Month: October 2019

Solar firm Day4 Energy to delist from Toronto Stock Exchange

BURNABY, B.C. — Solar power company Day4 Energy Inc. announced a plan Monday that will see its senior management acquire the company’s assets in exchange for $500,000 and assumption of its liabilities.The company will also delist itself from the Toronto Stock Exchange.Day4 has struggled with a difficult market in recent months, hurt by oversupply, falling prices and uncertainty regarding the future of government subsidies.[np-related]Under the deal announced Monday, a company indirectly owned by Day4 chief executive George Rubin and chief financial officer Douglas Keast will acquired the assets and liabilities.Day4 will have no assets or liabilities other than $500,000 cash once the deal is closed.The plan requires the approval by at least two-thirds of the votes cast by Day4 shareholders and must also be approved by the holders of Day4’s shares other than those shares held by George Rubin and Douglas Keast.Day4 produces solar panels for residential, commercial and utility scale installations. read more

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Chorus of oil sands critics grows online as Ottawa says halfway to

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in New York today, pitching Canadian energy prospects to a leading U.S. think-tank.[np_storybar title=”Six-figure salaries no draw as young workers shun Canada’s oil and gas sector for ‘sexier’ industries” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/05/14/young-workers-shun-oil-and-gas-sector/?__lsa=1ae4-ccdf”%5DThe Canadian oil and gas industry’s faltering reputation is hurting its ability to attract the country’s youth despite the promise of six-figure salaries. Read more. [/np_storybar]At the same time, critics of Canada’s green record are taking to the Internet to warn that the Alberta oil sands are an environmental threat.Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations, Harper is expected to stress that Canada is halfway towards meeting its greenhouse gas emissions target. Many people in both countries, however, are wondering about the other half.As the Obama administration ponders the TransCanada Corp. proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline to link the oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries, Harper’s government is trumpeting the steps it has taken to ensure pipeline safety, cut emissions and monitor oil sands pollution.This week, in advance of the prime minister’s Q-and-A with the council, the federal government took out ads in major U.S. publications and fired up a new website to promote its sector-by-sector regulatory approach to reducing emissions.“With these and other means, Canada is honouring its United Nations commitment under the Copenhagen Accord to a 17-per-cent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2020,” the website says.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan “We estimate that as a result of our collective actions taken to date, Canada is already halfway toward closing the gap between what our emissions had originally been projected to be in 2020, and where we need to be to meet our Copenhagen target.”But critics, including Environmental Defence Canada, Equiterre, Forest Ethics Advocacy, Greenpeace Canada and the U.S. Natural Resources Defence Council, have set up their own Internet soapbox.They say OilSandsRealityCheck.com “presents peer-reviewed, easy to understand facts about the devastating impacts of the oil sands on climate, economy, human rights, land and species, air and water.”The trouble with Harper’s “halfway” claim is that it lumps together all the measures both provincial and federal governments have taken and the cumulative effect they will have on emissions by 2020.Numerous analyses suggest that closing the rest of the gap will take a near miracle, or some kind of national carbon pricing program.The federal Conservatives reject carbon pricing, although many provinces have already headed in that direction, either on their own or to comply with federal regulations.Something will have to give.Oil and gas are the largest source of emissions growth. Federal, provincial and industry officials have been negotiating for months to produce a plan that would curb emissions at a cost that does not disadvantage the industry.But none of the scenarios will take Canada anywhere near meeting its 2020 target, analysts say.Environment Minister Peter Kent, meanwhile, is looking at the handful of sectors not yet regulated. Commercial and residential buildings are key, he said in a recent interview, adding that he’s also hoping for international action in the aviation sector.Canada, he also noted, is now getting credit for reforestation efforts.But none of those this will give Canada more than a few megatonnes of carbon reductions each by 2020, well short of the needed 100 megatonnes.Canada could buy emissions credits from cash-short developing countries, but the government isn’t keen on that option.The Conservatives have also rejected suggestions that they limit emissions by freezing oil sands development and pipeline construction.This week, the International Energy Association said it expects oil sands production to increase by 1.3 million barrels a day by 2018, to a total of about 5 million a day.Canadian Press read more

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Pershing Square to sell 59 million Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd shares in

