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Equinix deploys Facebook-designed optical switches

This article was authored by Networks Asia staff, and was originally posted on Equinix is collaborating with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to deploy and test Voyager, the Facebook-designed packet optical switches, inside two of its IBX data centers.... [visit site to read more]

GI Partners Acquires COMO, Takes Aim at Seattle

The owner of the Los Angeles carrier hotel fixture One Wilshire has plans to expand further north.  GI Partners announced yesterday the acquisition of KOMO Plaza up in Seattle.... [visit site to read more]

FTTH Council Europe 2017: “Together, building a brighter future”

At first when I heard that the FTTH Council Europe was going to have its conference in Marseille, I couldn’t figure out why instead of going to a new country the Council was going to a smaller city in a The post FTTH Council Europe 2017: “Together, building a brighter future” appeared first on diffraction analysis.

Ofcom’s consultation on triple play switching

As Chair of the Consumer Forum for Communications, I put together a team of eight colleagues who met with Ofcom’s project team on the regulator’s consultation on how to make triple play switching easier for consumers. The note of our meeting – which you can read here – has been accepted as a submission to […]

Fixed Wireless, the Technology of the Future, and the Present

Fixed wireless has a great value proposition: It's inherently less expensive, less troublesome to deploy, and quicker to market than wired platforms.

Poll: Who Are the Most Likely Buyers of US Networks in 2017?

We started off the week considering the likely consolidation targets among US fiber networks in 2017.  Now let's flip the question around and ask who the likeliest buyers are.  Who do you think is going to be shopping for network assets this year?... [visit site to read more]

FirstLight and Oxford Combine, Sovernet Up Next

As promised over the summer, Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Oxford Networks.  At the same time, they have taken the company and merged it with their other fiber holding in the area, FirstLight Fiber.  ... [visit site to read more]

Children signing away their digital rights to social media giants

Instagram – the site favoured by 48% of 8-11 year olds and more than half of children aged 12-15 – has terms and conditions that run to 17 pages. It is this sort of experience that has led England’s Children’s Commissioner to point out that children are being left to fend for themselves in the […]

Advertising the Fiber Experience

  Advertising telecom offers is a challenging task, and even more so for innovative solutions : finding the right message to convince potential customers is tricky, especially since market maturity greatly impacts how well they understand the benefits of a The post Advertising the Fiber Experience appeared first on diffraction analysis.

How do we protect consumers from vulnerabilities associated with the Internet of Things?

In an announcement, the Federal Trade Commission in the United States has challenged the public to create an innovative tool that will help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities in the software of home devices connected to the Internet of Things. The agency is offering a cash prize of up to $25,000 for the best technical […]

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