Colt’s services now available via SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ Edge Plus platform

SSE Enterprise Telecoms says that Colt’s award winning Ethernet networking services are now fully integrated and available via its Edge Plus platform. This extends SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ connectivity offering beyond its own network footprint and builds on SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ commitment to providing the most resilient and high capacity networking services to customers.

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Nokia selected by Telef?nica Spain for next-generation metro optical network

Telef?nica Spain to deploy new optical metro network as part of Fusi?n Red project to handle massive growth in traffic from new video services.

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BroadSoft acquires Intellinote

BroadSoft has acquired Reston, Virginia-based Intellinote, an enterprise messaging-based team communication and collaboration software application built for the increasingly mobile and millennial workforce.

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New 100 Gbps link launched for OVH’s transatlantic customers

OVH - one of Europe’s largest web hosting and Cloud company - has upgraded its transatlantic network with a new subsea 100 Gbps link which will meet growing demands for quicker and greater data transfer.

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SSE switches on 30 new exchanges

SSE Enterprise Telecoms' network services are now available at a further 30 BT exchanges located across the UK. This latest expansion adds to SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ existing 13,700km, 232 Point of Presence (PoP) UK-wide fibre network, and is part of the operator’s ongoing commitment to offer a highly resilient networking alternative to enterprises located in all of the UK’s key business districts. 

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Merger demands increased capacity

Starcom Technologies calls on SSE Enterprise Telecoms to transform its core network.

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Telco Systems to upgrade Tier 1 mobile backhaul network

Increasing demand for higher bandwidth with expanded mobile backhaul capacity drives adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for mobile backhaul.

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MEF calls for Proof of Concept proposals

The MEF says that the Call for Proposals for the upcoming 3rd annual Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF16 ( is now open. The PoC Showcase provides a unique opportunity to spotlight emerging “Third Network” service & technology innovations optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The MEF16 global networking conference will be held on 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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Ethio Telecom selects ZTE to construct 100G backbone transmission network

ZTE Corporation has been selected by Ethio Telecom to construct its 100G dense wavelength division multiplexing optical transport network (DWDM/OTN) backbone transmission network in the western and southern regions of Ethiopia. The 100G DWDM/OTN transmission backbone network will enable faster network transmission by increasing capacity 10-fold and help Ethio Telecom develop 3G, LTE and broadband services.

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Level 3 expands MEF 2.0 Carrier Ethernet Services into Europe

Level 3 Communications has expanded its Ethernet services product portfolio to 27 locations across Europe. Level 3's award-winning Ethernet platform powers flexible network solutions that offer the quality and assurance enterprises require to help meet today's business challenges and to adapt with evolving technologies such as virtualization or software-defined networking.

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Nokia And Sanmina collaborate

Sanmina Corporation is collaborating with Nokia to deliver a broad range of data center solutions that enable operators to harness the cloud. Sanmina will be a key delivery partner for Nokia's recently announced Data Center Services.

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China Mobile and ZTE launch 5G-oriented future network architecture

ZTE and China Mobile have presented their 5G-oriented future network architecture design concept, and network slice prototype system. With the latest generation of Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor, the demonstration actively explores and promotes key designs for future 5G network architecture.

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Cisco collaborates with Ericsson and Intel

Cisco will begin collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to develop and trial what is expected to be the industry’s first 5G (fifth generation mobile networks) router.  As members of the Verizon 5G Technology Forum, Cisco, Ericsson and Intel are partnering with Verizon within an ecosystem to accelerate the pace of critical 5G innovations.

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Brocade paves the way to 5G

Brocade has introduced offerings to help mobile operators re-architect their networks to support 5G services and deliver higher agility and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional networks. These innovative New IP offerings uniquely position Brocade as a disrupter with 5G capabilities that solve the key challenges facing mobile network operators (MNO) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) today.

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Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO (Chief Time Officer) of Hoptroff, discusses the importance of developing the accurate time solutions on which more and more digital applications rely. The company’s pedigree in the financial sector means it is well placed to meet this demand across many industry sectors, including IoT, aerospace, defence, media, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.

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