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ETA launches new fiber optics certification initiative

September 20, 2017

Accredited certification provider ETA International this week announced details of its new Fiber Optics Technician – Inside Plant (FOT-ISP), which is designed for technicians working in data centres, local area networks and enterprise networks. The certification, ETA says, addresses the

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New report highlights emerging global skills gap

September 20, 2017

A new report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development entitled Digital skills for life and work shows that education systems worldwide are only just beginning to help learners cultivate the digital skills they need to excel in in our

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TIA and QuEST Forum announce merger plans

September 20, 2017

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech connectivity networks, and QuEST Forum, the global association dedicated to quality and sustainability in the information communication and technology (ICT) industry, today announced they have reached an

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AT&T successfully completes single-wavelength 400 GbE trial

September 10, 2017

AT&T Corp. announced on Friday that it had successfully completed testing a single-wavelength 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data speed across its production network. This was the final phase of the company’s trial of an IEEE standards-based 400 GbE end-to-end circuit

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IBM, MIT to pursue joint research in AI

September 8, 2017

IBM Corp. plans to make a 10-year, US$240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific

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451 Research finds IoT ‘data storm’ impacting enterprise IT spend

September 6, 2017

451 Research says that the massive amount of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a significant impact on enterprise IT. In the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, analysts found

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Royal Canadian Navy deploys ViaSat’s end-to-end Link 16 system

September 6, 2017

VisaSat, a broadband services and technology company, has delivered an end-to-end Link 16 communications system to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for its Halifax-class frigates. The upgrade will enable the RCN to more effectively communicate with U.S., NATO and other Allied

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Data centre Ethernet switch market posts strongest growth in five years

September 6, 2017

Sales of data centre Ethernet switches saw the strongest growth in five years during the second quarter of 2017, with year-over-year growth of 14%, according to the latest report from Crehan Research Inc. Customer adoption of 25 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)

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New HDS offering integrates with VMware Cloud Foundation

August 30, 2017

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. this week announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series, an integrated, software-defined data centre (SDDC) rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. The company said that Hitachi UCP

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Cisco to purchase hyperconvergence vendor Springpath

August 21, 2017

Cisco announced today its intent to acquire Springpath, Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of hyperconvergence software. Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems. The companies have worked together since early 2016 to