HomePod Mini Supports Low-Power Thread Networking Technology

As disclosed on the specs page for Apple’s new HomePod mini, the diminutive speaker is Apple’s first to support Thread networking technology.


Thread is a low-power IP-based networking technology for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices, offering a secure, mesh-based system that makes it easy to build an ecosystem of devices.

While Thread is essentially agnostic to the application layers that run on top of it, it can support multiple layers and may play a role in Project Connected Home over IP, the alliance of Apple, Amazon, Google, and other companies that is seeking to make it simpler to build devices compatible with multiple ecosystems such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

For the time being, however, Apple says in a footnote that ‌HomePod‌ mini’s Thread support is limited to HomeKit devices, so the technology can’t yet be leveraged cross-platform and it remains to be seen how Apple will embrace

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Open Networking And Edge Summit 2020 Delivers

Last week, I virtually attended ONES 2020, the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking and Edge Summit. I was impressed with the diversity of content at ONES this year, and appreciated the added emphasis on edge (which was the impetus for adding the “E” to the conference name—if you’ve never heard of the event, it’s because it was previously called ONS). Today I would like to highlight what I consider the most compelling announcements and takeaways from the jam-packed 3-day event.

Google Cloud announcement   

The major public cloud providers have been chasing the telco space in a big way as of late. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has led in many ways, offering service providers platforms such as Wavelength to supercharge 5G deployments with edge computing infrastructure. The Microsoft Azure team is snapping up companies to shore up its capabilities as well.

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Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

Cisco’s Internet for the Future routers and software will deliver key services for the Internet2 nationwide research and education network

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Internet2 today announced a strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions across the U.S. research and education (R&E) infrastructure that enables scientific collaboration at a global scale. The new agreement between the two organizations focuses on delivering a national R&E network with increased capacity incrementing at 400 gigabits per second, on-demand cloud-connectivity, and a reduced carbon footprint that will remove 6681 metric tons a year of carbon from the environment. The agreement also includes collaborative opportunities for Internet2 and Cisco to support research activities and multi-domain service orchestration with campus and regional partners.

(PRNewsfoto/Internet2)
(PRNewsfoto/Internet2)

Cisco’s selection

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Time-Sensitive Networking Market Size Analysis with Key Players, Applications, Trends and Forecasts to 2026

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Sep 22, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware According to the research report titled ‘Time-Sensitive Networking Market Size By Component, By Application, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026’, available with Market Study Report LLC, global time-sensitive networking market is anticipated to amass substantial growth during 2020-2026.

Growing demand from large number of high-revenue industries is likely to drive the growth of global time-sensitive networking (TSN) market over the forecast period. Widespread integration of industrial automation, need for reliable ethernet and development of different protocols, as well as emergence of IIoT and Industry 4.0 will propel the market growth.

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For the record, deterministic communication plays a major part in many industrial sectors, ranging from aerospace, automotive, and transportation to manufacturing and

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