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Facebook has created the ability for users to start anonymously connecting to the social network via the ‘dark web’ service Tor. Launched in 2002, Tor  is an open source project that allows people to access the internet without having to share their identifying information such as their physic ... 

Facebook Sets Up ‘Dark Web’ Service

British satellite broadcaster Sky (BskyB) has ploughed $7 million into Whistle Sports, a YouTube network focussing on sports videos for young people. This signals the third deal in a month made by the broadcaster, after putting $5 million into Sharethrough, an ad tech start-up, and backing the onli ... 

BskyB Invests $7 Million In YouTube Network Whistle Sports

eBay and PayPal Split

01-Oct-2014  10:01

Online trading site eBay is to split from the payments company PayPal, which will now form into its own, publicly traded company. The move is set to be completed in the second half of 2015, with both companies taking on new CEOs as part of the agreement – Devin Wenig, currently eBay Marketplaces Pr ... 

eBay and PayPal Split

The European Commission has told Google that it must make more concessions in the pursuit of resolving a four-year antitrust probe into its alleged abuse of the internet search market. Four areas of the search engine giant’s business operations have come under scrutiny after competitors, such as Mi ... 

Google Faces $6bn Fine If It Fails To Settle Search Row With Rivals

Competitive gaming is fast becoming the new spectator sport of the 21st century, with online audiences in their millions tuning in to watch professional gamers go head to head. The video game streaming site Twitch it has been announced, is to be purchased by Amazon for close to $1 billion. The deal ... 

Amazon Gazump Google for Video Game Streaming Site Twitch

VP and analyst at Gartner’s Intelligence and Information Management group Donald Feinberg has said that big data, or at least the term big data, is set to die within the next couple of years. Speaking at the Business Intelligence and Information Management summit being held in São Paulo, Feinberg ... 

Big Data Will Die Within Two Years

Bill Gates to Rescue Microsoft?

04-Feb-2014  12:01

Rumours have emerged this week that Bill Gates may be planning a return to Microsoft as the new CEO in order to take a more "hands-on role” at the company. Whilst it’s hardly the first rumour to come out of Redmond recently, it’s thought at the least that Gates will help the new CEO to "ease into” ... 

Bill Gates to Rescue Microsoft?

Today, manufacturers of the British-made Raspberry Pi computer announced that it has hit a million in sales for those units fully made in the UK. This is something of a breakthrough moment for British computing; at first the tiny computers were made in China, so it wasn't something we could comple ... 

Raspberry Pi Best-selling UK Computer Since the 80s

An update to Windows 8 will revive the familiar start button in a bid to overcome poor sales of the OS software, which usually accounts for around half of Microsoft’s profits. Windows 8 has been blamed for falling worldwide PC sales, with users describing it as confusing. The update, codenamed ‘B ... 

Microsoft to Revive Windows Start Button?

Microsoft Stock Downgraded

15-Apr-2013  13:01

Analysts have downgraded Microsoft stock from buy to neutral in the wake of reports from IDC and Gartner that contributed the sharp decline in PC sales to Windows 8. The decline was worse than forecast and the steepest decline since IDC began worldwide PC tracking in 1994. IDC put much of the blame ... 

Microsoft Stock Downgraded

The latest figures from analysts Gartner have found that the PC market in Western Europe dropped by 11.7% in the final quarter of 2012, with France seeing the strongest decline in the region. Overall in 2012, the market saw a dip of 8.4% compared to 2011, with total PC shipments for the year reachi ... 

Gartner: PC Market Declined 11.7% in Q4 2012

The latest research from Gartner says that "Actionable Analytics Will Be Driven by Mobile, Social and Big Data Forces in 2013”, ahead of their Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2013, due to take place in Sydney at the end of the month. Studies carried out by the analysts have found ... 

Gartner Predict Real Time Analytics to deal with Big Data

Microsoft Profits Fall

25-Jan-2013  12:01

Microsoft has suffered a 4% fall in profits compared to this time last year, despite the launch of Windows 8. However, regardless of this it’s reported that the Windows "branch” of the company performed well. Sales for Surface were not released and it’s thought that the fall in profits is for the m ... 

