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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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Ericsson expands to Eastlink's LTE network

Swedish-based technology giant Ericsson has renewed its agreement with privately-owned Atlantic Canada-based quad-play operator Eastlink to expand and upgrade its 4G LTE and 3G HSPA mobile networks. The agreement is an extension of the two companies’ current contract. Eastlink will continue utilising Ericsson Evolved Packet Core equipment and the Swedish firm will remain as the multi-service cableco’s exclusive supplier for radio access network equipment for an additional three years. Matthew Ma...
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Shaw to Acquire Wind Mobile for CAD1.6bn

Canadian cableco Shaw Communications has agreed to acquire a 100% interest in cellco Wind Mobile for approximately CAD1.6 billion (USD1.163 billion). The takeover, if completed, would be the first foray into the mobile sector for Shaw, which vies closely with Rogers Communications for the title of Canada’s largest cable broadband provider, and previously aborted a planned cellular network rollout of its own, opting to sell its spectrum instead. Shaw’s CEO Brad Shaw declared yesterday: ‘The acqui...
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Infosim® Global Webinar Day - December 17, 2015 - Stay in control of your network with the StableNet Mobile App!

Use the App, Luke. Join Infosim colleagues Eduardo González Pozega , Developer & Consultant, and Patrick Franz , Developer, for a webinar " Stay in control of your network with StableNet Mobile App ".  This Webinar will provide insight into:  How will the StableNet Mobile App make your life easier?  What features does StableNet Mobile App offer for iOS and Android? [Live Demo] Let's take a look at the backend: The StableNet REST API [Live Demo] Exclusive insight into the first...
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Don't be a Victim of 'Watermelon Metrics'

Don't be a Victim of 'Watermelon Metrics'
Watermelons are beautifully green on the outside. But if you had never seen one before, you might be deceived into thinking the whole fruit is the same color. It wouldn't be until you cut it open that you'd come to find the inside is a deep, juicy red. Even though it may sound odd, watermelons are a fitting analogy for metrics in the IT world. It's easy to get a false sense of comfort by glancing at your dashboard. It often presents a large number of indicators that give off a welcoming green gl...
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Infosim® Product Called StableNet® Chosen as Athenahealth Consolidates Network Performance Monitoring

Infosim® , the new leader in network performance management , today announced that it has been selected as the supplier of choice to consolidate the IT infrastructure performance monitoring capabilities at Athenahealth . Following an extensive evaluation of the performance management market, the organization identified StableNet® as the only vendor capable of offering a single comprehensive view of the performance and capacity of its IT infrastructure in one unified solution, and with the highes...
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How Can You Benefit as a MSP From StableNet?

Infosim Global Webinar Day How can you Benefit as a MSP from StableNet Business Offers, Pricing Opportunities & Technical Features   Peter Moessbauer, Strategic Alliances Manager with  Infosim ®  discusses the opportunities  StableNet ®  provides to Managed Services Providers This Webinar will provide insight into: Technical Aspects (Architecture, Security, Scenarios) Operational Aspects (Support, Documentation, Accounting) Commercial Aspects (Target Client...
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Contact Centre Monitoring Matters

Because what you don't record can hurt you Making sure your call centre monitoring solution is working properly is an ongoing challenge. Whether it's legal, healthcare, or financial services, large organizations need recordings to satisfy compliance requirements and to resolve legal disputes with customers. Financial institutions, which I'll focus on for the sake of this blog post, greatly depend on having all interactions recorded accurately and stored in an easily accessible manner. Contracts ...
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Zayo buying Allstream for USD347.6m

Canada’s Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) has signed a binding agreement to sell its national long-distance and enterprise telecoms unit Allstream to US-based corporate and wholesale communications infrastructure provider Zayo Group in an all-cash CAD465 million (USD347.6 million) transaction. Zayo says that acquiring Allstream’s fibre and colocation assets will establish it as ‘the only Pan-US/Canada Communications Infrastructure provider’. Allstream has over 9,000 route kilometres of metro fibr...
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Webinar November 24th: Move Your Enterprise Network Management To The Cloud

