Openreach and Viavi partner for full fibre buildout

03 March 2021

Openreach is using Viavi's Optical Network Monitoring System (ONMSi) for its full fibre broadband deployment as its build programme reaches over 40,000 premises per week.

The former will use ONMSi for such functions are validating new construction, performing preactivation checks, and monitoring ongoing service, among other areas.

“Having a fast, reliable broadband connection matters more than ever, so we’re proud that our network has played a crucial role in keeping the UK connected during the pandemic. We’re also convinced that our new ultra-reliable and futureproof full fibre network will be a major catalyst in helping the UK to build back better," 
said Peter Bell, director, network technology at Openreach. “This year, our nationwide build programme has been gathering pace - passing 42,000 premises every week – and we’re determined to match that speed of deployment with the highest quality of build standards. “We want to maintain our position as the U.K.’s leading Full Fibre network by working with world class partners, and VIAVI’s innovations in remote fibre testing will help us monitor and accelerate our network build whilst making sure we continue to deliver great experience for customers.”

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Westermo launches new industrial networking training services

26 February 2021

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform 

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform 

Westermo has launched a new global training programme aimed at supporting those responsible for operating and maintaining industrial data communications networks.

Offering flexible online and in-person training, the Westermo Academy will provide certified courses to network engineers wherever they are located around the world, ensuring they have the expertise needed to maximise the performance and reliability of industrial networks.


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How you move to the cloud matters

25 February 2021

Greg Zweig

Greg Zweig

In days gone by, when disaster loomed, the townsfolk would be encouraged to ‘head for the hills’. These days businesses set their sights a little higher and seek the protection of the Cloud to safeguard their networks.

The global pandemic proved that this was the right move, and companies that invested in cloud-based Unified Communications or cloud-based contact centre services before 2020 were much better placed to enable their remote workforce to stay connected to customers and remain pro-ductive as compared to companies with a traditional PBX or premises-based contact centre.

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Exponential-e’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite

25 February 2021

UCaaS from Exponential-e

UCaaS from Exponential-e

Exponential-e’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite combines technologies from several vendors, including Microsoft, Cisco, Broadsoft and Contact Centre as a Service, and is designed to support increased collaboration and productivity in the workplace, wherever employees are working from.

Users have one identity across all services – voice, video, IM and presence information – and can access contacts from one list across all their work devices. IM and presence let users know at a glance whether other colleagues are available and online. Users can also be added to group calls easily and communications pulled across multiple devices with no break in flow.

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