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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 […]

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 […]

The Access Network is being rapidly upgraded to Gfast loops with deeper fiber into existing cabinets. To maximize speed, engineers need to ensure the Gfast copper loop is pristine or the expected bandwidth will fall short of goal and customer complaints will follow. Tools to Accelerate Gfast Copper Test: OneCheck Copper Diagnostics is a full suite […]

The industry has been a buzz about Gigabit-to-the-Home (GTTH). People want higher speeds no matter where they live and providers are in a race to win new customers – and keep existing customers in this new frontier. One reoccurring question throughout the industry has been, “What’s the best strategy for deploying GTTH?” The question implies […]

5G is on the horizon, and alongside it all of those use cases we’ve seen demonstrated or have heard are in development and under test: connected driverless cars, virtual and augmented reality, remote robotic surgery, smart city infrastructure, wearables. The list is endless, and can be further extended with the whole host of applications we’re […]

Service providers need to build out high quality PON/GPON access networks quickly to offer Gigabit FTTH and Gfast broadband service. Many failures occur at service turn up caused by improper fiber handling and test during construction and provisioning. The result is delayed revenue, decreased profitability, and frustrated customers. Accelerate workflow using remote, centralized OTDR test […]

Unless you’re independently wealthy, you probably live on a budget. These days, there are all sorts of tools and resources to help you keep your financial house in order. Whether you have assistance from an accountant, use a software program or mobile app, or simply scribble numbers in a notebook, they all start the same […]

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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 […]

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