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Telecom Egypt deploys Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme

Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optical technology to maximize capacity along the Mediterranean segment of Telecom Egypt’s Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system and Egypt’s mesh network.

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CityFibre launches first 800 Gbps backbone ring

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent Full Fibre platform, has announced the the successful deployment of its first 800 Gb/s backbone wavelength in partnership with leading network technology solutions vendor, Ciena. This is a key milestone on CityFibre’s path to building a Full Fibre digital infrastructure that will reach up to 8 million premises in the UK.

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T-Mobile Polska launches long-haul 400GbE service with Ciena

First 800G network in Poland brings faster speeds, greater capacity for a digital future.

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ServerChoice launches network connectivity service

ServerChoice has announced the launch of its new network connectivity service, ServerChoice Connect. The new offering allows users to seamlessly connect to other data centres, cloud providers, peering exchanges and more, direct from their ServerChoice rack.

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Cellnex UK awarded a 10-year contract to deliver 5G private network

Cellnex UK has been awarded a contract by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to design and build a 5G private network, consisting of a 5G core network and a Radio Access Network, in Basing View, Basingstoke's central business district.

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Kerv acquires Gyrocom

Kerv, the next-generation ‘customer-first’, cloud and digital transformation services provider, has acquired Gyrocom, a fast growing network and security integrator with a specialisation in SD-WAN. In addition to SD-WAN, Kerv’s strategic acquisition brings skills in managed networks and network security, including Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the rapidly emerging cybersecurity solution. Gyrocom will operate as Kerv’s specialist networking and security division.

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Arista expands 400G

Next-generation 7050X and 7060X delivers two times the performance.

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Digital Realty selects Ciena

Digital Realty and Ciena have a signed an agreement to deliver an open, secure and dynamic cloud-based interconnectivity to customers across Asia Pacific. As a key milestone on Digital Realty’s roadmap for open interconnection, the new connectivity options further enable connected data communities on PlatformDIGITAL® through the integration of Ciena’s DCI solution.

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Transforming network planning and tuning

Combining automation with access to 9 billion crowdsourced data points, Infovista’s Planet helps mobile operators make informed 5G RAN planning decisions.

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NASCAR selects Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks is participating in the NASCAR Technology Partner Platform – an exclusive community of technology companies working together to evolve the racing industry to new levels of innovation and success by pushing technological boundaries.

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Wi-Fi management added to WatchGuard Cloud

New Wi-Fi 6 access points deliver fast and simplified Wi-Fi experience with enhanced connectivity across wireless and IoT network devices.

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Arista expands extensible operating system

Arista Networks has announced the next major expansion of the Arista EOS® network stack with the introduction of the EOS Network Data Lake (NetDL™).

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Nokia deploys SR Linux and data centre switches for everyWAN

SR Linux will improve data centre network scalability and aid operations visibility and automation.

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Work from anywhere with a wireless edge

Cradlepoint commits to EMEA market with launch of E102 Series Enterprise Routers to deliver centralised management and enterprise-class network security.

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First Abu Dhabi Bank cuts API operational costs by 57% with Kong

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions, has deployed Kong’s service connectivity platform to modernize its microservices-driven banking platform. As the banking industry transforms at a rapid pace, Kong provides reliable, secure and observable connectivity for FAB’s APIs and services within a scalable infrastructure. Moving toward decentralization through Kong has enabled FAB to accelerate development and business agility to push the customer experience further.

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Videos

Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
Craig Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at SnapLogic, provides some fascinating insights as to how a combination of data and AI and Machine Learning is already providing major benefits across all industry sectors, not least in helping organisations to address major sustainability challenges; and also in allowing many businesses to capitalise on the IoT opportunity. In summary, Craig believes that few, if any, companies can afford to ignore the advantages of increased data literacy.

Expert Opinions

By Eric Newcomer, CTO and Ricardo Diniz, VP and General Manager, UK I and Southern Europe, WSO2.
If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there is risk, and not just to your data. Physical security – the protection of people, property and assets should also be considered for their potential vulnerabilities. By Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group
By Stuart Green, Cloud Security Architect at Check Point Software Technologies.
By Laurent Bouchoucha, VP Business Development Network Solutions - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.