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“The creation of EXA, the way that we will serve our customers and our commitment to continual investment in our business is all down to one word: focus. We will have a relentless focus on the data-centre-to-data centre infrastructure services we provide, enabling our customers to provide the most compelling experiences to their clients and end-users.
Copper wires have formed the backbone of the communications network since 1911, and are currently used to deliver broadband services across much of the country, to individuals, organizations, and businesses.
The latest research from Cisco says that global internet traffic will reach 4.8 zetabytes a year in 2022, or 150,700 gigabytes a second. Video will represent at least 80 per cent of the total internet traffic. That research was published before the current coronavirus pandemic, which may well have a dramatic change in the shape and per-type breakdown of global internet traffic as face-to-face meetings are being overwhelmingly replaced with video conference calls and live video streaming. For example, NAB, the biggest event of the year in media production and distribution, has recently announced it will switch to a virtual conference for the 2020 year, with live presentations and meetings taking place via video streamed over the web.
Netflix has said it will temporarily reduce the quality of videos on its platform to ease pressure on internet service providers during the coronavirus outbreak. The platform, which is home to shows including Stranger Things and The Crown, will drop the video bit rate for 30 days, following calls from the EU’s European Commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton.
Mobile working is becoming the reality for an increasing number of public sector staff. From paramedics to healthcare workers and police officers, working remotely is part of daily routine for many in the sector. But the threat and impact brought by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has seen many organisations instructing office-based employees to work remotely, i.e., from home, as a way to minimise the risk of infection and spreading of the virus.