CALGARY — Pershing Square Capital Management has announced a public offering of more than 5.9 million shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. that would have a value of more than $880-million at market prices.The deal makes good on a pledge by activist investor Bill Ackman back in June to divest seven million CP shares within a year, taking advantage of a big run-up in the railway’s stock.Ackman led a bruising proxy fight against the railway’s previous management aimed at wringing greater value out of CP stock.Since ousting former CEO Fred Green and replacing with veteran railway executive Hunter Harrison, the company stock has been on a roll.The issue closed up more than 10%, or $13.79, at a best-ever $148.53 on Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange after CP reported record earnings and revenue and its best-ever operating ratio, a measure of a railway’s efficiency.The stock fell 58 cents to $147.95 on Thursday.The offering of just under 5.97 million shares by funds managed by Pershing Square will be underwritten by Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.The Canadian Press read more

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Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 22.28 points to 15,120.12.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 30.46 points to 22,029.45.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 3.54 points to 2,468.15.The Nasdaq composite index was up 11.11 points to 6,334.12.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.87 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 78.40 cents US.

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Canadas inflation is up but retail sales are down

OTTAWA — Canadian consumer prices picked up their pace last month as the annual inflation rate moved up from very low levels and closer to the Bank of Canada’s ideal target of two per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday.Higher gasoline prices helped push the annual inflation rate in September to 1.6 per cent, up from 1.4 per cent a month earlier and away from its two-year low of just one per cent in June, the agency said. Excluding gas prices, inflation was 1.1 per cent.The inflation-targeting central bank scrutinizes inflation ahead of its rate decisions. Its next benchmark rate announcement is scheduled for next Wednesday.However, only one of the bank’s three preferred measures of core inflation, which seek to look through the noise of more-volatile items, increased last month while the others stayed put.Statistics Canada also released numbers Friday that showed retail sales contracted 0.3 per cent in August, after increasing 0.4 per cent in July. Retail sales volumes in August recoiled 0.7 per cent.Excluding sales at gas stations and auto dealers, the report said retail trade was down 1.3 per cent in August. Sales were also down 2.5 per cent at food and beverage stores and 2.4 per cent at furniture and home furnishings stores.The retail sales data suggests the economy is starting to show signs of slowing down, as widely expected, following its red-hot performance in the first half of the year.On inflation, the report highlighted gasoline, travel tours and air transportation as the biggest upward contributors to consumer prices. The downward pressure was led by cheaper electricity, women’s clothing furniture.The report also found that consumer prices rose in seven of the 10 provinces in September. read more

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US releases list reflecting tougher NAFTA negotiating positions

