Posted by Arthur Cole on June 17, 2020
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Increased data traffic on optical transport links took a jump over the past month due in part to the increase in teleworking around the globe and of course the increased consumption of streaming video content. While this is expected to ease somewhat as the pandemic recedes, it won’t happen overnight, and most experts think we will see a permanent increase in the number of people working from home ...

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Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology offering numerous enhancements on its predecessor, Wi-Fi 5 or 802.11ac. The enormous popularity of Wi-Fi technology over the last 20 years has been incredible, where most consumers readily expect most, if not all, shops, bars and restaurants to have it. You might recall that Wi-Fi 6 was developed to primarily overcome network congestion due to the overwhelming population of connected devices, whether that is in the home or in a shopping center, for example ...

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The age of Covid-19 has brought about a host of new requirements that will play critical roles for countries, cities, and businesses as they reopen as part of a new normal. As such, IoT and mobile apps will take on increasingly important roles as part of technology solutions that monitor and regulate the movement of people, vehicles and assets to ensure public safety. Additionally, solutions that address personal and health tracking will be in high demand as the pandemic is expected to be a part of our lives for the coming years ...

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The network operating system (NOS) is taking on greater significance both in the data center and on carrier-level networks as proprietary platforms are replaced with white box infrastructure. The need for increased flexibility and fully virtualized network stacks all but mandates a clean break between hardware and software as data users become less tolerant of downtime, crimped performance and anything else that interferes with their access to data and services ...

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