Telecom and Networking

Mobile World Congress 2018: You Can’t Teach an AI to Run a Telecom Network—Yet – IEEE Spectrum AI, which telecos have already leveraged in some situations, might be able to help solve some of communications service providers’ (CSPs) problems. But CSPs have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence, because the initial problems AI was developed to address didn’t really affect them. “There’s a lot of opportunity to use AI in the

5G is in Danger of Being Oversold – IEEE Spectrum It seems that 5G has become a technology savior. Proponents tout the poorly defined wireless technology as the path to virtual reality, telemedicine, and self-⁠driving cars. But 5G is a buzzword unleashed by marketing departments. In reality, 5G is a term that telecommunications investors and executives sling around. Millimeter-wave spectrum is freely available for

Fiber visual fault locator videos

Last year I made a posting on Cheap fiber optic visual fault locator. It told about 1mW 5KM Red Light Pen Visual Fault Locator Fiber Optic Laser Cable Tester Meter puts out highly visible red light into a fiber optic cable that has ST, SC and FC optical connectors.The universal fiber connector worked well with single-mode

High-speed digital: 112 is the new 56 | EDN–112-is-the-new-56 EDN magazine reports that at DesignCon 2018, 112 Gbps was all over the conference and exhibit hall. Even just a year ago, engineers were still talking more about 56 Gbps speeds than 112. This year, all agree that 56 Gbps speeds have been achieved. It’s time to move on. OIF-CEI 4.0, which included clauses

NRZ is dead, but not everywhere | EDN–but-not-everywhere PAM4 modulation is everywhere. “Five years ago, PAM4 was a concept” “PAM4 is being deployed everywhere except in short-reach links.” “DSP is enabling PAM4 optical channels” PAM4 has won the battle in fiber-optic and other medium and long-reach applications.

Finland is the Mobile Data Capitol of the World – IEEE Spectrum It seems that we really need 5G in Finland before 4G slows down too much due high use of it. Several factors make Finland a potential sandbox for 5G developers: the average person in Finland used about 20 gigabytes (GB) of mobile data in December 2017, a dramatic rise from the 2016 average of

Ethernet in the first mile I came by a device with 2BASE-TL ports in it. Google search revealed that this standard was made by IEEE Ethernet in the first mile (EFM) working group. It standardizes networking techbologies for the customer’s point of view it is their “first” mile, although from the access network‘s point of view it is known as the “last mile“.  I know

Zyxel gigabit switch

I decided to replace my aging Zyxel and Netwjork 100 Mbit/s Ethernet switched with new gigabit models. I decided to get two ZyXEL GS-108S v2 Media Switch as replacement for those. The Zyxel GS-108S v2 10/100/1000 Mbps switch is designed to provide reliable high-performance media network connectivity – that’s what I need. The Zyxel GS-108S

Brotli compression algorithm for faster web Brotli is a new open source compression algorithm designed to enable an Internet that’s faster for users. While the Brotli algorithm was announced by Google in September 2015, only recently have the majority of web browsers adopted it and HTTP servers started to offer Brotli compression. Brotli accomplishes better than gzip compression by making use of a