Multiple-system operators (MSOs) are continuously pushing the limits of their cable infrastructure. Fiber is being extended closer to the end customer in an effort to increase per-user capacity by reducing the number of active nodes in the coaxial network and limiting resource sharing on the coaxial cable ...
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Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is gaining popularity as a way for enterprises to cut networking costs and gain control over the usage of their network bandwidth. Today’s SD-WAN solutions achieve those benefits, but they have two big drawbacks ...
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They say April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you also know that January Seeding keeps the Innovation Engine Speeding? Wow, rhyming can be painful sometimes and I’m once again reminded that I should stick to engineering. It’s now June and as I pass by all the wildflowers growing here in Texas I appreciate the chaotic but at the same time coherent display of colors – the result of random seeds that have grown to be part of the cityscape ...
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The more I research, the more I discover and understand that the internet of things (IoT) is still very much in its infancy. Many companies I’ve spoken with are still at the paperware stage, with promises of delivering exactly what I need and, of course, satisfying all of my broad expectations with no sight of my requirements. Moreover, each company I’ve spoken with has its own unique definition of what IoT actually is – it’s so frustrating! ...
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IEEE recently held its Brooklyn 5G Summit – which for all practical purposes provides an update on the current status of 5G from a technical, deployment and business case perspective.

While enthusiasm remains overwhelmingly high – there was a cautionary air to the event regarding what exactly is 5G in these early deployments. Is it really 5G or more like 4G+, 4.5G or perhaps even 4.9G? ...

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