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.
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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
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
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
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
Tim Berners-Lee: internet giants “fad” will pass
The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has said that internet giants are a "fad" that does not have to continue existing. He also added that urgent change is needed if we are to bridge the digital divide preventing young people from online access.
Berners-Lee invented the navigation... Read more
Support for Flash has officially ended
After more than 20 years Adobe has officially pulled the plug on Adobe Flash. With this, the end has come for the software that has long been used for all kinds of animated content on the internet.
For many years, Flash was the main to show animations, videos and games on web pages. FutureWave d... Read more
5G is 90% more energy-efficient than 4G, Nokia/Telefonica study shows
According to a new study published by Nokia and Telefonica, 5G is 90% more energy-efficient than 4G networks. After studying the Radio Access Network power consumption in Telefonica's network, these findings show that 5G is the gift that keeps giving.
The study used Nokia’s AirScale Base Stati... Read more
Net neutrality in Europe: Top court rules for open Internet
The ruling is a major rebuke to telecom giants and ISPs. Internet traffic needs to be treated in a non-discriminatory manner. ISP's may not favour certain traffic over others or apply a premium price.
In a long-awaited decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled to put peo... Read more
New TLS protocol advances web security
Facebook, Cloudflare and the Mozilla Foundation have been collaborating to advance Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Strengthening web security
Individually, the companies released updates regarding security protocol Delegated Credentials. The new TLS protocol aims to strengthen web security an... Read more