Jade Communications Saves 45 Percent on Capital Expenditures With Calix Intelligent Access EDGE

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced Jade Communications saved nearly half of its initial fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployment budget—a quarter-of-a-million dollars—and continues to maximize operational efficiency with the Calix Intelligent Access EDGE. By transitioning from previous hardware-centric solutions to AXOS® and the Services Management Connector (SMx), Jade can now turn up its own OLTs and activate ONTs remotely in seconds, slashing individual subscriber turn-up time from minutes to seconds. Additionally, AXOS and SMx eliminate costly and time-consuming third-party turn-up services while virtually eliminating truck rolls for Jade’s ONT outages, which had been about one per week.

Additionally, the regional communications service provider (CSP) has reduced its integration timeline from months to weeks while reaping the benefits of simplifying its network operations with AXOS. Along with the cost and efficiency improvements to service provisioning and subscriber turn-up, Jade (which operates in some of the harshest climate

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CBP paid to access a private company’s camera network spanning the US

  • Customs and Border Protection has paid tens of thousands of dollars for access to a private company’s network of security cameras that spans the US, according to federal procurement records.
  • The camera network, owned by a company called Vigilant, monitors roads and highways for license plates and sends automatic alerts for the location of specific vehicles.
  • It’s part of a broader pattern of CBP buying access to personal data collected by private companies, sidestepping the need for warrants and evading public scrutiny.
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Customs and Border Protection bought access to a vast surveillance network owned and operated by a private company that grants the agency insight into people’s movements across the US, federal procurement records show.

CBP has spent tens of thousands of dollars for access to LEARN, a system sold by a commercial vendor called Vigilant that uses hundreds of cameras across the

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Unlocking renewable energy to expand energy access

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The potential for solar power in Sudan is high and relatively untapped. Image: UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme has released a roadmap to unlock the potential of Sudan’s renewable energy and expand energy access.

The roadmap, entitled Empowering Sudan: Renewable energy addressing poverty and development, was developed through a series of consultations organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This was in response to a request by the government of the Republic of Sudan for technical support to identify and fast-track sustainable energy initiatives and investments.

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Green funding to address climate resilience in Sudan

Energy use in Sudan is growing rapidly. Traditional biomass provides most of the population’s energy use, especially for people in the countryside. Ironically, electricity use is growing at about 13% annually, despite only 47% of the country’s rural population currently being connected to the

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NavePoint Introduces a Full Line of Swing Gate Wall-Mount Network Racks for Easy Access to Rack-Mounted Equipment, From All Sides

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NavePoint, a manufacturer of reliable IT and A/V infrastructure components for contractors, installers, service providers and resellers, announces the introduction of Swing Gate Wall Mount Network Racks to their existing network racks and cabinets product line. The open frame racks incorporate a front swing gate feature that enables easy access to rear panels for servicing and management, especially in tight spaces, even after the rack is wall mounted.

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Lite Access receives $4,682,340 through warrant exercise


VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 14, 2020 /CNW/ – LITE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (the “Company“) (TSXV: LTE) (OTC PINK: LTCCF) is pleased to announce that its shareholders have exercised 7,203,600 warrants for total proceeds of $4,682,340.  The Company previously announced the acceleration of the expiry date of 7,385,700 share purchase warrants to September 11, 2020. The unexercised 182,100 share purchase warrants expired on September 11, 2020. This represents a 98% take up of the outstanding warrants.

“We are very pleased to have the ongoing support from our shareholders with these warrant exercises and recognizing the value that we are building in the Company,” said Carlo Shimoon, President & CEO of Lite Access.  “Our fourth quarter will deliver another quarter of growth with FY 2020 expected to be

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Access Control as a Service Market Research Report by Service, by Deployment, by Application – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Access Control as a Service Market Research Report by Service (Hosted Services, Hybrid Services, and Managed Services), by Deployment (Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud), by Application – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

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The Global Access Control as a Service Market is expected to grow from USD 989.36 Million in 2019 to USD 2,636.49 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.74%.

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This research report categorizes the Access Control as a Service to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:

Based on Service, the Access Control as a Service Market studied across Hosted Services, Hybrid Services, and Managed Services.

Based on Deployment, the Access Control as a Service Market studied across Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud,

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How Citi is democratising access to data

Financial institutions are one of the biggest adopters of big data analytics, but serving up fancy dashboards populated with charts and graphs is not enough, at least at Citi.

Speaking at Tableau Live Asia-Pacific this week, Sarah Burnett, Citi’s head of data democratisation in Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa, stressed the importance of human centric design in data analytics initiatives.

“To design the best [dashboards], we start with pen and paper, not just to draw which chart to use and what the page will look like, but to detail how the story should be told,” she said. “If additional calculations and groupings come up, we can work with our data teams to discuss the best tool for these additional calculations.”

Citi’s human centric approach to data analytics also puts users at the centre of its data visualisations. Burnett said her team of design experts are constantly thinking about

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From websites to business cards and brochures, most design projects can be enhanced with high-quality graphics. VectorGrove gives you unlimited access to 1.2 million royalty-free vectors, and you can get lifetime access today for just $59.99.

Many stock image sites charge you for every download, or ask for an eye-watering subscription. In contrast, VectorGrove offers incredible value. 

This library contains a vast array of scalable graphics that you can use in any project. The selection includes icons, illustrations, templates, cartoons, and more.

Membership entitles you to unlimited downloads on a commercial license. This means you can use the graphics in client projects, including web design, social media, video advertising, computer games, food packaging, and more.

You can browse the site by category or search for what you need. The graphics are available to download as SVG, EPS, and JPG at any size.

Lifetime access to the VectorGrove library is

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Access Bank Improves COVID-19 Resilience With $93 Million Syndicated Loan Agreement

Nigerian banking giant, Access Bank PLC, has announced the signing of a Subordinated Syndicated Loan Agreement totaling $93.8 million with the Dutch development bank (FMO), the French private sector development bank (Proparco), and leading investment firm, Symbiotics.

The tier-II capital facility was structured as a “10 years non-call 5 years” subordinated debt instrument, benefitting the bank for a period of 5 years.

According to Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director, Access Bank PLC, the facility will enable the Bank to continue on its strategic path to becoming Africa’s gateway to the world even after the unexpected simultaneous surfacing of the two ‘Black Swans’ in 2020: COVID-19 and the international oil crisis.

“This deal is in line with our strategy to deepen Access Bank’s footprint in the retail segment as well as increasingly support local Micro, Small, and Medium-size Enterprises, thereby supporting job creation in the Nigerian economy. The need to boost

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Students enrolled online in China may not be able to access course content, Canadian universities warn

From left are University College, Soldiers Tower and the University of Toronto Students’ Union., in Toronto on May 20, 2020.

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Canadian universities are warning professors that students enrolled online while living abroad in China and other countries may not be able to access materials that run afoul of domestic censorship and could have their internet activity monitored.

The restrictions could place a burden on professors to avoid some subjects or alter their teaching for students in some countries. Some universities are asking professors to be aware of the restrictions students may face and to be accommodating where necessary.

A large number of students will be enrolled at Canadian universities while living abroad this year as the pandemic makes travel difficult. That has created complications for courses delivered entirely over the internet.

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China, the largest source of international students at Canadian universities,

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