Xilinx and NEC accelerate next-gen 5G Radio Units for global deployment

Xilinx and NEC Corporation have announced that the companies are collaborating on NEC’s next-generation 5G Radio Units (RUs) expected to be available for global deployment in 2022. Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series devices, which are currently shipping in volume…

The 19th century called, it wants its phone system back

Recent Ofcom data found that if business landline numbers continue to drop at their current rate, they will be all but extinct within just six years. But would this be a bad thing? The landline has enabled connectivity from 1876,…

Keeping supply chains connected

Just a year ago, finding a packet of toilet paper on your local supermarket’s shelves was like striking gold. The past year has taught us the value of a steady supply chain, and just how quickly an unexpected event can…

What is the BT Openreach PSTN and ISDN switch off and why do businesses need to prepare?

The BT Openreach PSTN [Public Switch Telephone Network] and ISDN [Integrated Services Digital Network] switch off will be one of the biggest changes in the telecoms industry for over thirty years. It will see BT permanently switch off its ageing…

How muxponders optimise your network infrastructure

The amount of data generated in our digitalised world is growing at unimaginable rates. In fact, data storage company, Seagate estimated that around 175 zettabytes of data will be created by 2025. This figure is the result of technological development,…

FTTP and SOGEA: what businesses need to know

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off is scheduled for 2025, and will mark the end of the copper-based telephone network. In the lead up to the switch off, businesses must transition away from PSTN-based products to newer services…

A digital-first mindset is the key to customer retention for telcos

A survey conducted by Accenture revealed that 77% of telcoms customers are willing to retract their loyalty towards a specific network operator. Lock-in contracts are no longer sufficient to retain a customer base long term. To keep customers satisfied, telecoms…

Advanced network capabilities for Digital Realty’s data centres

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), one of the fastest growing pure-play metro dark fibre providers in the US, has announced its dark fibre connectivity solutions are now available across Digital Realty’s connected data centre campuses in Silicon Valley and Atlanta, two of the…

Mining company awards Speedcast with multi-year connectivity contract for headquarters

Speedcast, communications and IT services provider, has announced that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services to its headquarters and a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of…

XLE technology boosts location accuracy of Bluetooth LE IoT tags

Link Labs, provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for locating, managing and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets anywhere at any time, has announced the release of its Xtreme Low Energy (XLETM) technology for IoT asset tracking. An innovative, patented wireless…