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The educational content of this category relates to copper testing and assurance issues 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 Don McCarty

Unwanted Noise on Cable Pairs

A field technician called me to help him with a noise complaint that affected the customer’s POTS circuit and the...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Testing Copper Infrastructure

Every time someone says copper is dead, it isn’t and there is often a resurgence as new technology increases copper...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Start the New Year Right

Rethink Your Commitment to Quality Service, Regardless of Cable Type -- Most ILECs are transitioning from a copper infrastructure to...

It’s Here!

Category 8 for High-Speed Ethernet of the Future -- Category 8 is finally here! In late 2017, cabling manufacturers will...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

More About Cable Locating

Last year I wrote a column on locating fiber cables. Colin Ward from Norscan offered some comments that I think...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Using the Resistance Bridge Feature

In Today’s Multi-Functional Test Sets. With the broad adoption of DSL and other bandwidth services in the paired copper network,...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Underground Conductor Locating

Pity the poor cable locating tech. This is the type of job that requires great skill and dedication, and more...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Line Powering vs. Commercial Power

Line powering is a way to power remote equipment from a central location using existing cable pairs in the copper...

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