China Telecom, Huawei deploy SDN-based IDC networks

China Telecom and Huawei unveil deployment of SDN in carrier networks

China Telecom’s Beijing branch and Huawei have jointly deployed software-defined network (SDN)-based Internet Data Center (IDC) networks. This is the world’s first commercial deployment of SDN technology-based IDC networks. China Telecom also introduced new IDC services based on ...

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VimpelCom sells 51% stake in Orascom Telecom Algerie for $2.643 billion

VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding today announced agreement to sell its 51 percent stake in Orascom Telecom Algerie (OTA) to the Fonds National d’Investissement (FNI), an Algerian National Investment Fund, for $2.643 billion. VimpelCom will further invest in Algeria in a high speed 3G ...

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ZTE supplies ground-air broadband system to Air China for in-flight internet service

ZTE today said it is supplying ground-air broadband system to Air China for its first in-flight internet service and passenger experience test. The Chinese telecom network vendor also provided technical and service support. During the test, which took place during a one-hour flight from Beijing ...

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Bharti Airtel to name Abhay Savargaonkar as new CTO

Abhay Savargaonkar, CTO, Bharti Airtel

Indian telecom service provider Bharti Airtel will name Abhay Savargaonkar as the chief technology officer (CTO) for India. He will also be one of the members of the Airtel Management Board, the company’s highest decision-making unit. Abhay will replace Jagbir Singh, Airtel CTO, who is ...

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Rogers enhances 4G LTE network quality with 700 MHz spectrum

Canadian telecom service provider Rogers Communications today announced the launch of its 700 MHz spectrum in select Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto markets. The company said Rogers is the first telecoms to launch 700 MHz spectrum. Rogers LTE network will be offering improved signal quality in ...

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