News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #32

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Virgin Media expands its gigabit network

Virgin Media has successfully upgraded 1.5 million additional premises to DOCSIS 3.1, allowing users to achieve internet speeds exceeding one gigabit per second. Over half of the 15.5 million subscriber homes in the UK may now get gigabit services thanks to this latest initiative. The network improvements were made at a variety of sites around the United Kingdom, including cities such as Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Southampton, Wolverhampton, Wigan, and York. VMO2 will continue to roll out DOCSIS 3.1 improvements throughout the rest of its network, after earlier stating that they will have updated their whole footprint by the end of 2021.

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Avature in partnership with DIDWW

Avature has teamed up with DIDWW, an international telecom operator that offers high quality VoIP services. By using DIDWW’s two-way SIP services, Avature will be able to maintain continuous communications and worldwide connection across its company. Avature will employ DIDWW’s cloud PBX,™, to streamline and automate their internal communications operations. Additionally, DIDWW’s extensive phone number coverage and powerful local and worldwide network connectivity infrastructure will be used to strengthen the company’s cloud-based offerings.

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Tangoe expands its UCaaS Expense Management offering

Tangoe has announced the expansion of its Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) Expense Management solution. This tool was created with the goal of assisting organizations in dealing with the challenges of working from any location where effective communications, debates and collaborations are vital. In addition to optimizing investments and reducing expenses, Tangoe’s UCaaS solution helps companies remain productive and validate that technology is being utilized correctly. By using the power of the cloud, this UCaas product provides precise, near-real-time expenditure management, as well as comprehensive reporting, analytics and alarms.

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Telefonica Tech and STC in security partnership

Telefónica Tech, Telefónica’s digital business branch, and ATCSC, the cyber security arm of Saudi Arabia’s STC, have inked a strategic partnership to strengthen advanced cyber security solutions by merging their skills via the collaborative creation of new products and services. In this partnership with the STC company ATCSC, Telefonica will develop cybersecurity products and services for its clients. Also on the agenda is the sharing of best practices in Managed Security Services, Advanced Professional Services and Threat Intelligence Information between the two companies. Due to the accelerated digital transformation triggered by Covid-19, both businesses have noted an increase in demand on the infrastructure of their corporate clients.

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Ziply Fiber to expand its fiber broadband services

During the course of its $500 million investment to improve the facilities that it bought from Frontier Communications, Ziply Fiber is adding 14 more cities in Washington and Oregon to its list of locations where fiber internet service will be expanded this year. This is on top of the 22 additional market upgrades announced in April of 2021. Ziply describes the new target markets as primarily smaller and rural communities. However, despite Ziply’s commitment to a fiber-based internet future, the firm also expects to continue to serve its current DSL consumers.

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