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point of presence (PoP)

point of presence (PoP): PoP is short for point of presence, an access point to the Internet. ISPs have typically multiple POPs. A point of presence is a physical location, either part of the facilities of a telecommunications provider that the ISP rents or a separate location from the telecommunications provider, that houses servers, routers, ATM switches and digital/analog call aggregators. (Source: Webopedia)

Leased Line Pricing

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For this report, we asked vendors to price three scenarios with the option of either supplying Internet access through their MPLS cloud, or connecting it to the main IT office of an organisation. Each vendor was given the same site locations to quote for.   The following is extracted from the Research Report entitled:  read more

Paypal Here to Launch First in UK, say Ovum

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Following the successful launch of a smartphone chip and pin reader in the US, online payments firm Paypal have decided to take the technology into Europe next. Whilst the company haven’t as yet confirmed which parts of Europe will be the first to get the new device, designed to make taking payments simple for small traders, according to analysts at Ovum, it makes sense for Paypal to launch first in the UK. read more