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hitchBOT creators to study how AI, robots can help patients

June 20, 2017

McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care. With the help of Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper and IBM Bluemix

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Blackberry eyes Enterprise Of Things with new platform launch

June 20, 2017

With an estimated 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how we live, and the Enterprise of Things is transforming how we work, according to Blackberry Ltd. As such, the company today announced productivity

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‘On The Road To Terabit Ethernet’

June 16, 2017

By Paul Barker Last year, a consortium that included Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telecom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich achieved what can only be called a major milestone – successfully achieving speeds of one TB per second in

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Global LTE connections to be near 2.5 billion mark by end of 2017

June 13, 2017

5G Americas, the industry trade association, today announced that global LTE market share compared to all other mobile wireless technologies reached 28% at the end of the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 11 percentage points in one year.

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CenturyLink, Cisco Meraki team up with new cloud offering

June 13, 2017

CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability of CenturyLink® Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki, an offering it said enables customers to more efficiently deploy and monitor Wi-Fi networks, security, wireless, phone, video surveillance and SD-WAN services through a single administrative dashboard.

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Report predicts solid and impressive growth for structured cabling market

June 6, 2017

The global structured cabling market is expected to experience a significant level of competition in the market throughout a forecast period up to and including 2021, predict a new research study from Transparency Market Research. An expected rise in the

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Viavi says its SmartClass Tier 1 tester provides MPO connectivity first

June 5, 2017

Viavi Solutions today announced the availability of the SmartClass Fiber MPOLx optical loss test set, which it described as the “first true Tier 1 (basic) certification test solution for cabling systems that utilize ribbon fiber with multi-fiber push on (MPO) connectivity. “Ribbon fiber

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Bell MTS, University of Manitoba launch IoT in agriculture initiative

May 30, 2017

Bell MTS today announced a $500,000 contribution to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign to launch a new initiative: the Bell MTS Innovations in Agriculture Program, providing students with financial assistance to develop Internet of Things (IoT) technologies

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Cables with LP certification now available from Belden

May 30, 2017

Belden Inc. announced today that many of its cables, including its 10GXS and 2183 lines, are now Limited Power (LP) certified. Belden LP-listed cables are designed to maintain safe operation and not exceed temperature ratings. “As digital building applications continue

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Optical WDM market forecast to grow 8% in 2017

May 30, 2017

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the total Optical WDM market, consisting of both long haul and metro equipment, is forecast to grow 8% in 2017, reaching a market value of US$12 billion. Ciena, Huawei, Infinera, Nokia,