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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.

Court of Appeals hits back at US telco industry with net neutrality ruling

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The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has hit back at the US telcos industry, ruling in favour of government net neutrality regulations.

Deutsche Telekom becoming a “software defined operator”

Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”

Operator group Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”, the firm’s VP for aggregation, transport, IP and fixed access, Axel Clauberg told Broadband World Forum delegates Thursday. The telco says bringing in skills currently being mobilised by cloud heavyweights like Facebook and Google will be essential.

Raising the performance bar to drive network innovation

ricsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson

Network performance is the biggest barrier to new services and innovation, according to Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson, who opened the Broadband World Forum keynote on day two of the event.

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.

CTO, Comcast: “We believe in convergence; we believe in change”

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Tony Werner, executive vice president & chief technology officer of Comcast Cable, USA is delivering a keynote speech on Day Two of the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how Comcast is using innovation to keep the cable company at the forefront of the broadband market.

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