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RealWear Announces HMT Release 11 to Accelerate Rapid and Secure Enterprise Wearable Deployment of HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1

2019-12-09 |

HMT Release 11 firmware update raises the bar for ease of integration for industrial wearables, giving CIOs full control and confidence of large-scale HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 deployments AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AR–REALWEAR CONNECT – RealWear today announced the upcoming availability of HMT Release 11 software. HMT Release 11…

Comporium Celebrates 125 Years of Service to Customers

2019-12-08 |

ROCK HILL, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#comporiumiscommunity–Comporium, one of the nation’s leading independent telecom providers, will celebrate its 125th anniversary on December 10, 2019. Headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C., the company serves over 134,000 residential and business customers in South Carolina and North Carolina. Comporium’s history dates back…

BT Ireland and Huawei engineer 1.2 Terabit transmission trial between Dublin data centers

2019-12-07 |

BT Ireland and Huawei are laying claim to the industry’s first 1.2 Tb/s transmission real-time trial based on a commercial product platform in a live networkThe trial used Huawei’s OptiXtreme series oDSP chips and optical transmission modules to implement a high-speed interconnection between two data…

Google Fiber pulls plug on 100 Mbps service to go ‘all in on a Gig’

2019-12-07 |

Google Fiber announced this week it was pulling the plug on its 100 Mbps service to new customers in order to just offer its gigabit service.Google Fiber’s $50-per-month internet plan is grandfathered in for its existing customers, but the company said the focus would be…

Editor’s Corner—MEF makes a play at OTT cloud providers en route to world federation of carriers

2019-12-07 |

MEF executives outlined an ambitious roadmap at last month’s MEF19 conference in Los Angeles that included snagging more business with hyperscale cloud providers and federated models for carriers.During his keynote address, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes outlined how the LSO Sonata API could be used, along…

IDC Finds Modest Gains in the Worldwide Ethernet Switch and Router Markets in Q3 2019

2019-12-06 |

Ethernet Switch Market Rose 0.1% Year Over Year; Router Market Grew 0.8% in 3Q19 FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Ethernetswitch–The Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $7.32 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19), an increase of 0.1% year over year. Meanwhile, worldwide total…

Three Providers of Open Source Object Storage for High Performance Workloads Named IDC Innovators

2019-12-06 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IDCInnovators–International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling three companies that offer open source object storage for high performance workloads. The three companies are MinIO, OpenIO, and SoftIron. Organizations are looking for scalable and cost-effective storage solutions for high performance…

Eurobites: Telefonica Awards 5G Core to Huawei – Report | Light Reading

2019-12-06 |

12/6/2019 Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: BT Ireland trials 1.2Tbit/s transmission with Huawei; TIM and Open Fiber are daggers drawn; Deutsche Telekom enables “holographic annotation” for field service engineers. In what could be seen as another slap in the perma-tanned face for the Trump…

America seeks faster ways to launch military satellites

2019-12-06 |

BY SHOOTING A missile into one of its own satellites in March, India upped the ante. The immediate intention, suggests Jeffrey Caton, a retired American air-force colonel who teaches at the Army War College, was to fire “a shot across the bow” of India’s rival…

Some planks from ancient Rome started life in eastern France

2019-12-06 |

THESE OAKplanks, once part of the portico of a property just outside Imperial Rome, travelled a long way before the builders got their hands on them. The science of dating trees by looking at their growth rings is now so good that Mauro Bernabei of…

Malaria infections have stopped falling

2019-12-06 |

AFEW YEARS ago it looked as if malaria might be on the way out. From 2000 to 2014 the number of cases and deaths fell. As the World Health Organisation’s annual report on the disease shows, though, the decline in cases has ended (see chart)…

The first computer chip with a trillion transistors

2019-12-06 |

SILICON CHIPS have lonely lives. They are born together, often as tens of thousands of identical siblings a few millimetres across, on a single wafer the size of an old-fashioned vinyl record. They are then broken from their natal wafers like squares of chocolate from…

Even aggressive centipedes will co-operate if they have to

2019-12-06 |

CENTIPEDES DO NOT generally get on well together. Even members of the same species may attack one another when they meet. So it is a surprise to find mother centipedes sharing nests and a double surprise to find that those co-residents are sometimes not even…

Adva takes the reins on research project to boost optical network capacity

2019-12-06 |

Adva is taking the lead position on a research project that is drawing a bead on expanding the capacity of optical metro and core networks. With financial backing from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the OptiCON project is exploring technologies that will…

Cisco tops Huawei, Nokia and Juniper in Q3 service provider router rankings – report

2019-12-06 |

Cisco held onto the top spot in the third quarter in the service provider router segment, but the quarter was slow overall.According to Dell’Oro Group, Cisco was followed by Huawei, Nokia and Juniper Networks in the service provider router sector in Q3. Overall, the service…

CenturyLink serves up software-defined storage from the data center to network edge

2019-12-06 |

In order to speed up processing times and reduce complexities across data centers, clouds and edge locations, CenturyLink is offering a software-defined network storage service.CenturyLink’s Network Storage allows businesses to store and manage their data anywhere that the telco’s network can reach. It’s available via…

CommScope to Realign Into 4 Biz Segments in 2020 | Light Reading

2019-12-06 |

HICKORY, NC — CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global network technology leader, will transition to a new operating model and segment reporting structure, effective January 1, 2020, that is expected to help better capture the strategic value resulting from its acquisition of ARRIS…

Wireless Innovation Forum Announces 2019 Innovation Award Winners and Welcomes Four New Board of Directors Members at Annual Meeting

2019-12-05 |

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Awards–The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum), a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, announces winners of its annual Innovation Awards as well as incoming and outgoing board members elected at its annual meeting in La Jolla,…

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Declines Slightly in the Third Quarter of 2019, According to IDC

2019-12-05 |

Enterprise WLAN Market Revenue Fell 1.1% Year Over Year in 3Q19 FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IDCTracker–The combined enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments fell 3.6% year over year in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19) with worldwide revenues of $3.8 billion. According to…

With Over 100M Users, 4G/5G FWA Offers a New Direction for Mobile Operators | Light Reading

2019-12-05 |

The number of 4G and 5G FWA users now exceeds 100 million, making FWA a key new mobile operator service for 2020 and beyond, as referenced from Huawei’s 4G/5G FWA Broadband White Paper. Fixed wireless access (FWA) is a low-cost, easy-to-deploy and flexible broadband solution,…