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Global telecoms industry survey predicts rise in video services & IoT

Posted by Krista Tysco

The telecoms industry has been developing with monumental pace in recent years, as highlighted in the latest Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey published in December 2017.

The survey shares the opinions of 1,500 members of the global telecoms industry - spanning North America, Europe, South America, Asia/Pacific, Africa and the Middle East - and explores key issues and trends affecting the sector including areas of growth, focuses of investment and biggest threats.

We're recapping the key takeaways from the survey, which include the rapid developments in technology, importance of ultra broadband, growing popularity of video services and crucial issues around cyber security.

Topics: Data/Statistics, Market trends, Broadband

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Which products are essential for a MoCA home network?

Posted by Krista Tysco

Increasing numbers of cable providers are incorporating MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology in their home installations to help deliver an even better connection.

MoCA has been designed and developed to make use of a household’s existing coaxial cable, which means it can transfer data quickly and efficiently throughout the home.

Topics: Broadband, DVR installations

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Worldwide fiber news and innovation roundup of 2017

Posted by Krista Tysco

Fiber-optic broadband is changing lives around the globe - whether it’s enabling people to work and study remotely, the rise of more clever and connected gadgets, increased demand for digital storage methods, or the simple pleasure of streaming Ultra HD TV.

In this blog post, we look back over some of the highlights within the fiber industry over the past year, with a roundup of news, developments and innovations from around the globe.

Topics: Market trends, Fiber innovations

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The new European CPR cable regulations - how manufacturers can comply

Posted by Tom Carpenter

Cable manufacturers and suppliers are required to meet specific classifications for the products they sell around the world, and label it as such for their customers. The standards for testing, and criteria for complying with new standards, are updated frequently, with a new regulation announced in mid-2017.

Topics: Regulatory/Policy

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How to improve the inspection results of your fiber connectors

Posted by Simon Thompson

Dirt, dust and other contaminants are the enemies of high-speed data transmission over optical fiber, as even the most minor of scratches or defects can present problems further down the line.

Optical fiber connectors are used to join optical fibers wherever a connect/disconnect ability is required.

Topics: Fiber to the premises, Fiber to the home

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PPC is improving the world through environmental sustainability

Posted by Krista Tysco

It’s up to individuals and companies alike to decrease their carbon footprint to help preserve the world for our future.

At PPC, we’re committed to the global community and see environmental sustainability not only as a responsibility, but as an opportunity to be better for the world where we work and live.

Topics: Regulatory/Policy

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Global fixed broadband roundup- December 2017

Posted by Krista Tysco

The continuing evolution of the internet, and the ever-increasing consumer demand for quality, capacity and speed, means broadband service providers and operators need to be continually looking for ways to improve the customer experience.

In this blog, we provide a roundup of the latest news, innovations and achievements in the provision of fixed and mobile broadband from around the world.

Topics: Market trends, Broadband

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Back to basics: 5 tips for hardline coax connector installation

Posted by Eric Purdy

Hardline coax connectors are some of the most important pieces to delivering service to a subscriber’s home network, so making sure the connectors and cables are prepped and installed properly is vital to network performance.

Hardline cable is used from the headend through the trunk and feeder lines, to the subscriber’s home, and there are many connectors used at the fiber node, amplifiers, line extenders and multitaps.

Topics: Headend, Broadband, Coax

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Pre-terminated fiber cable - a great FTTH installation solution

Posted by Tom Carpenter

 When installing fiber at an MDU (multi-dwelling unit), technicians have a few choices for the type of cable they choose. The most important choice is whether to use field-terminated or pre-terminated cable. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but we find pre-terminated cable is almost always the best choice. In this blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons for pre-terminated versus field-terminated cable when it comes to cost, installation skills and excess materials.

Topics: Fiber to the home

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Protect your broadband network: how to prepare for a natural disaster

Posted by Rebecca Firmani

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and ice storms will always be the enemy of cable and internet service providers, but there are things you can do to ease the burden of long-term issues from a storm or earthquake.

We’ve seen the challenges first-hand and have tips to help make your broadband network post-disaster restoration as flawless as possible.

Topics: Fiber to the premises, Broadband

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