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MLL completes first phase of Full Fibre transition at Portsmouth City Council

MLL Telecom has successfully transitioned more than 150 Portsmouth City Council sites to Full Fibre as part of an initial five-year network services contract awarded in 2019. This milestone concludes the first phase of a major ongoing project to consolidate the Council’s previous network solutions onto a single 132 km high speed network deployed by CityFibre and forms part of The Solent Network Framework contract.

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Nokia Digital Automation Cloud solution supports AD Plastik digitalisation and factory automation initiatives

Nokia and OIV Digital Signals and Networks to deliver first 5G SA industrial private wireless campus network in Croatia for AD Plastik.

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Appetite for network-as-a-service rising

Digital transformation in the post-pandemic era is drawing IT leaders towards new network models that are more agile, adaptable and fit for purpose.

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VMware SASE launched by BT as a Managed Service

VMware has formed an agreement with BT, a leading global communications services provider, to offer multinational customers more choice and flexibility in how they embrace a cloud-first approach to networking, security, and edge computing.

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Cradlepoint and Juniper Networks partner to bring 5G diversity to AI-driven networks

Cradlepoint has formed a partnership with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure AI-driven networks, to bring 5G diversity to Juniper’s campus and branch portfolio. By combining Juniper’s leading wired access, wireless access and SD-WAN solutions driven by Mist AI with the Cradlepoint 5G portfolio, shared customers and partners have even more options to reliably connect to remote locations, with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting.

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Nokia selected by GO Malta for nationwide 5G deployment

Nokia to supply equipment from its latest AirScale portfolio delivering 5G connectivity to Malta.

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Internet2 transitions to 400G national infrastructure

New services, capabilities, and efficiencies for the research and education community that accelerate scientific collaboration at a global scale.

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Juniper introduces AI-driven SD-WAN capabilities

Full Session Smart Routing operations now delivered via Mist AI and cloud, with enhanced security and additional SSR capabilities available via new cloud-ready appliances.

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Console Connect and Colt Technology Services extend automated network coverage

Console Connect and Colt Technology Services have completed the first stage of major API-led interoperability between their global on-demand SDN platforms.

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Highlight simplifies complex networks with new Grid View

Gamma is one of the first users of Highlight’s Grid View.

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STL and Robin.io form strategic collaboration

Robin.io will provide the cloud-native Platform for deploying applications and network functions on the STL Enterprise Marketplace Platform.

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Vi revamps national backbone networks with Ciena

High-capacity, low latency network lays foundation for 5G.

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GBI boost submarine network performance

As part of GBI’s infrastructure evolution, Ciena has increased GBI’s Smart Network lit capacity by 10 Tb/s.

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Tech Mahindra and Nokia collaborate

Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services & solutions, is working with Nokia, to drive 5G private wireless adoption globally.

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Extreme Networks transforms Borås Stad Into Smart City

Extreme Networks, in partnership with NetNordic, has established one of the largest cloud-managed network infrastructures in Borås Stad, Sweden, transforming the municipality into a smart city

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Videos

Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
David Ellis, Vice President, Security and Mobility Solutions, Tech Data EMEA, talks through the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as digital transformation and, in particular, the rapid hybrid workplace evolution, place ever greater emphasis on the need for cybersecurity to be front and centre in almost any technology solution.
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.
Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.

Expert Opinions

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