Sunday, November 4, 2012

KT Reaches 2.49 Million LTE Subscribers, 15% of Mobile Users

KT has signed up over 2.49 million LTE subscribers as of the end of Q3, representing about 15% of its mobile customer base.  Meanwhile, the number of smartphone subscribers reached 9.79 million, representing 59.4% of KT's total mobile subscribers.


Financially. KT's operating revenue for the quarter rose to 6,519.4 billion won, up 30% compared to a year ago, thanks largely to disposal of certain real estate and copper line assets.  Net profit reached 372.3 billion won (US$341 million).

Some other notes:

  • KT now has 8 million broadband subscribers.
  • Due to decrease in telephony and line lease revenue, total wireline revenue fell 2.7% QoQ.
  • KT's total CAPEX for Q3 amounted to 592.3 billion won, including LTE CAPEX of 168.9 billion won.
  • The carrier is planning to rollout multi-carrier LTE soon.

Verizon: Full Restoration in NY May Take till Nov 9

On Saturday night, Verizon restored service to a key New York City facility to generator power, re-establishing services for large multinational clients.  Full customer restoration in NewYork in some locations remains dependent on restoration of commercial power, which may take until November 9 according to the latest estimates.


As of Sunday afternoon, Verizon Enterprise Solutions reported pumping approximately 1 million gallons of floodwater out of its headquarters building in Lower Manhattan.  

The company said the corrosive nature of salt water is likely have caused unseen damage to copper and fiber at many facilities in New York City.


http://www.verizonbusiness.com/about/news/pr-26011-en-Hurricane+Sandy+Updates.xml

Windstream: 75 Broad St. Still on Backup Power on Sunday

As of Sunday afternoon (04-Nov-2012), Windstream advised that its switching equipment located in the 75 Broad Street data center was still operating on back-up power.  The switches were first restored on Friday after going offline during Monday's storm.  Service disruptions due to lack of commercial power at this site are still a possibility.  However, Windstream's overall capacity in the NYC region is now back to pre-storm levels.

http://news.windstream.com/

Amazon Web Services Raises the Roof on Storage I/O Performance

Amazon is now allowing customers of its Elastic Beanstalk Service (EBS) to provision up to 2,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per second) per EBS volume, double the previous performance limit.  The company notes this is an order of magnitude more IOPS than a high-end 15,000 RPM disk drive.

It is also possible to achieve higher performance by striping multiple Provisioned IOPS volumes together, yielding thousands of IOPS per logical volume to an EC2-powered application.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a quick way to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud.  The service automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.  EBS leverages AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling.  

http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/11/raising-the-roof-more-provisioned-iops-for-ebs.html

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