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Internet, Modern Media

AT&T making the most out of copper infrastructure with G.fast

February 20, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

While the long-term movement in Tier 1 carrier networks is toward more and more fiber, many service providers maintain copper coaxial cable networks, which can be upgraded to provide increasingly fast broadband speeds. Particularly in the case of a multiple-dwelling […]


News

Aircel’s bankruptcy will cut into American Tower’s revenues

February 20, 2018

Via: Wireless Estimator

India-based carrier Aircel will file for bankruptcy, according to a report in The Economic Times. The telco, which has a debt of $184 million, has dissolved its board of directors. Aircel, owned by Malaysian company Maxis, has been in debt since its failed merger […]


Networks & Systems

Understanding SD-WAN’s Deployment Imperative

February 14, 2018

Via: No Jitter

Enterprise interest in software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is blazing hot, with the technology enabling rapid evolution of legacy WANs and accommodating a cost-effective shift to cloud-based architectures by leveraging software-defined networking principles. Enterprises expect a huge uptick in service agility, […]


Regulations

Impact of Data Protection Legislation

February 14, 2018

Via: No Jitter

2018 will usher in a new era of data protection as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. How does this impact a business based in North America? The GDPR legislation took a […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon claims first 5G NR call using licensed millimeter wave spectrum

February 13, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

4K video streaming 5G test used 28 GHz spectrum Earlier this month, inside a Nokia facility in Murray Hill, N.J., the network infrastructure vendor worked with Verizon and Qualcomm to complete what is being billed as the first over-the-air call […]


Networks & Systems

Network and UC Problems? Ask the Expert!

February 13, 2018

Via: No Jitter

Every big network seems to have an impossible problem. It’s something that defies all the normal failure modes and baffles everyone who examines it. The combination of networks, IT systems, applications, and UC systems that keep businesses running today create […]


News

Frontier sets phased SD-WAN rollout, focuses on driving business

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier admits that while it trails its larger telco counterparts CenturyLink and Verizon on the SD-WAN front, that will enable it to learn from past issues others have faced in rolling it out to businesses. What will perhaps make Frontier’s […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

AT&T forced to migrate copper to fiber in areas of fire-ravaged California

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall with fiber facilities. Major damage to public facilities was caused five counties of Northern […]


Networks & Systems

Net Neutrality: Why it’s Vital for Digital Transformation

February 9, 2018

Via: Informationweek

The FCC’s recent net neutrality ruling has the potential to expose enterprises engaged in digital business, as well as cloud companies and their customers, to high premiums for their Internet access. Until a few months ago, it was thought that […]


Networks & Systems

How to improve network security with NFV and SDN

February 9, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Securing open distributed architectures Service providers have gravitated toward open distributed architectures over the past few years with the rise of network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), virtual machines, containers and other technologies. Although network operators have been eager […]