Growth of PoE cries out for certification: The week's top stories

Also: General Cable received takeover bids from Prysmian, Nexans, NKT - Report; California firestorms expose wireless network infrastructure's fragility in emergencies; More.

Fiber vs. copper: The week's top stories
Fiber vs. copper: The week's top stories

Here's the top 5 trending industry news stories from the past week, as compiled by Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and CablingInstall.com.

Growth of PoE cries out for certification

The Power over Ethernet (PoE) market is already confused, contends the Ethernet Alliance -- "just as IoT proliferation is illuminating PoE’s phenomenal application potential."

Report: General Cable received takeover bids from Prysmian, Nexans, NKT

Reuters journalist Pamela Barbaglia reported on Friday, October 6 that three cable manufacturers have submitted bids to acquire General Cable Corporation. As we first reported in July, General Cable is exploring strategic alternatives including the potential sale of the company.

California firestorms expose wireless network infrastructure's fragility in emergencies

eWeek's Wayne Rash has penned a cogent news analysis revealing how "wireless networks in the U.S. have little redundancy or interoperability, which means they can fail when they are needed the most, in natural disasters such as the firestorms in Northern California."

Ribbon Fiber-Optic Cable Market: Size, share, growth, demand, analysis and forecasts to 2022

New report defines the top 8 manufacturers in the global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each.

WiFi Krack WPA2 security flaw: How to protect your wireless network and devices

As reported this week by Wired and Newsweek, among others, "two security researchers have discovered a massive flaw in WiFi that affects just about every device we own."

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