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South Korean web giants downed by datacenter fire

South Korean web giants downed by datacenter fire

Kakao and Naver, two major South Korean internet service providers, experienced major service interruptions due to a datacenter fire causing infrastructure shutdowns. The datacenter in question was operated by C&C, a division of South Korean conglomerate SK. The datacenter was responsible fo... Read more

date2 months ago
Amsterdam Internet Exchange sets 11 Tbit/s traffic record

Amsterdam Internet Exchange sets 11 Tbit/s traffic record

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) set a new traffic record. On the evening of October 16, the organization processed more than 11 Terabits of internet traffic per second. Internet exchanges are a hub for the networks of various providers and corporations. Networks connected to the same i... Read more

date2 months ago
Western Europe dominates world’s fastest internet rankings

Western Europe dominates world’s fastest internet rankings

Western Europe placed first in an annual ranking of the world's fastest internet regions. Researchers from Cable.co.uk measured average download speeds of 99 Mbps in Western European countries. The region ranked the highest out of 13 global regions. Cable.co.uk conducts annual research on glob... Read more

date3 months ago
EU moves closer to high-speed Internet coverage targets

EU moves closer to high-speed Internet coverage targets

Despite gains across the board, some countries in the bloc are doing much better than others. In 2021, the European Commission set a 2030 target of achieving gigabit connectivity in all EU households and 5G coverage for all populated areas. Considerable progress has already been made in the roll... Read more

date3 months ago
Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless for $1.2 billion

Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless for $1.2 billion

Semiconductor supplier Semtech plans to purchase Sierra Wireless, a deal worth $1.2 billion in all-cash. Semiconductor and analog manufacturing company Semtech Corporation plans to purchase all the shares of Sierra Wireless. Sierra Wireless is an Internet service provider based in Canada. The... Read more

date4 months ago
Telecom operator Orange denies the sale of physical network

Telecom operator Orange denies the sale of physical network

A France-based Telecom company, Orange S.A, announced that they won’t be selling their physical telecom networks. Formerly known as France Telecom S.A, Orange S.A says it is not selling its physical telecom networks, as per Ramon Fernandez, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Orange. Les E... Read more

date7 months ago
AMS-IX internet traffic increased by 18 percent

AMS-IX internet traffic increased by 18 percent

Amsterdam Internet Exchange services (AMS-IX) processed 26.85 exabytes of data in 2021; a yearly increase of 18 percent. Although significant, 2021's growth was far less than the 35 percent growth record set in 2020. Both rises were an inevitable result of the pandemic and lockdowns. In its 2021... Read more

date10 months ago
Italian government considering new cap on broadband contracts

Italian government considering new cap on broadband contracts

Italian telecoms regulator AgCom introduces new rules in a bid to break up oligopolies in the country's broadband market. Italy is set to invest almost 7 billion euros in ultra-fast connectivity, and Innovation Minister Vittorio Colao has considered the move. He hopes it will promote competition... Read more

date1 year ago
Elon Musk says Starlink will go live in October

Elon Musk says Starlink will go live in October

Elon Musk has announced that SpaceX's Starlink project will go live in October, a month later than was initially planned. Starlink aims to deliver broadband services to the whole world using a satellite constellation. Musk, who is not known for meeting deadlines, took to Twitter to confirm that ... Read more

date1 year ago
Japanese research team breaks internet record speed at 319Tb/s

Japanese research team breaks internet record speed at 319Tb/s

Japan announced that an engineering team from the National Institute of Information and Communication technology research group set a new record for internet speed at 319 Terabits per second (Tb/s). This new figure almost doubles the previous world record. In 2020, the UK and Japanese engineers ... Read more

date1 year ago
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