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Bell Q3 service revenue climbs 5.9%; LTE coverage reaches 99%

Bell Canada Enterprises ( BCE ) reports that its total revenue grew 5.0% year-on-year in Q3 2017 to CAD5.678 billion (USD4.425 billion), whilst underlying service revenue climbed 5.9%. Adjusted EBITDA was up 5.9% in three months ended 30 September 2017, yielding an improved EBITDA margin of 41.7%, on continued strong wireless growth, improved wirel...
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Shaw reports 8.1% revenue growth in fiscal year; Freedom unit deploys new LTE spectrum

Canadian quad-play cableco and mobile group Shaw Communications has reported its consolidated financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended 31 August 2017. Revenue from continuing operations of CAD1.24 billion (USD968 million) for the quarter and CAD4.88 billion for the year increased by 2.6% and 8.1%, respectively, over the compar...
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Netfort's How to deal with the Locky Ransomware Email Campaign

Locky Ransomware Ransomware has been the number one cyber-security threat in 2017. Outbreaks such as WannaCry have caused massive amounts of damage worldwide. If you want to detect Ransomware such as WannaCry you should watch out for an increase in file renames and deploy technologies such as IDS to identify outbreaks on your network.  Recentl...
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Ixia Has Your Secret Weapon Against SSL Threats

It has finally happened: thanks to advances in encryption, legacy security and monitoring tools are now useless when it comes to SSL. Read this white paper from Ixia , to learn how this negatively impacts visibility into network applications, such as e-mail, e-commerce, online banking, and data storage. Or even worse, how advanced malware...
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Viavi's On-Demand Application Dependency Mapping Central to Latest Observer Update

New Observer Apex offers faster loading speeds, connection dynamics functionality for packet visibility, on-demand application dependency mapping (ADM), improved widget editor for faster insights, VoIP service-level agreement assurance based on threshold monitoring, faster alarms, and more. On-Demand ADM On-demand ADM offers fast discovery of appli...
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Infosim's Veni, Vidi, Vici: Seeing as an integral part of conquering your network Webinar

Infosim's Global Webinar  Julius Caesar knew that, in order to conquer an issue, you need to get a good overview of the situation you are facing. In this Webinar, Infosim shows you how an ideal visualization solution can help you conquer your network issues.  Join Paul Krochenski, Sales Manager at Infosim®, and Jason Farrer...
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Overcoming the #1 Challenge in Security Operations

​"'We can't '80/20' network security. We don't know enough about the alerts we miss. 100% review should be the operational objective for responsible network administrators." -PacketViper The Problem: The overwhelming volume of global IP traffic hitting networks today creates a crushing amount of security alerts. Too frequently, many of these alerts...
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It could be you… chosen Bell-MTS users begin migration to Telus

Over 100,000 Bell-MTS mobile customers in Manitoba will receive letters in the next two months informing them if they have been selected to transfer to rival Canadian operator Telus, as a knock-on condition of Bell's recent takeover of MTS in the province. Canadian website MobileSyrup reports that the process is beginning its first phase this week,...
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The Age of the Customer

  According to Forrester Research, Customer Experience (CX) is the number one priority for business and technology leaders*.  This eBook was developed to assist organizations in their quest to deliver a better customer experience.    Where the challenge of delivering an omni-channel service, in a multi-channel world, has never been more complex.   We look at these 5 areas What is the age of the customer? Enter the e-contact center. Achieving a 360° customer view. Four ke...
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Wind becomes Freedom, rolls out LTE

Wind becomes Freedom, rolls out LTE
Canadian cableco Shaw Communications’ cellular division has renamed itself from Wind Mobile to Freedom Mobile, whilst disclosing that it will launch a 4G LTE network on 27 November. Freedom’s revamped website says that Toronto and Vancouver will receive its LTE services first, whilst it will upgrade all its other existing 3G network coverage areas to 4G by autumn 2017. ‘Complete’ LTE coverage of the Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver area is scheduled for spring 2017, whilst national and US L...
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Managing Phantom Devices on Your Network

Managing Phantom Devices on Your Network
{jcomments on} Detecting Phantom Devices on Your Network So you run a network discovery and you notice devices that you are not familiar with. A phantom device is a device that is unmanaged that should be monitored by your Network Management System (NMS) It seems these devices show up even though you have processes in place to prevent this type of behavior. These could be devices connected to the wrong network, printers, BYOD etc. A phantom device is invisible to you so you are unaware of the de...
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Ixia Debuts New Network Tap

