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.
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.
Keeping fiber connectors clean is of utmost importance to wireless network performance. The problem in trying to maintain a pristine connector interface is that dirt is everywhere. But a single speck of dust can be a major problem when embedded on or near the fiber core. In today’s blog post, Marcus Ash explains the cleaning process CommScope recommends for HELIAX FiberFeed, and provides links to a few resources that can help keep your connectors clean.
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.
How do you encourage your employees to further their training? Everyone knows it is important, but time and resources must be made available. In this blog, James Donovan provides you with simple do’s and don’ts on getting not only your employees’ acceptance, but your company’s buy-in.
We all know IoT, generation mobile and increased bandwidth consumption will impact data centers. Want to know what attributes are needed to keep your data center current and ready for the future? Kam Patel highlights a few of the attributes and give you information on an upcoming event where you can openly discuss with experts and peers.
A service provider building a fiber network is only successful if that network has a well built infrastructure based on a strong fiber cable and connectivity management systems. Recently, the CommScope Infrastructure Academy launched five new courses covering different fiber connectivity options. James Donovan explains in this blog.
What causes interference in your optical fiber networks? If you don’t maintain and clean the fibers, then even microscopic debris can cause major issues. James Donovan provides you several ways on how to properly clean your fibers.
How are you achieving your formal infrastructure training goals? In a world where you seem to be bombarded information about training courses, one must consider the 70/20/10 rule. James Donovan explains the 70/20/10 learning and development model, and how the CommScope Infrastructure Academy can help you with your continuing education.