A Time for Pragmatism: Wireless Industry Trends in 2018. By Ben Cardwell

 

12 January 2018 A Time for Pragmatism: Wireless Industry Trends in 2018. By Ben Cardwell
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Readers familiar with the “hype cycle” will know that new technologies go through a process when they first emerge. Initial excitement leads to over-inflated expectations, which ultimately crashes before the hard work of getting to widespread adoption occurs (if it does).

When I look at 5G, we certainly have seen the early irrational exuberance of all the wonderful things 5G will do. We also have passed through the depression that occurs when we realize, “Hey, this is going to be tough to pull off.” But we are now on the upswing, and I expect 2018 will be a productive time when we really start sorting out what’s possible from the hype. Reality hit when 3GPP finalized the non-standalone 5G New Radio standard, enabling further developments.

 

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Merry X’mas Gen Z: I hope you like your present. By Navin Vohra

 

13 December 2017 Merry X’mas Gen Z: I hope you like your present. By Navin Vohra
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I think Christmas is one of the most anticipated festivities of the year, whether you’re an adult or kid. For me, it is endless merrymaking, shopping and feasting. For my kids, there is only one big question, “What do I want from Santa Claus this Christmas?”

During my childhood, a Lego® set was the best gift Santa ever brought us. However, this changed in 2010 when Apple started the tablet revolution. Apple’s iPad became the most wanted tech Christmas gift for both the adults and savvy youth. As technology continues to develop, there’s an even wider range of tech gifts to choose from – Amazon Echo, GoPro Camera, Nintendo Switch, Fitbit Smartwatch, etc. The list is endless.

 

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Pre-terminated fiber cable - a great FTTH installation solution. By Tom Carpenter

 

01 December 2017 Pre-terminated fiber cable - a great FTTH installation solution. By Tom Carpenter
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When installing fiber at an MDU (multi-dwelling unit), technicians have a few choices for the type of cable they choose. The most important choice is whether to use field-terminated or pre-terminated cable. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but we find pre-terminated cable is almost always the best choice. In this blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons for pre-terminated versus field-terminated cable when it comes to cost, installation skills and excess materials.

 

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