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The educational content of this category relates to Network Maintenance 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.

ISE Columnist Vernon May

Squirreling Around Continues

It’s Time to Surrender Your Breakdown Set: Part 2 -- This article continues our original exploration into problems associated with...

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Being on the 5G Edge Is HOT

Reducing 5G’s Energy Costs Would Be Super Cool -- Just 5 years ago, when we did a thought-leadership study asking...

ISE Columnist Vernon May

Squirreling Around Continues

It’s Time to Surrender Your Breakdown Set: Part 2 -- This article continues our original exploration into problems associated with...

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Furry Friends or Frustrating Foes?

Every day in every part of the world, squirrels and other furry rodents have been playfully frolicking in our trees...

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Enjoying Thunderstorms Again

Reflections From the Field -- When I am not a telecom technician, sitting on the front porch during a thunderstorm...

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My First Live 100 Gig

Don’t Touch Anything! For more than 30 years, as either a vendor or as a manager with union employees, I...

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The Network Maintenance Corner

The Importance of Alarm Audits -- COLUMN INTRODUCTION: The Network Maintenance Corner is focused on the daily struggles faced by...

Welcome Home to Ruburbia

Part 3, The Final Analysis -- Ringgold Telephone Company (RTC) of Ringgold, Ga., and Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company (NITCO) have...

Cable Negligence Isn’t a New Issue

by: Don McCarty (This article originally ran in the July 2010 issue of OSP Magazine) It's a rare cable maintenance...

Load Coils

 by: Bob Stoffels (This article originally ran in OSP Magazine) If you don't know what a load coil is, you're...

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