Microsoft Profits Fall

Microsoft has finally released its own social network "Socl” (renamed from so.cl) and invited consumers to give it a try. Socl was actually launched a few months ago but began as "an experiment in social search for students and learning”. Socl allows users to create posts as collages, perhaps lea ... 

Microsoft Releases So.cl, its own Social Network

Plans which have been in development for a year between Microsoft and Hortonworks have come to fruition this week, with free previews of its Apache Hadoop integration for Windows Server and Azure now available for download. The mix of open source and commercial software has been named Window Azure ... 

Microsoft Partner with Hortonworks to Adopt Hadoop

IP Expo Tomorrow

16-Oct-2012  11:01

The IP Expo begins tomorrow at Earls Court, London and will run for two days with events and seminars surrounding a wealth of IT subjects, including virtualization and a host of keynote speakers. The only enterprise IT event to cover all subjects across IT is to include product launches and demonst ... 

IP Expo Tomorrow

This year’s Discovering Start-Ups competition for technology entrepreneurs and Wi-Fi businesses has kicked off and interested companies are invited to enter the race to win a prize fund worth around £5000 and a free delegate ticket to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The competition is bei ... 

Discovering Start-Ups 2012 Competition Begins

This week sees the Big Data Innovation Summit held in Boston on Thursday and Friday, which will see the biggest gathering of Fortune 500 executives meet for talks, keynote presentations and workshops with industry leaders taking place. The acclaimed event will feature speakers from data experts and ... 

Big Data Innovation Summit to be held in Boston

Raspberry Pi: Made in UK

07-Sep-2012  11:01

Tiny computer, the Raspberry Pi, is to be manufactured in the UK following months of negotiations with Sony’s Welsh manufacturing and distributing factory. The makers of the Pi say the decision has been made in the wake of the learning device’s success. When they first began looking for manufacture ... 

Raspberry Pi: Made in UK

Server Market Decreases in Q2

06-Sep-2012  13:01

According to figures released by IDC last week, the international server factory revenue saw a decrease of 4.8% year on year in the second quarter of this year. This is the third year that has now seen a decline in server shipments and the market "continues to soften”. "Worldwide server revenue dec ... 

Server Market Decreases in Q2

UK Ranks 3rd in Web Index

05-Sep-2012  10:01

The UK has ranked 3rd in the 2012 Worldwide Web Index, behind the USA in 2nd and Sweden topping the chart. The launch of the Web Index has been led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man responsible for the invention of the Web. The study has been conducted over the past five years and ranks 61 countries ... 

UK Ranks 3rd in Web Index

Microsoft have announced that they are to offer Office 2013 on a "click to run” basis, which is an improvement on the current Office 365 and allows customers to use software, such as Word, Powerpoint and suchlike on demand. The software giant says that this is just one part of its strategy to bring ... 

Microsoft to Launch ‘Office on Demand’

Microsoft Unveil New Logo

24-Aug-2012  11:01

Microsoft has changed its familiar ‘flag’ logo for the first time in 25 years, ahead of the launch of the upcoming Windows 8 and release of the Surface tablet computer, due out in October. According to the MS blog, the rebranding is "In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launch ... 

Microsoft Unveil New Logo

Fujitsu is to offer a preconfigured ‘cloud-in-a-box’ product to customers wanting to set up their own private cloud, which will be named Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructure for VMware vCloud. The new product is also to provide support and vCloud Director orchestration tools. Fujitsu are not the first co ... 

Fujitsu & VMware Provide 'Cloud-in-a-box'

Enterprises say No to Windows 8

20-Jul-2012  12:01

On top of the news this morning that Microsoft has reported its first quarterly loss in its history, a new survey has found that large enterprises are "less than enthusiastic” about the introduction of Windows 8 into their organisations. This could come as something of a blow to Microsoft’s table ... 

Enterprises say No to Windows 8

A new report has found that Microsoft Windows, still described by many as the world’s most popular operating system, is rapidly losing ground to Apple, which could overtake Microsoft’s leading position within the next two years. According to Horace Dediu of Asymco, this is no real surprise as App ... 

