To the point: The week's top stories

Top headlines: Point-to-point vs. structured cabling concerns illustrated; Transition Networks streamlines hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ managed switches; General Cable seeks buyer with announcement.

To the point: The week's top stories
To the point: The week's top stories

Getting right to the point here with this week's most popular industry news articles and associated items, which include a nifty advertorial from CommScope, your persistent interest in General Cable's bid to find a buyer, and some new, hardened PoE+ GbE connectivity gear from Transition Networks.

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Point-to-point vs. structured cabling concerns illustrated --Fun animated advertorial video from CommScope exists, according to the company, "to help you decide: is point-to-point cabling or structured cabling the best route for you?"

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General Cable puts itself up for sale --On July 16, General Cable announced that its board of directors “has initiated a review of strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including a potential sale of the company.”

Slicing into 5G; Specifying for industrial networks: Last week's top storiesSlicing into 5G; Specifying for industrial networks: Last week's top stories

Apple granted license to test 5G wireless technology --"Millimeter wave bands provide higher bandwidth and throughput up to 10Gb/s, but they are limited by line of sight issues that can cause problems in dense urban areas," contends MacRumors in sideline reporting.

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How Cox's new 'Panoramic Wi-Fi Router' shows everything wrong with cable companies --"For some reason, Cox is still feeling the need to push the router on customers with a bunch of fake buzzwords and half-truths," complains BGR Tech blogger Chris Mills.

General Cable launches small diameter GenSPEED 10 Cat 6A cables at BICSI Winter 2018General Cable launches small diameter GenSPEED 10 Cat 6A cables at BICSI Winter 2018

Transition Networks streamlines hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ managed switches -- Transition says its new hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ managed switches "are ideal for supplying power and data to IP security cameras or monitoring / managing other attached powered devices from various vendors."

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