Network cabling News
July 10, 2017
Ruckus Wireless and Extreme Networks introduced Wi-Fi access points that reduce the amount of cabling in hotel rooms by eliminating separate wall ports for IP devices.
March 02, 2017
The new IEEE Ethernet standard offers some much-needed flexibility for network managers trying to keep up with skyrocketing bandwidth demand while working under long refresh cycles that prevent frequent rip-and-replace upgrades. With 802.3bz, or NBASE-T, switches, such organizations can give their existing CAT5e and CAT6 cables a shot in the proverbial arm, raising bandwidth from 1 Gbps to 2.5 or 5 Gbps. The IEEE Ethernet standard also allows for a degree of "futureproofing," letting network managers scale their bandwidth as the need for it grows. This edition of Network Evolution examines these and other use cases for the new IEEE Ethernet standard, with on-the-ground stories from early adopters. We also explore the factors preventing some network managers from embracing NBASE-T quite yet.
Also in this issue, we look at the rising popularity of managed network services, from security to software-defined WAN. We'll tell you what you should know before subscribing.
And finally, find out how cutting-edge technology is transforming the sports venue into a major home-field advantage. In the age of Pokémon GO and Snapchat, the stadium network is the new most valuable player.
May 12, 2016
Wi-Fi started out as way to make local area networks easier to deploy. Now, coupled with cellular networks, the rise ubiquitous mobility and the IoT, wireless is changing the world.
April 26, 2016
This week, NetScout launches a new optimization platform for test labs, Fortinet beefs up security, Cisco Talos weighs ransomware and Aqua Comms tests secure submarine cabling.
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