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Command The 5G Network: VIAVI Streamlines 5G and 4G Deployment and Maintenance with OneAdvisor-800 Enhancements

VIAVI | November 10, 2020

Command The 5G Network: VIAVI Streamlines 5G and 4G Deployment and Maintenance with OneAdvisor-800 Enhancements
Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced enhancements to the VIAVI OneAdvisor-800 all-in-one tool to streamline cell site maintenance of 5G and 4G technologies. With the addition of 5G NR and 4G LTE signal analyzer functionality to the award-winning OneAdvisor-800, field technicians can efficiently deploy, integrate and troubleshoot today's multi-technology networks with a single instrument.

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Global network access/Connectivity trends (Fixed/Mobile/Wi-Fi) Traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for 71 percent of total IP traffic by 2022. By 2022, wired devices will account for 29 percent of IP traffic, and Wi-Fi and mobile devices will account for 71 percent of IP traffic. In 2017, also, wired devices accounted for less than half of the global IP traffic, at 48 percent. Globally, mobile data traffic will increase sevenfold between 2017 and 2022. Mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 46 percent between 2017 and 2022, reaching 77.5 exabytes per month by 2022.

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Global network access/Connectivity trends (Fixed/Mobile/Wi-Fi) Traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for 71 percent of total IP traffic by 2022. By 2022, wired devices will account for 29 percent of IP traffic, and Wi-Fi and mobile devices will account for 71 percent of IP traffic. In 2017, also, wired devices accounted for less than half of the global IP traffic, at 48 percent. Globally, mobile data traffic will increase sevenfold between 2017 and 2022. Mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 46 percent between 2017 and 2022, reaching 77.5 exabytes per month by 2022.

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ThinkOn Inc. | November 08, 2021

ThinkOn Inc., a Canadian-owned and operated company, was recently named the first VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative partner in Canada. VMware unveiled its Sovereign Cloud initiative and corresponding global partners at VMworld 2021, the premier cloud computing and digital infrastructure event. The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers engage with trusted national cloud service providers to meet geo-specific requirements around data sovereignty and jurisdictional control, access and integrity, security and compliance, independence and mobility, analytics, and innovation. “We’re thrilled to partner with VMware to offer a superior in-country experience to any organization in any industry that recognizes the importance of issues such as sovereignty and privacy,” says Craig McLellan, Founder and CEO, ThinkOn. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with VMware in Canada in ways that we haven't been able to do before.” ThinkOn was selected as part of a small group of in-country leaders worldwide to be part of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative. The ThinkOn team understands that data and operational supply chain sovereignty is a concern for all Canadians and is essential to the Canadian Federal Government and to the broader public and private sectors. In addition to government agencies, a growing number of private enterprises across all industries are choosing sovereign cloud for their data storage requirements to ensure stringent compliance obligations are met. As the only Canadian cloud service provider certified by the Government of Canada, ThinkOn’s VMware-powered services provide a digital marketplace of enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure and data management solutions that enable complete sovereignty and privacy for Canadian data. ThinkOn is proudly Canadian, and, as such, its services align with Canadian privacy-, security-, and data sovereignty-related interests. “The sovereign cloud is a vital need for the digital economy and protection of data. The new VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative recognizes VMware Cloud Providers that deliver cloud services on sovereign digital infrastructure and helps to connect organizations with highly sensitive data to these providers. ThinkOn has repeatedly demonstrated leadership in Canadian cloud security standards when it comes to data sovereignty, integrity, compliance, and mobility and we are delighted the organization is an initial member of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative.” Claude Reeves, Vice President and Country Manager, VMware Canada This announcement is good news for ThinkOn’s partners as well. ThinkOn’s go-to-market model continues to be white label, allowing partners to layer on their own managed services and features while retaining full account ownership and control. They can be confident knowing that the solution being delivered is designed from the ground up to exceed the requirements of public and private sector organizations and that complete supply chain control, aligned to sovereign interests, is enabled. “ThinkOn is extremely proud to be added to the prestigious VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative,” says Greg Chappell, Vice President of Sales, ThinkOn. “Our participation enables us to further highlight our strengths and the broad capabilities of our go-to-market channel partners. In the wake of the pandemic and the broad-based adoption of digital services by businesses and consumers, there is a critical need to provide accessible digital services across North America. Being designated a VMware Sovereign Cloud partner demonstrates our commitment to VMware, our channel partners, our subscribers, and a safer cloud experience.” ThinkOn is a full-stack service provider committed to the family of VMware products, including VMware Tanzu, which helps users modernize applications and infrastructure to deliver better software to production, continuously. To ThinkOn, VMware is more than just infrastructure-as-a-service, and ThinkOn is committed to moving up the stack to deliver VMware-powered solutions for Canadian customers in the most secure way possible. About ThinkOn Inc. ThinkOn Inc. is a cloud service provider dedicated to solving complex data problems with its portfolio of turnkey Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. ThinkOn’s channel-only distribution empowers over 150 value-add resellers and managed service providers to service the data needs of more than 1800+ businesses in commercial enterprise and public sectors across North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ThinkOn Cloud Services are engineered for high availability and scalability to securely host, manage, and store all types of data workloads with industry-leading technology platforms.