Microsoft Losing Dominance over Apple

Microsoft Fine Upheld

29-Jun-2012  11:01

Microsoft has been ordered to pay a record-breaking fine for its "near-monopoly” on the desktop which the European Court of Justice believes is an attempt to "keep rivals out of the workgroup server market”. The fine €899m dates back four years, when it was first imposed to halt the software ... 

Microsoft Fine Upheld

Li-Fi is the New Wi-Fi

24-May-2012  12:01

Researchers have found that the next high-speed data networking connections could be powered by a simple light bulb. Whilst older filament bulbs aren't quite up to the task, due to the speed at which light has to flicker, the new LED-based lights are. The technology works by creating a flicker that ... 

Li-Fi is the New Wi-Fi

InformationWeek Analytics recent survey on Enterprise Network Buyers reveals some strong trends.  Standards compliance proves to be the determining factor for buyers, over and above feature-packed equipment. In a recent survey on enterprise network buyers, Information Week, asked five hundred ... 

Network Buyers Survey - Standards not features sell

Mobile Technologies, Video and Cloud Computing to increase Network budget by 8.7% in 2012, says a fresh study at IDC. The latest study by IDC, has found that the year 2012, will commence with major spending on networking equipment and infrastructure across market segments. Three new technologies-- M ... 

Network Budgets on the rise- likely to surge by 8.7% in 2012

Businesses are struggling to cope with the increasing consumerisation of IT - particularly when it comes to security and end-user experience. People increasingly expect to be able to access personal Facebook accounts and private webmail services like Gmail while at work, but often IT departments are ... 

IT consumerisation puts pressure on business infrastructure

Almost three-quarters of IT managers are failing to recognise the benefits that cloud computing could bring to their business, with many holding the belief the technology would not make any difference to their enterprise. A survey conducted by consulting firm Protiviti found that just eight per cent ... 

Nearly three-quarters of firms fail to recognise cloud computing benefits

The government has given its backing to a project that will encourage businesses to adopt technology such as video conferencing and cloud computing in order to ease the strain on the UK's transport infrastructure. A number of organisations including Microsoft, Business in the Community and Vodafone ... 

Government backs flexible working project

High-definition video conferencing specialist Vidyo has added iPhone 4S support to its popular VidyoMobile service. The firm has made its new mobile application available through Apple's App Store and the company has already produced a beta version for smartphones that use Google's Android o ... 

Vidyo adds iPhone 4S support to video conferencing solution

Next generation network technology - in particular 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) - is already taking hold as the benefits of the new high bandwidth connectivity solution become clear. According to Juniper Research, the US and Japan are leading the way when it comes to investing in the new wireless b ... 

Next generation network solutions pioneered by US and Japan

Managed wide area networks (WAN) have a huge number of financial and operational benefits for firms which rely on their IT infrastructure.According to industry expert Susan J Campbell, most engineers are being asked to at least weigh up the pros and cons of cloud-based computing; and understanding t ... 

Managed wide area networks 'have many benefits'

The widespread uptake of efficient storage and server virtualization solutions would reduce the cost of powering data centres in the short term.According to new research from next generation network infrastructure analyst IDC, the cost of cooling and powering data storage facilities is likely to lev ... 

Storage virtualization will result in reduced costs

The widespread adoption of server virtualization is an expected result of Moore's Law.Moore's Law states that the complexity of computing hardware - in terms of how many transistor will be crammed onto printed circuit boards - will double every two years. Speaking at McAfee's Fusion 2010 ... 

Virtualization follows Moore's law

High performance managed WAN infrastructure is becoming a necessity as more demanding online applications become the norm.According to Raymond Smith, senior product manager for Ethernet and MPLS at Global Crossing, next generation network infrastructure uptake is being driven by the latest web 2.0 a ... 

High performance managed WAN 'a necessity'

Mid market virtualization is being adopted by the majority of medium-sized enterprises.According to a new study from ESG Research, just seven per cent of large mid-market firms are not using enterprise server virtualization solutions. Moreover, almost two-thirds of businesses that employ between 500 ... 

