June 9, 2017

5G Time Is Coming

What precisely is 5G and when will it impact our everyday lives? The quick takeaway is that 5G, or the next generation of mobile technology, is all about blistering speeds on the smartphones in our pockets. But it’s also technology likely to have a broad bearing on society at large, touching everything from remote medicine […]

October 20, 2016

Category 8 testing standard approved

In this Month(Oct.), TIA’s TR-42.7 subcommittee resolved all comments on the ANSI/TIA-1152-A standard and authorized publication of the document. TIA-1152-A covers Category 8 testing standard in the field. In development since late 2013, the standard specifies Level 2G testing accuracy. Category 8 cabling systems are specified to a frequency up to 2 GHz (2000 MHz).

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October 13, 2016

Wideband Multimode Fiber has a name – OM5

The standards-making body of International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC)  has decided that the nomenclature used for Wideband Multimode Fiber (WBMMF) will be OM5. The decision was made in October by the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1)/Subcommittee 25 (SC 25) Interconnection of Information Technology Equipment. At a spring 2016 meeting of JTC 1/SC […]

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June 21, 2014

Cat8: The Future of Data Center Cabling?

Today, data centers need increasingly higher speeds, design flexibility and a cost-effective migration path. Bandwidth requirements continue to grow, driven by virtualization, “big data,” mobile applications, new ways of working, service and network convergence, and high-bit-rate video and audio streaming. The arrival of new technologies and platforms, such as ultra-high-definition 4K video will accelerate this […]

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June 18, 2014

OFS unveils double-jacket gel-free ADSS fiber cables

At the FTTH Conference (June 23-25) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, OFS announced the launch of what it claims is the industry’s first completely gel-free, double jacket all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cable. The company says its new PowerGuide DT fiber-optic cable enables faster deployment and helps lower FTTH installation costs through reduced cable preparation time, with a span length capability of up […]

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June 15, 2014

Three New Products to Deployable Fiber Optic Network Cabling and Components

At the recent FTTH Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, OFS introduced three new products to its FOX Solution line of deployable fiber-optic network cabling and components for homes or businesses.Firstly, OFS announced the FDH64, a new 64-fiber distribution hub for the fast growing multiple dwelling unit (MDU) market. The company says the compact FDH64 easily connects fiber-optic building cables with OFS’ direct […]

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