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Vodafone to add 4 Tbps of capacity to its networks due to COVID-19

2020-04-04 |

While service providers have largely kept up with the networking demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vodafone is upgrading its network by 4 Tbps of capacity in order to be ready for the long haul. According to a blog post by Vodafone Group CTO Johan…

Coronavirus flushes IT spending to a 2.7% decline: IDC

2020-04-04 |

As the coronavirus pandemic becomes more entrenched across the globe, IT companies are slashing their spending and tuning up their contingency plans. According to revised research by International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide IT spending is now expected to decline by 2.7%.RELATED: Coronavirus: The dawning of…

AT&T sees surge in cloud-based VPN usage due to COVID-19

2020-04-04 |

When AT&T decided to virtualize network functions while embracing software-defined networking, it didn’t have the coronavirus pandemic in mind. But those decisions have made AT&T battle-ready in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, especially as companies send their entire workforces home.In a Thursday blog post, AT&T’s…

Frontier inches toward bankruptcy | Light Reading

2020-04-03 |

Signaling a possible bankruptcy filing in the coming weeks, Frontier Communications outlined a restructuring plan that included the possibility of asset sales. Frontier indicated it could file for Chapter 11 by April 14. In regulatory filings and presentations to investors, the company notably bemoaned that…

StackPath CTO: Service providers possess ‘beachfront property’ for the edge | Light Reading

2020-04-03 |

Flush with fresh funds, StackPath is pushing ahead with a strategy that stitches together a global content delivery network (CDN) with an expanding edge cloud that can run a multitude of services across both. And it is pursuing those ambitions with backing from Juniper Networks…

AT&T tops US fiber-lit building leaderboard – Vertical Systems Group | Light Reading

2020-04-03 |

BOSTON, Mass. – Vertical Systems Group’s 2019 U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order by number of on-net fiber lit buildings): AT&T, Verizon, Spectrum Enterprise, CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox, Crown Castle Fiber, Frontier, Zayo, Altice USA, Atlantic Broadband, Windstream and Consolidated…

Strategic Capital Fund Management Hires Chris Flynn to Expand Data Center Team

2020-04-03 |

COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Capital Fund Management, an alternative investment product sponsor, is announcing that it has expanded its data center leadership with the hiring of a Chief Investment Officer who brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience and well over $25…

TIM, Infratel step up fiber switch-on in response to COVID-19 | Light Reading

2020-04-03 |

Telecom Italia (TIM) intends to accelerate the switch-on of dark fiber installed by state-owned Infratel Italia in order to meet escalating demand for broadband connectivity brought about by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. TIM and Infratel Italia agreed in July 2019 to turn on public fiber infrastructure…

Airtel advanced investments to boost network capacity amid data surge: Gopal Vittal

2020-04-03 |

Kolkata: Bharti Airtel chief executive Gopal Vittal said the telco has advanced investments and is boosting network capacity to tackle the upsurge in data consumption and ensure uninterrupted mobile broadband connectivity to its retail and enterprise customers even as corporate India staff continues to work…

AT&T is king of U.S. on-net fiber buildings: Vertical Systems Group

2020-04-03 |

For the fourth straight year, AT&T ruled the roost for on-net fiber lit buildings in the U.S., according to research by Vertical Systems Group. Rounding out the top five on Vertical System Group’s Leaderboard, were, in order, Verizon, Spectrum Enterprise, CenturyLink and Comcast.Cox, Crown Castle Fiber,…

Colt CEO Grivner: SDN and employees shine in time of coronavirus pandemic

2020-04-03 |

The silver lining for tough times is that crises can cause the cream to rise to the top. That’s the case for Colt Technology Services’ employees and its software-defined network as both work to keep pace with increased bandwidth demands due to the coronavirus pandemic.Colt…

Strategic Investment of NXP in Kalray

2020-04-02 |

€8 million equity investment to strengthen partnership to co-develop, jointly promote and deploy safe autonomous driving solutions on the market GRENOBLE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kalray (Euronext Growth Paris : ALKAL – the “Company”), a pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems, today announces a strategic investment from…

Supermicro Provides Third Quarter of Fiscal 2020 Business Update

2020-04-02 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today provided preliminary information regarding its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 ended March 31, 2020. The company now anticipates that…

latest industry responses to Covid-19

2020-04-02 |

02 Apr 2020 Photonics organizations and companies continue to adapt to the pandemic, with significant trading continuing in new ways. Fraunhofer IMS (Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems) has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, posting a detailed statement on how its institute activities are continuing, albeit in…

800G rollout imminent following live trials | Light Reading

2020-04-02 |

During the run-up to what was expected to be a busy OFC 2020 Conference and Exhibition over the past few months, optical equipment manufacturers have been preparing 800G single wavelength coherent solutions for production. Several companies have shared information on recent 800G trials in live…

Synopsis: Untangling Neurons with Scattered Light

2020-04-02 |

April 2, 2020• Physics 13, s41 Light-scattering measurements and high-performance computing enable mapping of complex nerve fiber organizations in the brain. M. Menzel/Jülich Research Center M. Menzel/Jülich Research Center × To understand how function emerges from the brain’s structure, neuroscientists need to know the intricate…

 Augury Expands Leadership Team to Transform the Machine Health Category

2020-04-02 |

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Augury, a leading AI-based machine health solution provider, today announced the additions of Brian Fitzgerald as Chief Marketing Officer and Nelson Ricciardi Parente as Vice President of Services. Their combined experience will be key as Augury continues to build awareness and firmly establish…

Khoros Arms Global Businesses with Intelligence to Listen, Serve & Connect with Customers During COVID-19

2020-04-02 |

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AllWaysConnected–Khoros, a global leader in customer engagement software, is offering free access to its social listening platform, Intelligence, for Khoros customers looking to navigate the current crisis. With digital channels getting more traffic than ever, Intelligence empowers companies with a valuable, easy-to-use listening…

GRC Appoints Former Schneider Electric Executive to Board of Directors

2020-04-02 |

Dave Johnson will help guide the leader in data center liquid immersion cooling through the next phase of growth, as the data center industry continues its transformation AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GRC (Green Revolution Cooling), the leader in immersion cooling for data centers, has appointed Dave Johnson,…

Windstream Wholesale Continues to Help Customers Maintain Business Continuity Plans by Enhancing Wave Offerings With Proactive Monitoring and Ticketing

2020-04-02 |

New network health tools give Wave customers insight into network outages with proactive notifications and portal visibility LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Windstream Wholesale, a leading provider of advanced network communications, understands that helping customers maintain their continuity plans is more critical than ever. Today Windstream Wholesale…