Part 3 of the Evolution of Fronthaul Networks (read Part 1: Intro to Fronthaul and Part 2: Fiber Deployment in Wireless) In parts 1 and 2, I described the overall radio access network architecture and best practices for deployment at physical layer which is primarily fiber for the links between the base band unit (BBU) […]

As a leader in fiber testing and certification, VIAVI is paving the way along with our partner, MicroCare, by sharing best practices and insights that help technicians and network owners maintain flawless networks. We’re introducing a new video series to offer tips, tricks, and methods to incorporate into your inspection repertoire. In this video series, […]

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: Intro to Fronthaul and Part 3: CPRI ) 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 […]

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. […]

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