08 February 2017
Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold over the next five years, and represent 20 per cent of total global IP traffic, according to Cisco.
The UN estimates that the global population will reach 7.8 billion people by 2021.
Of these, 5.5 billion are forecasted to be mobile phone users. Cisco says that’s more than those who use bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion).Find out more
08 February 2017
Commsworld says it has become Scotland’s first independent telecoms firm to establish an inter-city carrier network.
The claim comes after the company invested more than a £1 million in building its own pure fibre route to link networks in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland’s two largest economic hubs.
Commsworld used DWDM technology to light an 80km span of dark fibre it procured between two data centres in North Lanarkshire and western Edinburgh.Find out more
23 December 2016
Citrix has partnered with global interconnection data centre company Equinix in an effort to help customers move confidently to a hybrid cloud architecture.
The solution leverages an Equinix Performance Hub to provide an SD-WAN solution that that connects an enterprise’s locations to one of Equinix’s more than 145 data centres around the world.
Citrix says the connections are built with its NetScaler SD-WAN. They consist of secure tunnels established over multiple aggregated network links, including public internet, MPLS and wireless.Find out more
05 December 2016
New company Stellium says the three data centres on its campus in Newcastle are now fully operational.
Built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ standards, the Tier III+ campus has a PUE rating of 1.16.
The site also has its own dedicated power supply from an adjacent National Grid interconnector. This provides up to 80MVA via four 20MVA 11kV feeds from two dedicated SSE substations.Find out more