Spotlight on IoT and 5G: The week's top stories

3 ways system integrators can reap rewards from IoT; London scientists propose 10Gbps home wireless network using Li-Fi and 5G; CommScope sues Switzerland's Comlab for patent infringement; and more.

Spotlight on IoT and 5G: The week's top stories
Spotlight on IoT and 5G: The week's top stories

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

Spotlight on IoT and 5G: The week's top storiesSpotlight on IoT and 5G: The week's top stories

3 ways system integrators can reap rewards from IoT

Anixter execs interviewed by CEPro magazine offered integrators advice on how to capitalize from IoT trend-through-maintenance contracts and understanding product lifecycles.

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London scientists propose 10Gbps home wireless network using Li-Fi and 5G

The goal of a research team working out of Brunel University London is to create a 10Gbps local wireless network for residential and commercial spaces with a delay of just 1ms (millisecond). The new network would make use of both Li-Fi and 5G wireless technologies in the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency bands.

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Verizon CEO concludes cable acquisitions won't bolster fiber network

Per a FierceTelecom report, "Verizon is no longer considering a large-scale acquisition of a major cable MSO as a way to get the fiber infrastructure it needs to support a multipurpose fiber network for 4G and 5G wireless and enterprise services."

Arlington Industries defeats Bridgeport Fittings’ challenge to duplex connector patent per USPTOArlington Industries defeats Bridgeport Fittings’ challenge to duplex connector patent per USPTO

CommScope sues Switzerland's Comlab for patent infringement

CommScope says the Swiss firm violated two patents tied to in-train communications systems.

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Peeking in on one guy's cable management skills

If a picture's worth a thousand words, here's the whole manual, courtesy of Reddit's "Cableporn" sub-community.

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