Carrier Ethernet: steadily growing

Published: 2011-07-21

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Carrier Ethernet refers basically to the endeavour to make Ethernet a carriergrade technology, as opposed to limited to a single company’s LAN. Carrier Ethernet has been much talked about in recent years, in particular thanks to the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). Many industry analysts have touted carrier Ethernet as a major source of growth for carriers and as basically meaning the end of...

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SIP trunking: bright future but only gradually

Published: 2011-07-21

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In this article SIP trunking refers to the connection of a company’s (SIP or ISDN) PBX, and underlying VoIP VPN if any is used, to public networks through the SIP protocol. In that sense, SIP trunking is a replacement for ISDN (mainly PRI) and is first and foremost a voice service. A SIP trunking service thus offers end customers first the customers’ phone numbers (portability of exis...

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Malaysian telecom service market: outpacing Southeast Asian counterparts

Published: 2011-07-12

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Malaysia is the third largest economy among the ten Southeast Asian economies (including Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, among others). Real Gross domestic product (RGDP) grew by 7.2%, in 2010 to US$173bn, which was the third highest growth in Southeast Asia after Indonesia and Singapore and on a par with the Philippines; the services sector is the largest contributo...

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Continued growth in the top-10 fixed broadband countries in 2Q10

Published: 2011-07-04

This article is based on InfoCom’s fixed broadband monitoring service covering 33 countries worldwide. It provides an overview of the top-10 countries among these 33 countries and compares the evolution of fixed broadband connections between 2008 and 2Q10.

Fixed broadband connections refer to the following technologies: xDSL, cable modem and fibre optic, i.e. FTTx (fibre-to-the-home/FTTH, fibre...

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Top-10 VoIP markets in 2010 – Broadband Internet as key growth driver

Published: 2011-07-04

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Total VoIP subscriptions of the top-10 countries breached the 100 million mark at 109.2m at end-2010, representing a double-digit growth rate of 20% from a year ago. The top-10 countries VoIP subscribers represent almost 90% of the total of the 37 countries monitored. The US and Japan occupy the first two spots, as they held 46.4% share of the total VoIP subscriptions in 2010. France came...

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