Mid market virtualization 'adopted by the majority'

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance (HPA) has begun certifying products that comply with the IEEE's 1901 power over Ethernet specifications.HPA's move could signal the start of proliferation of power over Ethernet. The move comes ahead of the introduction of the HomePlug AV2 standard, which will ... 

Power over Ethernet to 'become the norm'

Next generation network specialist IBM has announced that it is set to upgrade its managed WAN infrastructure.According to the firm, the move will allow it to achieve gigabit Ethernet speeds across its infrastructure. Steve Godbee, chief information officer at IBM Australia, said the upgrade should ... 

IBM to upgrade its managed WAN infrastructure

US markets fuel MPLS uptake

18-Oct-2010  11:12

US markets are driving the growth of global MPLS and managed IPVPN uptake, it has been claimed. According to new research from international analyst Frost & Sullivan, the managed MPLS and IPVPN market is at the start of a growth stage and the future looks bright for the two technologies. The n ... 

US markets fuel MPLS uptake

Researchers from Amsterdam have showcased a 40GB Ethernet solution at CERN, in Switzerland, which is capable of covering distances greater than 1,500 kilometres.The serial long-haul 40GB Ethernet technology was showcased at the Global Lambda Integrated Facility's 10th annual Global LambdaGrid Wo ... 

Long distance Ethernet tested at CERN

Technological advances could push next generation network solutions to their limits far sooner than analysts first envisaged.According to David Richardson, from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre, recent lab results have shown that data rates will soon be nearing the ... 

Technological advances put pressure on next generation network solutions

Home broadband and business connectivity customers across Europe have raised concerns over the service levels offered by internet service providers (ISPs).According to new research from the European Commission (EC), part of the problem is that business customers are increasingly dissatisfied with th ... 

Dedicated network access performance concerns raised

More businesses are considering the implementation of their acceptable usage policies when it comes to staff surfing the web via their digital leased lines.According to David Palmer, senior product manager for networks and connectivity at Star, firms are getting increasingly concerned about what the ... 

Acceptable usage policies for digital leased lines 'on the up'

Server and desktop virtualization is a mature technology and its uptake by businesses is set to increase dramatically, it has been claimed.According to Windows IT Pro writer Zac Wiggy, who has been following the development of mid market virtualization solutions for two years, the technology is quic ... 

Sever virtualization is 'a mature technology'

The managed hosting sector is benefiting from increasing demand for server virtualization.According to Channel Tech Centre writer Michael Vizard, potential cost savings from mid market virtualization solutions has made the technology a lucrative option for firms, but managing virtual servers in-hous ... 

Managed hosting increasingly important as server virtualization grows

Mobile dedicated bandwidth uptake is on the increase as more end users access operators' services to download data and other digital content.The adoption of next generation network technology could easily change the dedicated bandwidth marketplace as consumers change their habits. Mark Donovan, ... 

Mobile dedicated bandwidth uptake accelerates

A new Metaswitch-ETRI partnership could help safeguard the future of 4G/LTE technology by boosting MPLS network responsiveness.The firms claim that bandwidth management is the cornerstone of any MPLS network and effective switching is a necessity if the rapid uptake of mobile data transfer technolog ... 

New Metaswitch partnership could boost MPLS networks

The widespread adoption of wireless low latency connections is going to make local networking extremely complex.According to Nick Jones, a vice-president and distinguished analyst at IT industry consultant Gartner, many firms are starting to adopt mobile connectivity solutions but the huge number of ... 

Wireless low latency connections 'to be messy'

Businesses will soon be basing their decisions regarding mid market virtualization on the economic benefits of cloud computing, it has been claimed.According to new research from Spirent Communications, there are still security fears surrounding virtualization technology, but the cost savings that s ... 

Cost savings will drive virtualization solutions growth

Forward thinking businesses are continuing to invest in IT infrastructure and staff.New research conducted by the Chartered Institute for IT shows that businesses are intent on safeguarding their IT skills. Andy Doyle, account management and sales manager at the organisation, which was formerly know ... 

