Internet connectivity price drop to benefit research & education in South Caucasus through EaPConnect

4 November 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands Students, researchers and academics in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia will be better able to collaborate internationally thanks to improved Internet connectivity with more competitive market prices, achieved in the EU-funded EaPConnect project. Prices for Internet connectivity for research and education communities in South Caucasus countries have dropped by more than 80% since the project first tendered in 2016. Procurement activities by EaPConnect, led by GÉANT, have helped to achieve this reduction. The money saved by the EaPConnect partners in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia can now…

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Huge engagement with free ad-funded internet service in South Africa powered by Upstream

Over 25 million users in South Africa now have access to mobile internet basics at no cost London, October 3rd, 2019 – More than 25 million mobile users in South Africa can now access internet essentials for free at any time, even when they have run out of credit. The free internet service was launched by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile operator, powered by Upstream’s Zero-D connectivity platform. Since its introduction the operator has seen a massive uptake with 55 per cent of its subscriber base already engaging with the…

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LINX Welcome CNCI as 1st New Member to Connect in London from Japanese IXP Partner, JPIX

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX) recently entered into a new partnership agreement, a collaboration which stems from the knowledge that an increasing number of Asian networks are looking to peer in Europe, and in London in particular. Community Network Center (CNCI) is the first member to join LINX in London from JPIX’s Tokyo PoP. CNCI, a large customer for JPIX, is the second-largest cable MSO in Japan, providing internet connectivity to businesses and consumers across central Japan. Reaching Europe from Asia was high on…

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The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance emphasizes the need for dynamic spectrum access in order to connect millions of people in Africa to internet access

Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 April 2019: Utilizing alternative spectrum technologies is key to connecting millions of people in Africa to the internet, as the amount of bandwidth available will increase whilst costs are reduced, according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA). Speaking on the second day of the Industry Forum for Converged Digital Media, the high-level industry event for stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in spectrum technologies, DSA Treasurer Mark Rotter emphasized the need for dynamic spectrum access and the benefits it could bring to communities around the world…

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Internet Exchange Operators LINX and STC Establish Strategic Partnership

London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Saudi Telecom Company (STC), on December 7th 2018 marked the start of JED-IX driven by LINX, an Internet exchange in Jeddah (JED-IX), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). John Souter, CEO of LINX, said: “JED-IX driven by LINX is a real step forward for the Internet community in Saudi and the GCC as a whole. The exchange will allow networks to stop ‘tromboning’ traffic to London and back again, and will help increase resilience by creating a new centre for interconnection in the KSA.” Kurt Erik…

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LINX Announce New Year Port Fee Reductions of 15% on its two London LANs and at US exchange LINX NoVA

London, UK – 21st November 2018 – LINX, the London Internet Exchange, have committed to significantly reducing 10GE and 100GE port fees on its LON1 and LON2 networks in London, and at its regional exchange LINX NoVA in Northern Virginia, USA. This was ratified by a vote by LINX members at an Extraordinary General Meeting in London on the 20th November. As of 1st January 2019 prices on selected port sizes will be cut by 15%. On LON1 10GE fees will drop to £638 per month with 100GE ports priced…

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INCA launches Gold Standard Quality Mark Scheme

The scheme will introduce a ‘seal of approval’ across full-fibre, hybrid, wireless and wholesale networks London, UK, 14 November, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today launched a new Gold Standard Quality Mark Scheme to highlight best practices in performance, design and operations, enabling consumers to buy with confidence when choosing internet packages. The initiative has been introduced to tackle what INCA says are confusing marketing messages from broadband providers and will provide an agreed set of definitions, covering technology, performance and customer service. Full-fibre, hybrid, wireless and wholesale…

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devolo at Broadband World Forum: “Operators mindsets must change for home networks to thrive”

Sebastian Richter will explain how to create top speeds across the home with ease for the consumer Berlin, 18 October 2018 – Operators can deliver across-the-home network infrastructure with significantly higher speeds and zero customer frustration if they choose the best backbone technology available and shift from a device-mindset to network thinking. That’s the message Sebastian Richter, Director of Product Creation at devolo AG, experts in high-performance home networking solutions, will speak on at Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin next week. “Thanks to the rise in streaming services and…

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Rapier Systems and Cambium Networks connect remote coastal community in Scotland

cnPilot routers are delivering speeds of up to 50Mbps in Drimnin, Oban, showing how fixed wireless access can help bridge the UK’s digital divide London, UK, October 15, 2018 – Wireless networks specialist Rapier Systems and leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions Cambium Networks today announced they have completed the installation of a new wireless broadband infrastructure to connect the entire Drimnin community in Oban, West Scotland. Rapier connected around 50 properties in the area, including homes, businesses and holiday lets, via licensed microwave links which its engineering team…

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Key speakers from EE, CityFibre and TalkTalk to debate the UK’s broadband ecosystem at Connected Britain 2018

London, UK, 5 June 2018 – Senior representatives from CityFibre, TalkTalk, Three, Ofcom, Gigaclear and EE are the latest in a host of influential names who will converge in London at the key event for the UK’s broadband ecosystem, Connected Britain 2018. Held at the Business Design Centre on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, the fourth annual Connected Britain conference is set to bring together telcos, national and local government, investors and many more to streamline the UK’s broadband strategy. With more than 25 years of telecom, internet…

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