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Liz Goldsmith

Small but mighty: Setting the standard for the future of IoT

For edge data centers to live up to their potential, a number of specific requirements need to be taken into consideration, directly impacting the design, size, costs and location. Standards bodies like TIA are defining the differences between traditional data centers and edge data centers and developing the standards that address availability, power, cooling, physical security, and critical cabling systems.

3 factors that will drive worldwide 5G connections

In its first worldwide 5G forecast, International Data Corporation (IDC) projects the number of 5G connections to grow from roughly 10.0 million in 2019 to 1.01 billion in 2023. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 217.2% over the 2019-2023 forecast period and is driven by data creation and consumption, more things being connected, and speed and real-time access.

400G to claim big optical port shipments through 2024: Dell’Oro

The growing popularity of 400-Gbps transmission rates will lead DWDM coherent port shipments to reach 1.3 million by 2024, according to Dell’Oro Group. The market research firm states in its latest report that the total optical transport market, which Dell’Oro defines as including multiservice multiplexers and WDM systems, will be worth nearly $18 billion by that year.

Blogs – Bi-Directional testing with an OTDR

Have you ever wondered how a Standard and an Application Note differ? A standard is developed by many experts using consensus to provide accurate technical information and guidance while an Application Note, while technically accurate, is developed by one vendor to position their brand. One case in point is bi-directional testing using an OTDR. Many application notes have been written about bi-directional testing with an OTDR but what do the Standards say?

Webinar: ICT in 2020—What’s In Store and How Can You Prepare?

A recent survey of professionals across the information and communications technology (ICT) industry indicates that user organizations have begun to adopt latest-generation technologies like the Internet of Things, and more users plan to do so in the near future. This webinar will review highlights of the survey, paying specific attention to the anticipated uptake of IoT devices, remote powering via Power over Ethernet, 5G, and end-user organizations’ plans to upgrade their cabling systems’ capabilities.