About the Author
James Donovan is the Vice President of Creative and Education Services. James joined CommScope in 1993 and has held positions in Sales, Technical, Marketing, Training and Business Development and served most recently as Director of Channel Development and Training for CommScope Enterprise Solutions. James oversees the CommScope Infrastructure Academy. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at GEC, ITT and Alcatel. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and a BSc Honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Who remembers dial-up? Did you know that DSL is still around? In fact, there are several other ways subscribers are connecting to the Internet. Some might not be household names, but they all get the job done one way or the other. In part one of this blog series, James Donovan provides a summary of three technologies operators are using to deploy broadband.
The world of fiber optics has come a long way. From undersea cables and data centers to HFC, PON and FTTx networks, there is no doubt that the demand for ubiquitous broadband access is pushing the continued deployment of fiber in networks. So, what do you know about these fiber networks? James Donovan explains in this blog that there is an Infrastructure Academy course that you might want to consider.
The future looks bright for IT managers; however, they also need to predict the future. They need to assess their cabling infrastructure needs and how it will benefit their network years to come. In this blog, James Donovan explains how a particular Infrastructure Academy course can provide students with all aspects of design and implementation of network infrastructure cabling.
As we say good-bye to 2016, we look back at some of our most shared blogs of the year. Why are there so many multiplexing technologies? What do they mean to you and how you deploy the right networks? James Donovan explains three multiplexing technologies and how they are enabling the evolution of network speeds.
Our society has become one of instantaneous gratification. We want everything to be ubiquitous and run as smooth as possible. In this blog, James Donovan asks the question, “Do we need more bandwidth?”
It’s an old story, but worth repeating. Your network must evolve so you can keep up with subscribers’ bandwidth demands. CommScope stand behinds the deployment of fiber as a way to migrate networks to balance your return on your investment. One way to do that is to learn more about fiber deployment. James Donovan explains a simple way where you can become a fiber optic infrastructure specialist.
Microwave antennas have emerged as a great option for long-distance communications. This technology finds is roots in other historical communications inventions. If you want to learn more about microwave fundaments, James Donovan explains that the Infrastructure Academy has a course designed especially for you.
It’s rare that during parties or get-togethers the topic “network infrastructure” is discussed. People might know about it, but they have no clue how important it is to their day-to-day lives. They do not know how important cabling is for network infrastructure, including the wireless industry. James Donovan explains how you can become a cabling evangelist with the help of the CommScope Infrastructure Academy.
Why are there so many multiplexing technologies? What do they mean to you and how you deploy the right networks? James Donovan explains three multiplexing technologies and how they are enabling the evolution of network speeds.
Who wants a cell phone without signal? Learn how to avoid the threat of signal degradation caused by Passive Intermodulation and how the Infrastructure Academy’s PIM certification course can allow you to detect signal degradation before it wreaks havoc on your network. James Donovan highlights a course that will make you PIM certified.