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Top Promising Innovations – Sentinel Class 4 Microwave Antennas

Posted by Donald Gardner on February 2, 2017

Sentinel-innovationsNote: Last year, we unveiled our top 40 innovations made by CommScope or one of its acquired companies. This recognition was part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We are proud of all our innovations—past and present. Now, we look to new innovations that we hope will become the essential building blocks for the networks of the future. In a series of blogs, we will introduce you to our Top Promising Innovations in the world of wireless and fiber optics. We believe these innovations have the potential to have significant impact on the industry, much like some of the others from our past.

Sentinel Class 4 Microwave Antennas

Definition: Sentinel is the world’s first cost-effective European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Class 4-compliant microwave antenna, which enables network operators to add more microwave links in a given area using the same frequencies but without causing interference.

Year of Innovation: 2013


No time to read? Here’s your solution.

Posted by Bill Walter on February 1, 2017

Connected and efficient buildings coverDo you have way too many books, magazines and articles at home that you want to read, but never have enough time? How about at work – do you have a backlog of emails, reports and other materials to wade through? If so, you probably didn’t have enough time to read the CommScope Connected and Efficient Buildings e-book. And you probably still don’t have enough time.

To make it easier for you, we produced a series of blog posts about the e-book. They all discuss various aspects of network connectivity inside intelligent buildings. Skim the list to find the one or two you have time to read. It won’t be the whole e-book, but it will at least give you a taste. You can always read the rest on your next vacation…or over the holidays…or when you retire.


Top Promising Innovations–TENIO Fiber Closure System

Posted by Steven Theys on January 31, 2017

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Last year, we unveiled our top 40 innovations made by CommScope or one of its acquired companies. This recognition was part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We are proud of all our innovations—past and present. Now, we look to new innovations that we hope will become the essential building blocks for the networks of the future. In a series of blogs, we will introduce you to our Top Promising Innovations in the world of wireless and fiber optics. We believe these innovations have the potential to have significant impact on the industry, much like some of the others from our past.


Top Promising Innovations–Powered Fiber Cable System

Posted by Rudy Musschebroeck on January 30, 2017

Powered_Fiber_Top_New_InnovationLast year, we unveiled our top 40 innovations made by CommScope or one of its acquired companies. This recognition was part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We are proud of all our innovations—past and present. Now, we look to new innovations that we hope will become the essential building blocks for the networks of the future. In a series of blogs, we will introduce you to our Top Promising Innovations in the world of wireless and fiber optics. We believe these innovations have the potential to have significant impact on the industry, much like some of the others from our past.

 


Even a Small Bend Can Cause Havoc in Your Network

Posted by Daniel Daems on January 27, 2017

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.

I want to give you a tip: sharp bends in optical fiber are bad. Even small bends will result in high optical loss, especially in longer wavelengths. If the bend is permanent, it could even cause the fiber to break. The right design for a fiber management system can improve your overall optical stability. 

In this video blog, I explain how preventing optical losses preserves the long-term life of your fiber and network.


The Data Relevance Within the Oil and Gas Market

Posted by Jerson Calderon on January 26, 2017

Oil_Gas(1)This is the third installment in a series of blog posts on the oil and gas industry. It will explore topics such as data delivery, trends in the industry and the evolution of oil and gas networks.  

I believe it is safe to say that the demand for energy will never go away. Whether it is fossil fuels, renewable or green energy, we must continue to power everything. The demand for fossil fuels (oil and gas) has never been higher. That means oil and gas companies have a vested interest to search for other oil deposits in areas that seem either too expensive or in a very difficult location.

To move these vast operations to remote areas of the globe, the industry requires a well-trained workforce; however, there is a deficit in these skilled employees. According to reports, this deficit is expected to increase by 2030.


Wireless in the Enterprise: A Free Webcast

Posted by Juan Pablo Compagnucci on January 25, 2017

OneCell-office-compressedCommercial office buildings continue to go through a very disruptive time. Workplace designs and layouts are all being challenged in the attempt to provide workspaces that are best suited to today’s workers. The Internet of Things continues to drive a massive amount of new IP-based physical devices to be installed and connected. Connecting and powering these different devices is quite a challenge. And there is another trend that is becoming critical in the building space because it directly impacts employee productivity—Indoor Mobility.

“Mobility everywhere” means that there is a universal expectation that wireless connectivity will be available throughout the building, not just in certain areas. Workers usually don’t care whether their wireless connection for data is via the Wi-Fi network or a cellular network—they just want voice and data connectivity and performance. Since most enterprises need to provide both types of wireless technologies, their infrastructure must accommodate both.


150 million emails in one minute: How CommScope approaches demand

Posted by Niall McAndrew on January 23, 2017

So much happens in an Internet minute. People search online 2.4 million times. They send 150 million emails. They watch nearly 70,000 hours of streaming video. That’s a lot of demand on out-of-date or even near-obsolete data centers.  

IT managers need to pack in more fiber connections with dwindling physical space. And keeping track of everything? You can’t do it with spreadsheets anymore; the impact of any small human error is too great.  

I talk more about it in this video – take a look at how we approach the explosive demand for bandwidth.


Overcoming the Challenges to African Network Deployments

Posted by Pape Ndaw on January 20, 2017

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.

There are opportunities for African operators to overcome some of the challenges to building their fiber infrastructure. New equipment is now available that allow operators to hire less technical labor for the installation process. In addition, network sharing and new service offerings can help network builders and operators unleash Africa’s full potential through cooperation and creativity. 

In this video blog, I suggest how African operators can overcome some of the challenges to building the fiber infrastructure. 

 

 


Converging Communication Networks – Emerging Cabling Considerations

Posted by James Donovan on January 18, 2017

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While IT managers tend to function mostly in real time – meeting evolving needs and handling crises – they also worry about the future of their networks. Their jobs are to anticipate, meet, and (hopefully) exceed business needs and objectives to the satisfaction of everyone from managers and internal end users to external customers, partners and suppliers.

And, they must do it all while considering how competitive global issues and information technology can leverage their positions.


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