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29 November 2012
| Kavit Majithia
UK operator Vodafone has claimed national telecoms companies are aiming to re-establish traditional monopolies in Europe in a bid to restrict fair access to high-speed networks.
Vittorio Colao, chief executive at Vodafone told the
Financial Times that Vodafone is likely to take legal action
against any remonopolisation of the sector.
He believes former monopolies still own 60-70% of the fixed
market, and his comments threaten to split the telecoms
Telstra has launched its cloud-based enterprise service, Whispir Conversation Platform, in the UK.
EE has extended its 4G network in the UK to 13 new locations.
Nokia Networks has completed the acquisition of US-based SAC Wireless in a bid to increase its share of the infrastructure and network deployment market.
BT Openreach has partnered with Ciena to expand the UK firm’s Ethernet offering using the US vendor’s packet networking solutions.
AMS-IX has announced a partnership with ReTN for the international network operator to join its partner programme.
As SDN moves from tentative sandbox trial to real-life deployment, we put the spotlight on some of the carriers showing the way forward. In partnership with vendors, these players are helping to forge the networking services market of tomorrow.