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Microchip accelerates development of 800G active electrical cables

Microchip Technology has announced an accelerated development path for quad small form factor pluggable double density (QSFP-DD) and octal small form factor pluggable (OSFP) active electrical cables (AECs) using its META-DX2C 800G retimer. The announcement comes as the rise of generative AI and AI/ML technologies fuels the demand for more high-speed connections and the push toward 800G connectivity in backend data centre networks and applications. However, cable vendors face numerous design and development hurdles that need to be overcome. (more…)

Rockabill subsea cable enables quantum communication reach from UK to Ireland

Researchers from The University of York in collaboration with the Quantum Communications Hub and euNetworks Fiber UK Limited (euNetworks) have demonstrated that quantum communication is possible over the long geographical distance that separates England from Ireland. The experiments series were conducted on euNetworks’ 224km Rockabill subsea network in July, pushing the boundaries of quantum communication and paving the way for the future security of private data. (more…)

Flapmax, Microsoft unveil second cohort of FAST Accelerator advancing Africa’s digital ecosystem with 12 startups

Flapmax announced that the twelve companies are selected for second cohort of FAST Accelerator startup programme, created in partnership with Microsoft to help build up and scale Africa’s digital ecosystem. Following conclusion of its 2-week online bootcamp, which saw 60+ tech companies participate in online training with experienced mentors, FAST Accelerator’s cohort of 12 startups will progress to a 5-week complete acceleration experience in Silicon Valley, California starting in October.


De-risk your business through regulatory resilience

Transatlantic data flows underpin more than $7 trillion (€6.53 trillion) in cross-border trade and investment per year, according to the US Department of Commerce. The recently announced EU-US Data Privacy Framework (TADPF), in place as of 10th July 2023, is expected to further promote opportunity and economic fruitfulness on both sides of the Atlantic, says Paul Mountford, chief executive officer of Protegrity


VERSES completes EU funded autonomous drone governance programme

VERSES AI Inc. has announced completion of Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020). The three-year project that began in November 2020 was funded by European Union to test viability of autonomous drones across five European cities. The final two trial cities, Oulu, Finland and Tartu, Estonia, join the three other sites Eindhoven, Netherlands, Milan, Italy, and Zaragoza, Spain in demonstrating essential digital infrastructure for governing autonomous drones.


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