I bought myself a fancy
iced tea maker for Christmas. Two months later, I finally got around to taking
it out of the box. As I was digging through all of the paperwork and parts, I
found myself throwing away the instructions and warranty information without
even looking at it. After about 10 minutes, I pulled it back out of the trash,
curious as to what exactly was
covered by a limited one-year warranty. In general I never read or care about
warranties; they always sound like they’re written by lawyers, are extremely
specific, usually only cover manufacturer’s defects and take 10 calls to
customer service to find out that my purchase isn’t covered.
My iced tea machine’s warranty wasn’t really any
different. It guarantees that the machine works as stated, but wouldn’t it be
great if it guaranteed that it also made great tea? It would be something
special if there was a company that put their money where their mouth was and
not only covered the bare essentials (of course I expect my purchase to work),
but also guaranteed a quality
What will 5G really be like? The wireless industry has coalesced around three primary use cases for 5G: enhanced mobile broadband, the Internet of Things and ultra-low latency applications. 5G envisions super-fast data rates for each user, massive machine-to-machine communications in which billions of devices send short bursts of information to other systems, and futuristic applications like autonomous cars and augmented reality.
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been submitted as a guest post to CommScope Blogs by Jennifer Sweeper, partner
marketing manager at Digital Realty. Opinions and comments provided in this
guest post, as with all posts to CommScope Blogs, are that of the author and do
not necessarily reflect the views of CommScope.)
Buzz words. If you’re in the technology
business, you’ve heard them all, and you most likely have a love-hate
relationship with them. Internet of Things
(IOT), virtual reality, wearables and outsourcing – the list of these trending
topics could go on and on. But it’s when
you start talking about multi-tenant data centers (MTDC), I’ve found, that ears
in the room start to perk up. If you’re
a company that has servers that are sharing raised-floor space, power and
cooling with other “tenants”, then you’re in a multi-tenant data center. But how well are the benefits of that shared
space understood, and more so, how are the benefits of multi-tenancy truly being
taken advantage of?
organizations investing in ‘greening’ their data centers, efficiency and power usage effectiveness (PUE) will soon become
a major focus.
PUE measures how
efficiently a data center uses energy; especially when it comes to computing
equipment -- in contrast to cooling and other overhead infrastructure. It has become the industry’s
preferred metric for measuring data center infrastructure efficiency.
data center’s efficiency is the first step toward reducing power consumption and
related energy costs. This enables you to understand the current level of
efficiency in the data center. As you implement additional efficiency best
practices, it also helps you change the effectiveness of those efficiency
Imagine you just bought a reading lamp for your home office. Instead of
simply plugging it into a wall outlet, your only option is to run a power cord
all the way down to the basement to connect it to the fuse box. If you decide
to move the light into one of the bedrooms, you have to move it AND re-route the
long power cord as well. Worse yet, if
you want to use a different lamp from a different manufacturer, you need to run
a different power cord down to the basement. Sounds annoying, right?
example describes the data cabling world prior to the invention of structured cabling. Data cabling was
point-to-point and vendor-specific, and the concept of fixed or horizontal
cabling did not exist. Changing IT equipment
vendors often meant having to replace the cabling as well.
This blog post is part of a new video blog series—Fiber
Friday. Our subject matter
experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics,
covering various industry topics.
The introduction of bend insensitive fibers made the fiber-to-the-home network stand up and take notice. These fibers eliminated a lot of optical concerns; however, mechanical reliability and stability must still be maintained. So, how do you make your
fiber network more stable?
In this blog, I explain how too many sharp bends for an extended period of time can cause interference to your network’s stability.
The momentum behind the new OM5 wideband multimode fiber
type in buildings and data centers recently received several significant boosts.
The Shortwave Wavelength Division Multi-Source Agreement
Group (SWDM MSA) announced
on March 16 the formation of an industry consortium to define optical
specifications and promote adoption of shortwave WDM standards for use in data
center and enterprise campus applications using duplex multimode fiber. The
group also announced publications of its first two standards that define optical
specifications for four-wavelength SWDM to transmit 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s
Ethernet signals (“40 GE SWDM4” and “100 GE SWDM4”, respectively).
have a need to be connected at all times. We demand speed, efficiency and
connection. We expect every place we go to have the network infrastructure that
enables connectivity and a unique, dynamic, efficient experience. This requirement
is nothing new to the entertainment industry, especially for large venues and
the case at the BBVA Bancomer Stadium, home to the Rayados de la Liga MX team
in Monterrey, Mexico. In addition to providing fun to all fans, the stadium
wanted to ensure quality network connectivity that would be flawless. With the
deployment of innovative CommScope solutions (imVision, TeraSPEED and GigaSPEED X10), the stadium will be ready to support new wireless experiences that the club and its affiliates wish to share
with their fans. Stadium visitors can be
sure that their BBVA Bancomer Stadium experience will be unforgettable with broad
cellular coverage and efficient data transmission for sharing photos, streaming
videos and interacting with mobile applications on their smartphones.
5G is slowly transitioning from an industry vision to a tangible, next-generation mobile technology. Some network operators have already announced 5G trials and pre-standard deployments of 5G technology. But what is 5G? Our fundamental viewpoint is that 5G will be a “network of networks”—a convergence of wireline and wireless with deep fiber penetration in both to support the variety of 5G use cases. Here’s more about what a 5G network will entail.
During CommScope’s participation in Mobile World Congress 2017
, I was proud to observe a much greater presence on the part of our Latin American clients
, and to see more and more people from our region at the event. Having a larger presence at this, the largest trade show for wireless communications worldwide, even with it being on a different continent, speaks of the great cultural synergy
that has arisen in the industry. For me, this represents an important advance for both the Latin American region and the telecommunications industry.