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Mobile operators need small cells to make 5G a reality

By: Bernhard Pussel - 01 Dec 2014

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The volume of monthly mobile data traffic is set to exceed 15 exabytes globally by 2018, thanks to a surge in high-bandwidth content such as video calling and music streaming. The growth in bandwidth demand can also be attributed to other types of connected ‘things’ that will require their share of networks too. Today’s 3G and [...] Read more

Being the change we want to see

By: Adelle Desouza - 27 Nov 2014

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A phrase we all hear and are well accustomed to, but this month in The Netherlands, our teams truly acted upon it. The growing skills gap in the IT industry, specifically with data centres, is a topic that has been widely commented on. Research from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, highlighted a skills gap for [...] Read more

Cloud service providers turn to carrier Ethernet to cope with data explosion

By: Matthias Hain - 18 Nov 2014

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The term ‘big data’ emerged as somewhat of a buzzword a few years ago, with industry experts sharing their visions for how the data explosion would transform the way businesses engage with their customers, develop products and drive more revenues. The initial hype has since subsided and organisations across industries – financial services, retail and manufacturing, [...] Read more

Transforming Colt’s network architecture – the journey so far

By: Nicolas Fischbach - 30 May 2014

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Colt has introduced a number of innovations that enables us to deliver network services faster and more efficiently for our customers and we were delighted to be recognised as Operator of the Year at the Network Virtualisation & SDN World event earlier this week.   Over the years we have openly shared ideas with our peers [...] Read more

EUROVISION future proofs for on-demand, high-quality, live content

By: Peter Coppens - 03 Apr 2014

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Like most people, I expect a high quality of service from my broadcast provider(s). Whether I am watching sporting events or news coverage, I expect to do so without interruptions or delays to programming. If a broadcaster falls foul of this, the damage to reputation can be lasting, especially when there is so much competition – [...] Read more

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