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Nokia to open new 5G and 6G research and development centre in Portugal

New Nokia R&D centre to develop technology to power 5G communications and lay the foundations for 6G networks.

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Ciena to accquire Tibit Communications and Benu Networks

Ciena® has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tibit Communications, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Petaluma, California, and that it has acquired Benu Networks, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. Tibit and Benu are focused on simplifying broadband access networks through next-generation PON technologies and advanced subscriber management, respectively.

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Enterprises embrace SD-WAN but missing out when it comes to security

New study commissioned by GTT examines the SD-WAN and security challenges of 650 enterprise ICT decision makers in 14 countries across Europe and the U.S.

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Infovista and Gigamon partner

Industry leaders come together to deliver automated deep observability within network slicing use cases for communications service providers.

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GBI deploys Infinera’s ICE6 800G Optical Engine

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G optical engine across its submarine and terrestrial networks between the Middle East and Europe to increase capacity in preparation for the World Cup, which commences this Sunday.

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Cradlepoint introduces 5G-optimised SD-WAN that is network slicing-ready

Organisations can optimise performance and cost by matching slices to business applications using adaptive policies and cellular intelligenc.

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Siemon unveils LightVerse high-density fibre optic cabling system

Siemon has announced the European release of its innovative LightVerse high-density fibre optic cabling system that improves fibre network performance, manageability, scalability, and flexibility in data centre and LAN environments.

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Linux Foundation Europe announces Project Sylva

Leading European telcos and vendors Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Nokia, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone collaborate on creation of open source cloud software framework to reduce the infrastructure fragmentation, within the European context.

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WAN spend on the increase

Revenue from port charges, SD-WAN and broadband will grow, while MPLS’ contribution to overall market revenue will decrease by 55% between 2021 and 2026.

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Panduit expands OneMode capabilities

Panduit has extended the fibre capabilities of OneMode, its 1U rack-mounted device that offers a passive media converter to leverage legacy multimode fibre backbone (100Mbps –1Gbps) and significantly increases bandwidth to 10Gbps, 50Gbps and up to 100Gps across already installed fibre infrastructure. OneMode extends data reach out to 800m and up to 5000m using a second OneMode device. The technology offers an inexpensive, and quick-to-deploy, solution to upgrading campus networks.

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VMware extends SD-WAN 'leadership'

In order to stay competitive, enterprises are transforming their applications, adopting multi-cloud and SaaS, and enabling users to access these applications from the office, home or elsewhere. VMware, Inc. has unveiled its next-generation SD-WAN solution, including a new SD-WAN Client, to help enterprises more securely, reliably, and optimally deliver applications, data and services—no matter where they reside—to the site, branch, and home, across any network to any device.

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Arista delivers Continuous Integration Pipeline

Arista Networks has introduced a comprehensive network automation solution with the Arista Continuous Integration (CI) Pipeline. Built on Arista's EOS Network Data Lake (NetDL™), the Arista CI Pipeline helps enterprise customers adopt a modern network operating model. This approach delivers an agile, data-driven change management process for the network, enabling faster, more reliable deployment with reduced operational time and expense.

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Culina Group partners with Daisy to deliver their next-generation cloud first network

Daisy Corporate Services, a leading independent provider of secure IT, communications, and cloud services, has entered into a new five year partnership with Culina Group Limited.

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Cisco introduces six partner solution specialisations

Next step in Cisco partner program evolution to support partner competitiveness and recognise deep expertise.

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European expansion for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise with new partner Talksoon

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Talksoon have entered into a distribution partnership under which Talksoon will market Rainbow Office as a master broker in the broker model. Talksoon is a provider of high-end cloud services for the SME market with a particularly customer-oriented sales model. Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral is a comprehensive, cost-effective business communication and collaboration solution.

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Videos

Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.
Interview with Liz Parnell, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, at Rackspace Technology. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.
John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.

Expert Opinions

By Jennifer Lee, Chief Operating Officer at Intradiem.
Storage is one of the areas where an IT department can deliver very substantial cost savings, without sacrificing availability, reliability, performance, or cyber resilience. By Richard Bradbury – SVP EMEA & APJ at Infinidat.
The retail sector is just emerging from the backdrop of intense pandemic-induced digitisation, only to find itself in an environment with many more external pressures – from the tech talent shortage to outstanding technical debt and supply chain pressures. Here, Neil Holden, Chief Information Officer, Halfords, reflects on the lessons Halfords has learned even before the pandemic, and offers some best practice advice to CIOs and CTOs as they plan and execute digitisation strategies in the current retail industry landscape.