CommScope, Cisco, Corning updates: Last week's top stories

New antennas from CommScope address efficiency, path to 5G; Cisco completes acquisition of Luxtera; Corning notches quarterly dividend increase of 11%; More.

CommScope opens Power over Ethernet R&D lab
CommScope opens Power over Ethernet R&D lab

Photo: CommScope

Welcome again to our weekly round-up of the top structured cabling industry news stories and featured articles for ICT and IT industry professionals, as compiled by the editors of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and

New antennas from CommScope address efficiency, path to 5G

The new CommScope 3.5 GHz-capable antennas support macro cell and outdoor small cell deployments with a variety of single band and multiband options available, including beamforming.

Cisco completes acquisition of Luxtera

Semiconductor company Luxtera uses silicon photonics to build integrated optics capabilities for webscale and enterprise data centers, service provider market segments, and other customers.

Spectra7, Luxshare demo 400G OSFP active copper cables at DesignCon

Luxshare-ICT, a leader in high performance interconnects and cable assemblies, has selected Spectra7’s GaugeChanger technology for integration into this new line of OSFP active copper cables.

ARRIS introduces 'the ultimate Wi-Fi 6 mesh system'

While today's mesh systems commonly use dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) technology, ARRIS designed the SURFboard mAX Pro System around tri-band to leverage additional frequency bands for more throughput with less interference.

Dos and don'ts when working in a data center

By CONNOR GALLEGOS, Cope -- By CONNOR GALLEGOS, Cope -- With today’s technology changing on a daily basis, new business opportunities presenting themselves at every turn, and looming threats from competitors, businesses must have the ability to seamlessly position resources—servers, applications, storage, and services—across enterprise networks swiftly, without any disruption of service. With that in mind, what are the top factors to consider when working in a data center?


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