While the importance of effective VoIP troubleshooting may have faded from the headlines in favor of hot topics like cloud and security, this critical technology is the backbone of business. It’s estimated that the global VoIP market reached the 1 billion user milestone by the end of 2017. Even more impressive, the VoIP services market […]

400G - we're making the right mistakes

Con Houlihan, the great Irish sports writer from my hometown of Castleisland, once replied to a young poet who had shared his writing, “Keep going. You’re making all the right mistakes.” As a young boy, the words did not fully resonate with me, but now—a bit older and hopefully wiser—I can see the wisdom therein […]

5G New Radio (NR) connectivity for the enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) use case will transform the mobile experience for consumers and business across the globe. Delivering mobile data speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s 4G networks, 5G NR will also offer huge improvements in latency (network responsiveness) and reach. It will enable high […]

Smart Link Mapper blog

This is the fifth post in a series on Smart Fiber and OTDR Testing – see links to previous posts below. OTDR Test Analysis Gets Smarter (and Easier) It’s a common belief that OTDR testing and analysis are difficult. In the past, OTDRs could be complex to configure and measurement results were often hard to […]

In just a few steps, IT professionals can build valuable cloud computing skills and improve their chances of getting ahead. If you’re a network engineer with cloud computing skills, you have a big advantage in the job market. According to a survey by Softchoice, 53 percent of businesses have struggled to find job candidates with […]

As hybrid IT migration escalates, 65 percent of IT teams are responsible for resolving cloud issues, according to 11th annual State of the Network Study. VIAVI released the results of its 11th annual State of the Network global study today. Findings demonstrate that a significant portion of enterprise IT teams are unsure how to handle […]

Despite the importance of providing a good end-user experience or EUE, many industries suffer from a disconnect between what they think they are delivering and what the customer or enterprise user experiences. Recent studies indicate a potentially growing divide between the perception of end-user experience between actual users and network teams. While 29 percent of […]

Doug Roberts from VIAVI reveals how help desk support teams can address bigger challenges as network tech evolves. There’s no doubt about it – today’s workers have fully embraced the trend toward remote working. In fact, according to last year’s Gallup “State of the American Workplace” survey, roughly 43 percent of employees report they have worked […]

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5G Challenges Current Timing & Sync Standards Investment in the mobile ecosystem is driven by seemingly insatiable consumer demand for mobile bandwidth. Supplying it to them is arguably a great business to be in. Mobile operators will continue to compete for market share by deploying 5G for more bandwidth capacity, and adding more radio towers […]

Evolution of Fronthaul

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts on the Evolution of Fronthaul, links to past posts below. Preparing for Massive MIMO and 5G As CPRI technology is increasingly being deployed in cell densification and CRAN projects, eCPRI is starting to receive the attention of the global wireless community. As I outlined in […]

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