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AFL says OSP MicroCore cable now accommodates up to 432 fibers

AFL says OSP MicroCore cable now accommodates up to 432 fibers

October 20, 2014 With a 12.6-mm outer diameter, the 432-fiber OSP MicroCore is among the industry's smal...
VSU awarded $3.25M U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop wireless network training

VSU awarded $3.25M U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop wireless network training

October 20, 2014 Administered in partnership with wireless association PCIA, the grant will extend throu...

Graybar boosts connectivity in New York City subway

October 20, 2014 Graybar was recently named in a Wall Street Journal article regarding the rollout of ad...
ABI: In-building wireless elements including DAS/DRS, small cells will comprise 5G core

Analyst: 5G core will rely on in-building wireless elements including DAS/DRS, small cells

October 20, 2014 ABI Research asserts that in-building wireless systems of the future will deliver high ...
10G XG-PON footprint for 1-Gbps FTTH services deployed by Huawei, Telefónica

10G XG-PON footprint for 1-Gbps FTTH services deployed by Huawei, Telefónica

October 20, 2014

New deployment is one of the few publicly announced examples of XG-PON use.

Combo-tip drivers made for cable installations

October 17, 2014 Klein Tools’ newest drivers are designed for maximum contact with the combination-head ...

Cabling standards for Category 8, DAS the focus of web seminar

October 17, 2014 Participants in the TIA’s cabling standards-development process will bring attendees up...
Cabling disaster alert

Cabling disaster alert

October 16, 2014 Whether you call it a riser closet, telco closet or a wiring closet, the biggest new th...
Report: Mobile operators eye SDN/NFV, Ethernet on fiber for backhaul networks

Report: SDN/NFV, Ethernet on fiber on deck for mobile backhaul networks

October 16, 2014 The mobile backhaul network is becoming increasingly complex, finds new survey by Infon...
 Wireless and cable connectivity supplier L-com names former Eaton, Belden exec EVP

L-com names former Eaton, Belden exec as EVP of sales, product development

October 16, 2014 Bill Miller is L-com's new executive vice president of sales and product development.
Bolide scores GSA contract for IP security cameras, turnkey video surveillance, CCTV accessories

Security camera system, IP video expert Bolide scores GSA contract

October 16, 2014 Bolide Technology Group (San Dimas, CA) has been awarded a five year GSA contract from ...
 Report: Data center SDN maturing past hype; 10 GE enterprise, 25 GE cloud evolution expanding

Report: Data center SDN maturing past hype; 10 GE enterprise, 25 GE cloud evolution expanding

October 15, 2014

Data center SDN sales will grow more than 65% in 2014, forecasts Dell'Oro Group.

TIA moving forward with wideband multimode fiber standard

October 15, 2014 The fiber being specified will accommodate wave-division multiplexing that will enable ...

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Closet cleanup: Before and after photos

Technician Dan Page sent us these four photos illustrating the state of disarray of a main crossconnect that served two floors ...

11 Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

Gone by in a whirlwind: 20 dangerous years in the cabling industry

Folks here in Nashua, NH, home of the head offices of PennWell Technology Group'sCabling Installation & Maintenance, have f...

Recognizing the industry's positive contributors

In commemoration of Cabling Installation & Maintenance's 20th anniversary, we asked our audience to nominate individuals th...

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Cabling Standards Update

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides insight into some of the current cabling-standards developments within the TIA, with reference...
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How a Passive Optical LAN can solve Tomorrow’s Connectivity Challenges

 In this session, Patrick McLaughlin, will moderate a discussion with Dave Cunningham, Director of Business Development, Optical LAN at Tellabs, Todd Christner, Director of...
October 9, 2014

40- and 100-Gbit/sec Networks and Cabling

The relentless increase in the amount of information being transferred and stored has prompted the development and use of extremely high-speed data-transmission technologies. To...
September 25, 2014

Best Practices for Deploying Preterminated Fiber-Optic Systems

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and delivered by Fiber Optic Association president Jim Hayes, describes the requirements and best practi...
September 18, 2014

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Connectivity in High-Speed Twisted-Pair Networks

September 25, 2014 For twisted-pair copper-based networks to fully support the throughput capacity demande...
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Fiber Storage – Are you doing it wrong?

This white paper discusses the results of using faulty, ineffective means and products that are inappropriate for aer...

Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet

Enterprise networks continue to expand, growing more versatile and complex. Devices once considered peripherals—wirel...
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OTDR Event Analysis

Data center, enterprise, and FTTx fiber networks present a number of challenges when it comes to locating and measuri...
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Advances in Multi-Fiber Connectivity

Today’s data centers are looking to deploy infrastructures that are ready to support 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet (Gb...
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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

In order to be successful, 40G applications must have the proper cabling solutions to back them up and meet their ban...
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Exploring the Benefits of Low Smoke Zero Halogen: Eco-friendly Cabling with No Performance Loss

“Green consciousness” is a trend that is being embraced globally to improve consumer and worker safety and to protect...
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The New Normal: Multi-Everything

Today’s IT discussions are filled with terms like Cloud, Virtualization, SANs, BYOD, SaaS, and SLAs. Rarely is the ph...
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