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Start-ups and telecoms giants among latest additions to Broadband Forum as...

Fremont, California, 26 June 2017.

The Broadband Forum today announced it has welcomed 15 new members – including three start-ups – as it continues to address the fast-changing broadband landscape.

The broad range of industry expertise displayed by the new member companies highlights the continuously expanding breadth of the Broadband Forumrsquo;s work which has grown to include a strong focus on next-generation broadband technologies such as virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), the Internet of Things... Source: RealWire

UK authorities want ‘direct access’ to internet providers’ systems, say critics

The government wants to install black box-type devices on telecoms networks for unfettered access to UK metadata, which one rights group says will "become central to the new surveillance regime."

UK authorities push for “direct access” to internet providers’ systems

The government wants to install black box-type devices on telecoms networks for unfettered access to UK metadata, which one rights group says will "become central to the new surveillance regime."

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm...

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms Unveils Plans To Extend Network Reach To 55,000...

Trusted network provider to unbundle 40 more BT exchanges and leverage Openreachrsquo;s newly regulated Dark Fibre Access (DFA) service in the next phase of its Project Edge network expansion planLondon – 16 May 2017 – SSE Enterprise Telecoms – the UKrsquo;s leading provider of network infrastructure services, and part of the SSE Group – today announced its intention to further extend its network footprint by ’unbundlingrsquo; an additional 40 BT exchanges in prime business areas... Source: RealWire

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

Prysmian Group and the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU bring...

Milan, 11 May, 2017 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, and the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU today co-hosted a meeting with Ambassadors, Commission officials, the European Investment Bank and telecoms industry representatives, to discuss the EU’s ambitions for its telecoms networks at a crucial moment in the legislative process.With the Parliament poised to finalise its negotiating position on the telecoms reform, and the Council not far... Source: RealWire

NewVoiceMedia wins two TMT News 2017 Telecoms Awards

LONDON, 9 May 2017 – NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, has scooped two 2017 Telecoms Awards from TMT News.

The company was named Best Cloud Customer Contact Technology Vendor – UK and Most Innovative Customer Communications Solution: Salesforce (CTI) Integration.With telecoms fast becoming vital to the operation of every business, from sole traders through to multinational corporations, the 2017... Source: RealWire

Want privacy? Congress says you’ll have to pay for it

When Congress voted down broadband privacy regulations this week, it threw data security under the bus as well.
Internet users who want to protect their data can expect to pay a "privacy tax" as a result.The House voted 215-205 to repeal rules that, among other things, required broadband providers to take "reasonable" steps to protect customers' information.

The rules also would have mandated that telecoms notify customers within 30 days "after reasonable determination of [a data] breach." And if a breach affected at least 5,000 customers, they would have had to notify the FBI, the Secret Service, and the FCC within seven business days.

The privacy rules regarding notifications were slated to take effect in June.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

enet enters UK market for first time with SSE Enterprise Telecoms...

Dublin, Ireland – 2nd March 2017: enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has made its first entry into the UK market with a ground-breaking, strategic network partnership with SSE Enterprise Telecoms, the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure services and part of the SSE Group.Under the terms of the deal, enet will utilise SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ full range of dark fibre, Carrier Ethernet and optical networking services across 13,700km of national network.

Additionally, under the... Source: RealWire

Hampleton Partners Report Shows IoT M&A Values Boosted by Telecoms Buyers

Race to dominate internet of things sector amid strong competition from tech firmsLondon, February 28th, 2017: The latest market report from technology M&A advisory firm, Hampleton Partners, reveals soaring deal values in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector bolstered by strong interest from telecoms investors fighting to gain a foothold in the rapidly growing market.

The IoT M&A report, which covers mergers and acquisitions in the period between July 2014 and December 2016, shows that... Source: RealWire