Category: Broadband


EE dreams of a networking heaven

A panel discussion featuring EE, Vodafone and Zain discussed the future of LTE networks, including monetising the network and NFV, at LTE World Summit in Amsterdam.

KT targets 5G rollout for 2018 Winter Olympics

Korean mobile operator KT says it will be conducting 5G trials with a view to launching a live service ready for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, being hosted in the Korean city of Pyeongchang.

VoLTE could cause a storm, KPN warns

KPN, the incumbent Dutch operator, told the audience at LTE World Summit about the networking battles it has had in bringing VoLTE services, and roaming, to market. Revealing the results of some live network trials, the operator warned of the effect or influence VoLTE could have on traffic in the signalling network.

Support for G.fast broadband gathers momentum

Industry support for the broadband access standard G.fast has gathered further momentum as Alcatel-Lucent and industry association the Broadband Forum announce strides in the adoption of the technology being made.

4x cellular IoT connection growth forecasted by 2019

IT analyst firm 451 Research has forecasted the growth of cellular network-based connections for IoT-devices as anticipation surrounding the tech continues to grow. It also reckons wearable tech as a major enterprise tool will become reality in the next 12 months.

KT to launch 1Gbps LTE service this week

Various reports have claimed that KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile player, is ready to launch an LTE network capable of achieving more than 1Gbps download speeds. The service will be made available this week.

OTT video revenue explosion forecasted

Statistics unveiled by analysis firm Digital TV Research has projected a doubling in global OTT video streaming revenues from $26bn in 2015 to $51.1bn in 2020; highlighting the growing market share of OTT players in broadcasting.

BT and EE extend converged multiplay services

BT and its probable mobile subsidiary EE have each extended new service offerings relating to real-time LTE broadcasting, as well as enhanced premium sport and new 4K TV offerings.

O2 out of UK emergency services LTE tender, EE lone runner

Government plans to shift emergency communication services to cellular infrastructure have taken a knock after O2, one of just two mobile operators tendering for the contract, pulled out of the running, according to the FT.

Cisco says global IP traffic will double in 5 years

The headline forecast from US networking giant Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index is that global IP traffic will increase from 72.4 exabytes per month in 2015 to 168 exabytes per month in 2019 – more than double.

Charter set to buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion

Charter Communications, the fourth biggest cable company in the US, is expected to formally announce a $55 billion bid for larger rival Time Warner Cable, according to Bloomberg and corroborated by many others

Colt launches mega-fast European Supercore network

Wholesale and enterprise-services telco Colt has launched a new mega-fast, high capacity, pan-European network to satiate the bandwidth-intensive nature of tech and media industries across the continent.

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