Panduit, Legrand, Corning, Cisco, Viavi: Last week's top stories

March 8, 2019
Panduit issued 2 patents for fiber-optic technology innovations; Legrand acquires Universal Electric Corporation; Cisco powers breakthrough cloud native mobile network; More.

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

Cisco powers breakthrough cloud native mobile network

The foundation of Japan's new Rakuten Mobile Network architecture and telco-cloud will extensively use Cisco software and services, and routing and switching hardware. Cisco delivered technology from its Cloud, IT and Service Provider businesses, as well as engineering, multi-vendor system integration, security and operations expertise.

Panduit issued 2 patents for fiber-optic technology innovations

According to Mission Critical magazine, the patents are for a hybrid optical fiber and copper conductor cable assembly (patent No.10-215934) and a modular fiber optic tray (patent No.10-215944).

White Paper: Data Center Case Study and Test Guide

This white paper from Viavi contends that data centers are the epicenters of the digital world and they continue to grow in complexity. With ever increasing demands for efficiency and performance, today's data center operators must be prepared with knowledge and, maybe more importantly, the tools to test and troubleshoot issues accurately and efficiently. Included are 11 use cases for testing including the problem and how to solve it.

Legrand acquires Universal Electric Corporation

Legrand has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Universal Electric Corporation (UEC), a specialist in the development of flexible, customizable power distribution systems, and manufacturer of the STARLINE and U-S Safety Trolley suites of products. The acquisition will enhance Legrand’s global position in the data center power industry.

Video: Corning's RocketRibbon Extreme-Density Cable

The company says its RocketRibbon extreme-density cable meets demands for high-bandwidth high-fiber capacity, providing twice the fiber count in approximately the footprint of traditional central tube and stranded ribbon tube cables.


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