How to Choose a PoE Switch for Home?

PoE switch is gaining the increasing popularity for home use in the market. Therefore, there are many questions about choosing a suitable PoE powered switch for home. For instance, should I buy a managed or unmanaged PoE switch? Should I take an 8 port or a 24 port PoE switch? Or what kind of PoE switch do I need? Here…

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Which Ethernet Cable type should you use?

When it comes to using Ethernet cables to build any connection, whether for a home or office, selecting a quality network cable is a confusing job as all wires are not the same. Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat7, which Ethernet cable type should you choose? To work this out, here is what you need to know.     Different Speeds of…

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Rene Descartes Takes Fiber Optic Austral Around Cape Horn

Orange Marine’s cable ship René Descartes sailed around Cape Horn with the Fiber Optic Austral (FOA) cable, the southernmost submarine cable system in the world on 4th January. The ship made its trip to lay the fiber optic cable system on behalf of Chilean operator, CTR (.Comunicación y Telefonía Rural). The Orange Marine cable ship became the first and only…

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CHT Selects Comtrend Adapters

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan has selected Comtrend for the supply of its Ethernet over Coax Adapter, GCA-6000 and Ethernet over Powerline Adapter, PG-9173. Both adapter solutions from Comtrend are powered by MaxLiner’s 88LX3142 and 88LX2718 G.hn technology. Comtrend adapters based on MaxLinear’s G.hn home-networking solutions would deliver gigabit-class service to their FTTx subscribers in Taiwan. Taiwanese telecom service provider, Chunghwa…


Dawiyat Signs MoU with Zain for Fiber Service

Saudi Arabia’s newly formed fiber-optic broadband service provider Dawiyat has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zain to deliver broadband services to the homes. The MoU was signed by CEO of Dawiyat Dr. Ahmed Sindi and Mr. Peter Kaliaropoulos, CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia, in the presence of CEO of SEC, Eng. Ziyad Al-Shiha. Dawiyat is one of the…


WiFi vs Ethernet Cable: Which One Should I Choose?

With the popularity of the mobile Internet in recent years, we’ve seen a large number of smart devices in our homes and offices connected to the Internet via WiFi. Then will WiFi outperform the capabilities of the traditional Ethernet cables? WiFi vs Ethernet cable, which one should I choose? What factors shall be taken into account before settling for one of these options? How do latency and interference affect the speed of WiFi and Ethernet? We’re gonna answer all these questions in this article.