This White Paper investigates and documents each aspect of the cable joining and the ribbon fiber splicing process of ultra-high density fiber optic cable and identifies improvements in cable preparation, closure preparation, ribbon fiber preparation, and the mass fusion splicing processes achieved since a previous study was published as a technical paper at the 64th IWCS in 2015.1 By taking a systems approach to the overall splicing process, it has been possible to improve efficiencies in the cable joining and splicing process to realize additional system cost savings with this technology.
Mission Critical and Panduit commissioned Clear Seas Research to conduct a survey measuring industry awareness and usage of edge computing solutions. 100 experts were asked how they would explain edge computing to someone new in the industry. Responses ranged from vague — “It’s modern and tech savvy,” to precise — “Putting the data near the user,” to eye-opening — “Not 100% sure myself.” Read the full report for more insight regarding the perceived challenges and benefits associated with edge computing as well as who should be involved in the decision-making process when it comes to deploying edge infrastructure and selecting the right vendor.
Bend-insensitive fibers significantly reduce #microbend and #macrobend losses across the entire wavelength spectrum used by current and future PON. There are two types of bend-insensitivity: Millimetre-range macrobend-insensitivity and Micrometre-range microbend-insensitivity. While #BendBrightXS fibres were initially developed with macrobend-insensitivity in mind, they also outperform all other existing fibre types for microbend-insensitivity. BendBrightXS fibres support the full use of transmission bands, covering the entire wavelength spectrum: from 1260 nm to 1625 nm for data transmission, and up to 1675 nm for network monitoring.
There’s no denying the growing demand for smarter buildings – regardless of building type or industry vertical. The question becomes: How do building owners, REITs, and developers assess the overall intelligence of a building? Currently, the market lacks holistic assessment criteria to evaluate or rate a building’s intelligence. There are several well-known and respected programs that measure and assess portions of building intelligence, such as its sustainability or connectivity, but for commercial real estate investors, a holistic approach is overdue. In a new position paper, TIA proposes six key categories to address when evaluating and building smarter buildings: Connectivity, Health & Wellbeing, Life & Property Safety, Power & Energy, Cybersecurity and Sustainability.
TIA has released a series of new informational briefing papers from its Edge Data Center Working Group. The papers are a first step towards creating an industry-driven framework for future standards development. Each paper outlines a different focus area for new Edge Data Center implementations including site selection and survivability, to security, thermal management, and operations and maintenance.
To handle higher bandwidth, improve network density, and prepare for future upgrades, more data center designers and network managers are moving to multi-fiber push-on connections or MPOs in their fiber network infrastructure. This White Paper provides an overview of all things MPO, including fiber counts, color coding, cleaning, and polarity considerations.
The Open Eye Consortium has released its 53 Gbps single-mode specification which defines the requirements for analog PAM-4 solutions for 50G SFP, 100G DSFP, 200G QSFP, and 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP single-mode modules. The MSA aims to accelerate the adoption of PAM-4 optical interconnects scaling to 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps, and 400Gbps by expanding upon existing standards to enable optical module implementations using less complex, lower cost, lower power, and optimized analog clock and data recovery (CDR) based architectures in addition to existing digital signal processing (DSP) architectures. A whitepaper is available to view and download.
5G networks bring many new technologies and challenges to wired and wireless networks. Now multiple standards organizations require 5G mobile networks to deliver traffic-based Quality of Service (QoS), which is key to operators recovering the large costs of 5G upgrades, because data traffic is the most profitable part of their business.
The rise of hyperscale computing has created a new paradigm in the data center business, changing the landscape for providers and customers alike. Hyperscale companies have become the largest customers for leasing wholesale and build-to-suit data center space. As a result, these customers hold huge sway over data center development, which has evolved rapidly to adapt to larger requirements. Download the special report.
VIAVI’s new whitepaper examines some of the impacts 5G will have on 4G services and the hurdles operators face, as well as offering advice and guidance for operators on how best to maintain their position in the 5G race, while avoiding degradation to the 4G QoS.