Category: Broadband


Metro-land Reborn? Iskandar Malaysia’s Smart City

Metro-land: For Londoners, it’s a swathe of leafy commuter suburbs built alongside the Metropolitan Railway in the early 20th century. Marketed as an escape from cramped urban life, Metro-land even inspired poems from poet laureate John Betjeman:

Ericsson up on network upgrades & management contracts

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson turned in a strong set of figures for the third quarter, notching up an increase in net sales of 17 per cent year on year to SKR55.5bn (€6bn), while net income edged up six per cent to SKR3.8bn.

Turning knowledge into action

Ulrich Schoen, Head of Technology – Business Services, Nokia Siemens Networks, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011, about using analytics to turn knowledge and data into action so carriers can offer greater quality of service.

The ubiquitous access network

Wim te Niet, VP – Global Sales, LG-Ericsson, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011 about the rise of the ubiquitous access network.

P1 signs high-speed broadband deal with Telekom Malaysia

Malaysian broadband provider Packet One Networks (P1) has signed an agreement with Telekom Malaysia whereby the latter will provide P1 with access and transmission services over the country’s fibre-based High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network.

Sweden auctions 1800MHz spectrum

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) will begin a spectrum auction on Wednesday to award block licences for use of the country’s 1800MHz band.

Emerson wins AUS$100m deal for Australian NBN

The Australian government has awarded Emerson Network Power a AUS$100 million contract to supply key infrastructure to the National Broadband Network (NBN) project in Australia. Emerson, said that it will be designing, supplying and installing cooling and infrastructure management systems at ten network centres to support the NBN roll-out across Australia.

BT Openreach to offer 300 Mbps from spring 2012

UK network operator BT Openreach has made three announcements which together will provide a major boost to its fibre broadband project, and potentially propel the UK up the broadband league tables.

Small cell start-up challenges femto vendors

US network technology startup SpiderCloud, which has developed a miniature 3G RAN, says it has solved the problem of in-building offload for enterprise use in commercial 3G cellular networks. The firm’s CEO, former Flarion exec Mike Gallagher, told Telecoms.com that none of the femtocell solutions on the market can compete with his firm’s new solution, and said he was prepared to have a “bake-off” with any vendor that claimed to have a product that could deliver the same performance.

EU wants to make copper less attractive

EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes has announced a public consultation looking for ways to make copper-based telecommunications networks less attractive to operators in a bid to spur investment in fiber.

BBWF Paris: 2012 will be year of connected home

Telecoms.com’s Dawinder Sahota reports back on last week’s Broadband World Forum event, where vendors and operators alike were proclaiming 2012 as the year of the Internet of Things. The show highlighted the increasing importance of ubiquitous connectivity to consumers across the world.

Billion mobile broadband connections in Brazil by 2022 says regulator

Nelson Takayanagi, Superintendent of the Private Sector at Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel, has indicated that the body sees mobile broadband as having far greater growth prospects in Brazil than fixed, estimating that the number of mobile broadband accesses will reach 1bn by 2022.

Orange: “We need new partnerships”

France Telecom-Orange needs new partnerships with IT specialists if it is to prosper in the brave new world of cloud computing and services, according to Thierry Bonhomme, senior executive vice president for networks & carriers and research & development at the French telco.

Smart pipes the answer for STC

Dr. Saad Al Khatani, Group CSO of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), believes smart pipes are the only way to effectively offset the high set-up and running costs of modern broadband networks, and maintain Quality of Service to the customer as new applications and services are added.

SoftAtHome and Ikanos partner on next-gen home gateways

SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms for the Digital Home, has started working with US silicone specialist Ikanos Communications to bring a next-generation gateway platform to the market.

Failure is the path to innovation says NSN chief

The telecoms industry needs to become more comfortable with failure if is to innovate, an executive head of Nokia Siemens Networks has said. Bosco Novak, chief of customer operations and executive board member at NSN told the audience on the second day of the Broadband World Forum that being allowed to fail will help foster a culture of innovation.

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