Forward thinking firms are investing in next generation network technology and staff

Linux-based operating system (OS) developer the Fedora Foundation has released the first version of its OS to incorporate desktop virtualization technology.The public beta of Fedora 14 - which is sponsored by the Red Hat - incorporates the innovative virtual desktop infrastructure known as Spice (Si ... 

Fedora to incorporate desktop vitrualization

IBM is set to acquire a leading data centre switch manufacturer as it ramps up competition in the server virtualization sector.The firm is hoping the acquisition of Blade Network Technologies will strengthen its position against rivals HP, Dell and Cisco. Brian Truskowski, general manager of IBM Sys ... 

IBM to buy server virtualization hardware specialist

Ethernet is a common starting point for unified IP solutions, it has been claimed.According to IT expert Arthur Cole, in the past enterprise networking involved a number of different strands and depending on IT budgets a number of technologies could be leveraged. However, Mr Cole, writing for IT Bus ... 

Ethernet point to point is a common basis for unified IP

Businesses need to 'buy in' to next generation network infrastructure and enterprise architecture if it is to be used effectively, it has been claimed.According to IT specialist Ovum, many businesses are hampering the performance of the technologies by failing to engage with them. The firm s ... 

Businesses need to 'adopt enterprise architecture with gusto'

Dedicated access technologies firms are battling to be the first to make their next generation Ethernet point to point solutions market-ready.According to Connected Planet, a number of firms have been putting the finishing touches to their new dedicated access technologies following the ratification ... 

Companies race to make next-gen Ethernet market ready

A law firm's decision to upgrade its managed wide area network (WAN) solution highlights the importance of the technology in terms of disaster recovery.Michelmores has boosted its managed WAN provision as a means of safeguarding vital information and ensuring that its operation can avoid unneces ... 

Law firm buoys disaster recovery with managed WAN upgrade

The growth of videoconferencing solutions is helping companies to work more closely with elements of their business that operate outside the UK, an expert has claimed.John Monaghan, director of event management, lodging, food and beverage at Marriott International, suggested that this could have a s ... 

Videoconferencing developments 'boosting business communication'

Some 500 million people have opted for resilient internet access as demand for high bandwidth connectivity jumps.According to new research from IT industry expert Point Topic, home and business connectivity subscriber numbers topped half a billion in July of this year. The rapid increase in broadban ... 

500m opt for resilient internet access

The move towards cloud computing will be a major transition in the IT industry, an expert has claimed, which could see a rise in virtualization solutions.Peter Edwards, executive consultant for integrated service management at APAC, IBM, has highlighted the fact that this shift could be as significa ... 

Virtualization solutions: Cloud computing 'will transform IT industry'

Software licensing is one of the key problems that those rolling out virtualization solutions must navigate, an expert has claimed.Computer World has reported that Dataprise, an IT services company, has found that there is widespread confusion in the industry about the most appropriate way to handle ... 

Software licensing 'must be explored when choosing virtualization solutions'

The number of companies adopting managed WAN deals could be on the increase as new figures have shown a rise in the number of 802.11n deployments.IDC has published its Worldwide Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker and found year-on-year revenue growth of 26.4 per cent in the sector. It suggested that the ... 

Managed WAN uptake 'driven higher by 802.11n'

Companies using unified IP network may benefit from one of the major trends that is dominating the IT services market, an expert has claimed.Gartner, one of the industry's leading analysts, has identified globalisation as the fundamental force that is changing the way services are delivered. It ... 

Unified IP networks 'may rise in popularity in next few years'

Global PC shipments are expected to soar this year as the market continues its revival and orders increase.According IT market analyst Gartner, projected PC shipments of 367.8 million will be achieved in 2010 - a 19.2 per cent increase on figures for 2009. Ranjit Atwal, a research director at the fi ... 

PC shipments to soar as firms boost business connectivity

Researchers in the US have set their sights on creating a next generation network that will revolutionise the way the internet is used.According to the scientists from the University of Illinois, Named Data Networking will simplify the development of web applications and encourage more businesses to ... 

