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Best and worst cities for 4G mobile access and speed

New data produced for consumer organisation Which? by mobile phone benchmarking experts OpenSignal reveals which UK cities offer the best chance of getting a 4G signal and which have the fastest download speeds. For access, Middlesborough comes top, with Bournemouth bottom. London is 16th. For speed, Stoke-on-Trent is best, while Brighton is worst. Again London […]

Wednesday Bytes: Infinera, Netrality, ChampionOne, Telco Systems

A few contract wins, partnerships, and product launches to note for this week:... [visit site to read more]

Cyxtera Is Born

Yesterday CenturyLink completed the sale of its data centers and colocation business to a consortium of private equity buyers that they announced last November.  That consortium, which includes BC Partners, Medina Capital Advisors, and Longview asset Management, has re-launched the assets as part of a new company, Cyxtera Technologies.... [visit site to read more]

The Marketing of 5G

The lines are drawn. The sexiest elements of 5G are those that use multi-millimeter frequencies, but this approach requires new technology.

Cisco Acquires Viptela, Expands SD-WAN Capabilities

Cisco's eternal appetite for acquisitions announced what the next course will be.  The network technology giant will be buying Viptela and combining the San-Jose-based vendor's SD-WAN technology with its own efforts and moving further toward a software model that produces more reliably recurring revenue.... [visit site to read more]

Industry Spotlight: Observable Networks’ Bryan Doerr on Security

In most people’s minds, one of the biggest hurdles enterprises struggle with when it comes to migrating the cloud is that they may have to sacrifice some security along the way.  But is that really the case?  With us today to talk about the realities of data security systems in today’s cloud-powered network world is […]

Is the Hajime Botnet Friend or Foe?

Nobody is sure if the new ioT botnet entrant, Hajime, aims at causing destruction or at preventing Mirai and other botnets from doing so.

Altice USA Adds 47 NJ Schools

Late last week, the USA division of Altice revealed the extent of its recent progress in the education vertical. The company's Lightpath metro fiber division has connected another 47 New Jersey schools and school districts to its regional network in the NYC metro area.... [visit site to read more]

VoIP and SIP trunking revenues growing strongly

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on The benefits of VoIP access and SIP trunking services are prompting enterprise customers to transition to fully converged, IP-based networks, without having to overhaul existing IT networks, according to Frost & Sullivan.... [visit site to read more]

Digital Economy Bill passed

In one of the last pieces of legislation passed by this Parliament, the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) received Royal Assent this week. The DEB contains a number of reforms, including the broadband USO, which will give consumers a guaranteed universal right to a decent broadband connection; a provision to ensure that on-demand television is accessible […]

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