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NEC to build a transatlantic cable

The first transoceanic cable to achieve 1/2 Petabit per second capacity, and also the first to employ 24 fiber pairs.

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MLL wins major network managed services contract from the South East Grid

10-year contract forms part of East Sussex Council’s new procurement Framework initiative serving councils throughout southeast England.

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Liberty Global selects CommScope HD Shelf

CommScope High Density R-PHY Shelf to support DAA and virtualization across global broadband network.

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Connecting people and companies across Africa and beyond

Djibouti Telecom is leveraging Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution to upgrade its DARE1 (Djibouti Africa Regional Express1) network to increase digitization in the East Africa region, which has been widely underserved when it comes to international connectivity.

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Long distance quantum communication breakthrough

New dual band stabilisation technique cancels the problem of temperature fluctuations to allow long distance quantum communication.

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EU-friendly Dublin Services PoP

Aryaka Networks has introduced its latest Services Point of Presence (PoP) in Dublin, Ireland, inside the newly redrawn EU boundary.

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Aqua Comms, Telia Carrier and Ciena trial success

The service is the first of its kind to be trialled across the Atlantic on a live network and will connect Data Centre locations in New York, London and Frankfurt.

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Google Cloud and SpaceX’s Starlink to deliver secure, global connectivity

SpaceX will locate Starlink ground stations within Google data center properties, providing businesses with seamless, secure access to the cloud and Internet with Google Cloud infrastructure.

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GeoMesh solution delivers high-performance connectivity for cloud-based services

Angola Cables, a multinational telecommunications and digital solutions provider, has upgraded its MONET submarine cable network using Ciena’s GeoMesh, powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optical technology, to provide more capacity and lower latency to satisfy surging digital demands.

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Tata Communications and Bahrain Internet Exchange join forces

Leverages TGN Gulf partner ecosystem to connect Middle Eastern markets such as Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and to the globe.

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Colt completes 600G wavelength testing

Since its launch, the Colt IQ Network has been designed to deliver high bandwidth, agile, on-demand connectivity, and today it also delivers best-in-market optical solutions.

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Doubling transatlantic cable capacity

WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics boost network scalability, intelligence and efficiency.

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AMS-IX breaks through 9 Tbps barrier

Internet traffic over AMS-IX, a leading interconnection platform, broke through the 9 Terabits per second (Tbps) barrier on 1 November around 7.30 PM. The peak traffic is a new all-time record for AMS-IX.

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Fibre for Hague households

Emtelle’s fibre optic cabling solutions in use as 25,000 households are due to be connected to a new fibre network in Loosduinen, The Hague.

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Signalhorn selects Highlight for global customer portal

Signalhorn, a provider of global network services and communications solutions, has selected Highlight’s real-time monitoring and reporting portal to provide enterprise-wide visibility of the managed services it delivers to clients.

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Videos

Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.

Expert Opinions

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Bhushan Patil, Chief Growth Officer for Network Services for APJI & EMEA,
By Nic Sarginson, Principal Solutions Engineer at Yubico.
By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.