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Nokia 5G to support Industry 4.0 adoption at Agnico Eagle Finland mining operations

Operational 5G standalone (5G SA) network to support above and below ground mining operations for Kittilä mine, the largest primary gold producer in Europe.

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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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Cradlepoint partners with Staffline to improve on-site productivity

Cradlepoint has announced a new partnership with Staffline to provide high-speed, flexible solutions for its on-site connectivity needs.

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5G - differences in confidence and strategy

Research by NTT DATA UK and teknowlogy Group finds that whilst most industries are positive about 5G, there is discrepancy across industries in the scope of challenges faced.

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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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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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Report captures energy-saving impact of 5G-enabled industries

New research from InterDigital and ABI Research details energy efficiency of enterprise 5G and industry verticals amidst global sustainability commitments.

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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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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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Omantel deploys Ciena 800G technology

State-of-the-art transmission network increases capacity to support demands arising from 5G, wholesale, cloud, ICT and IoT services.

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Videos

Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
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.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.

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.
Balancing the needs of employees in both the virtual and physical workplace. By Chris Lorigan, Surface Portfolio Product Manager, Microsoft UK.
By Bhushan Patil, Chief Growth Officer for Network Services for APJI & EMEA,
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.