Webinar November 24th: Move Your Enterprise Network Management To The Cloud
NMSaaS Webinar November 24th at 2:00pm EST Are you tired of "Tool Sprawl" and large CAPEX intestments when trying to deliver Enterprise network Management for Network Monitoring, VoIP Monitoring and Config Management to your organization?  This Wedinar will provide an in depth demonstration on how to move your enterprise network to the cloud using the following solutions: Network Management VoIP monitoring Configuration Management NetFlow Monitoring  
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Webinar - 3 Steps Your Contact Centre Can Take to Survive the Holiday Rush

Webinar - 3 Steps Your Contact Centre Can Take to Survive the Holiday Rush
The holiday rush is just around the corner!  Your companies contact centre is bracing themselves for the deluge of traffic in the lead up to the end of the year and the busiest shopping period on the planet. It is the mad rush before the holiday Seasons. Even with the most sophisticated planning and science around expected peak traffic and sustained loads, there will always be that one scenario you could not foresee ... OR COULD YOU? What if you had the ability to accurately simulate the wa...
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Healthcare IT Reveals Network Rx

Healthcare IT Reveals Network Rx
IT Heroes: A Prescription for Network Health Each and every day, the bold men and women of IT risk it all to deliver critical applications and services. Their stories are unique. Their triumphs inspire. For the first time ever, the IT Heroes Series offers a revealing glimpse into the secrets and strategies that have won accolades for network teams around the world – and could do the same for you. Initial Symptoms Located in South West England, the Northern Devon National Health Service (NHS...
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BCE revenue increased 2.9% in Q3

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) has posted total operating revenue of CAD5.345 billion (USD4.061 billion) in Q3 2015, up by 2.9% year-on-year, while quarterly adjusted EBITDA was up 3.4% to CAD2.187 billion on positive growth across all Bell operating segments, reflecting y-o-y increases of 8.3% at Bell Wireless, 1.1% at Bell Wireline and 0.5% at Bell Media. Q3 net customer additions reached 68,000 in IPTV, 58,000 in fixed broadband and 77,655 post-paid mobile customers, while Bell also reported n...
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Seven Reasons To Analyze Network Traffic With NetFlow

NetFlow allows you to keep an eye on traffic and transactions that occur on your network. NetFlow can detect unusual traffic, a request for a malicious destination or a download of a larger file. NetFlow analysis helps you see what users are doing, gives you an idea of how your bandwidth is used and can help you improve your network besides protecting you from a number of attacks. There are many reasons to analyze network traffic with NetFlow, including making your system more efficient as well ...
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What is Driving Demand for Deeper Traffic Analysis?

During a customer review call last week, we got a very interesting quote from a US based user who offers marketing services to the retail sector: ‘We need greater insight over what is taking place on our internal network, systems, services, and external web farm seen through a single portal. We need to keep downtime to a minimum both internally and on our external customer-facing web farm. We chose LANGuardian because of its integration with SolarWinds and its deep-packet inspection capabilities...
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ThreatARMOR Reduces Your Network’s Attack Surface

2014 saw the creation of more than 317 million new pieces of malware. That means an average of nearly one million new threats were released each day. Here at Ixia we’ve been collecting and organizing threat intelligence data for years to help test the industry’s top network security products. Our Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) research center maintains one of the most comprehensive lists of malware, botnets, and network incursions for exactly this purpose. We’ve had many requests to l...
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Customization Nation with Sapling Digital Clocks

No matter the product, everyone has different tastes and styles they prefer. Because of this, people really enjoy the ability to customize the items they purchase to meet these preferences. Giving customers the option to personalize their product or service has benefited many different companies in many different industries. Let’s take the shoe industry as an example. Nike has been wildly successful with the Nikeid option on their website. This option gives their patron the option to customize a...
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The Network Design and Equipment Deployment Lifecycle

As we all know, technology has a life cycle of birth, early adoption, mainstream, and then obsoletion. Even the average consumer is very in touch with this lifecycle. However, within this overarching lifecycle there are “mini” lifecycles. One of these mini lifecycles that is particularly important to enterprises is the network design and equipment deployment lifecycle. This lifecycle is the basic roadmap of how equipment gets deployed within a company data network and key a topic of concern for ...
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