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Cisco predicts near tripling of IP Traffic by 2020

According to today’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years. » Read full article to launch Ottawa Cloud Centre of Excellence, Genband’s communications Platform as a Service, announced today that it is opening a new Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa to deliver the next generation of cloud-based API offerings to cross-vertical global enterprises, Communications Service Providers (CSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and the developer community. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will attend the opening ceremony on June 9. » Read full article

IoT to overtake mobile phones by 2018: Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, published today, reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. » Read full article
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Legrand launches outdoor power offerings

Legrand recently introduced outdoor charging stations for mobile devices, the first in a series of permanent outdoor power offerings that combine charging outlets with lighting elements to support the growing demand for mobile connectivity in outdoor spaces.
“Facilities are beginning to focus on designing more productive outdoor spaces.  From corporate facilities to higher education institutions, facility managers are being asked to identify ways to encourage collaboration and social engagement outdoors,” said Sabrina Eckert, Legrand product manager.
The Outdoor Power Charging Stations are composed of two charging station models, which are available in three standard finishes -- black, bronze, and silver, along with custom colors. Each station includes a combination of two or three gangs of power devices, including USB charging, but can also be used for A/V or communications connectivity if desired.
All charging stations are NEMA 3R-rated for use in outdoor spaces. » read more

NaviTEK NT Tester solves network problems

NaviTEK NT network testers from IDEAL Networks are designed to help technicians work more productively as the result of a new suite of testing and troubleshooting functionalities.
Simple to set-up and use, the testers can quickly pinpoint and solve issues in both copper and fiber optic cabling, the company says. Assisting the technician is a large built-in screen that displays useful information including test summaries and at-a-glance network snapshots.
The NaviTEK NT measures 6.9" x 3.1" x 1.6" and can fit into tight spaces where network cabling is often located. Previously, laptops and other types of bulky computer systems were used to troubleshoot networks, yet both take up valuable working space in already cramped connection points. Laptops also create the need for extra cables which contribute to an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous workplace. Not so with the NaviTEK NT, the company says. » read more

BICSI Fall Conference

Sept. 11-15
Location: San Antonio, Tex. » more info

Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Oct. 26-27
Location: Toronto, Ont. » more info