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Gartner says global IT spending to reach US$3.7 trillion in 2018

October 4, 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.3% from 2017 estimated spending of US$3.5 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth,

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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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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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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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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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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