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5G = WAY More Fiber

Wade Anderson - Feb 28, 2019 4:45:00 PM

5G networks are fast approaching.

With 5G comes new-age bandwidth, increased speeds, and lower latencies. The next generation of cellular mobile communications will facilitate incredible technological innovation, including artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

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President Trump Pushing For Faster 5G Deployment

Wade Anderson - Feb 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

A push for mobile 5G network services is coming from the top. The VERY top.

President Donald Trump recently challenged American companies over Twitter to “step up their efforts” with respect to 5G deployment. By doing so, he believes the U.S. would lead the world in next-gen data services and reaffirm its position as a global, innovative powerhouse.

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Google Fiber Leaving Louisville, Utah Won’t Be Impacted

Wade Anderson - Feb 22, 2019 5:15:34 PM

Google Fiber recently announced that it is leaving a partially built fiber network behind in Louisville, Kentucky. On April 15, the company will shut off fiber network service that originally began in October 2017 for good.

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What Is The Route Schematic Tool?

Wade Anderson - Nov 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Recently, OSPInsight rolled out the Route Schematic tool which helps fiber network managers visualize key characteristics about their existing cable routes. Although all of the information contained in route schematics are available through other reporting tools, there is no cleaner way to see and share how fibers are being utilized.

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How Does OSPInsight Find Faults?

Wade Anderson - Nov 19, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Breaks in fiber cables can be extremely disruptive, which is why quick attention and efficient restoration are so important.

When a fault causes service to go down, you need to be able to identify both the suspect cable and the exact location of the physical break in order to remedy the situation. Without the proper tools and resources, this is very challenging and risks extended downtimes and lost productivity for your end users.

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Why Do You Need A Taper Report?

Wade Anderson - Nov 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

One of the most widely used reports in fiber network management is the taper report which provides a detailed view of the utilization of individual fibers within a specific cable.

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OSPInsight's Most Important Features

Wade Anderson - Nov 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to managing your fiber optic networks, OSPInsight offers one of the most user-friendly and intuitive solutions in the industry. Although feature rich, OSPInsight’s software is easy to learn and aligns perfectly with the real-world processes of building fiber networks. In this article, we’re going to highlight a couple key features that make OSPInsight such an effective tool for managing your fiber optic networks.

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What Is OSPInsight?

Wade Anderson - Nov 12, 2018 2:30:24 PM

Twenty years ago, the only way to document fiber optic networks was by putting pencil to paper. But In 1996, OSPInsight championed an industry-wide shift that transformed an antiquated process into a software driven database.

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Why Do you Need A Fiber Capacity Report?

Wade Anderson - Nov 5, 2018 4:29:17 PM

What Is A Fiber Network Capacity Report?

One of the most valuable tools for fiber optic network developers is the fiber capacity report.

As the name suggests, a capacity report provides a real-time view of how much open capacity exists across the cables within a fiber network, all of the way down to the individual strand.

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Trends in Fiber Networks

Wade Anderson - Oct 29, 2018 1:29:56 PM

Over the past five decades, fiber optic technology has improved tremendously, transforming the telecommunications industry and the broader global digital landscape. Today, fiber networks span entire countries and oceans, carrying data over vast distances at near-light speed.

In this article, we take a brief look at the history of fiber networks and then discuss what lies ahead as the technology continues to evolve.

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The Future of Fiber Management

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