MEXICO CITY — The United States has published an updated list of NAFTA negotiating objectives to reflect some of its tougher-than-anticipated demands in a reminder of the difficult hoeing ahead as parties seek fertile ground for a deal.The U.S. trade czar’s office released the new list on Friday just as the three chief negotiators began meeting in Mexico City for their first encounter after an acrimonious round revealed huge differences.Sources say Canada and Mexico will start the months-long task of probing the U.S. for signs of willingness to compromise, though they expect little progress on the toughest sticking points for another few rounds.A new document from the American side illustrated those big gaps.The U.S. released an updated version of a July document published before negotiations started, in keeping with transparency requirements under American trade law. The new list includes tougher language on Canadian dairy, auto parts and Buy American rules, reflecting negotiating demands adopted in recent weeks.“(Our) objectives represent a serious effort to renegotiate the agreement to update its provisions to the best 21st century standards and rebalance the benefits of the deal so that each country succeeds. … If these objectives are achieved, the United States will obtain more open, equitable, secure and reciprocal market access and the entire NAFTA region will benefit,” says the document.Major changes from the previous version of the document released four months ago include:–On auto parts, ensuring that rules of origin promote production in North America as well as “specifically in the United States.” That reflects a U.S. demand at the last round that cars must include 50 per cent U.S. content and 85 per cent content from North America overall, to avoid a tariff.–Ensuring reciprocity in market access for public-works contracts. This reflects an American demand that would limit access to Canadian and Mexican companies to one dollar in public contracts for every dollar American companies receive in those countries.–Eliminating Canadian tariffs on imports of dairy, poultry, and egg products. The July document did not specifically mention eliminating Canada’s supply management system. But at the previous negotiating round in October, the U.S. requested supply management’s elimination within 10 years.All these demands, and some others, have been deemed non-starters by Canada and Mexico.But those two are starting to demonstrate a willingness to seek compromises on some areas. For instance, both Canada and Mexico say they could envision some form of review mechanism every few years to provide status reports on the agreement.That proposal falls short of the U.S. demand for a so-called five-year sunset clause. In the U.S. position, NAFTA should come with a proviso that the deal gets cancelled unless all parties endorse it after five years.A rare hint of potential compromise from the U.S. came in the portion of Friday’s document referring to that sunset clause. The new U.S. position paper avoids mentioning a five-year cancellation threat, and actually contains language much more palatable to Canada and Mexico.The new document describes the U.S. position on the so-called sunset clause the following way: “Provide a mechanism for ensuring that the parties assess the benefits of the agreement on a periodic basis,” which sounds closer to the types of periodic reviews Canada and Mexico might be willing to live with.Canada also intends to signal its willingness to review auto-parts rules. But again, it views the U.S. starting numbers to be well outside the bounds of an acceptable final compromise.“We’re willing to talk about rules of origin,” said one Canadian official. “But certain figures, or certain proposals, are just not-starters … There are certain starting points that are just unworkable.”It’s considered doubtful too much progress on the thorny issues will happen at the current round, which ends next week. Canadian officials say they anticipate progress on less-controversial issues like digital commerce, regulatory co-operation and labour and the environment.But they expect the more intense decision-making to ramp up in the first quarter of next year, as the talks get closer to the hoped-for deadline of March. In the meantime, they will be looking for signs of potential common ground with American negotiators and watching whether the U.S. president escalates his threats to cancel NAFTA.Canadian union leader Jerry Dias said the sides are frozen far apart. The Unifor boss met with Canada’s chief negotiator at the talks, and suggested Steve Verheul and his American counterparts weren’t doing much budging on the big issues.“He’s showing as much flexibility as the United States is,” Dias said, when asked about the chat with Verheul. Dias also said there’s little room for Canada to cede much ground: “Nobody’s going to capitulate to Trump. Trump is wholly unpopular in Canada and Mexico. So nobody really wants to make it look like a Donald Trump victory party.” read more

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Nasheed faces arrest

Matters of major concern raised by Nasheed’s lawyers are : In view of the above facts his lawyers say they are extremely concerned for the personal safety of Nasheed should he enter the police premises.“Upon assessment of the facts surrounding the summons, we conclude that this summons is an attempt by the Government to thwart the progress of the Commission of National Inquiry and former President Nasheed’s participation in upcoming elections,” the lawyers said. 1. Former President Nasheed was selected as the official Presidential candidate of the Maldivian Democratic Party through party primaries held on 16 June 2012 by 32,305 votes (MDP membership is 48,393). The Waheed administration is currently demonstrating a clear pattern of abuse of power and tactics aimed at removing Nasheed from the upcoming Presidential race.2. President Nasheed resigned from office under duress. The factions of the police force, which are still in power, orchestrated the ouster of Nasheed from office. It is notable that the law categorically requires that in the case of a former President, he/she be addressed as “former President.” However, the police, in their letter addressed President Nasheed as “Mr. Nasheed” and this shows Police’s extreme disrespect towards Nasheed. Furthermore members of the security forces have openly issued death threats to Nasheed. Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is to be questioned by the police over allegations he is responsible for attacks on police property during political unrest in the country.According to his spokesman, Nasheed has been ordered to be present at the police headquarters on Thursday to respond to the charges raised against him. 3. The letter to summon Nasheed is baseless and fails to state any specific charges. The letter refers indirectly to attacks on police, vandalizing of police property and claims that their observations have led them to believe Nasheed is responsible for such events.4. The Commission of National Inquiry, the body charged with investigating the events leading to Nasheed’s resignation from office, is currently active in its ongoing investigation and is making rapid progress.5. There have been numerous calls for Nasheed’s arrest by prominent politicians within the ruling coalition, and numerous attempts have been made by the police to arrest him. 6. Nasheed has been assaulted by the police on various occasions since his resignation from office, and these instances are still being investigated by the Police Integrity Commission. “It is with deep concern that we note that President Nasheed has been issued a summons to appear at police Head Quarters on the 2nd of August 2012 in connection with a criminal investigation at a time when the political and legal environment of the country is under unprecedented stress,” his lawyers said in a statement. read more

