Virgin Media tests 8Gb/s broadband in Cambridgeshire trial.

Virgin Media is testing in Cambridgeshire, UK, an 8Gb/s cable service to a small subset of subscribers. (Currently, the trial supports eight households, but can  extend to 50 over time). Virgin Media uses the village of Papworth to support trails of new delivery methods. In 2014, Papworth hosted the 1Gb/s Virgin Media trial (Superfast broadband…

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3

CenturyLink  has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications. In their press-release (CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3), they claim they are now positioned to: Offer a broader, innovative product portfolio of network solutions and advanced IT services designed to meet complex technology and threat protection needs Deliver these solutions and services to enterprise, government,…

Optus uses Riverbed Steel connect for SD-WAN

Optus are launching their Fusion SD-WAN service using Riverbed‘s SteelConnect technology. Optus Fusion SD-WAN operates as an “over-the-top” SD-WAN service allow its use on any other network providers platform. They are, I guess, hoping to obtain business for their NBN-based broadband service. As well as potentially pull in the underlying business network later. Customers gain…