Category: Structured Cabling News

Football fans to experience Verizon 5G at NFL stadiums

Ahead of the kickoff to the NFL’s 100th season, Verizon announced that it is bringing 5G “Ultra Wideband” connectivity to 13 NFL stadiums. At some of the venues, including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, the field the New York Jets and Giants call home, the stadium is the only local place a consumer with a 5G handset (there are currently only a few) can experience the next-generation network.

Webinar: Fiber Basics

Learn Fiber Optic technology basics including fiber types, connector types, types of impairments, and best practices for installing, certifying, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems. Sessions will include technology overviews, reviews of test applications, and in-depth product demonstrations.

Cabling future-ready commercial office buildings

The concept of networking in office buildings evolving from a competitive selling feature to a necessary fourth utility alongside electricity, gas, and water has developed in the last 10 years. The need to enable more instrumentation and control points inside buildings requires wired and wireless networks to connect them back to the services that orchestrate their overall operations. The fourth utility has to span from basement to roof, and from carpeted floors to the parking garage. Cabling infrastructure that is not future-ready will require replacement or augmentation to accommodate the inevitable changes to the attached active electronics over the cabling’s 20-year useful life.

Should LAN installers hit the 5G panic button? Questions for IDEAL Networks

Very recently on its website, IDEAL Networks posed the salient premise and question, 5G is coming – should LAN installers panic? Interest around 5G has built significantly over the past year. But should this promise of improved mobile performance be a cause for concern for LAN cable providers and installers? Read the  answers to the six questions posed by IDEAL.

Webinar: Flexible Design Choices With 10G Passive Optical LANs

The lifecycle of a traditional enterprise Ethernet switch, supported by copper cable, is 5 to 7 years. POLs eliminate the need to rip and replace network infrastructure, requiring changes only to the endpoints. This webinar will focus on the deployment of optical line terminals, passive optical splitters and optical network terminals to optimize enterprise network architecture for modern-day applications like IoT, cloud, network-as-a-service and wireless.