When a speck of dust looms as large as an iceberg When the RMS Titanic floated out of its drydock in 1911, its architect and owners hailed it as “unsinkable” and the most advanced ship of its time. But on the fateful night of April 14th, 1912 those claims were put to the test, and […]

Cyber investigators reveal how harvesting the right data can help solve network security issues and provide legal peace of mind. While much of the world is harvesting crops in preparation for the coming winter, network teams are, as usual, harvesting network data. As anyone who captures packets knows, sometimes these payloads contain surprises. As you […]

 This is a re-post of an article in Gazettabyte, © Roy Rubenstein 2017 The race is on to deliver 400-gigabit optical interfaces in time for the next-generation of data centre switches expected in late 2018. The industry largely agrees that a four-wavelength 400-gigabit optical interface is most desirable yet alternative designs are also being developed. Optical […]

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Part 2 of the Evolution of Fronthaul Networks (read Part 1 here) As we learned in part 1, fiber deployment permits the placement of RRH’s closer to the antenna. Also known as light radio, this RRH placement has significantly improved the energy efficiency of cellular networks as the number of RRH’s continued to rise drastically […]

Packet Pioneer Chris Greer reveals his own Wireshark nightmare while dealing with trace files in the popular analyzer. “I’m a big user of Wireshark,” says Chris Greer, network and application analyst and founder of Packet Pioneer. “I own and operate an independent consulting company. What I do is I sit on the beach in Costa […]

Rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 alone will not be enough to meet long-term subscriber bandwidth demands, which is why many operators are linking their DOCSIS 3.1 rollout with the migration to distributed access architectures (DAA) like Remote-PHY. To learn more about how VIAVI can help simplify your transition to Remote PHY, download our new solution brief. […]

VIAVI is back at the SCTE/ISE Cable-Tec Expo this year with exciting news! We expanded our cable portfolio with our recent acquisition of Trilithic, so be sure to come see it all in VIAVI Booth #1387 and Trilithic Booth #153. And while you’re stopping by, be sure to check out the new FiberChek Sidewinder MPO inspection scope. […]

A shift to cloud computing may appear to offer great relief but it also delivers a host of new network challenges. Through cloud computing, organizations perform tasks or use applications that harness massive third-party computing and processing power via the internet cloud. This allows enterprises to quickly scale services and avoid purchasing network assets for […]

With intellectual property, customer data, trade secrets, employee information, and more traversing the network, IT teams need to be aware of the latest network trends – and how to monitor them. One of the most important assets to an enterprise is the network. If the network is not directly responsible for revenue, why even have […]

Plug-and-play technology has been around for a long time, and it’s one reason why even non-tech-savvy consumers can upgrade and expand their own electronics. We all like plug-and-play capabilities because it’s a fast, easy way to activate a new capability. As the name says, just make the connection and you’re ready to go. The beauty […]

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