May 2021

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VIAVI Introduces Fusion JMEP 10 Smart SFP+ Gigabit Ethernet transceiver VIAVI Solutions today introduced Fusion JMEP 10, a smart, small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) Gigabit Ethernet transceiver for network test, turn-up and performance monitoring up to 10 GbE. Part of the VIAVI NITRO lifecycle management platform, the Fusion JMEP 10 addresses the emergence of 10 GbE as the dominant Ethernet bandwidth being used for applications like 5G xHaul, Business Ethernet Services, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) for Cable or GPON/ XGSPON for Fiber Access Networks. The past year has seen a global reordering of network traffic patterns, and service providers are responding by accelerating their technology evolution, relying on distributed architectures with significantly larger links. For example, 5G requires 10 GbE to the tower compared to 1 GbE for 3G or 4G. Cable networks require 10 GbE links that connect to remote-PHY devices at the edge. Traffic growth and complexity are further driving adoption of virtualized test and monitoring solutions. By actively monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators (KPIs) virtually, operators can maximize network performance and ensure the best possible customer experience, even as they accommodate exponential traffic growth.

Global Korean gifting platform – Giftiicon enters the Indian market with casual gifting app Giftiicon has launched in India with a new app specifically designed for the Indian market. Founded by father-daughter duo Nakkyun Chong and Ji Hyun Chong, the platform focuses on the casual gifting market where the act of giving and receiving gifts becomes instantaneous, impulsive and hassle free. The app enables users to send a gift of their choice in just 30 seconds through SMS and WhatsApp without necessarily knowing the address of the recipient. Aimed at millennials and Gen Z, the concept behind the platform is to simplify the gifting process and eliminate cumbersome registration requirements along with personal information. Particularly in the post-Covid era when people are socially distanced yet want to retain their human connections, Giftiicon offers the perfect low-contact gifting option for anyone with a smartphone. Commenting on the launch Ji Hyun, Co-Founder and COO – The idea of Giftiicon came from the observation that people often want to build connections with others through gifts but refrain from doing so as they do not know the recipient’s personal information.

Tata Tele Business Services takes adequate measures to ensure uninterrupted connectivity during cyclone Yaas Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS) has set-up a war room to promptly respond to potential business operational disruptions due to the impact of cyclone Yaas which is likely to hit the coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha over the next 24 hours. This dynamic war room is being managed by specialized technical teams who are monitoring the situation closely to gather as much information possible on the sites which are prone to any probable disruptions. On-ground Quick Response Teams (QRTs) have been aligned and mobilized to take swift and informed decisions during the impending calamity. TTBS has taken vital precautionary measures to ensure network connectivity is not disrupted, these include – critical equipment spares stocked up at the core switching hub, enough fuel reserves maintained to run DG in case of power outages, additional mobile DG and vehicles stationed at key locations, safety drills conducted, and field staff equipped with safety gear etc. Commenting on TTBS preparedness, a company spokesperson further added, “The safety of our field staff and seamless connectivity of our services is our utmost priority.

India’s leading educational institutions collaborate with IBM on quantum computing education & research IBM will allow over-the-cloud access to its quantum systems for top-tier institutions of India to accelerate advanced training and research in quantum computing. The faculty and students of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) – Pune, IISER – Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Jodhpur, IITKanpur, IIT – Kharagpur, IIT – Madras, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai and the University of Calcutta will be able to access IBM quantum systems, quantum learning resources and, quantum tools over IBM Cloud for education and research purposes. This will allow them to work on actual quantum computers and program them using the Qiskit open-source framework.


Tata Technologies and Logility Partner to Provide Digital Transformation Solutions for the Global Supply Chain Tata Technologies has partnered with Logility, Inc., a leader in supply chain innovation, to offer digital supply chain solutions to its customers. In the new normal, enterprises are being challenged to mitigate the effects of supply chain disruptions, such as tackling supply-demand uncertainties, and maintaining continuity in the near term. Agility and resilience of supply chains along with proper demand planning are crucial for better transparency and concurrency for them to win in the marketplace. This collaboration will further augment Tata Technologies’ strong digital transformation capabilities across the product development value chain and strengthen the bouquet of supply chain solutions thereby helping Tata Technologies develop innovative solutions to address business challenges of the manufacturing industry and help them realize better products. Speaking on the occasion, Warren Harris, Managing Director and CEO of Tata Technologies, said, “Tata Technologies with a vision of ‘engineering a better world’ enables the manufacturing industry to design, build, manage and realize better products.

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