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What Is SFP+ Switch And How to Choose It for Home Use?

10G for home use is more and more commonly. When setting up the 10G network for home, people may pay much attention on the SFP+…

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Open Source Software: Cumulus Linux vs Big Switch vs Pica8

Open source software is the software that can be purchased separately for being installed on bare-metal devices. It is an essential part of today’s open…

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Tribal Pakistan to Get Connected with Fiber Optic Network

Pakistan’s Special Communications Organization (SCO) and incumbent operator, PTCL have entered in a contract to deploy fiber optic cables in the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas. It is estimated that more than 600 Kms of fiber optic cables are required to implement the project that would provide basic telephone and data services to the region.

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Will Different Ethernet Cable Speed Affect My Network?

Ethernet cables are the default physical connection for today’s home or business networks. People always want to buy a high speed Ethernet cable to enjoy…

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Furukawa Signs Fiber Cable Supply Contract with Izzi Telecom

Japan based fiber optic product manufacturer Furukawa Electric has announced a contract to provide optical cables and connectivity accessories to Mexican triple play operator Izzi Telecom. The supply contract is valid for two years. Furukawa fiber optic cables and accessories will help Izzi Telecom’s migration activities.

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Cisco In Negotiations to Acquire Luxtera

Luxtera has been in the limelight since the news of acquisition by Cisco came out. Though there are no official statements from either Cisco or Luxtera, the industry has started discussions based on the reporting by leading newspapers. According to the people watching closely the movements of acquisition, the biggest telecommunication network equipment maker, Cisco Systems Inc., is in talks to purchase optical chip technology company Luxtera Inc., No price information has been revealed and the since the talks are held privately, but sources close to the matter guess a few hundreds of millions of dollars. The negotiations are held confidentially and came to know only that Cisco could beat out bids from rivals such as Intel Corp. and Broadcom Inc.,

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Charlemont Town Opts for Own Fiber Network, Rejects Comcast Offer

The residents of Charlemont town have voted for own fiber-optic network, rejecting an offer from Comcast to build, own and transfer a fiber network. Fifty-six percent of the residents voted in favor of the town building its own network rather than depending on Comcast. The offer from Comcast to the town authorities was to bring high-speed internet to up to 96 percent of households in Charlemont.

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Iran and Azerbaijan Agree to Build a New Fiber Optic Link

The Iranian news agency IRNA reports that the governments of Iran and Azerbaijan are planning to improve telecommunication links connecting the two countries. A new fiber-optic route is the outcome of discussions between the members of ministries of both nations. Azerbaijan’s Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade revealed the government plans to the press agencies.

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