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A few months back, we launched XKL’s quarterly Tech & Telecom industry news blog. Organizations across numerous verticals employ our optical networking hardware to power innovation, as such it’s important we keep up with the latest trends and use cases. For our Q4 coverage, we’re not only going to cover important activities from the past […]


The number of mobile subscribers in Africa experienced a dramatic increase between 2000 and 2016, growing from 17 million users to 380 million. However, still only 35% of Africa’s 1.3 billion people have access to the internet. The prevailing digital divide can largely be attributed to a severe fiber access deficit on the continent. In […]


It’s no secret that we’re in the midst of a digital transformation, thanks to the mainstream adoption of new technologies (including AWS, IoT, DCI and more) that are now imperative to the success of any organization. As a result of enterprises striving to tackle the implementation and integration of these new technologies to improve their […]


XKL just marked another successful conference at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018. As the largest global wholesale telecoms event, ITW 2018 was held May 6 – 9 in Chicago and brought together 6,743 delegates from 1,944 companies and more than 140 countries. It was a great forum for networking, meeting new people and showcasing XKL’s […]


It may be hard to believe (unless you’re between 17 and 26 years old – and play videogames), but watching pros play videogames is becoming a sizable sport that is generating significant revenue to rival major real-world professional sports leagues. For better or worse, people are spending hours per day honing their skills in hopes […]


As the number of internet users continues to grow, the applications used have become exponentially more bandwidth intensive. In the face of this demand and growth, proper bandwidth management is essential for subsea network operators. In the March issue of Ocean News & Technology Magazine, XKL’s Chief Systems Architect Chad Lamb outlines the unique challenges […]


As with most technologies, the optical networking industry has seen many advances over the last couple of decades, and we do not expect that to change anytime soon. Data demands are growing exponentially and the move towards virtualization is forever changing service providers’ needs. XKL engineers its solutions with the future in mind, so with […]


In the 1960s, when computers started connecting over telephone lines, Bell Labs challenged their engineers to identify ways to get more bandwidth out of its prevailing network infrastructure. It was then that a team of computer engineers realized machines that are connected to a network typically only utilized a small percentage of the bandwidth that […]


For the better part of the past 15 years, one of the most important elements of our global internet infrastructure fabric – the cables that link populated continents – were largely untouched. Between 2003 and 2015, no new transatlantic cables were introduced; but then, in 2015, there was a sudden explosion of investment. A whopping […]


Believe it or not, we’re already at the time of year where university students start heading back to their campuses. The long-standing tradition of embarking on a new semester is an incredibly exciting experience. The prospect of exploring new subjects, participating in campus activities and forging new friendships is exhilarating. These days, there’s something else […]

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