US researchers want to create next generation network

Ethernet switch market soars

31-Aug-2010  11:12

The market for 10Gbit Ethernet switches has grown by 300 per cent, according to new research from the Dell'Oro Group.According to the IT industry expert, the market experienced a three-fold rise in demand during the last quarter thanks to the proliferation of dedicated access technologies. The f ... 

Ethernet switch market soars

The 2010 European Attractiveness Survey released by Ernst & Young, a global leader in business advisory services, indicated that most of the 814 interviewed world business leaders believe that European businesses need to firm up or lose ground from its more dynamic global competitors. Many perce ... 

European Businesses Need Global IT and Networking Services to Ensure Growth

Organisations can gain access to high speeds by making use of dedicated network access technology, it has been suggested.Dave Elliot, senior product marketing manager for information management at Symantec, made the comment in a column for Computer Technology Review while discussing backups. He expl ... 

Dedicated network access 'offers improved speeds'

The market for next generation network technology is continuing to evolve quickly, an expert has suggested.Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at the Linley Group, has claimed that the fibre access market is enjoying growth as the technology continues to evolve. He made the comment after it was announced th ... 

Next generation network market 'evolving at pace'

Businesses that use managed Ethernet and similar solutions will find the technology to be a "compelling alternative" to legacy data networks, an expert has suggested.According to FierceTelecom's Raymond Smith, the legacy infrastructures are becoming expensive for organisations to both ... 

Managed Ethernet 'is a compelling alternative'

Information delivery platform provider Colt has revealed how it has been working to offer its clients low latency connections.The company has taken up Infinera's optical network systems to ensure that systems, including new fibre routes, can deliver reductions in latency. Through the agreement w ... 

Colt embraces low latency connections

Several communities in south-west Wales are the latest to benefit from BT's rollout of 21st Century Network (21CN) technology, it has been revealed.The company has confirmed that while around 90,000 homes and businesses in the area will benefit from the introduction of faster broadband by spring ... 

Welsh communities to benefit from 21CN rollout

New research has suggested that generalised multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network technology is increasingly being used in optical networks.The survey by Infonetics Research was focused on identifying levels of demand for IP over dense wavelength-division multiplexing (iPoDWDM), as well as g ... 

MPLS networks 'being used in optical infrastructures'

The use of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks can allow companies to expand their operations, it has been suggested.Joseph C Lieb, vice-president of operations at Jonestown Bank & Trust, said his organisation has just taken up MPLS-based virtual private network services from solution ... 

Using MPLS networks 'encourages business growth'

The growing demand for multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks is set to have a positive impact on all segments of the service assurance market, new research has revealed.According to figures published by IT advisory firm Analysys Mason, the sector generated $2.3 billion (£1.5 billion) ... 

MPLS network demand 'to boost service assurance market'

Consumers and businesses can access scalable virtual private networks (VPNs) by using technology such as multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), it has been suggested.Gateway Business stated that MPLS networks also allow firms to enjoy end-to-end quality of service, while they boost existing infrastr ... 

MPLS networks 'key to scalable VPNs'

Companies can fully understand their IT costs by making use of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks, an expert has suggested.Todd Lattanzi, senior product manager for Adtran, said that the solutions allow firms to "gain control" over costs, while they can also offer organisations an increa ... 

MPLS networks 'help firms gain control of costs'

Firms must create an inventory of all of their IT systems, including multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks, when preparing to deploy VoIP services, it has been suggested.According to Zawya.com, components including MPLS systems need to be considered alongside solutions including gateways, r ... 

MPLS networks 'must be part of VoIP deployment plans'

MPLS network solution wins award

13-Jul-2010  11:12

A multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network-based solution from Megapath has won a major industry award.The company's Duet with MPLS and Managed Security service was named communications solutions product of the year by the Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) at the end of last month. Accordi ... 

MPLS network solution wins award

Fans of Major League Baseball (MLB) in the US are set to reap the benefits of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network services, it has been revealed.The official website of the sport, MLB.com, has agreed a deal which will see live streaming content from all of the games in the coming season br ... 

MLB to benefit from MPLS network services

The demands that businesses are placing on network technology including Ethernet and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) are continuing to evolve, it has been claimed.Andrew Buss and Tony Lock of Freeform Dynamics have suggested that both the capabilities and scale that companies expect of their n ... 

