On Monday, Orange Business Services (Paris, France) announced it will increase the capacity of its Latin American network by ten times due to growing demand from its multinational enterprise customers. According to the company, implementation will begin in October 2011, covering Brazil and Chile, followed by Argentina, Peru and Panama. The network, which now has a capacity of around 620 Mbps (megabits per second), will increase to 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) in an expansion that has several phases, according to Orange.
The telecom industry has undergone drastic changes over the last few decades, from a service only able to deliver voice capabilities, to a service where voice is one of a large number of features delivered across a network. These changes have accumulated to the point where another major change is imminent, a change to an all-IP (Internet Protocol) infrastructure. This change is already happening, but with TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) technology still being used for the majority of phone calls today, it may be further away than first anticipated.
Telecommunications service provider Telecom Egypt (Cairo, Egypt), and equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent (Paris, France), have announced that the TE-NORTH Cable System, provisioned with 40 Gigabit per second (40G) wavelengths across the Mediterranean, is in service. TE-NORTH is a long submarine telecommunications cable linking France and Egypt, and is the first Mediterranean cable network to provide commercial service using 40G technology.
A bankruptcy court has denied Sprint Nextel Corp's (Overland Park, Kan., U.S.A.) motion for a partial summary judgment in a proceeding against bankrupt mobile satellite network operator TerreStar Networks Inc (Reston, Va., U.S.A.), U.S. Bancorp (Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A.) and others.
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On Wednesday research firm Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) announced a new report that provides an overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Malaysia.
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iControl Networks (Palo Alto, Calif.), a broadband home management company, last Monday announced the close of over $50 million in Series D funding, bringing total investment in the company to more than $100 million.
iControl's Series D round was led by energy and clean tech investors. Other investors in this round of funding include Cisco, Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital, Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, Rogers Communications and Tyco International, the parent company of ADT Security Services.
Mobile Backhaul at International CTIA Wireless 2012
May 8 - May 10, 2012
New Orleans, LA
If you have a vested interest in Mobile Backhaul, our Mobile Backhaul Pavilion is the place to be. The Mobile Backhaul Pavilion at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show will bring together wireless and wireline technologies at North America’s largest telecom show in a way that has never been done before! Expect to see the latest technologies exhibited - from next-gen, IP/Ethernet wireline to microwave backhaul solutions.
European Union antitrust regulators hit TPSA (Warsaw, Poland), the country’s largest telecom operator, with a $182 million fine on Wednesday for thwarting rivals' access to its network.
The firm, which is controlled by France Telecom, prevented or delayed competitors from entering the Polish broadband market from August 2005 to October 2009, the European Commission said in a statement.