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Zigbee Alliance, Thread Group address IoT industry fragmentation

December 12, 2017

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group today announced the availability of the Dotdot specification over Thread’s IP network. According to the two organizations, this is the first time developers can confidently use an established, open, and interoperable IoT language over

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Corning buys 3M’s communication markets division for US$900M

December 11, 2017

3M Corp. today announced that it has entered into agreements related to the sale of substantially all of its communication markets division to Corning Inc., for US$900 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. The business consists of optical fiber

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Gazette’s former print plant to morph into a data centre

December 6, 2017

Montreal-based eStruxture Data Centers today announced the acquisition of the Montreal Gazette’s former printing facility in Montreal, with plans to create a new, 30 megawatts power capacity data centre. The $150 million investment will allow the company to pursue growth,

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IBM unveils what it calls ‘industry’s most advanced server’ for AI apps

December 6, 2017

IBM Corp. today unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor. Built for compute-intensive AI workloads, the new POWER9 systems are capable of improving the training times of deep learning frameworks by nearly 4×2 allowing enterprises

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AWS brings IoT, machine learning to the ‘edge’

November 30, 2017

This week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company, announced six services and capabilities for connected devices at the edge. The company says that AWS IoT 1-Click, AWS IoT Device Management, AWS IoT Device Defender, AWS IoT

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Ericsson predicts a billion 5G subscriptions by 2023

November 28, 2017

The November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts there will be one billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20% of the world’s population

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ProLabs says its new transceiver eliminates bandwidth ‘bottlenecks’

November 28, 2017

ProLabs, a U.K. provider of compatible optical networking infrastructure products, has introduced what it calls “its latest development to the world of transceivers.” Designed to provide bi-directional communication over copper cable, the NBase-T transceiver module is an integrated duplex data

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ABI Research gives C-Band frequency edge in new 5G report

November 28, 2017

ABI Research says that the telecom industry has had to tap into a wide range of radio spectrum frequencies from sub-1GHz to 100GHz including licensed, unlicensed, and shared spectrum to address the potential of 5G. According to new findings from

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PoE market size to reach US$3.77 billion by 2025

November 22, 2017

The global power over ethernet market is expected to reach US$3.77 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. “Rising demand of the cost effective and fast communication owing to increasing internet users is expected to

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CommScope’s AIM system receives major upgrade

November 22, 2017

CommScope has announced the addition of new software capabilities in its automated infrastructure management (AIM) system called imVision. According to the company, the enhanced capabilities include the ability for IT managers to keep track of the location of PoE powered