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Lanka rejects resolution seeks vote

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland Monday said Sri Lanka had been alerted last year by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she met Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris. Nuland said the US was working with several governments on the resolution on Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) “Just as the Government of Sri Lanka did not recognize the last HRC resolution, it rejects the new resolution. Sri Lanka intends to request a vote when the draft resolution is taken up at the Human Rights Council on 21st March 2013. Sri Lanka seeks the understanding and the support of HRC member states at the vote on this resolution,” the Minister said in his letter, seen in part by the Colombo Gazette.The US on Monday tabled the final version of the resolution at the 22nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva, with several co-sponsors including Austria, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway and Britain. Moreover, he says the precedent created by intrusive, biased and politicized actions such as the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka would pose a danger for all nations. The Minister has noted that the beneficiaries of such action would be none other than the divisive forces that seek to destabilize the hard won peace in the country. In a toned down document as compared to the previous drafts, the resolution requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to present an oral update to the at its 24th session.It is also seeking a comprehensive report followed by a discussion at the 25th session, on the implementation of the present resolution.The US said it had alerted the government last year on the possibility of taking action on Sri Lanka if there was no progress in human rights related issues. The Sri Lankan government has decided to reject the final draft of the US resolution and will seek a vote among members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday, the Colombo Gazette learns.In letters addressed to Foreign Ministers of UNHRC member countries, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris said the Government of Sri Lanka believes that drawing disproportionate attention to Sri Lanka’s situation and introducing resolution that seeks to discredit, single out the country and humiliate are unhelpful and counterproductive to Sri Lanka’s current reconciliation process. read more

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Suspects arrested in Deraniyagala

At least 15 men who had arrived in a jeep last morning at the estate had attacked the 71 year old man identified as Nihal Perera. The police said that two others who were believed to be the security officers of the victim were injured in the attack. The police have arrested 4 suspects so far over the attack in Deraniyagala in which a superintendent of an estate in the area was killed, the police media unit said today.The police said that six police teams have been deployed to arrest several others wanted over the murder. The attackers had stabbed the victim after initially assaulting him and he succumbed to his injuries.The police media unit said that the vehicle used in the crime had also been seized. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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CPC chairman to resign

His resignation comes amidst the controvercy over the importing of substandard fuel to the country. The Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Thilak Collure is to resign from his post, sources told the Colomboi Gazette.It is understood that Collure had tendered his resignation as he was to go oversaes. He also said that 25000MT of Octane 90 petrol from the same shipment had however been passed to be released to the consumer. (Colombo Gazette) Meanwhile Petroleum Resources Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said that the CPC had rejected 5000MT of imported Octane 95 petrol after two tests had found that it was contaminated. read more

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President says judiciary now independent

President Maithripala Sirisena says recent rulings by the Court proves that the judiciary in Sri Lanka is now independent.Speaking at an event today, the President said that the ruling on the Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa proves there is no Government influence in the judiciary. President Maithripala Sirisena said that recently he had met a group of judges and they had told him that the judges do not get directions from the Government anymore. (Colombo Gazette) The Court had recently ruled against moves to remove Ekanayake and also arrest Rajapaksa in two separate cases. read more

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No nominations for Prasanna WP CM looks at options

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations for Western Province (WP) Chief Minister (CM) Prasanna Ranatunga to contest the Parliament election under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), sources close to Ranatunga told the Colombo Gazette.Ranatunga is to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow to discuss the latest developments and is also expected to convene a media briefing to announce his next step. Sources said that Ranatunga is prepared to contest the election under another political party if the President refuses to reverse the decision not to give him nominations from the UPFA. Ranatunga is being investigated by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over allegations surrounding a land deal. Ranatunga had last week denied allegations of corruption made against him and his wife after his wife was also questioned over the same land deal. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya read more

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MR feels Tamils overseas not investing enough in North East

