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BCN cloud coverage moves to Telecoms.com

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As the cloud and telecoms sectors move ever closer together, thanks to the growing influence of virtualisation in managing networks and the emergence of IoT, the decision has been made to consolidate the coverage of both under one brand – Telecoms.com.

Telco industry ranks bottom in UK for customer service

Microsoft is teaming up with several US universities to use cloud and big data technologies to forward natural conservation efforts

The Institute of Customer Service has released its Customer Satisfaction Index stating the telco industry is the lowest ranked sector in the UK.

Oracle and BT team up to conquer the cloud

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Oracle has announced a new partnership with BT as the company continues its efforts to redefine its offering and penetrate the cloud computing market segment.

Iliad undercuts Microsoft, Google and AWS in cloud storage wars

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French telco Iliad has entered the cloud storage market through its Online.net subsidiary, undercutting the standing players in the market.

Huawei launches new cloud hosting services for Europe

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Networking giant Huawei has launched a series of cloud hosting services for the European mobile service provider market. It unveiled details of the Digital inCloud programme at the MVNO Networking Congress in London, where Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding with participating partners.

BT and the IoT

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It is often said that the Internet of Things is all about data. Indeed, at its absolute heart, the whole ecosystem could even be reduced to four distinct layers, ones that are essentially applicable to any vertical.

Cisco to buy MaintenanceNet for $139m to bolster telecoms strategy

Cisco is buying MaintenanceNet for $139m

Cisco is looking to buy data analytics and business process automation specialist MaintenanceNet for $139m, the company announced this week. The networking giant said the move will help its partners capture more revenue from contract renewals, and may help strengthen its telecoms strategy.

NXP: ‘Industry needs to ensure IoT is simple and secure’

Internet of Things devices need to be simple and secure if customers are to adopt

The entire telecoms industry needs to focus on ensuring the IoT delivers real value to consumers, and the security and user simplicity of connected devices should be of paramount importance, said Jeff Fonseca, the regional sales director, Americas at chip vendor NXP in an interview with Telecoms.com.

Largest DDoS attacks 50x bigger than a decade ago – report

DDoS attacks are becoming unrelentingly more frequent, and larger

A report has revealed the size of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks has increased by 50 times in the last decade. The Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) by Arbor Networks also showed the number of DDoS attacks targeting mobile users increased 11 per cent in 2014 alone.

Intersec nabs $20m to bolster telco big data initiatives

Intersec will use the $20m to expand outside the telecoms sector

Intersec has secured $20m in a round of funding that the company will use to bolster the reach of its big data platform for telcos and its expansion outside of telecoms.

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