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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on August 03, 2018

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Before I begin this month’s column, I just want to provide some background for those readers who have perhaps fortunately missed out on the story here in the UK regarding the EU referendum that took place back in June 2016. The British government took to the electorate and asked us to decide, “Do we want to remain part of Europe (the EU)?” In a shocking outcome, the British people decided to leave the EU and, as such, we now have a divided populous who want to remain in the EU whilst the majority, albeit minor, wish to leave, hence the definition, “remainers” and “leavers.” The British government ...

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The worlds of entertainment and telecommunications continue to blend as technology has enabled a wealth of applications and services that cross both industries. The introduction of broadband services gave rise to internet TV – most notably, streaming video services such as Netflix. While the introduction of smart devices, such as the iPhone, forever changed the landscape of entertainment. These devices have enabled every individual to become a content creator – while apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube have created an entirely new ecosystem for content distribution and the revenue generated by it ...

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The data center interconnect (DCI) is emerging as a key element in the enterprise strategy to transition to a more digital-oriented business model, one that encompasses multiple data processing and storage sites on the cloud and the IoT edge. At the same time, however, static network connectivity both within the data center and over the wide area is becoming increasingly virtualized and software-defined, meaning that in the very near future organizations will take to managing and optimizing their DCI infrastructure as code ...

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Vodafone has successfully completed a live network trial in Spain with the Facebook-designed Voyager optical “whitebox” as part of its work with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). An increased demand for data is driving the need for more scalable and cost-effective infrastructure. To solve that challenge, telecoms operators need a combination of connectivity and scalable and cost-effective fiber-based infrastructure ...

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