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Optical interconnectivity at 400 Gbps has introduced many new design challenges. These include the step from NRZ to PAM-4 coding with the presence of a background error rate, the new QSFP-DD form factor for transponders with thermal and integration challenges and aggressive cost expectations early in the lifecycle.  One of the most difficult challenges is […]

VIAVI Solutions announced that CRN® has named Barry Johnson, Vice President of Global Channels to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners. Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and […]

The impact of IoT, hybrid IT and decentralized networks is dominating conversations and column inches. Topics range from how to manage and investigate security and performance issues to the effect on user experience and interaction. In response, vendors and analysts have muddied the waters with phrases such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, rather than […]

Over the past several months, we have been taking a closer look at Multi-Fiber MPO connectors and how the continued growth of this technology is changing the dynamic for contractors. As data centers are rapidly scaling up their networks to support 40G and 100G speeds, multi-fiber MPO connectors are being used throughout the network architectures. […]

Simplifying high-density fiber cable certification  The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is great for those who manufacture the cables, but it’s causing a headache for many who have to commission it. More and more, higher fiber-count cables are being laid, leading to a challenge for installers and contractors: how to manage, track and […]

The growth of MPO adoption in the past few years is changing the game for network architectures around the world. In a previous blog, 5 Things to Know Before Working with Multi-Fiber MPO Connectors, I referenced some trends and growth projections for MPO connectivity from a recent survey by VIAVI Solutions that polled hundreds of […]

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 […]

Cisco Live is the perfect place to see what’s new at VIAVI Solutions. Held June 10-14, Cisco Live is the industry’s premier education and training event for IT, networking, and communications professionals. Leading network test, measurement, and assurance technology company VIAVI Solutions will be there at booth 961. Along with a chance to check out […]

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 […]

Fiber technicians are constantly challenged to keep up with new, innovative technologies that can disrupt normal long-standing test and certification practices. Whether you are an installation contractor, an IT manager, or somewhere in between, understanding the key concepts and practices of any new technology (such as MPO) is critical to keeping pace with industry needs […]

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