Posted by Ulrich Kohn on October 09, 2019
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In the past, I was forced to limit the size of my mail folder. Now those days are gone. The relative costs of storage versus manual deleting have changed. Today it’s cheaper to keep information rather than spend the time deleting it and occasionally experiencing issues with lost data. What’s more, it’s now easy to rapidly expand storage and compute capacity by allocating it to resources in the cloud on demand and in real time. All you need is a fast and secure connection to the data center ...

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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on October 04, 2019
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What happened? Did I blink too fast or has 20 years indeed passed since the first 802.11b standard was introduced in 1999?

Yep, I’ve just checked – my “salt and pepper” hairline is testimony to how 20 years have sped along without due care and attention and have surprisingly avoided a speeding ticket. 2019 stamps 20 years of Wi-Fi connectivity and I wonder what did we ever do without it?

Actually, I do remember what we did: We connected our computers and other peripheral equipment over a local area network (LAN) using Ethernet, forming the most essential of computer networks! You may recall that one of the primary reasons Wi-Fi was introduced was to simplify connectivity. More so, when Ethernet cabling proved too troublesome to deploy, Wi-Fi became a wonderful alternative to resolving connectivity in those typically challenging places to reach ...

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Posted by Jörg-Peter Elbers on October 02, 2019
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It’s been a busy few months for our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™. Following a series of 600Gbit/s trials showing how the solution addresses the growing bandwidth needs of metro DCI networks, TeraFlex succeeded in a unique ultra-long-haul demo. 300Gbit/s of data was transported over a 6,800km fiber link representative of a cost-optimized submarine cable ...

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Posted by Arthur Cole on September 25, 2019
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One of the more significant aspects of the transition to 5G communications is the aggregate network that will backhaul traffic to centralized processing resources. 5G traffic is expected to be substantial, after all, which means it will be necessary to upgrade network infrastructure from the edge to the mainframe and back.

The challenge, however, is in knowing where to boost aggregate bandwidth, and how. It stands to reason that urban areas will likely see more 5G traffic than rural – everything from autonomous cars to smart sneakers. At the same time, many of these new services will require far higher levels of reliability and availability than most mobile network operators (MNOs) are used to, which means equipment at the cell site will have to be increasingly sophisticated, even intelligent, as the market evolves ...

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Space may not be the final frontier – but it is certainly becoming the next frontier for communications services as both interest and investment in low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites is soaring to new heights. 

According to the Space Investment Quarterly published by Space Angels, $1.3 billion was invested in space companies in in the second quarter of 2019, bringing YTD funding to $2.9 billion, representing 88% of the total amount invested in 2018 ...

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