Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) and PEACE jointly announced that the manufacture and integration of the PEACE system is now in the advanced stages. The system will offer the lowest latency connecting China, Europe and Africa, facilitating fast, high-capacity bandwidth on this new information superhighway.

Read more: Huawei Marine nears completion of PEACE cable system

Nexans, one of the worldwide leaders in cables and cabling systems, announced that it has signed a value-added distribution agreement with Ingram Micro for the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Yemen. With this agreement, Ingram Micro is authorized to sell and promote Nexans’ entire portfolio of LAN solutions through its wide channel network in these countries.

Read more: Nexans assigns Ingram Micro for Middle East cable distribution

By Jeff Gilbert, VP Strategy and Business Development, Content Providers, Qwilt

The biggest challenge facing OTT content delivery is not speed, as is commonly thought, but rather capacity. As you have probably heard by now, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton directly asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to stop streaming video in HD in order to ‘secure internet access for all.’ As a direct result of the pandemic, many more people than usual are at home watching Netflix and other streaming services and, in Thierry’s view, are effectively clogging the Internet. In response, Netflix agreed to lower their streaming bandwidth in the EU for 30 days, even though they believe their Open Connect service is already helping service providers, and that their streams already adapt based on available bandwidth.

Read more: The capacity gap is here

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