Use Case for 10G/40G Switch-to-Switch Interconnect

In addition to 10 GbE, the telecom market nowadays is also actively deploying 40 GbE connections to support server connectivity, the typical use case is switch-to-switch interconnects. In fact, copper cables is used in some special cases, primarily for switch-to-switch short-reach connections. However, with the majority of 40 GbE connections being optic fiber-based, fiber optic cables, especially the MTP/MPO cables are widely deployed. From a cable plant standpoint, continued investment in fiber parallel-optic technologies will position the physical infrastructure for eventual migration to 100 GbE and beyond. This article will…

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Introduction to Horizontal and Vertical Cable Manager

For many IT manager or data center professionals, one of the most difficult task is to keep cables in proper order. Image that you walk into a sever room to troubleshoot cables because of the bad cable management, you see the cable here, cable there, cable everywhere. Can you walking through this without crying? Now that you have looked at the horrible cable management, it is time for you to do something to avoid joining the terrible cable management hall. From the above image, we can see that there are…

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Vodafone Starts Offering FTTH Services in Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has decided to deliver and expand its high speed broadband services in the country. The operator will utilize next generation networks that primarily rely on fiber optic communication technologies. More than 1000 homes and 20 housing communities across Ghana will get connected to the Vodafone Fibre–To–The-Home Broadband services. The steps taken by Vodafone in Ghana shows the company’s intention to provide consumers the enhanced communication services delivered through the latest telecom technology using optical fibers. While providing higher broadband speeds the Fiber optic technology contributes to the growth…

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Deciphering Male and Female RJ45 Connector

Many people think that RJ45 to RJ45 connectors are the same as the modular plugs or jacks, but they’re wrong. In most cases, the term plug technically refers to the cable or male end of the connection while the term jack refers to the port or female end. If you have had a misunderstanding about these concept, you probably have experienced problems that were extremely difficult to resolve in your network. Therefore this article will have a brief introduction to the male and female RJ45 connectors. RJ45 Pinout RJ45 connector…

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An Eye on the Copper Patch Panels

Are you tired of messy network? As the world embraces the increasingly faster data-rate network, IT managers felt great stress over the inability to organize and create a neat rack mounted environment. Patch panels allows the easy management of patch cables and link the cabling distribution areas, which paves the way for a refreshing new approach to a neat optical network. Patch panels are usually installed on enclosures or racks to provide an easy way to organize connections. Patch panels are available in many different variations. Key design variations include:…

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