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Media and comms growth fueled by telcos

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Telcos have accounted for roughly 50% of growth in the media and communications industry, which stood at a £0.4 billion increase to £56 billion, a rise of 0.9%

BT outage impacts 10% of customers in capital

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BT has confirmed around 10% of its customers experienced an outage this morning, which has reportedly been linked to a power incident at the former Telecity LD8 site in London, which is now owned by Equinix.

Google Fiber adds Miami and Boston to roster

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Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Webpass to boost its Google Fiber business unit and add to its wireless broadband ambitions.

25% of New Yorkers have no broadband access

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Research from the Wireless Broadband Alliance highlighted broadband connectivity is no longer a challenge reserved for rural areas, as 57% of the world’s urban population is currently unconnected.

Orange, Sony get their cloud-game on

Sony and Orange have made waves in the cloud gaming sector this week

Orange on Thursday acquired a minority stake in Japanese cloud-based gaming specialist G-cluster for an undisclosed sum. The service provider said that cloud gaming represents an important opportunity and will expand upon an existing agreement whereby G-Cluster provides software services to Orange.

Big Data, Fibre, HTML 5 are the future of cloud, says Thomas Davies at Google

Thomas Davies is Google Enterprise's managing director for UK and Ireland

In the wake of the public release of Google Compute Engine, the internet giant’s highly anticipated public infrastructure as a service cloud offering, Business Cloud News speaks with Thomas Davies, managing director for UK and Ireland at Google Enterprise to discuss enterprises and the future of cloud adoption.

NEC and Portugal Telecom collaborate on SDN

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Japanese vendor NEC has established a partnership with Portuguese incumbent operator Portugal Telecom that will see the two firms collaborate on SDN (software defined networking) and virtualisation technology for datacenters and carrier networks.

BT unshackles broadband packages and adds cloud services

UK incumbent telco BT has announced that, bar its entry-level deals, broadband packages will no longer have any usage limits or traffic management applied. The move applies upwards from its £16 a month upto 16Mbps copper-based ADSL package, and to its 38Mbps and 76Mbps FTTC offerings.

Deutsche Telekom CTO: “We have to simplify the cloud architecture”

There is a clear need for standardisation of network virtualisation and cloud services – that was the verdict of Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chief Technology Officer at Deutsche Telekom, delivering a keynote presentation at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this morning.

Come one, come all

Enterprises are facing a challenge from employees who want to use personal devices to access corporate data. Perceived benefits around cost and productivity are balanced by concerns around device management and security. Mobile operators are positioning themselves to address these concerns and facilitate the trend.

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