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The educational content of this category relates to fiber optic next generation technologies for Telecom/Communications Service Providers’ (CSPs) mobile and fixed networks.  Best practices and guidance are targeted to telecom providers, contractors and others aligned with the ICT industry.

The Cable Intersection Point

A Deep Disaggregated Fiber Future -- Cable providers are in a bandwidth arms race as residential and business subscribers want...

Robots in Telecom?

The Robotics/Automation Revolution Is Here Unlike human employees, robots don’t have set work hours. They are available and working 24/7,...

Why MDUs Need Fiber From the Start

Guidance on Inside Wiring -- Nearly 50% of new buildings built in 2016 included fiber to each living unit. That’s...

Welcome From Our President

It’s Test Time. What’s Important? This isn’t an educational note about network testing and time efficiency. I’ll leave those topics...

So Many Fiber Questions

The Right Ones Get You the BEST Answers -- Many operators are expanding their efforts in the FTTB arena and...

NG-PON2: Not Your Father’s PON

4 Wavelengths Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve: Next Generation Passive Optical Networks (NG-PON2) is the ITU-T network standard...

Boxing Out

An Aggressive Strategy to Combat Bandwidth Exhaust by: F. Nedvidek, M. Nebeling, and D. Mailloux This article originally ran in...

Being Uncomfortable

The Requirement of Innovation The first requirement of innovation is you must become comfortable with being uncomfortable. You define an...

Detroit Rockets to Gigabit Speeds

Entrepreneurial Local Provider Deploys Fiber to Fight Blight A look at the transformation of the Ransom Gillis mansion in Detroit’s...

Reinforcing Mobile Backhaul With GPON

by: Ed Harstead (This article originally ran in OSP Magazine) As the mobile voice communications market has saturated, it has...

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