techcrunch | April 28, 2020
With the company growing in leaps and bounds, Zoom went shopping for a cloud infrastructure vendor to help it with its growing scale problem. In a surprising choice, the company went with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Zoom has become the go-to video conferencing service as much of the world has shut down due to the pandemic, and life needs to go on somehow. It has gone on via video conferencing with Zoom growing from 200 million active users in February to 300 million in March. That kind of growth puts a wee bit of pressure on your infrastructure, and Zoom clearly needed to beef up its game. What’s surprising is that it chose Oracle, a company whose infrastructure market share registers as a strong niche player in Synergy Research’s latest survey in February. It is well behind market leaders including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and even IBM (and that’s saying something).
NetNumber | October 06, 2021
NetNumber announced today that Cablenet Communication Systems PLC, a telecommunications provider in Cyprus, has selected its Signaling Transfer Point (STP) solution with Number Portability (NP) to help modernize their network, setting the groundwork for service expansion and growth, both in and outside of the region. Cablenet will begin deploying NetNumber's STP-NP in the fourth quarter of 2021 with the goal of being operational by the end of the of 2021.
NetNumber's STP-NP is the best in class, carrier-grade software solution, deployed by many Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers across the globe. NetNumber's STP-NP solution sits on our award winning intergenerational platform TITAN – bringing efficiency, scalability, and programmability into a virtualized and cloud-native architecture.
By selecting NetNumber's STP-NP solution, carriers and MNOs are investing in a future-proof infrastructure that reduces TCO while dramatically simplifying the transition from both a TDM network to IP, and from SS7 to a SIP/ Diameter-based signaling environment. This multi-generational solution will enable Cablenet to transition to a modern network architecture setting the stage for the rapid growth that they are expecting.
Carrier Networks around the globe are experiencing a range of transitions and shifts from legacy to next generation, including 4G and 5G. While this shift will continue to take time, carriers realize they still need to provide high quality services on their SS7 networks in order to offer the best customer experiences and to protect existing revenues,We are excited to be expanding our long-standing relationship with Cablenet by providing our STP-NP. Cablenet has deep experience with NetNumber's solutions and is an innovator and trailblazer in the region. Their vision of an innovative, intergenerational platform is tightly aligned with ours. Our STP-NP provides a best-in-class solution that will continue to support Cablenet's existing traffic while providing the flexibility to seamlessly pivot to new, innovative services delivered by our intergenerational platform.
Matt Rosenberg, chief revenue officer, NetNumber
"Our goal has been and will continue to be to make life easier for our technical operations department by using a solution that is both reliable and easy to operate. NetNumber has been a terrific partner for us, and their vision and product strategy align very tightly with our own," said Chief Core Networks Officer, Panayiotis Kouloumbrides. "I believe and count on our longstanding partnership with NetNumber that will continue to be a strategic part of that journey."
NetNumber, Inc. brings more than two decades of experience delivering core network signaling control platforms that power global telecom and enterprise networks. Our industry leading TITAN Centralized Signaling and Routing Control (CSRC) platform has been deployed by operators across the globe to simplify core networks in order to deliver new services and reduce operating costs. TITAN.IUM, the latest evolution for NetNumber, is an innovative, intergenerational ecosystem for 5G that bridges legacy 2G, 3G and 4G technology to the new cloud-native era. TITAN.IUM enables our customers to migrate multiple generations of services, to a common, secure, simplified modern ecosystem. This means that the legacy applications can benefit from the technology of next generation of networks that are containerized, scalable and ultra-low latency.
Cablenet is the only independent alternative telecommunications provider in Cyprus offering Broadband, Fixed Telephony and Television services through its wholly owned HFC and Fiber infrastructure. Cablenet also launced Mobile as an MVNO and with recent 4G spectrum acquisition is now operating as an MNO and continuing its investments in 5G.
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BT | November 02, 2021
BT and OneWeb have agreed terms for a new Distribution Partner Agreement, with OneWeb to provide Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication services across BT Group.* This builds on an initial Memorandum of Understanding signed in July and means BT is testing how LEO satellite technology integrates with its existing terrestrial capabilities to meet the communications needs of customers. On successful completion, BT will commence the first live trials with customers from early next year. The partnership will span a growing range of connectivity solutions around the world as well as specific opportunities for the UK market.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: "I am thrilled to see the UK at the forefront of this emerging technology thanks to the Government's investment in OneWeb – a crucial part of our plans to cement our status as a global science and technology superpower."
Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries said: "The agreement between OneWeb and BT will help bring fast and reliable global connectivity, from the Highlands to the Himalayas. I'm delighted these two British companies have joined forces to research the technological benefits of working together, and I look forward to exploring how this could play a role in our mission to put hard-to-reach areas in the digital fast lane."
Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT Group, said: "Space is an emerging and enormous digital opportunity, and this is an important step towards harnessing its potential for BT's customers across the globe. We will put OneWeb's technology through its paces in our UK labs with the goal of delivering live trials in early 2022. Delivered securely and at scale, satellite solutions will be an important part of our plans to expand connectivity throughout the UK and globally, and to further diversify the range of services we can offer our customers."
"BT has taken the lead in the recognition of LEO satellite's advantage. We are delighted as this agreement with BT Group represents an important strategic partnership for OneWeb as we continue to make progress towards our operational launch. We are excited to be playing such a key role in improving the resilience of the overall telecom infrastructure in the UK. OneWeb's connectivity platform will help bridge the last digital divides across the country and enhance the nation's digital infrastructure."
OneWeb's Chief Executive Officer Neil Masterson
OneWeb is expected to deliver global coverage by June 2022 through a constellation of 648 LEO satellites and is poised to deliver services from the North Pole to the 50th parallel, covering the entire United Kingdom, later this year. The new partnership supports BT's wider network ambition, set out in July this year, to deliver digital solutions across the entire UK by 2028, through a combination of an expanded network and 'on demand,' requestable solutions anywhere beyond. In building a converged, software-defined network, BT will leverage and integrate both terrestrial and non-terrestrial technologies to deliver on the goal of seamless, ubiquitous connectivity.
This agreement marks a clear path towards the first LEO solutions being available for customers within a year. As the next step, BT will test capabilities in its Bristol lab to demonstrate how they integrate with existing services. Current capacity levels within OneWeb satellites mean initial trials will focus on its role as a supplementary, low latency backhaul solution to sites where additional capacity or a back-up solution is required, and to deliver improved resilience for business customers. On successful completion, BT will begin early adopter trials for UK and international customers, expected early next year. As OneWeb grows their capacity, the list of future use cases could also widen, opening up the opportunity to explore the use of satellite for IoT backhaul and Fixed Wireless Access in rural areas.
The work with OneWeb shows the capabilities being developed by UK businesses in the pioneering area of space technology and follows the UK Government's recently published National Space Strategy, which recognises the enormous strategic opportunities on offer. BT, which boasts a heritage of nearly 60 years in space and satellite communication innovation, continues to explore a diverse range of partners across all its services, including space, to ensure the latest and best connectivity solutions are available for customers.