Rajapaksa says the city of Colombo where the majority of the population does not belong to the majority community in the country is an example to the entire world of the co-existence of religions and ethnic groups.“In Sri Lanka Hinduism also finds acceptance within the fold of popular Buddhism. Every Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka features shrines to certain Hindu Gods particularly Lord Vishnu who is seen as one of the guardian deities of Sri Lanka,” he said. He says the majority of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka permanently live outside the north and east, among the Sinhala people and the tolerance and the peaceful nature of Buddhism gives the nation this strength.Rajapaksa also noted that the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has gone on record opposing any move to deprive Buddhism of the foremost place accorded by the constitution and to turn Sri Lanka into a secular state.He says apart from being the religion of the vast majority of the population, the ethos of Buddhism also keeps the country together by providing all other religious faiths an environment of tolerance and coexistence. (Colombo Gazette) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Tamils overseas are not investing enough in the North and East of the country.Speaking at an international Buddhist conference in India, Rajapaksa said that many high rise residential buildings have come up in Colombo in the past two decades. “Even after the war, the Tamil people resident overseas have not invested in the North and East to the extent they have in Colombo. I see this as a case of voting with one’s feet. The condominiums in Colombo are not cheap. Property values in Colombo are almost the same as in some Western capitals and nobody would invest large sums of money in Colombo if they thought it was not possible to live among the majority Sinhala Buddhist population,” Rajapaksa noted in his speech. He says the condominium boom in Colombo was in fact started by Tamil people resident overseas, who spent enormous sums of money buying up flats in Colombo even at the height of the war that was waged to carve out an independent Tamil state in the North and East. read more

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UNFPA continues push for zero violence against women in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, with support from the Colombo Municipal Council, the Town Hall building shines bright in orange for 16 days, urging the need to foster a safer environment for women and girls.“Despite any political situation, gender-based violence still happens, and it must be stopped. We will continue to advocate for zero violence against women and girls in Sri Lanka and around the world, to ensure no one is left behind”, says Ms. Ritsu Nacken, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) More than a third of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka said that it will continue to push for zero violence against women in Sri Lanka.Every year, iconic buildings around the world are illuminated in orange during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, a global campaign that starts from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). Throughout the 16 days, Governments, UN agencies, civil society, and activists come together to raise awareness on this issue that knows no social, economic, or national boundaries.  read more

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China says security situation in Sri Lanka not back to normal

The embassy has said that the Sri Lankan Government has launched a large scale crackdown on the extremist forces in the aftermath of the Easter explosions. The travel advisory will be in effect until June 21.Nine suicide bombers attacked churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, which killed more than 250 people and injured over 500. The embassy said, however, the security situation in Sri Lanka has not returned to normal.Sri Lanka had enforced a state of emergency since April 22 and has extended the state of emergency for another month since May 22. China says the security situation in Sri Lanka has not returned to normal.The Chinese state media institution, Xinhua, reported that the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has further amended its travel advisory for Sri Lanka to the primary level of “take safety precautions.” The security has been beefed up in public places, such as schools, hospitals and shopping malls. read more

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What You Need to Know about Cat 6A Cable

