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A significant increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has been reported by Zayo, with the telecommunications sector suffering the most. According to the company’s annual DDoS Insights Report, the past year saw a dramatic rise in both the frequency and severity of these cyber assaults. Businesses found themselves paying an average of £4,700 for every minute under attack, culminating in an average total cost of £325,000.

In a recent analysis by ABI Research, the future looks bright for neutral host providers, with projections pointing to a significant revenue increase. By the year 2030, it’s estimated that neutral host connectivity will rake in revenues of around $1.3 billion. Although the current market size remains unspecified, this figure highlights the substantial growth potential for the sector.

Netcracker Technology allies with Advanced Info Service (AIS), Thailand’s largest mobile carrier. Aiming to centralize AIS customer billing systems through Netcracker Revenue Management, this collaboration ensures efficient marketing preparations and amplified sales view. It’s a significant overhaul of IT infrastructure that boosts business agility and performance. This partnership focuses on cloud-based IT, compliance with major industry standards, and facilitating customer-centric clouds.

In a significant move applauded by consumer advocacy groups, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted decisively to reinforce regulations on telemarketing calls. Advocates from the National Consumer Law Center, Public Knowledge, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) commend the FCC for taking a stand against the misuse of consumer consent by lead generators.

Discover how Telecommunications giant Altice, facing a whopping $60 billion debt, eyes its Portuguese operation Meo as a lifeline. Amid debt woes, other challenges surface, including a scandal involving co-founder Armando Pereira. International telecom players are also in motion, with the Saudi STC Group asserting its presence in Europe, and UAE-based e& planning to increase its stake in Vodafone.

The UK government’s recent decision to continue a tax exemption policy marking network gear costs as deductible pre-tax profit boosts established telecom firms like BT, although smaller enterprises might not see similar benefits. This fiscal initiative heavily benefits BT in their £15 billion full-fibre project, increasing their capital spending by £300 million annually, expediting their fibre rollout to 25 million homes by 2026.

Harnessing strategic collaboration, China Telecom Research Institute and Huawei Technologies have verified a cutting-edge 50G PON solution, achieving collaborative PON technology working simultaneously within GPON, XG(S)-PON and 50G PON ONUs. This unrivaled development opens up an exciting era in telecommunications, allowing operators to transition effortlessly into the 50G PON sphere.