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Corning delivers its billionth kilometre of optical fiber

September 29, 2017

Corning Inc. this week reached a significant milestone — delivering its 1 billionth kilometer of optical fiber. The company celebrated the feat with an event at its optical fiber manufacturing facility in Wilmington, N.C., the world’s first optical fiber manufacturing

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NBASE-T Alliance holds information session at BICSI Fall Conference

September 27, 2017

The NBASE-T Alliance, an industry-wide cooperative effort focused on enabling the development and deployment of products that support 2.5G and 5GBase-T Ethernet, today lead a panel discussion “Save the Cables – Be a Hero!” at the BICSI Fall Conference &

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CABLExpress says its new system simplifies cabling migration process

September 27, 2017

Cabling solutions provider CABLExpress, says it has developed a new system that data centre managers can use to handle multiple cabling light paths with little disruption or added cost. The new multi-path system simplifies the cabling migration process and reduces

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Hitachi Vantara launches ‘turnkey’ IoT appliance

September 22, 2017

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., this week unveiled a new appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments: Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform. Delivered as a turnkey system, according to the company, the

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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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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