cabling.jpg Cat 5 specifies four-pair cable consisting of twisted-pair conductors used mainly for digital transmission. Cat 5 cable is typically deployed for full-duplex Ethernet networks running at 10 or 100 Mbps. See All in Enterprise Networking » If you’re looking to the future, Cat 6A will deliver the best performance at the full distance. If, however, you have no cable length requirements over 120 to 150 feet, then Cat 6 will support 10 Gbps.Tags:News & ViewsCat 6AWi-Fi 6Enterprise NetworkingNews & Views Articles You Might Like ‘Snowflake’ Networks: Putting a Freeze on Automation Terry Slattery June 26, 2019 Snowflake networks may sound as pretty as a new snowfall, but they create real challenges for automation. Wired vs. Wireless: A Closer Look J.R. Simmons September 18, 2019 As enterprises configure their networks to meet the demands of a connected workforce, the debate over wired vs. wireless network has come into focus. Cat 6 has a tighter twist in the cables, which supports two-way communication on each pair of wires. Cat 5e doesn’t support this feature. Cat 5e and Cat 6 support 1-Gbps networks. Cat 5e may have a longer delay, which makes it seem that it’s running more slowly. Especially as they build up their Internet of Things environments, businesses will need three things in the near future: greater LAN speeds, higher power levels for PoE ports, and more connections. Greater speed and higher PoE means new cabling technology — enter Category 6A twisted-pair copper cabling. Knowing the Difference in Cabling StandardsCat 3 cable, also known as voice-grade, or VG (as in 100BaseVG), is an unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable used to connect legacy telephones. It’s one of the copper cabling standards defined and specified jointly by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and published in TIA/EIA-568-B. Cat 3 can reliably support data rates up to 10 Mbps for Ethernet connections. Businesses can expect Cat 6A cabling to cost at least about 20% more to implement than Cat 6, but when you consider the growth in devices powered by PoE and in the number of wireless users, it’s more difficult than ever to make a case for implementing anything lower than Cat 6A. Not selecting Cat 6A could put businesses at risk of needing to replace Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling in order to support 802.11ax APs. 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Extreme Networks Zeus Kerravala May 17, 2019 The company, whose existence was being questioned just a few years ago, has risen from the proverbial ashes. Introduction to 802.1axIEEE 802.11ax, marketed as Wi-Fi 6 by the Wi-Fi Alliance, is one of the two Wi-Fi specifications standards of IEEE 802.11. The other is 802.11ay, which has more problems penetrating surfaces like walls than does the ax version (see related No Jitter post, “Cisco Goes Big with Wi-Fi 6.” Cat 5E cable is designed to support full-duplex Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) operation, as well as Gigabit Ethernet. In addition, Cat 5e has stricter specifications for crosstalk, attenuation, and return loss than Cat 5. Here Comes Cat 6ATo reduce crosstalk, Cat 6A has additional and tighter twists and insulation than previous versions. Cat 6A is backwards-compatible with Cat 6 and Cat 5E; the speeds are limited, and will perform to the lowest-category cable or connector installed in the link. Cat 6A is the cabling expected to support the new Wi-Fi 6 APs. 802.11ax access points (APs) are designed to operate in all-band spectrums between 1 and 7 GHz, when they become available, in addition to the existing 2.4- and 5-GHz bands. Device vendors have demonstrated a top speed of 11 Gbps. Throughput speeds are four times higher than they are for IEEE 802.11ac, even though the nominal data rate is about 37% faster at most with latency down 75%. Connecting the new APs will require higher-speed cabling (10 Gbps) and new LAN switches. 8 Disruptive Forces Reshaping Networking Sorell Slaymaker September 05, 2019 Change is in the air, and not all long-held assumptions will prove valid. Cat 6 cable provides higher performance than Cat 5e and features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. To transmit complying with Cat 6 specifications, jacks, patch cables, patch panels, cross-connects, and cabling must all meet Cat 6 standards. For example, if connectors in use comply with Cat 5e but not Cat 6 specs, then the Cat 6 cable can’t operate at 1 Gbps. The Changing Face of Network Strategy Scott Murphy June 19, 2019 Applications are changing the face of the network. Is your infrastructure ready? Cat 6A uses 16- to 20-gauge wires. Thicker wire translates onto higher PoE. Cat 6A cable is considerably thicker then Cat 6, which in turn is thicker than Cat 5. Cabling space may limit the number of cables that can be run in a conduit. Cat 6A supports 10 Gbps for the full distance of Ethernet (328 feet). Cat 6A also reduces the crosstalk among the wire pairs, which reduces the cable delay. You’ll have to verify if the Cat 6A cable can support PoE standard 802.3bt with power delivery of 60 and 100 watts. Selecting Cat X CableThe 10-Gbps network on Cat 6 cables is limited to 164 feet, including patch cables. Beyond this distance, the speed is the same as Cat 5e or 1 Gbps. The Cat 6 cable primarily uses 23-gauge wires, and sometimes Cat 6 may have a plastic piece in the middle of the cable that splits the pairs apart, making the cable thicker. The purpose of this design it to limit crosstalk. Log in or register to post comments read more

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Save the date – Paul Jenkins speaks at Brock

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 4.  Former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, Paul Jenkins, will be visiting the Brock campus to speak. He will attend a reception for graduates and friends of the Faculty of Business to be held that evening. Jenkins is a St. Catharines native and a Brock chapter Beta Gamma Sigma honoree. Time, location and speech topic to follow, but be sure to save the date.

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