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AT&T completes 400GbE field trial between NYC and D.C.

March 21, 2017

AT&T said today it has successfully completed the first of a multi-phase trial testing 400 gigabit Ethernet data speeds, adding that it brings it one step closer to quadrupling network speeds for businesses. In the field trial, AT&T established a

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Alliance heralds ‘next Ethernet era’ at OFC 2017

March 20, 2017

The Ethernet Alliance is holding interoperability demonstrations at OFC 2017 it says emphasize the full spectrum of Ethernet speeds from 1 Gigabit (1G) to 400 Gigabit (400G) nd features a live 400G demo interconnecting to four discrete member booths. The Optical

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Transition Networks debuts Ethernet Over 2-Wire Extender with PoE+

March 20, 2017

Transition Networks, Inc., a provider of data network integration offerings today expanded its family of Ethernet extenders by introducing the Ethernet Over 2-Wire Extender With PoE+ which it said extends networks at near Gigabit speeds and provides power to security

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Superior Essex all in with Cisco’s Digital Building framework

March 14, 2017

Superior Essex has reaffirmed its commitment to Cisco’s Digital Building framework, which is designed to make buildings smarter through optimized lighting, building automation, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies. Within the framework, Superior Essex said it will continue to provide communications cabling

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Genband joins the CENGN initiative

March 14, 2017

Real time communications vendor Genband has joined Canada’s CENGN (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks). The independent interoperability centre enables companies to test and validate new and emerging SDN, NFV and IoT technologies before moving them to production. “Network

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Global LTE connections surpass 2 billion mark

March 14, 2017

LTE continued its impressive momentum in North America, Latin America and throughout the world according to data from Ovum for the fourth quarter of 2016. As of the end of 2016, global LTE connections reached 1.9 billion and surpassed 2

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Broadband Forum announces creation of new Advisory Council

March 7, 2017

The Broadband Forum has formed a new Executive Advisory Council it said brings together industry leaders to help “ensure that the Forum delivers direction to the broadband industry in a fast-changing environment.” The creation of the new board originated in

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IDC forecasts global ICT spending to reach US$3.5 trillion this year

March 7, 2017

With economic uncertainty and volatility impacting business and consumer confidence, technology markets are in for a rocky ride over the next 18 months, according to the latest Worldwide Black Book from International Data Corporation (IDC). The quarterly review of information

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EXFO acquires U.K.-based Ontology Systems

March 7, 2017

EXFO Inc. has announced that it has acquired privately held Ontology Systems, a firm that specializes in real-time network topology discovery and service-chain mapping, for a total consideration of US$7.6 million, net of cash. UK-based Ontology Systems uses graph-data and semantic searches

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Huawei tells MWC delegates: 2017 is ‘Year of NB-IoT’

February 28, 2017

Huawei has predicted that 2017 will be the year of scale commercial rollout for Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) at the annual GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit, a Mobile World Congress event. With the announcement Huawei also released its NB-IoT