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December 30, 2010
What Will Make For A Happy New Year?
With 2011 upon us, what are some of the industry’s top “challenges” that you’d like to see go “bye-bye” in 2011?
December 28, 2010
Inside Stadiums: How Big A Problem Is the Capacity Crunch?
How big is the capcity crunch? U.S. carriers consider stadiums, airports, and other large public venues to be strategically important places to support bandwidth requirements. Many of the operators continue to add more capacity, but is demand outpacing them?
December 20, 2010
Interference Concerns Still Top of Mind
Andrew Solutions participated in the recent “Mobile Broadband: Innovation and Opportunity” event hosted by RCR. Questions about the status of 3.5G and 4G network roll-outs, the role and requirements of in-building systems, and the need for more green, energy-efficient network solutions were obviously important topics. PIM interference in next generation networks, however, remains one of the industry's top concerns.
December 15, 2010
Cast A HETnet Over Coverage And Capacity Networks
The latest and greatest acronym is HETnet, standing for Heterogeneous Networks. HETnet is the the comprehensive term that explains the combination of capacity and coverage networks. HETnet is a new way of thinking about wireless networks and is the topic of an upcoming workshop during IEEE ICC 2011.
December 13, 2010
A light hearted look at the storage/network bandwidth terminology
December 09, 2010
A Twist of Truth
With the ratification of the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard, once again attention has been drawn to the relative merits of unshielded and shielded cabling systems. While both are fully capable of supporting 10GBASE-T applications and are included in the IEEE and the ISO/IEC11801 cabling standards, doubt has been cast once again regarding the capabilities of unshielded cabling systems to support an emerging application. Yet the most popular infrastructure medium for these networks around the world is UTP. It is no wonder some customers are confused.
December 07, 2010
What Drives Innovation?
In the IT industry, major advances in data transmission speeds happen about every five to seven years. In the past 13 years we have made jumps from 100Mb/s to 1Gb/s to 10Gb/s to today’s jump to 40 and 100Gb/s. These jumps have been driven by technologists trying to stay ahead of the annual 50% growth rate of the digital universe.
December 01, 2010
UTP Versus FTP? The Debate Continues.
A look at the UTP versus FTP debate, and why it is a non-issue