“The convergence of cloud and communication networks presents a unique opportunity for Microsoft to serve operators globally via continued investment in Azure, adding additional depth to our hyperscale cloud infrastructure with the specialized software required to run virtualized communication functions, applications and networks,” explained Yoused Kahalidi, head of Azure Networking at Microsoft. … [Read more...] about Microsoft strengthens 5G cloud offering with Metaswitch Networks purchase
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A team of engineers and researchers are working to tap quantum cryptography technology to enhance network encryption tools, so these can be ready to mitigate security risks when quantum computing becomes mainstream. ST Engineering and National University of Singapore (NUS) will use "measurement-device-independent" quantum key distribution (MDI QKD) technology in their efforts to to build cybersecurity defence against increasingly sophisticated threats. … [Read more...] about Singapore researchers tapping quantum cryptography to enhance network encryption
It's being done under the guise of protecting free speech, because Trump seemingly feels that Twitter, Facebook and Google are selectively censoring content from some political views (or individuals) and not others. Unfortunately for him, it isn't clear that the platforms are enforcing their moderation rules unevenly in any sort of malicious way. And in the case of Twitter "fact checking" the president's tweets, it didn't actually moderate, hide or remove them — and CEO Jack Dorsey has previously upheld that he does not plan to ban Trump from Twitter. … [Read more...] about Thankfully for everyone, Trump’s misguided attack on social networks faces many roadblocks
Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro on Tuesday said it has won a "large" contract from the Indian Army for setting up an advanced IT-enabled system to operate the Armed Forces network under the Network of Spectrum (NFS). Though the company did not mention the exact value of the contract, as per its project classification, the value of a large order ranges between Rs 2,500 crore and Rs 5,000 crore. The Smart World and Communication Business of L&T Construction has secured a large order from the Indian Army to establish an unified network management system to manage, support and operate the countrywide Armed Forces Network under the NFS, the company said in a statement. "This is an extremely crucial and sensitive project for the Ministry of Defence and we are proud that the Ministry has reposed their faith in our technical, engineering and solutioning capabilities to execute this project," said SN Subrahmanyan - CEO a Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro. It … [Read more...] about Larsen & Toubro wins “large” contract from Indian Army
LiFi will make Wi-Fi betterIf you haven’t yet experienced an overloaded home Wi-Fi network, just speak to one of the millions of families that are experiencing this now. Streaming home entertainment in the living room, and online gaming in the bedroom, while somebody hosts a video conference in their home office, is likely to be causing trouble for many Wi-Fi networks. While many people are quickly looking for ways to improve their Wi-Fi this is an area where LiFi can help in the future. … [Read more...] about How can light supercharge the future of data?