Network demands 'evolving among businesses'

The number of firms choosing to make use of solutions such as Ethernet in the First Mile looks set to rise, new figures have suggested.According to Voice & Data, a study by the Insight Research Corporation has confirmed that enterprises and the public in the US are expected to spend over $37 bil ... 

Businesses 'expected to increase Ethernet expenditure'

Primary and secondary schools in London are set to benefit from a new network infrastructure featuring multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology.London Grid for Learning (LGfL) has teamed up with Juniper Networks to upgrade its data centre network with a system that includes advanced routing, ... 

London schools to benefit from MPLS networks

Businesses in the UK need to use technology such as multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks to benefit from unified communications, it has been claimed.Marty Parker outlined in a column for UCStrategies.com that the core networks used to support such applications tend to be Ethernet-based int ... 

MPLS networks 'can be key to telecoms deployment'

Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network technology has become a key part of the Latin American communication market, new research has revealed.The study by leading IT market intelligence firm Frost & Sullivan revealed that, during last year, MPLS became arguably the most important technolo ... 

MPLS network technology 'vital in Latin American IT market'

Communications giant Nokia Siemens Networks has unveiled a new optical platform based around multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology.The company's packet optical transport solution (P-OTS) features MPLS network transport profile functionality and protocol agnostic switching. It is designed ... 

Nokia Siemens unveils new MPLS network platform

A leading provider of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network services in the US has confirmed it is to combine with two communications firms.Covad has entered into an agreement which will see its range of solutions brought together alongside the operations of both Speakeasy and Megapath by th ... 

MPLS network provider confirms merger details

IT companies PCCW Global and Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) have agreed a major deal involving multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network technology.Through the deal, the companies are set to cooperate on the provision of network solutions designed to meet growing demand from ... 

PCCW and PTCL agree MPLS network deal

Businesses can use multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks to run their VoIP systems, it has been suggested.Talking to TMCNet, 8x8 chief marketing officer Debbie Jo Severin said that the decision to run hosted communications services over the infrastructures allows firms to enjoy improved lev ... 

MPLS networks 'ideal for VoIP services'

Companies could benefit greatly from monitoring their IT infrastructures, including multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks, it has been suggested.In a column for Infoworld, Matt Prigge and Paul Venezia said that network and system monitoring is a vital part of ensuring that IT systems contin ... 

Expert hints at benefits of MPLS network monitoring

Many communications providers are transforming their backbone infrastructure with multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network technology, research has revealed.A report by Frost & Sullivan has revealed the growing use of such systems means video transport over fibre is "gaining widespread ... 

Service providers 'increasingly turning to MPLS networks'

New research has hinted that Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) and other related products are rising in popularity.The study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that the Ethernet switch market grew 35.3 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2010, while the router sector experien ... 

Study suggests rising demand for Ethernet

A leading provider of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network technology has received praised from market intelligence body Frost & Sullivan.The analyst has given Brocade the 2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership of the Year Award, for its range of solutions for carrier Ether ... 

Frost & Sullivan praises MPLS network provider

Copper networks have been rejuvenated by the rising demand for Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) technology, it has been suggested.According to Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer of Zhone Technologies, the network set-up can also be described as Ethernet over copper and bonding through the process ... 

Ethernet in the First mile 'breathes new life into copper'

A new platform designed to support BT's multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network has been launched by the company.Customers can connect to the IP Exchange system, which is designed to link VoIP to traditional voice calls services, using a range of access methods including MPLS infrastructures. ... 

BT launches new system to support MPLS network

Integrated communications provider Datatel has agreed a deal which will give it access to multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network services.The company has put pen to paper on an agreement with New Edge Networks that will give it access to a fully managed nationwide MPLS network and last mile o ... 

Communications provider agrees MPLS network deal

A flow control products and services provider has agreed a major deal in relation to its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network.Flowserve has selected Orange Business Services to manage the infrastructure, which it uses to connect over 250 locations and offices based in 56 countries across th ... 

Flowserve agrees MPLS network deal

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