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The educational content of this category relates to the evolution of the core/copper legacy infrastructure that Telecom/Communications Service Providers’ (CSPs) must use to support the mobile and fixed networks.  Best practices and guidance are targeted to telecom providers, contractors and others aligned with the ICT industry.


Forget Rip-and-Replace

Graceful Network Transformation for the Ultimate End-Game of Ethernet, IP, and Fiber Modernization -- As service providers transition their networks...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Those Special Cables

Troubleshooting low count cables and drops with today’s test equipment -- I received an email from a field technician about...


Challenging Copper Phobia

Why Copper’s Lifetime May Be Longer Than Originally Thought -- Hang on to your hats and digest this! The original...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Bandwidth Demand

I received an email from Todd who is the Plant Operations Manager of a fine independent Telco. Don, We are...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Electric Fence Interference

I received a question from a field technician about electric fence interference. He shared that he had a case of...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

A Hitch in the IoT

In 2019 I see the IoT expanding at an alarming rate, and I project that the infrastructure will fail to...

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