Category: Structured Cabling News

What does a 5G network mean for my business?

We all know 5G is coming and in some places, it is already here, but what does this mean for business networks and how do we adapt to 5G networking? Connectivity is changing fast. 5G isn’t just on the way. It’s effectively here. It will be up to leading-edge companies and early adopters to take the technology from testing to widespread use, but the days of wonder how far away it is are gone. Any business with any level of connectivity demand is going to have to face this next upgrade path. It can be folded into your IoT or other data-intense projects, or you can simply futureproof. Regardless of the motivation, it’s vital to start planning today.

Webinar: Connectivity for the Edge Computing Era

Edge computing is a new evolution of the processing and storage distribution trend that brings high-bandwidth and low latency access to applications closer to users and devices than ever before. As edge computing redefines the future of data centers, it must also redefine the future of network connectivity. This webinar will address which use cases will drive edge computing in the near-term, identify the primary connectivity requirements, including data rates and latency, identify the role for software automation, predict to what extent edge computing will drive 400 Gbit/s, and more.

Taking centre stage

The data centre has created demand for an infrastructure that provides greater bandwidth and higher data rates, but how has this impacted the market for optical components? Many big cloud operators have chosen to use single mode as the dominant fibre type in the data centre, so that’s creating a lot of pressure on the transceiver manufacturers

Webinar: 5 Steps to A More Reliable Network

Never before has the enterprise network played a more important role in the success of the business. IoT is extending intelligence to the network edge; evolving structured cabling designs now make it easier to scale effortlessly on demand; and in-building wireless is helping boost worker productivity to new highs. Join CommScope for an important look at the key issues affecting network reliability and steps you can take to create a more resilient network. What new challenges does a more diverse network environment present?

TIA updating guidance on cabling for wireless access points

The TIA TR-42.1 engineering committee on premises telecommunications infrastructure has issued a call for interest to updates the document that provides guidance on cabling for wireless access points. TSB-162-B, Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines for Wireless Access Points, will describe the cabling between LAN equipment and wireless access points including pathways and spaces to support the cabling and wireless access points.

What are smart buildings?

Smart buildings leverage IoT technologies to control, connect and optimize building management systems. Think: lighting, security systems, HVAC systems and more. When connected, these systems share data back and forth, providing key insights that lead to higher efficiency, greater safety and comfort and lower cost of operation.

Choosing to Deploy Single-mode or Multimode Fiber is Similar to Flying or Driving for Vacation

Believe it or not, choosing between deploying single-mode and multimode fiber optic cable is much like debating whether to drive or fly for a family vacation. How many people are going? What’s the fastest route? What will travel conditions be like? What’s your budget? How comfortable will we be on the trip? Do we need to bring extra luggage? Answering questions like these will help you choose whether you fly with singlemode fiber or drive with multimode.