Category: Cabling

Broadband associations partner on fiber, wireless workforce development

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) have entered into a Collaborative Workforce Development Agreement to advance critical workforce education and training for the broadband communications industry. The agreement promotes both associations’ workforce development programs: the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP), nationally sponsored by WIA for broadband and 5G technicians; and the Fiber Broadband Association’s Optical Telecom Installer Certification (OpTIC Path) program that trains fiber technicians.

The future of enterprise cabling has Cat 6A written all over it

Cabling is one of the longest-lived assets in a network, and, while initial deployments of multigigabit technologies may be able to take advantage of installed cabling plants, anyone planning for the long term with a new deployment should consider Category 6A cabling to grow into the future without limiting application performance. This paper explores the history and likely future of data communications and power over Ethernet technologies to explain: what makes Category 6A fundamentally different from Categories 5e and 6 and why it matters today.

Mandalay Bay resort installs Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout convention center

If you were just at the Fall BICSI conference, this venue will look familiar! Recognized as one of the country’s pre-eminent meeting and trade show destinations, the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas unveiled details regarding the recent $100 million remodel of its 2.1 million-square-foot convention center, which included new Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout its convention center which doubles the frequency of data transmission and increases the speed up to 9,400% — the equivalent of downloading a 4K movie in 30 seconds.

Hexatronic Buys U.S. harsh electro-optical specialist Rochester Cable from TE Connectivity

Hexatronic Group AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) today announced its signing of a binding asset purchase agreement to acquire all business activities of Rochester Cable, one of the main designers and manufacturers of harsh environment electro-optical cables in the U.S., from global connectors and sensors specialist TE Connectivity (TE) for an enterprise value of USD 55 million.
Rochester Cable is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of electro-optical cables for operation in harsh environments.

OFS improves Rollable Ribbon fiber-optic microcables for metro networks

OFS announced an expansion of its microcable product line with the introduction of its RollR200 Central Core (CC) Rollable Ribbon Microcable at ISE EXPO 2021. The RollR200 CC Rollable Ribbon Microcable features 432 optical fibers in a gel-free central core design optimized for microduct installations. This latest-generation cabling solution can help take metro networks to the next level with increased fiber density, enhanced performance, and speed of deployment.Read the full article at:

Edge Computing: Technology Behind Fastest Data Processing

The technology of edge computing is growing because it helps companies get information in the fastest way. 75% of data produced by an enterprise can be created and processed outside of a traditional centralized data center or cloud, only it is required to move the data and storage as close as possible to the edge of the computing where the data is actually being processed. Edge computing technology is used in manufacturing, farming, workplace safety, network optimization, transportation, retail as well as improved healthcare services.

Cabling for the next wave of enterprise wireless

Twenty years ago, first-generation wireless wasn’t considered a necessity. But the technology has evolved to a point where a robust wireless network is mandatory in many building locations, and it’s as crucial to a healthy enterprise as computers and smartphones. Organizations in a variety of sectors have seen a dramatic increase in the network speeds required to operate effectively. These organizations include office environments, manufacturing facilities, schools and campuses, and hospitals.