High-Speed Internet Lines to Surge in Europe as Virus Boosts Demand: Study | Technology News

MILAN (Reuters) – The number of high speed fibre optic broadband lines in Europe is expected to more than double over the next six years from last year’s levels as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates demand for faster internet services, a study showed on Thursday.

High speed fibre will pass 202 million houses in the European Union and Britain by 2026, up from 88.1 million in 2019, according to a joint report by consultancy firm IDATE and industry group FTTH Council Europe.

Houses passed is an industry term meaning the potential number of premises a service provider could connect to high-speed fibre optic broadband.

Germany, Britain and Italy are among countries expected to experience significant growth in the number of homes passed in 2026 compared to 2019, with Germany expected to see 730% growth, Britain 548% and Italy 218%.

According to the forecasts, the number of subscribers in the EU and

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Increasing Uptake of Technology for Business Boosts Global Business Analytics Software Market

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Nov 23, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
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The global business analytics software market derives much of its growth from the increasing uptake of business analytics software by a number of organizations, surging demand

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TikTok boosts parental controls with new additions to its Family Pairing tools


TikTok is getting new parental control features. 

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TikTok is boosting its parental controls, the company announced Tuesday, adding new ways for parents to monitor their kids on the popular app and social media platform.

The Chinese company, which has been under constant pressure from the Trump administration and US government officials over the past year, is boosting its Family Pairing controls. It will allow parents greater control on what their teens can search for, who can comment on their videos (everyone, friends or no one), and whether their kids’ page is private (where the teen choose who can see the content) or public for the world to see. 

The company is also adding the ability for parents to control if their teens’ Liked Videos section is viewable by others. Family Pairing

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PwC boosts cloud consulting with acquisition of specialist EagleDream

  • PwC acquired cloud transformation servicer EagleDream, it announced Tuesday, in a move that boosts the firm’s digital transformation offerings. 
  • The deal comes as clients now want cloud transformation across all business lines — from marketing to finance to operations — instead of just technology, Mohamed Kande, PwC’s US & global advisory leader said.
  • “The cloud is how companies operate today. It’s not just a tech problem, it’s a business problem,” Kande told Business Insider.
  • EagleDream also has multiple Amazon Partner Network ambassadors, a selective group of 200 global experts of Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s dominant cloud computing business.
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Cloud technologies and services have exploded in recent years, and experts say they’re now bleeding beyond their original technology arena into every other aspect of business. Professional service firms like PwC are listening and bulking up their rosters of cloud experts to provide more solutions

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