Here's 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.
A residential cabling question, as seen very recently on social media at Reddit/Home Improvement.
You may have heard, Cabling Installation & Maintenancepresented some awards at the BICSI Fall show. But we weren't the only ones giving out prizes.
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According to a new study by technology market analyst The Insight Partners, the global market for ribbon fiber-optic cable is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% until 2025.
SWDM is a multi-vendor technology that leverages existing fiber-optic cabling infrastructure for data center upgrades.
TE Connectivity (TE) recently unveiled its Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable (OSFP) connector and cable assembly portfolio, targeting next-generation data center requirements for data rates of 200 Gbits/s and 400 Gbits/s.
As some cabling standards emerge and others evolve, they continue to be the bedrock upon which many projects are specified and built. Understanding the intent and details of these standards can enable cabling system designers, installers and users to ensure their built infrastructures will support current and future applications. This guide provides information on current standards-development activities, and best practices for implementing existing standards.
The stringent requirements for 5G heavily rely upon the interconnected backbone in the short term. Intensive 5G fiber-optic backhaul is necessary to seamlessly stream bandwidth-intensive applications such as 4K video. For a while it seemed this technology was in the future, but with the most recent World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) already allocating some of the millimeter-wave spectrum to 5G and major U.S. telecommunications companies such as Verizon and AT&T already announcing plans to launch 5G service by late 2018, it seems gigabit high speeds, and low-latency cellular capabilities are fast approaching.
In addition to its substantial set-top box business, Arris owns the Ruckus wireless LAN technology portfolio.
Tom Lawrence, owner of Lawrence Technology Services / PC Pickup (Southgate, MI) holds forth with some personally acquired tips regarding running an IT services business.