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Optical management system

Optical management system Telect’s optical management system provides end-to-end 38 mm bend radius protection, 1,440 terminations or more in each frame, laser safety protection, circuit isolation and termination accessibility. Rear-frame cable management provides protection for revenue-bearing fiber optic cable. Open frame architecture provides options for distribution, including Telect LINXS tray-based shelves and LCX bulkhead panels. […]

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end to end voice over IP may be coming, but backbone providers will decide just how fast

The unrealized dream of voice peering: end to end voice over IP may be coming, but backbone providers will decide just how fast Dan Sweeney IP telephony over public networks, after numerous false starts, finally appears to be establishing itself on the local level. Newcomers like Vonage and Packet 8 are opening market after market […]

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An edge at the edge?

An edge at the edge? – Focus On: Data Networking Number 2 router vendor Juniper Networks, which has not been bashful in its efforts to unseat its Number 1 competitor Cisco Systems, continued its onslaught with its recent introduction of the M7I and M10I edge routers. “They’re an ideal replacement for the Cisco 7200 and […]

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inflexion works with cities to allocate cost savings to job creation

VoIP plays role in economic revitalization: inflexion works with cities to allocate cost savings to job creation Al Senia VoIP with a social conscience? That may be an odd notion for a still-developing technology. However, VoIP has spawned a variety of business opportunities and investment ventures, primarily in the enterprise space. Now Dwayne Goldsmith, former […]

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BellSouth’s 168-access point wireless network delivers bottom line gains

WLAN project speeds urgent care: BellSouth’s 168-access point wireless network delivers bottom line gains David Geer St. Vincent’s “hospital of the future” is on its away. Using Cisco Aironet 350 Access Points (APs) and WaveLINK MobileManager to manage the network, St. Vincent’s Hospital of Birmingham, Ala, enhances “patient touch” by enabling multiple care applications and […]

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new protocols can help make Sonet SAN-friendly, but IP-based alternatives could tempt carriers to accelerate their DWDM plans instead

A place in the San: new protocols can help make Sonet SAN-friendly, but IP-based alternatives could tempt carriers to accelerate their DWDM plans instead John Tanner It’s hard to over-emphasize the importance of disaster recovery in the post-9/11 world. By no coincidence, interest in storage area networks has risen among enterprises looking to network their […]

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Progress Energy uses existing grid and wireless hops for high-speed access

Powerline broadband comes of age: Progress Energy uses existing grid and wireless hops for high-speed access Al Senia Progress Energy, a Raleigh, N.C.-based energy and utility company, is making a major strategic bet on the future of broadband delivery over power lines. The Fortune 250 diversified energy company is teaming with Earthlink to offer broadband […]

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Nokia gets its game back

Nokia gets its game back Grahame Lynch Nokia executives are confident they have their operation back on track after a disastrous 12 months in which they shed several global market share points. Commfidential has attended several Nokia product launches over the past months. Our read: the company has finally plugged gaps in its product range, […]

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key vendors add credibility to wireless plaform of future

Flash-OFDM challenges EV-DO: key vendors add credibility to wireless plaform of future Grahame Lynch Just a few short years after the wireless industry engaged in a heated battle about the benefits of CDMA versus TDMA/GSM, a new technological dividing line is emerging. Now, a debate is raging about orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and its […]

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MVNOs gain momentum in U.S. Mobile resellers capitalize on maturing market

MVNOs gain momentum in U.S. Mobile resellers capitalize on maturing market Kaustubha Parkhi Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are becoming more popular in the U.S., adding a new level of excitement to the marketplace and indicating to many that the mobile market is rapidly maturing. “MVNOs provide the carriers with an effective channel to market,” […]