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Articles in category: Europe
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Openreach, which was impacted by regulatory price changes and a shaky European economy, nevertheless saw fiber broadband and Carrier Ethernet stem overall revenue losses, keeping them at 3 percent for the quarter and 1 percent for the year.(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) UK regulator Ofcom confirmed that the European Commission has not raised any concerns about plans to reduce the price ISPs, mobile operators and businesses must pay to BT for 1Gbps+ wholesale Leased Line (Ethernet) services in all parts of the UK except Hull and London.(Read Full Article)
The proposals include new price controls on BT, the major provider of wholesale leased line services, which would "significantly reduce" the price of newer products based on updated Ethernet-based services, including Carrier Ethernet offerings.(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) BT said it was “disappointed” and rejected Ofcom’s findings. It has two months to decide whether to appeal. “We have provided evidence to Ofcom that shows we complied with our regulatory obligations and that we kept them informed of our pricing decisions throughout the period being disputed,” a spokesman said. “The market for ethernet services has grown strongly over the period and there is no evidence of economic harm to support Ofcom's findings,” he added.(Read Full Article)
Hibernia will be able to provide ultra low latency connectivity up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) to CME's Aurora, Ill.-based data center. Having low latency network capabilities is key to CME Group's new data center because it supports its advanced trading match engines for its global electronic trading platform CME Globex.(Read Full Article)
Policymakers worldwide have used a variety of applications in attempts to create competition for telecom and datacom services. One interesting idea comes from Denmark, where the government essentially helped jumpstart competition by establishing a competitive bidding process for its own communications requirements.(Read Full Article)
BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under Ofcom proposals. The regulator has also proposed deregulating the market for "longer distance legacy leased lines", and forcing BT to offer its regulated Ethernet services "on the same basis to all retail providers".(Read Full Article)
Telecoms regulator Ofcom proposes regulation for 1Gbps connections but takes lighter approach to BT wholesale broadband pricing in London. Ofcom claimed the higher level of competition from other providers in London meant BT didn’t have to face such strong regulations about pricing its leased lines. Ofcom said this meant rules would be softer for its Ethernet services up to 1Gbps across London.(Read Full Article)
Please join us for the first in the 2012 series of webinars brought to you by Carrier Ethernet News to learn how service providers are Transforming Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Concepts into Business Winning Realities.
NOTE: The date of this webinar has changed. It is now May 16, 2012 at 14:00GMT (10am U.S. ET),(Read Full Article)
The who’s who of Carrier Ethernet Europe gathered last week in Munich for the annual Light Reading Ethernet Europe. Collocated with the MEF’s quarterly members’ meeting, this year’s event lived up to its billing as the premier Carrier Ethernet event in EMEA.
My schedule only allowed for a couple of brief visits into town which naturally included the requisite visit to the legendary Hofbrauhaus, for a few um-pa-pa’s, a very large stein of beer and some rockin’ pretzels.
But the real highlight of the week was Carrier Ethernet. In this post, I’ll recap a few ...(Read Full Article)
With Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification set to begin in Q2, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) specification is poised to take the Ethernet world by storm. The specification is a Godsend of sorts to carriers and enterprises that are deploying Carrier Ethernet to meet their burgeoning data networking needs, according to Sam Masud, principal of Q3 Analytix, a Washington, D.C.-based market research firm.(Read Full Article)
Please join us for the first in the 2012 series of webinars brought to you by Carrier Ethernet News to learn how service providers are Transforming Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Concepts into Business Winning Realities.(Read Full Article)
The Federal Administrative Court agrees with the regulator that Swisscom’s dominance of all transmission technologies and Ethernet services available on leased lines means the incumbent must offer access to competitors at cost price. However, the court partially upheld a Swisscom appeal by calling for ComCom to review what the price should be.(Read Full Article)
BT Group PLC said Thursday it is disappointed with Ofcom's provisional conclusions and refutes any claim that it has overcharged for Ethernet services. U.K. incumbent insists there is no evidence of economic harm to support regulator's findings.(Read Full Article)
- Colt, one of the leaders in the global Carrier Ethernet market, has been doing its best to maintain that position. Last week, CEN looked at the ways the Europe-focused carrier is enhancing the customer experience. This week we look at what Colt is doing to make the most of opportunities in the cloud and professional video markets. (Read Full Article)
- UK communications regulator Ofcom has launched an interactive map of the country's fixed broadband landscape, using data provided by communications providers and giving a range of information including the availability of superfast broadband and average broadband take-up. (Read Full Article)
- UPC Business, the B2B unit of UPC Broadband, has announced the launch of a new 10 Gigabit Carrier Ethernet (10 GigE) service to help mobile operators and service providers meet the fast growing market demand for high-speed bandwidth. The service is available in nine countries, reaching over 40 cities and more than 80 telehouses. (Read Full Article)
- U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom put forth its proposal that requires incumbent phone company BT to open its new $2.3 billion last mile fiber network to drive competition in the emerging fiber-based broadband market. With the new plan in place, competitive players including British Sky Broadcasting Group and Talk Talk would then be able to offer "super-fast broadband services" to consumers and businesses. Ofcom will let BT determine prices to sell access to its fiber network. Under Ofcom's proposal competitors would be able to get access to BT's network through a "virtual link." The proposal also aims ... (Read Full Article)
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