INCA launches ‘The INCAs’ to honour altnet A-listers

Gongs will be presented for technical and commercial innovation, rural and urban impact and best community and public sector projects London, UK, July 18, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today launched a search for the heroes of the UK’s digital infrastructure industry as it announced The INCAs, its inaugural awards scheme which will recognise alternative network providers (altnets). Celebrating the best of the UK’s independent network builders and operators, the INCAs will highlight the innovative work being carried out by altnets across the UK. “Over the past two…

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ProLabs at NGON: “The entire network needs to evolve in order to support 5G”

The company is showcasing a range of products enabling networks to support 5G speeds Nice, 26 June 2018: Optical transceiver specialist ProLabs today addressed how evolving architectures are key for 5G rollout at Next Generation Optical Networking 2018 (NGON) in Nice. Speaking on the opening day of NGON, Anthony Clarkson, Technologist at ProLabs, recommended three simple steps that should not be ignored by operators when accommodating the fifth-generation mobile network. “The entire network needs to evolve to support the massive bandwidth growth,” he said. “A successful rollout of NGPON2, a…

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Cisco Live! Orlando 2018: Italtel to demo enterprise applications on intuitive networks

Italtel continues to make its mark in the United States, demonstrating its capacity to leverage Cisco’s open platforms to build end-to-end cross-technology solutions Milan, Italy, June 12 – Italtel, a leading multinational company operating in the Information and Technology sector, with a strong focus on IP networking, cloud computing, cyber security, Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networks (SDN), today announced it is attending Cisco Live, Cisco’s Annual IT and Communications Conference, for the first time to present its Netwrapper application, an Industry 4.0 solution based on Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture…

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Major Tier-1 operator selects Iskratel technology for network upgrade

Kranj, 9 May 2018 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of communications solutions for the digital transformation, today announced its Innbox G108 home gateway is being used in a next-generation PON trial by one of the leading EMEA Tier-1 operators involved in the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) project. Several hundred Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) – which were launched at the FTTH Conference in Valencia, Spain, earlier this year – have been deployed to support speeds of up to 10 Gbps upstream and 10 Gbps downstream. The next-generation…

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Interoute increases UK network diversity with new 100G routes to Europe

Multiple 100G services provide high-speed connectivity from the UK Midlands to European locations, circumventing London. London, 9th May, 2018 – Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, has announced the launch of new 100G routes between the UK and Europe, enabling service providers and large enterprises to transport traffic from the UK Midlands to Europe without going through the London area. This new service offering will address the current key demands of network operators such as improved cyber resilience, increased efficiency, lower costs and greater speed of deployment; through improved…

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Italtel and Open Fiber extend contracts to develop ultra-broadband network

Projects include fiber optic and wireless technologies, with the value of activities included in the deals equating to more than €200 million Milan, Italy, May 8, 2018 – Italtel – a multinational ICT company, of which 81% is controlled by Exprivia, a company listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange [XPR.MI] – and Italian Fiber-to-the-Home wholesale operator Open Fiber have extended their contracts related to the development of an ultra-broadband network in underserved areas of Italy. The first two contracts for the project date back to 2016…

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Interoute to support global social media company’s European network expansion

Interoute to supply over 4,000KM of diverse dark fibre routes across 8 countries. London, 08 May, 2018 – Interoute, the global cloud and network company, announces today that it has been selected by a global social media networking company to provide over 4,000 kilometres of dark fibre in Europe. This will see Interoute deliver diverse long-haul dark fibre routes in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Services to consumers and businesses provided by over-the-top (OTT) providers are a key driver for the exponential growth in…

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SSE Enterprise Telecoms signs deal to support Three UK’s network ambitions

Initial agreement will bring 20 of Three UK’s core data centres ‘on-net’ for 5G preparation, cementing Three UK and SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ commitment to the UK’s digital economy as leading connectivity providers LONDON, UK – 1 May 2018 – SSE Enterprise Telecoms – one of the UK’s leading connectivity suppliers, and part of SSE plc – has today announced a major contract agreement with Three UK, which will see the two companies working together to support the mobile network’s growth and expansion goals. In the first phase of the partnership,…

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Vipnet selects Bulb Technologies to deliver a personalised and enhanced customer service

Vipnet automates its customer care and network troubleshooting service through a single platform to perform network diagnostics and troubleshooting across multiple domains and service types London, UK – April, 24th 2018 – Bulb Technologies, a leader in service management and customer experience solutions, today announced that Vipnet, a leading operator in Croatia and part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, has selected CEMPRESSO Customer Care, a platform for customer support process automation and knowledge management, to automate its customer care service and enhance its network troubleshooting service. Vipnet needed a…

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Altnet operators reach nearly one million premises with full superfast fibre

New report predicts more than 14 million premises will be passed by altnets by 2025 London, UK, April 12, 2018: Nearly one million homes and businesses in the UK are now in reach of ultrafast full fibre connectivity provided by alternative network providers (altnets), a new report has revealed. According to the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) and Point Topic – which teamed up to publish the report – this is approaching double the number of premises reached by BT Openreach. Drawing on survey responses from INCA members, UKWISPA and…

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