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As part of its Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) programme, Cisco will continue to support Digital Luxembourg, the Grand Duchy's long-term digitalization movement

'Since the start of our collaboration with Cisco in 2018, we have made great progress in addressing challenges like cybersecurity and digital education. Today, we have agreed to further develop these initiatives and embark on new areas. We intend to utilise Cisco's expertise in the field of sustainability to accelerate our Net Zero strategy. Reflecting upon the success of our first Country Digital Acceleration partnership with Cisco, I am confident that we will continue delivering on our joint objective to facilitate Luxembourg's country-wide digitalization', said Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

Content publishers and communication service providers (CSPs) are experiencing a transformation from broadcast television to streamed content from the internet.

Fueling this transformation is competition from new providers that want to produce tailored content for their subscribers, allowing them to differentiate themselves among the competition and win viewership attention. And up to now, this streaming content has been mostly video and not bi-directional, but that will soon change.

The metaverse and applications like remote surgery or drone delivery services are on the horizon but can't arrive while the network still struggles with common problems like asymmetrical bandwidth speeds, scalability, and variable latency conditions resulting from congestion and transport distance.

Encryption Is On The Rise!
Cisco News, January 18th, 2023
When the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) announced the TLS 1.3 standard in RFC 8446 in August 2018, plenty of tools and utilities were already supporting it (even as early as the year prior, some web browsers had implemented it as their default standard, only having to roll it back due to compatibility issues. Needless to say, the rollout was not perfect).

Toward the end of 2018, EMA conducted a survey of customers regarding their TLS 1.3 implementation and migration plans. In the January 2019 report, EMA concluded:

Some participants' organizations may find they have to go back to the drawing board and come up with a Plan B to enable TLS 1.3 without losing visibility, introducing unacceptable performance bottlenecks and greatly increasing operational overhead. Whether they feel they have no choice but to enable TLS 1.3 because major web server and browser vendors have already pushed ahead with it or because they need to keep pace with the industry as it embraces the new standard is unclear. What is clear is that security practitioners see the new standard as offering greater privacy and end-to-end data security for their organizations, and that the long wait for its advancement is over.

Fiber@Home Limited, the largest nationwide transport (transmission) service provider in Bangladesh, has partnered with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) to accelerate the conversion of their network to 400G, enabling them to seamlessly deploy an automated transport 5G-ready network across Bangladesh and support increased bandwidth demand from businesses of all sizes.

Fiber@Home is using Cisco platforms for this expansion to enhance and optimize the overall customer experience, becoming the first customer in the country to adopt Cisco's Routed Optical Networking technology.

As the world continues to evolve digitally, Fiber@Home is witnessing disruptive growth and adopting new technology to more efficiently build and cost-effectively manage critical IP networking infrastructure, as well as support future innovations, including the evolution of enterprise services, 5G, and IoT.

Scale-Up Work Efficiently With Automation
Cisco News, January 19th, 2023
With increasing workload, there is a choice a business must make whether to hire and train new resources or utilise the existing ones but that has its limitation.

The other way is to automate the process and have robots that emulate humans' actions interacting with digital systems and software. Just like people, software robots can do things like understand what's on a screen, complete the right keystrokes, navigate systems, identify and extract data, and perform a wide range of defined actions. But software robots can do it faster and more consistently than people, without the need to get up and stretch or take a coffee break.

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