Among the most useful pieces of physical hardware that networking professionals can utilize is a network tap . With a network tap, physical networks can be monitored for outliers as well as potential injection attacks. Network security vendor Ixia is now expanding its portfolio of network taps with the new Flex Tap Secure+. Kevin Formby, VP of market development at Ixia, told Enterprise Networking Planet that the new Flex Tap Secure+ is a net new addition to Ixia's portfolio and doesn't replace ...
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Videotron upgrades backbone with Ciena

Quebec-based telecommunications and pay-TV provider Videotron is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network, supporting its recently announced efforts to offer new services such as 4K TV and colocation solutions. Videotron is deploying packet optical and software solutions from Ciena including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, which supports service delivery at 100Gbps and beyond. Combined with Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors,...
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Rogers retiring Mobilicity brand, moving user base to Chatr

Canada’s largest mobile operator by users, Rogers Communications, has revealed a plan to discontinue the brand of its subsidiary Mobilicity whilst moving all of Mobilicity’s remaining 150,000-plus subscribers to the Rogers budget sub-brand Chatr, reports Canadian website MobileSyrup. Effective 15 August 2016, Rogers will cease activating new Mobilicity connections, whilst sometime in the autumn it will begin migrating Mobilicity customers to Chatr, where they will be offered a ‘comparable’ packa...
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Telus raises around USD350m selling stake in international outsourcing unit

Telus raises around USD350m selling stake in international outsourcing unit
Canadian carrier Telus Communications has announced an agreement to sell a 35% stake in its 100%-owned business process, IT and customer services subsidiary Telus International to Baring Private Equity Asia, in a deal which values the unit at approximately USD1 billion. Telus intends to retain a long-term majority ownership position in Telus International, which was launched in 2005 and provides customer services, IT and business process outsourcing to the telecommunications, utilities, high tec...
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Spectracom Product Software Update Notification v5.4.1

Spectracom has released version v5.4.1 for SecureSync and 9400 Series Time Server . This update is mandatory for all units running v5.0.2 learn more Release v5.4.1 includes some the following features: Enhanced support for multi-GNSS constellation: BeiDou + future firmware update to Galileo (hardware dependent) Ethernet monitoring allows the user to observe network traffic across ports NTP peer preference Various improvements in software performance and clock disciplining Added support for NTP A...
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Telus joins Rogers, Bell in offering VoLTE

Canada’s second-largest mobile operator by users Telus has joined its main nationwide rivals Rogers and Bell in offering voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), although the service is currently only available to post-paid Telus customers with LTE SIM cards in Lower Mainland British Columbia, while device compatibility is initially limited to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4, writes Canadian website MobileSyrup. The operator plans to expand VoLTE coverage and add more compatible devices throughout 2016. In a sta...
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3 Key Differences Between NetFlow and Packet Capture Performance Monitoring

The increasing density, complexity and expanse of modern networking environments have fueled the ongoing debate around which network analysis and monitoring tools serve the needs of the modern engineer best - placing Packet Capture and NetFlow Analysis at center-stage of the conversation. Granted, both can be extremely valuable tools in ongoing efforts to maintain and optimize complex environments, but as an engineer, I tend to focus on solutions that give me the insights I need without too much...
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SDN/NFV – From Theory to Praxis with Infosim® StableNet®

InterComms talks to Marius Heuler, CTO Infosim® , about Infosim® StableNet® and the management and orchestration of SDN and NFV environments Marius Heuler has more than 15 years of experience in network management and optimization. As CTO and founding member of Infosim®, he is responsible for leading the Infosim® technical team in architecting, developing, and delivering StableNet®. He graduated from the University of Würzburg with a degree in Computer Science, holds several Cisco certifications...
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8 Keys to Understanding NetFlow for Network Security Performance and Overall IT Health

NetFlow Auditor has released a new ebook covering 8 ways companies can leverage the power of NetFlow to achieve top-priority objectives.  Learn about these 8 objectives: Performance Monitoring Security Forensics Traffic Accounting Data Retention Compliance Anomaly Detection End-Point Threat Detection BYOD, Insider Threats, SCADA and the Internet of Things Usage-Based Billing and Peering Analysis   To view this ebook click here .  Thank you to NetFlow Auditor for providing this e-b...
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