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Tata Communications and Bahrain Internet Exchange join forces to enable next-generation OTN network for Bahrain

4 days ago

Tata Communications, a digital ecosystem enabler, and Bahrain Internet Exchange ( BIX) , its exclusive cable landing partner in Bahrain, extend their partnership to offer high speed internet connectivity with very low latency for a superior quality and seamless viewing, gaming and download experience for customers in Bahrain.

Equipped with OTU-4 ( Optical Transport Unit) , a next-generation optical technology, TGN-Gulf cable system will enable customers with a robust, consistent, and manageable data transport infrastructure with the capability to scale up beyond 100 Gbps. With this…

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Quality control under the microscope: Why battery manufacturers need to embrace laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

5 days ago

Written by Dr Kay Scheffler, Dr Konstantin Kartaschew, and Dr James DeRose, Leica Microsystems

The global lithium-ion ( Li-Ion) battery market was valued at US$ 32. 9 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate ( CAGR) of 13. 0% from 2020 to 2027 [ 1] . Fast-rising demand for electric vehicles is one of the market’s main drivers, but there are other hotspots of growth, including the rise in renewable energy installations, such as photovoltaic panels, and greater acceptance of Li-Ion batteries for use in various devices across the medical sector, as well…

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Aico launch online community for Expert Installers

5 days ago

Aico are pleased to announce the launch of the Aico Installer Community, a connected online community built to support Expert Installers.

This community will provide a platform for Electrical Contractors to discover opportunities, interact and engage with one another to share knowledge and earn rewards.

At the heart of Aico is Education, Quality, Service and Innovation which is demonstrated in the free, CPD accredited training, available all over the UK. Aico’s award-winning Expert Installer training, delivered by knowledgeable Regional Specification Managers, provides Electrical…

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£1 million boost for renewable energy in the South East

5 days ago

Nearly £1 million of smart investment in the South East’s electricity network is set to pave the way for new generators of renewable energy to connect to the grid.

UK Power Networks is rolling out new ‘load blinding relays’ across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to unlock capacity for new connections. The £932, 000 project will see the devices installed on 80 transformers across 35 sites, from now until 2024.

In total the new protection relay technology will release 469 Mega Volt Amperes ( MVA) – unlocking enough capacity to install a rooftop solar panel on 127, 445 houses. That’s the…

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5 days ago

Ideal Industries, the global leader in electrical accessories, tools and equipment, has extended its wholesaler network thanks to a new deal with independent buying group, Associated Independent Electrical Wholesalers ( AIEW) .

A member of GEWA ( the Global Electrical Wholesaler Association) with 107 member wholesalers across six UK regions, AIEW enables smaller, independent electrical wholesale businesses to offer their customers market-leading products at competitive prices thanks to the buying group model. The buying group was keen to work with a leading supplier that could provide…

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