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Monthly Archives: November 2021

  1. Fiber Optic Infrastructure Could Unlock 5G’s Potential

    5G, the fifth generation of wireless cellular communications, is a mixed bag to say the least. Originally it was marketed as a host of services and new capabilities that would skyrocket humanity to the future. Well, time has certainly passed, and most users, even in modern cities, are still not experiencing faster mobile data rates, let alone the future technoscape humanity is supposed to be living in. Though a global pandemic has certainly slowed the expansion of 5G technologies, it is likely that much of the hype around 5G was just that − hype.

    New Infrastructure Needed

    Possibly one of the biggest constraints to 5G, or really the future of the wireless revolution and the explosion of the Internet of Things, has been the infrastructure for wireless network base stations. Though the hype implies otherwise, t

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  2. Simplifying the Many Differences among Ethernet Cables

    If you Google “Ethernet cables” you’ll get about 5 million hits. It’s no wonder that shopping for Ethernet cables can be confusing. But if you simplify the cables down to their main differences, it’s much easier to choose the one that’s best for your use.

    This blog post explains the chief differences among the cable categories. But instead of trying to cover everything from Cat1 to Cat8, we discuss only the four categories used most in office networks, data centers and residences: Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and Cat7. We conclude by clarifying some of the choices you might also have to make about cable jacketing t

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