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Survey: Tech trends increasing need for test & monitor

Viavi Solutions has revealed that virtualisation (78 per cent), automation (70 per cent) and network slicing (70 per cent) are the top technology trends increasing the need for test, monitoring and assurance, according to communications service providers (CSPs). These findings are explained in The 2021 Network Test Survey, an industry report commissioned by VIAVI that explores insights […]

January 27, 2021

Akamai, Plume partner for broadband subscriber experience

Digital experience intelligent edge platform Akamai is partnering with smart home services specialist Plume. The partnership gives Akamai’s entire global customer network, sales and go-to-market teams immediate access to Plume’s services platform to accelerate the deployment of new and highly-personalised Smart Home Services for broadband subscribers. The partnership will also combine Akamai Security and Personalization […]

January 27, 2021

Technicolor, RealVNC customer care initiative

Technicolor Connected Home and remote access solutions specialist RealVNC have revealed a joint initiative to enhance the ability of network service providers (NSPs) to improve remote customer care for the surge in Android TV devices that are being deployed around the world. The Connect TV solution from RealVNC allows NSP customer service representatives (CSRs) and […]

December 16, 2020

Report: Global Internet disruptions spiked in March

Internet and Cloud Intelligence company ThousandEyes has revealed the findings of its inaugural 2020 Internet Performance Report, a first-of-its-kind study of the availability and performance of Internet-related networks, including those of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), public cloud, content delivery network (CDN) and domain name system (DNS) providers. Measuring performance over time, the report examines the […]

August 5, 2020

Testronic, Witbe sign strategic partnership

Witbe, a specialist in Quality of Experience Testing and Monitoring and Testronic experts in international quality assurance (QA), localisation QA, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, have signed a strategic partnership to develop automated QA and Quality of Experience (QoE) services to platforms and content owners. Witbe has developed a technology based […]

June 10, 2020

Broadband Forum reports QoE progress

Open standards development organisation Broadband Forum is making key progress on delivering a vastly-improved broadband user experience with two new specifications nearing completion. Covering Quality Attenuation and IP Capacity Metrics and Measurements, the specifications will enable operators to achieve enhanced network performance by moving away from the conventional metric of capacity or ‘speed’, in favour […]

May 20, 2020

Ericsson CEO: “5G greatest open innovation platform”

Speaking at the launch of a new online event series, Ericsson President and CEO, Börje Ekholm, has highlighted the importance of connectivity during times of crisis and the opportunity there is to rethink the role of networks in the future, and suggested that 5G will be “the greatest open innovation platform ever”. Speaking from his […]

May 11, 2020By Colin Mann

Analysis: Pandemic exposes Internet speed digital divide

Edge cloud platform Fastly has released analysis of Internet performance within median income brackets in the US which uncovers a clear stratification of download speeds, indicating households with lower incomes experienced lower download speeds compared to households with higher incomes. In the weeks since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more people around […]

April 30, 2020

Virgin, Netflix hit by outages

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media suffered a major network failure on the evening of April 27th. Intermittent outages began just after 17:00 UK time, leading many frustrated users to take to social media to vent their displeasure. The Downdetector service recorded more than 30,000 reports, with some suggesting that service resumed quickly but others reported […]

April 28, 2020By Colin Mann

Study: European daytime broadband usage up 65%

Despite proactive reductions in streaming quality by many of the largest OTT providers, European business hours broadband consumption has risen at varying levels, with a blended growth rate of approximately 65 per cent and overall usage growing more than 30 per cent, according to broadband industry analytics and technology solutions provider OpenVault. The insights comparing […]

April 2, 2020