Posts By Mary Edwards

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 […]

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 […]

sinkingship

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 […]

5G

This is the first in a 3-part blog series. Timing & Synchronization If someone played a word association game on the topic of mobile telecommunications technology, the first things to come to mind would likely be cell towers, satellites, antennas, and of course smart phones. Most people, even in the industry, would never think of […]

Viavi fiber Test

This is the fourth post in a series on Smart Fiber Testing – see links to previous posts below. Reduce fiber test and certification times for FTTx/PON, Access, and Metro deployments As more fiber networks are planned for deployment, providers are seeking ways to make fiber installation and maintenance more effective and efficient. In our […]

5G Fronthaul

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts on the Evolution of Fronthaul, links to other posts below. As wireless operators announce their plans for the introduction of 5G services, ecosystem players are developing and introducing a new range of capabilities to pave the way for a smooth transition from 4G to 5G. […]

VIAVI

When you look at this image, do you see a chalice? Do you see two men in profile? Now that I’ve mentioned both images, can you see both images at once? Fiber testing can be like this trick, you have to be able to see more than what is obviously in front of you. In […]

FTTH-PON Q and A

Our recent webinar with Light Reading, Lessons Learned: Efficient Deployment & Maintenance of FTTH/PON Networks, garnered several questions from the attendees. We thought that even those who may not have caught the live webinar might benefit from this Q&A. If you’d like to see the webinar recording, please visit the Light Reading Testapedia page.  Q. Is […]

OTDR Test

How can you improve event detection with your OTDR tests? Ever wondered why your OTDR isn’t reliably accurate in detecting all the events on your fiber under test? One reason is that there isn’t just one test configuration that is optimal to characterize a link with a single OTDR shot. If you use an OTDR […]

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