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

Sept. 22, 2017
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.

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

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.

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.

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."

CommScope sues Switzerland's Comlab for patent infringement

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

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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