Gameday-ready networks

In August 2019, this was the question the University of Notre Dame faced. The university needed to upgrade their fiber backbone to support cameras, remote kits and other related gear required to create the sports broadcasts for a fast-approaching launch on ESPN’s ACC Network. A few of Notre Dame’s athletic venues had previously been upgraded, primarily football and basketball. Several of the other collegiate sports venues and setups would be addressed in this project including baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball.
This article explores several of the key products and actions the University of Notre Dame implemented in their recent fiber-optic network upgrade and expansion to address the coming demands. The university faced three primary concerns: space, quality, and costs.

Webinar: Data Center Infrastructure – The Update & New Considerations

New applications, the enormous demands placed on the internet in the age of COVID 19, and moving from the enterprise space to the hyper-local edge installation all demand a rethinking of what the data center should look like. While the core components remain the same, this webinar will address how we must rethink how we specify and install enclosures, power, climate control and related accessories.

Molex acquires Fiberguide Industries

Molex has acquired Fiberguide Industries, a manufacturer of customized optical fiber solutions based in Caldwell, Idaho. As a global specialist in optical fiber arrays and cable assemblies, Fiberguide is uniquely positioned to help Molex address the stringent needs of medical applications, including high-power laser surgery, DNA sequencing and flow cytometry.

Webinar: 400G/800G Data Center Network Demands

The introduction of 400 Gbits/sec and now 800 Gbits/sec has created greater efficiencies to provide low-latency network access with significantly increased bandwidth, critical for hyperscale and cloud-scale organizations. The resulting new transceiver and connector options along with fiber constructions help to deliver data where you need it, when you need it, cost-effectively. These changes have architectural and on-site implications that involve network, cable infrastructure, installation and testing. This panel presentation and discussion will address these technology trends from different perspectives across the data center ecosystem.

Telecom Edge Compute Requires Collaboration

As service providers and enterprises rethink what the edge means for their infrastructure, it is clear that it will take a village to deliver optimized 5G applications over optimized networks. Although network equipment providers offer end-to-end 5G solutions, there’s a strong trend toward disaggregating the network and relying on focused, best-of-breed solution providers to deliver architectural components. Let us take a look at what this means for network service providers.

AFL Launches Customer Portal, Improves Customer Experience

AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, connectivity and accessories, introduces its updated customer portal, designed to streamline and improve Customer Experience by providing quick and easy access to customer order information. The new platform provides advanced shipping notifications, an expedite request capability, news feed updates, and features video demos and learning activities.

The Collision of Cloud and the Edge

As 5G deployments continue toward the goal of ubiquitous coverage, two apparently conflicting trends are developing: C-RAN and Edge Computing. To understand why these two apparently diametrically opposed trends are happening, we need to look at the drivers of each, and when we do, we’ll see there isn’t necessarily an inevitable “collision.” But Service Providers need to plan for each of these trends with a network that is expandable, flexible and accessible.

CORD | Prysmain Group

This first White Paper of three, reviews the development of CORD through ONF and the drivers that allow new technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), etc. to move forward.