Virgin Media to trial world's fastest cable broadband

Testing speeds of 1.5Gb, 240 times faster than UK average

UK broadband provider Virgin Media is to begin testing internet speeds of up to 1.5Gb in east London. Using Virgin Media's unique cable network, the trials will begin this month in partnership with four companies in the vicinity of Old Street in London, dubbed the "Silicon Roundabout."

MegaFon and Nokia Siemens to offer faster mobile broadband in Russia

MegaFon is building a country-wide IP mobile backhaul network to reduce costs, increase network capacity and ensure smooth migration from legacy technology to an all-IP transport platform. The operator has signed up Nokia Siemens Networks in one of Russia’s most significant systems integrator deals.

World Communication Awards

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2011
End Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2011

London:

The World Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and great new services that are helping to build tomorrows industry. The Awards are open to all communications providers, whether they are a traditional carrier, service provider, multimedia content provider or another organisation providing a communication service.

Fujitsu plans to bring fibre to 5 million homes and businesses in rural Britain

FTTH collaboration will use Cisco technology

Fujitsu today announced plans to work in collaboration with Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Cisco to deliver next generation internet services to 5 million homes in rural Britain.

The collaboration and subsequent Fujitsu build of a new super fast, fibre optic broadband network is alternative to BT Openreach (a division of the British telecommunications operator BT Group) and provides an opportunity for any community or local authority looking to access a proportion of the £530 million earmarked by the UK Government to drive investment in super fast broadband in rural communities.

GE Capital completes $591 million in telecom, media and technology financings in first quarter

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) financing business Monday announced that it has successfully completed 5 transactions totaling $591MM in financings in the first quarter of 2011.

“The first quarter for companies in our sector was active, in terms of both corporate financing and in financing private equity-backed companies," said Peter Foley, senior managing director of GE Capital, Telecom, Media and Technology.

The use of policy control to manage the delivery of video over mobile networks

When delivering video services, it is important to balance the delivery of video to users with the impact on the network. This whitepaper outlines several example approaches, briefly outlines which network technology might provide supporting functions and discusses several related issues. Register here for White Paper Download

TELUS to deploy Canadian 4G+ wireless LTE

Canadian telecom TELUS plans to launch its next generation, Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in early 2012, the company announced Wednesday. LTE technology supports manufacturers' rated peak download speeds of up to 150 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 70 Mbps. This initiative is made possible by the launch in 2009 of Canada's coast-to-coast HSPA+ wireless network, which today covers more than 95 per cent of the Canadian population.

Telecoms for Smart Grids

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Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

London:

SMi’s Telecoms for Smart Grids conference will examine the current state of smart grid communication & identify key issues & requirements the industry is facing. The conference will bring European and International communications and utility specialists together to determine what communication infrastructure will play the biggest role in the deployment of the future Smart Grid.

Next Gen TV

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Starting with Tivo, then Bittorrent, then countless legitimate video sites, our content distribution systems are becoming less clear. Televisions have flattened, but also grown more powerful and now are connected to the Net for live streaming, standby screens, VOD, DLNA, apps, and more. Our phones are now video screens as we place-shift media and sideload to various devices. The TV market is no longer clearly defined, and has effectively merged into the Internet.

Google will build ultra high-speed broadband FTTH network in Kansas City

Google announced Wednesday plans to build their first ultra high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in Kansas City, Kansas. The company has signed a development agreement with the city and will be working closely with local organizations, businesses and universities to bring a the network technology to the community and provide 1GB of access to every home.

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