Next-generation 12-fiber ribbon splicer

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has released the newest addition to the Quantum Fusion Splicer portfolio, Type-Q102-M12.  The splicer’s new features and benefits, including consistent, quality low-loss splicing, compatibility with Lynx Custom=fit 2 splice-on connectors, and SEL’s  dual independent ovens, make the splicer capable of deploying next-generation hyperscale networks.

Direct GPS-over-Fiber (GPSoF) provides copper-less links to antenna

HUBER+SUHNER’s new Direct GPS-over-Fiber (GPSoF) platform  facilitates the ability to make a fiber optic connection directly onto an antenna, eliminating the need for a separate power line. This new capability has the potential to revolutionize the remote antenna application landscape by addressing power constraints at the remote end,” contends that company. The Direct GPSoF line of cables is expected to provide significant benefits to installations within the aerospace and defense markets.

Gartner: IoT market growth shows no sign of slowing

Gartner forecasts that the enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21% increase from 2019. By the end of 2019, 4.8 billion endpoints are expected to be in use, up 21.5% from 2018. Utilities will be the highest user of IoT endpoints, totalling 1.17 billion endpoints in 2019, and increasing 17% in 2020 to reach 1.37 billion endpoints.

Overcoming the Challenges at Texas A&M Kyle Field due to the Changing Landscape of Always Connected Technology

Tellabs Optical LAN fiber-based stadium network is the foundation enabling Texas A&M’s Kyle Field to surpass previous game day data traffic peak usage. In order to meet the demands of all these new services without the cost and complexity of legacy technologies, TAMU chose a converged infrastructure, with optical fiber cabling and power delivery to the edge, for both LAN and DAS needs. 

The Basics of IoT (Navigating the “Soup”)

Much has been written about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the last few years, discussing both the explosive growth projections in the number of attached devices and the anticipated value to global business that they will bring. The growth projections alone are staggering. From 2013-2025 the numerical growth shows 100 billion IoT devices globally by 2025 with commercial/industrial electronics, communications and consumer making up the biggest segments.

IHS Markit: Global data center construction continues to grow

If there is a global recession in the offing, no one has told the top cloud and colocation providers. Global data center construction is booming, as the leading cloud and colocation providers will add an estimated 14 million-square-feet of capacity this year, according to a report by IHS Markit. In addition, another 4.5 million square-foot of capacity is already in the works for the first half of next year. IHS Markit is currently tracking 135 new data center building and expansion projects that are slated to finish this year.

What Congress Is (And Isn’t) Doing on 5G

It is doubtful that the 116th Congress will muster any broad-based response that will materially change the trajectory of the United States’s deployment of 5G technology or the security of the network. Because 5G will remain a private-sector-led initiative in the United States, the government’s role is limited largely to debating regulatory issues.