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Fluke intros ‘world’s first’ certified Category 8 field tester

January 23, 2017

Fluke Networks today introduced the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer, which it said is the first field tester independently certified and endorsed to meet all the requirements for the Category 8 field testing standard. “The Fluke Networks DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer has been confirmed by

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APOLAN planning big Passive Optical LAN push at BICSI 2017 Winter Conference

January 20, 2017

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about passive optical local area networks (LAN), will showcase the Association’s growing success and educational expertise at the BICSI 2017 Winter Conference

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Avaya Inc. files for Chapter 11 protection

January 19, 2017

Avaya Inc. this morning announced that it has filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”). The company’s foreign affiliates, which includes

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Fiber, Copper & The Digital Revolution

January 17, 2017

By Paul Barker The digital revolution will continue at a torrid pace in 2017 and with it so too will activity in four major technology blocks that make it all possible – the cloud, of course, the data centre, the

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Schneider Electric collaborates with HPE on Micro Datacenter

January 17, 2017

Schneider Electric,  has collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on HPE Micro Datacenter, introduced recently at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas. The collaboratively engineered converged infrastructure offering provides end-to-end IT infrastructure, networking, storage

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BICSI to launch Emerging Professional of the Year Award

January 17, 2017

Each year, BICSI presents several awards at its annual Winter Conference & Exhibition. For the upcoming Winter Conference Awards Banquet, BICSI is introducing a brand new award. The future recipients of the Emerging ICT Professionals Award will be individuals ages

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Belden to showcase enterprise connectivity offerings in Tampa

January 17, 2017

Belden Inc. says it will offer a hands-on, up-close look at connectivity offerings that can be used across the enterprise at the 2017 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 22-26 in Tampa, Fla. To give ICT professionals a better understanding

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IoT market to hit projected CAGR of 20.55% by 2024: TMR

January 10, 2017

As one of the highly trending markets in the world today, the global Internet of Things market is expected to be crowded by a large number of players of all sizes, according to a research report released by Transparency Market

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Aquantia multi-Gig gear to be part of Dell EMC’s N-Series line

January 10, 2017

Aquantia Corp., a supplier of high-speed Ethernet connectivity offerings for data centres and enterprise infrastructure, today announced that Dell EMC Networking has selected the company’s multi-Gig AQrate PHY products for its new N-Series line of Open Networking campus switches. The

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AT&T strengthens IoT offerings with Gemalto security app

January 4, 2017

Dutch-based digital security vendor Gemalto has announced it is supplying AT&T with a remote subscription management offering it said will help enable its customers to deploy “new and highly secure IoT applications” both in North America and globally. According to

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Ericsson plans big 5G demo splash at CES 2017

January 3, 2017

Ericsson said today it will “connect the dots between the latest technology innovations and their dependence on infrastructure at the world’s largest consumer electronics fair, CES 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev., which starts on Thursday. Building on its theme of

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Darktrace says attackers will do more than steal data in 2017

December 20, 2016

Cyber-threat defense company Darktrace has released five major predictions for the coming year. “It was speculated 2016 would see even more cybersecurity activity than 2015 and it did not disappoint,” the company said in a statement issued this week. “Consider

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BlackBerry opens Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre

December 19, 2016

John Chen, executive chairman and CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. was joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today at the opening of the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC). Housed within the BlackBerry QNX facility in Ottawa, the centre will

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Accenture forecasts digital developments to watch next year

December 13, 2016

According to Accenture, digital technologies and hyper-connectivity are bringing user-led innovation to market faster than ever and the successful organizations today are those that best adapt and respond to unceasing change. Against this backdrop, the consulting firm today released Fjord

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Ericsson’s Vestberg out as CEO, search for replacement begins

July 25, 2016

Ericsson’s board of directors today announced that Hans Vestberg has stepped down as president and CEO of Ericsson “with immediate effect.” Jan Frykhammar, executive vice president and CFO, will assume the CEO position until a new CEO is in office.

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IP deployment focus of new Frost & Sullivan report

July 6, 2016

According to Frost & Sullivan, Internet Protocol (IP) has evolved into the foundation of nearly all business applications and networks. Leveraging IP to enable access to network-based data and applications is by far the most popular use case; however, previously

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SoundVision wins Ericsson Innovation Awards 2016

May 31, 2016

SoundVision of the University of British Columbia is the winning team in the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2016. The SoundVision team has developed a mobile device that converts 3D spatial information into sound so blind individuals can identify their surroundings

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Mitel advances to ‘leaders position’ in latest Gartner Magic Quadrant

October 27, 2015

Ottawa-based Mitel Corp., a provider of cloud and mobile communications services and products, has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. According to Gartner, “The corporate telephony market is evolving from a focus on

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Huawei hosts global financial services industry summit

July 24, 2015

Huawei today hosted the 3rd annual Global Financial Services Industry (FSI) Summit under the theme of “Reshaping IT to Drive Business Transformation” in Beijing, China. The event gathered more than 900 of Huawei’s financial customers and partners. Key topics covered at

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3rd Platform will transform ‘every industry on the planet’: IDC

December 2, 2014

International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced its top 10 predictions for the worldwide information and telecommunications technology (ICT) industry in 2015. The driving force behind all of the predictions is the industry’s accelerating transition to the 3rd Platform for innovation

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Rogers commits $4 million to Wavefront

