As we enter the festive period, CommScope asks you
to reflect on the importance of fiber.
Here are 12 highlights to consider as we enter the new year.
CLICK TO TWEET: Get in the holiday spirit with the 12
days of fiber. CommScope's Phil Sorsky explains in this blog.
Day One – Celebrate:
is celebrating 50 years of innovation in Belgium. CommScope’s long-standing facility in Kessel
Lo manufactures fiber connectivity in support of Europe and the world’s
wireless, telecom, broadband and enterprise network operators. The global hub of fiber innovation includes
an advanced manufacturing
research and development labs, more than 1,000 patents and a customer and
employee experience center.
Day Two – Recognize: During the Innovators in Action Summit in Charlotte, North
Carolina, more than 75 of our global colleagues, including those based in
Kessel Lo, came together to present their latest innovations, discuss future
trends and celebrate our success. In fact, CommScope recognized more than 50
team members representing 36 award-winning engineering and technology projects
from 2017 that demonstrate the company’s best agility, breakthrough, cost
reduction, and customer impact innovations.
Day Three –
We are grateful for Nobel Prize winner Sir
Charles Kuen Kao, the man who changed the way the world communicates by
transmitting light in fibers for optical communication. The EU FTTH Council celebrates his birthday
on 4 November each year on ‘Gimme Fibre Day.’
Four – Create: In
response to questions from customers who are deploying an FTTX network for the
first time or who are curious about new technologies, CommScope summarized this
knowledge into an e-Book that shares with customers
CommScope’s considerable fiber expertise.
Day Five –Innovate: CommScope
continues to invest in fiber innovation like the top promising innovation FACT
Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) platform that has the
potential to have significant impact on the industry, much like some of the
others from our
Day Six – Educate: CommScope
continues to invest in the future workforce, collaborating with organizations
Mindgate. Students based in Leuven have access to
CommScope labs to work on projects related to electric cars and 3D printing,
Day Seven – Remember: CommScope met with customers,
partners and industry leaders during FTTH conferences around the globe. One
explained how his organization is using an existing electricity network to
provide fiber broadband to homes and businesses, enabling speeds of 1 gigabit
Day Eight – Learn: The
optical fiber network infrastructures installed today
will typically see four generations of transmission systems over the network’s
expected lifetime. If you are involved in the design or installation of
FTTx solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices,
consider taking the WR9422 FTTx Cables and Connector Fundamentals course.
Nine – Watch: One thing that will support the push for 5G is fiber. In a recent Facebook Live, Morgan Kurk talked with Joe Depa about 5G, pushing fiber and how
CommScope is supporting service providers needs in these two areas.
Day Ten – Read: Communication
networks are evolving, and operators need to be prepared for tomorrow. The fourth
issue of the CommScope
Digital Magazine shares a variety of stories discussing the expertise
needed to power future networks.
Eleven – Grow: Federal and local government
funding plays an important role in
stimulating development of network infrastructure, tightly coupled with GDP
growth. Europe, the United States and thriving economic
centers in Asia Pacific (e.g. Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong) are leading the world when it comes to the
provision of fast, reliable broadband, which suggests a relationship between
available bandwidth and economic health.
Day Twelve – Connect: with
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