Cisco drives cloud native 5G network; Legrand acquires UEC; 5G FO cabling req's shift - Last week's top stories
Also: Fiber excavation gone wrong caused San Francisco gasline explosion; How NYC's Amazon HQ2 deal unraveled; 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 CablingInstall.com.
At last month's Mobile World Congress, Cisco announced details of its new "innovation blueprint" with Japan's Rakuten Mobile Network, Inc. -- with plans "to build the world's first end-to-end, fully virtualized, cloud native mobile network, ready for 5G."
The acquisition is expected to enhance Legrand’s global position in the data center power industry, broadening the company's product offerings and expertise in solution options for key customer segments, while enabling future product innovation and designs that will improve data center efficiency and reliability. UEC will become part of LNCA’s Data Center Power and Control division along with other premium brands including: Server Technology, Raritan, AFCO, Electrorack, and Ortronics.
The NTSB is investigating how a fiber-optic installation crew ruptured a PG&E natural gas line in San Francisco.
As recently blogged by Fluke Networks' Mark Mullins, "When it comes to copper and fiber cable plant deployments, temperature and weather can have more of an impact than one might think. First, cold temperatures can make for stiff, inflexible cable that is more difficult to install. And if the cables aren’t pulled at or above recommended temperatures, PVC jackets can potentially crack during the rigors of installation. And then there’s the fact that things don’t always go as planned in the winter."
By KARA MULLALEY, Corning Inc. -- Cellular capabilities started off rather simply, but as each generation expanded functionality, applications, and services the network infrastructure supporting them has grown increasingly complex. To achieve all that 5G offers, a denser, fiber-rich network infrastructure will be needed to deliver the key performance indicators: lower latency, longer battery life, higher data rates, ultra-high reliability and more connected devices.
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