Tizeti Network expands internet access with Cambium Networks wireless technology (NASDAQ:CMBM)

Cambium Networks (NASDAQ:CMBM) will aid Tizeti Network Limited, Nigeria’s leading public Wi-Fi operator in expanding its ISP operations in Africa’s most populous nation and meet customers’ increased demand for quality and high-speed connectivity, which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company is expanding its network using Cambium’s cnPilot Wi-Fi access points with ePMP fixed wireless wide area distribution, and cnMaestro™ cloud-based management platform. Cambium equipment will also be deployed in Ghana, as Tizeti expands its Express Wi-Fi coverage.

With more than 1.5M users, Tizeti is the fastest-growing internet service provider in Nigeria – a nation with almost 200M people with relatively low broadband penetration.

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Marquee Sports Network adds Chicago Bears content to fill its post-baseball programming void

In a bid to fill its post-baseball programming void, the Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network is partnering with the Chicago Bears on a half-hour program, “Bear Essentials,” that will be followed each week by a days-old, two-hour edit of the football team’s previous game.

The two schedule additions will debut Wednesday on Marquee, the TV platform launched as primary home of Cubs baseball earlier this year by the team and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

“Bear Essentials” is slated for 7 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by the abridged version of the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers from six nights earlier with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.

Typically, Marquee said, the Bears shows will run on Tuesday evenings.

“Bear Essentials” will be hosted by Marquee studio fixture Cole Wright, an ESPN and NFL Network alumnus. Wright will be joined by team personnel and analysts reviewing at the previous game and looking ahead to the next one.

“We’re excited to bring Bears fans more access to the news and information they crave,” Scott Hagel, the Bears’ senior vice president of marketing and communications, said in the announcement.

The Bears were tenants at Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, from 1921-70 after leaving downstate Decatur and before moving to Soldier Field.

“Given our long and storied history together and the special relationship between the McCaskey and Ricketts families, a reunion of Cubs and Bears programming on Marquee feels incredibly natural,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney in a statement referring to the families that control the two franchises.

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Bluebird Network Announces a New Website and Renewed Commitment to Supporting Business Growth

Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and underground data center owner, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new website redesign. New interactive features and site design proudly raise the Bluebird brand above industry standards and exemplify the company’s commitment to wireless Carriers and Enterprise businesses implementing existing and emerging digital technologies.

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“The fact is everything Bluebird does and all of the services we provide underpin the technologies that make our digital world possible,” said Michael Morey, Bluebird President and CEO. “Our world is governed by the ability to make connections and leverage bandwidth. We offer world-class fiber services focused on high capacity bandwidth—and business is all about good connections.”

A prominent new feature of the website is the searchable network map, allowing users to type in their business’ address to see if their building is on, near or off Bluebird’s extensive fiber network. By adding this element to the website, businesses can get the information they need more quickly.

Bluebird historically focused on providing carrier-class service to the largest telecommunications carriers in the world. While the company continues to support carrier services, now Bluebird is even more aligned to provide needed high-speed bandwidth to enterprise businesses joining the ranks of the larger data-hungry businesses shaping the world today.

“No longer is the internet a luxury,” said Morey. “Whether you are a company with 20 employees or thousands of employees, having access to bandwidth is paramount to a business’ success. Bluebird is here to support businesses of all sizes continue their growth trajectory by working smarter, not harder.”

Bluebird offers ethernet, dark fiber, wavelengths and a host of other network services and is uniquely positioned to offer businesses scalable colocation solutions from

Microsoft takes down hacking network with potential to disrupt election

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Microsoft obtained a court order to disrupt the largest botnet in the world.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

A group of tech companies dismantled a powerful hacking tool used by Russian attackers just three weeks before the US presidential election. On Monday, Microsoft announced actions against Trickbot, a Russian botnet that’s infected more than a million computers since 2016 and that’s behind scores of ransomware attacks. 

Cybersecurity experts have raised concerns about ransomware attacks casting doubt on election results. While a ransomware attack wouldn’t change votes and could only lock up machines, the chaos stirred by a cyberattack could create uncertainty about the outcome of the results. 

Election officials in most states have offline backup measures in the event of a ransomware attack, but have a harder time tackling the disinformation that comes with getting hacked. Ransomware attacks are also a concern for counties because they don’t have many cybersecurity resources.

Ransomware attacks have steadily increased over the four years since Trickbot came online, and they’ve targeted municipal institutions like schools, courts and hospitals. Trickbot, the world’s largest botnet, is believed to be behind last month’s ransomware attack on Universal Health Services, which locked up computers in hundreds of hospitals in the US.

Trickbot hasn’t affected any election infrastructure yet, and US officials have noted that there haven’t been significant cyberattacks against the US election, but the takedown announced Monday closes off a powerful tool that Russian hackers could’ve used to interfere with the election. 


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Cisco, Arista Cut to Neutral On Concern About Network Demand

Cisco Systems  (CSCO) – Get Report and Arista Networks  (ANET) – Get Report were downgraded by Citigroup analyst Jim Suva, who sees the coronavirus pandemic continuing to blunt corporate demand for networks.

Cisco has networking systems for internet communications and internet technology, and Arista has cloud networking solutions.

Suva cut his share-price targets to $43 from $48 for Cisco and to $230 from $290 for Arista. 

Cisco, San Jose, Calif., recently traded at $40.31, up 1.2%. The stock has slumped 16% year to date. 

Arista recently traded at $226.29, down 0.6%. The stock has gained 11% year to date. The S&P 500 has climbed 10% year to date

“It is clear to us that business and life will not return to the pre covid-19 normal,” Suva wrote in a commentary.

“While we recognize there is likely a permanent shift to a more flexible work environment, we have found most companies have figured out how to fully support all employees working from home, all employees returning to the office, and any combination of home versus work location. This has led to additional cloud and white box adoption and less … demand for enterprise equipment.”

Morningstar analyst Mark Cash is a bit more optimistic. Though Cisco has issues now, the future looks brighter, he said in an Aug. 12 commentary.

“While we expect demand weakness to continue impacting Cisco in the near term, the company’s product portfolio strategy, solid operating profile, and balance sheet give us confidence in the longer term. We are maintaining our $48 fair value estimate,” Cash wrote.

“Cisco continues to push toward more recurring revenue,” he noted.