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Carrier Ethernet refers basically to the endeavour to make Ethernet a carriergrade technology, as opposed to limited to a single companyâ€™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 e...
In this article SIP trunking refers to the connection of a companyâ€™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 customersâ€™ phone numbers (portabili...
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...
This article is based on InfoComâ€™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, ...
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...