November 24, 2014

Rogers Communications has announced a funding commitment of upwards of $4 million to Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, to accelerate the growth of machine-to-machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless businesses in Canada. Over

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Infinera launches Cloud Xpress for the Metro Cloud

September 18, 2014

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has introduced the Infinera Cloud Xpress line of metro optical platforms, designed for network operators delivering cloud-based services to consumers and businesses worldwide. The Cloud Xpress is optimized for the metro cloud, the

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SAP launch aimed at bridging the ‘learning gap’

September 10, 2014

Knowledge may be power, but according to Workforce 2020, a recent study from Oxford Economics and SAP SE, the majority of global companies are not doing enough to develop it. Nearly 80% of employees have not received company-sponsored skills training in the past five

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IGI bullish on plastic optical fiber market

June 6, 2014

IGI Consulting, Inc. has released a major update of its report on the plastic optical fiber (POF) Market – “Plastic Optical Fiber Market & Technology Assessment Study – 2014 Edition.” Developments in the past several years, the research firm said,

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Firms may be unwittingly exposed to cyber risks: KPMG

May 28, 2014

According to KPMG’s 2014 Global Audit Committee Survey Report – The Canadian Perspective, the role of audit committees in identifying and assessing risk continues to grow and evolve, expanding beyond traditional areas such as legal/regulatory compliance, anti-bribery/corruption and financial to

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Dell signs bare-metal networking pact with Cumulus

January 31, 2014

Dell this week announced a reseller agreement with Cumulus Networks as its first partner in what it described as an “ecosystem to fill a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined data centre.” As part of the

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Molex and Heilind partner to offer Flexi-Mate

July 6, 2011

Internconnect distributor Heilind Electronics has added Molex’s new Flexi-Mate line to its inventory of connectors.

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IBM, McMaster collaborate on “smarter transportation” research

May 18, 2010

McMaster University and IBM Canada Ltd. have  launched a research project to investigate how the automoti…

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Improved business outlook set for 2010 despite concerns about shape of recovery, Deloitte poll finds

October 14, 2009

More than half (57%) of chief financial officers expect improved business conditions in 2010 although they are…

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Bad news continues for Nortel, 3,200 more positions to be cut

February 25, 2009

Nortel Networks Corp. today announced it intends to reduce its workforce by an additional …

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Ottawa throws financial support behind embattled Nortel

January 14, 2009

Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement today issued the following statement after it was announced that Nortel Netw…

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HP unveils healthy Q4 preliminary results

November 20, 2008

HP today announced preliminary results for the fourth fiscal quarter 2008 with revenue of US$33.6 billion, a year-o…

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3Com wins patent infringement trial against Realtek

April 10, 2008

3Com Corp. today announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California awarded t…

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Agilent Technologies reports first quarter 2008 results

February 13, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. today reported orders of US$1.4 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2008,…

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Silver Lake and TPG Capital complete acquisition of Avaya

October 26, 2007

Avaya Inc., Silver Lake and TPG Capital today announced that Silver Lake and TPG Capital have completed the acquisi…

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Zarlink, Tollgrade team up

October 5, 2007

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. today announced it had signed an interoperability and co-marketing agreement with Tollg…

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46% expect lower to flat sales growth in next 6 months: survey

September 12, 2007

Slightly more than 46% of business people polled expect no to flat growth in the last half of 2007, according to a …

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Cash offer by Teachers accepted by BCE

June 30, 2007

BCE Corp. today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor gr…

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Cisco finalizes its purchase of Tivella

January 10, 2007

Cisco Systems Inc. has completed the acquisition of privately-held Tivella Inc., a provider of digital signage soft…

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Nortel reports second quarter results

August 3, 2006

Nortel Networks Ltd. today reported revenues of US$2.74 billion for the second quarter of 2006 compared to US$2.38 …

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Agilent to acquire Xpedion Design Systems

July 31, 2006

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Xpedion Design Systems, Inc. today announced they have signed a definitive agreement …

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Nortel outlines plan to improve operating margins and business performance, 1,100 jobs eliminated

June 27, 2006

Nortel Networks Corp. today announced significant changes to its North American pension programs as well as a net r…

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Alcatel and Lucent join forces in blockbuster deal

April 3, 2006

Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Alcatel and Lucent discussing merger

March 24, 2006

Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. today confirmed that they are engaged in discussions about a potential merger.

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Nortel posts massive US$2.2 billion loss

March 10, 2006

Nortel Networks Ltd. plans to restate its financial results for 2003, 2004 and the first nine months of 2005, and w…

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Cisco acquires Scientific Atlanta in US$6.9 billion blockbuster buyout

November 18, 2005

Cisco Systems Inc. today acquired Scientific-Atlanta Inc., the Atlanta-based provider of set-top boxes, end-to-end …

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Rogers to acquire Nortel’s Brampton site

October 25, 2005

Rogers Communications has purchased Nortel Network’s primary site, which sits on 63 acres of land in Brampton, Ont…

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VPN and security services markets robust and growing

August 3, 2005

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) services market continues to grow strongly, driven by the productivity improvemen…

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New residential qualification tester eliminates callbacks and workmanship disputes

August 2, 2005

Fluke Networks Canada has released the CableIQ Residential Qualifier, a cable qualification tester designed specifi…

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Canada’s telecommunications industry to hold Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this fall

July 29, 2005

Achievements of the Canadian telecommunications industry will be honoured in October at the inaugural ceremonies of…