather than do […]

euNetworks’ Media Connect Heads for Manchester

Across the Atlantic, the pan-European operator euNetworks has been busy this week with the media vertical. Yesterday they unveiled an expansion of their Media Connect solution up to Manchester's MediaCityUK.... [visit site to read m...

Update: Effective Dates, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set in Lifeline Overhaul

Just last week we reported on the FCC’s overhaul of the Lifeline program. The Commission’s sweeping decision has now been published in the Federal Register. As frequent visitors here know, that publication does a couple of things. First, it sets the effective date for some, but by no means all, of the new rules. That … Continue Reading

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