Spotlight on Category 8.1, 8.2 certification; Belden, Corning come to terms: The week's top stories

Jan. 20, 2017
Also: Fiber-optic connectors stakes soaring in telecom sector; Litigious Comcast warns Philadelphia officials; Time-lapse DC rack untangling

Here are the cabling, wireless, and data center infrastructure industry's top trending news stories from the past week, as compiled by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and CablingInstall.com.

1.) Watch this time-lapse untangling of a data center rack

Via Youtube capture, one data center cabling installer documents his meticulous untangling and redressing of your standard-issue IT rack nightmare.

2.) Softing’s WireXpert 4500 Category 8 tester achieves approval from Stewart Connector for Category 8.2/Class II certification

Stewart Connector approval is associated with the Softing IT Networks WireXpert 4500 product, which uses ARJ45 connectors for testing up to 2 GHz.

3.) Fiber-optic connectors stakes soaring in telecom sector: Analyst

New industry analyst report states that the global fiber-optic connectors market was valued at US$2.9 billion in 2015, and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 7.7% to reach US$5.6 billion by 2024.

4.) Litigious Comcast warns Philadelphia officials over wage discrimination bill

Comcast reportedly surprised Philadelphia municipal officials with a warning over a bill aimed to combat wage discrimination.

5.) Belden, Corning Optical Communications bury Intellectual Property hatchet

The companies announced that they will now collaborate on developing broadband connectivity technology.

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