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EXFO in negotiations to acquire Yenista Optics

September 8, 2017

Network test, monitoring and analytics firm EXFO Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Yenista Optics, subject to a number of conditions to be completed before closing. Yenista, a privately held company based in Lannion, France, supplies optical test equipment

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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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Ericsson launches three new small cell systems

August 30, 2017

Ericsson today launched three new scalable small cell offerings it said are designed to help expand the small cell market and meet the growing demand for better mobile coverage and capacity while preparing networks for 5G and the Internet of

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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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ABI names CellMining as mobile network ‘hot tech’ innovator

August 30, 2017

CellMining Ltd, a provider of behavior-based network analytics and optimization, has been named as a “Mobile Network Hot Tech Innovator” by ABI Research in its latest market report, entitled “Radio Access Network and Core Network Hot Tech Innovators 3Q 2017.”

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Viavi signs network testing deal with Australian telco Telstra

August 23, 2017

Viavi Solutions has  announced that its MTS 5800-100G network testing offering has been selected by Australian telecommunications and information services company Telstra, to enhance future-ready network installation and maintenance capabilities across Australia. “As the demand for more data and higher

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Hexa Research releases major SDDC study

August 23, 2017

A new study from Hexa Research states that the global software defined data centre (SDDC) market is expected to reach US$259 billion by 2024, driven by its ability to optimize operations through data center management and virtualization capabilities. SDDC delivers