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Scale Computing Launches First of a New Class of HC3 Appliances for Databases & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Scale Computing | May 13, 2020

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Comcast Corporation | January 17, 2022

Comcast announced the successful test of a prototype 10G modem using the core technology that will deliver multigigabit speeds to tens of millions of homes. In a world-first lab test, a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) cable modem built by Broadcom delivered upload and download speeds faster than 4 gigabits per second (Gbps) powered by 10G network technology. The announcement is the latest in a series of 10G milestones from Comcast. In October 2021, the company announced a successful test of a complete 10G connection using a virtualized cable modem termination system (vCMTS) powered by DOCSIS 4.0 technology. That announcement followed major 10G milestone announcements in April 2021, of the first-ever live lab test of a 10G system-on-chip (SOC) and October 2020, of a trial delivering 1.25 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) upload and download speeds over a live production network using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) combined with the latest DOCSIS technology. A key component of 10G, DOCSIS 4.0 is an evolutionary leap forward in the ability to deliver multigigabit upload and download speeds over the connections already installed in hundreds of millions of homes worldwide. The great strength of our smart network design is that we are able to exceed our customers’ demands today, even as we continuously evolve to meet the needs of the future. As our 10G journey continues to accelerate, customers will reap the benefits of ever-increasing security, reliability, and speed.” Charlie Herrin, President of Technology, Product, Experience at Comcast Cable 10G technology builds on the work Comcast has done over the past several years to build a smarter, more virtualized network. In addition to providing a path to multigigabit upload and download speeds at scale, 10G updates will deliver near-term benefits to customers in the form of increased reliability, performance, and lower latency. Connected by Broadcom 10G technology, the modem test utilized the DOCSIS 4.0 FDX SoC device, which Comcast demonstrated in April 2021, to pair with two cable modem chips to deliver the breakthrough performance. These were successfully connected over a lab-based hybrid fiber-coaxial network to the vCMTS operating in DOCSIS 4.0 mode. This represents the first complete network connection of all-DOCSIS 4.0 components that are required for deployment. The demonstrated speeds – which were faster than 4 Gbps upload and download – are expected to increase significantly as developers refine technology at every level of the 10G architecture. “With each new milestone, we get a clearer picture of how 10G technologies will unlock the next generation of speed and performance for millions of people worldwide,” said Elad Nafshi, Senior Vice President of Next Generation Access Networks at Comcast Cable. 10G is a global industry initiative to stay ahead of consumer demand by developing and deploying new network technology to dramatically increase upload and download capacity in the coming years. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia.

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