30/60-W PoE ICMs Target Networking, Telecom Apps

Power Electronics | August 11, 2019

Bel Magnetic Solutions, a Bel group company involved in the design and manufacture of MagJack integrated connector modules (ICMs), recently introduced the 2x1 1-G 30- and 60-W Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) MagJack ICMs for networking and telecommunication applications. According to the company, the ICMs are compact and durable as they combine two RJ45 Ethernet ports into one magnetic connector that can be used to safely inject 30 or 60 W of power. This makes them suitable for customers who are looking to save board space by stacking RJ45 connectors together, grouping the Ethernet magnetics within the connector and enabling the magnetics to inject power onto data lines. A majority of today's communication equipment offers the capability of providing or accepting PoE. Bel Magnetic Solutions claims their line of ICMs offer smaller, higher density connectors that are capable of this functionality. They support a wide range of 1GBase-T Ethernet applications and can operate in harsh industrial conditions including an industrial operating temperature range of -40 to 85˚C without degrading performance.

Spotlight

When 5G was born, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data, network slicing, edge computing and other new technologies were also booming. 5G networks integrating these technologies are incomparable with traditional networks, and 5G is not only expected by the entire industry but also the whole society. The features provided by 5G networks, such as large bandwidth, low latency, massive connections, and high reliability, are ten or dozens times more than those provided by 4G networks, or cannot be provided by 4G networks.


Other News
NETWORK SECURITY

Betacom Collaborates with Qualcomm to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of Private 5G Networks for Industry 4.0

Betacom | November 16, 2022

Private wireless pioneer Betacom today announced its close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a global leader in 5G, wireless communications and compute, to accelerate delivery of private networks to U.S. businesses through an integrated delivery model. Mutual customers of Betacom and Qualcomm Technologies will benefit from fast, simple deployments that combine the Betacom 5G as a Service (5GaaS) private network offering and Qualcomm Technologies extensive enablement ecosystem, spanning its customizable automation and management offering, RAN and device platforms across a multi-vendor landscape. This collaboration is aimed at giving clients access to an end-to-end, off-the-shelf private network service that has been fully tested and validated and is backed by extensive expertise and support. Betacom will provide network design, delivery and management, with Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G private networks RAN automation technology enabling client business transformation and expanding the benefits of 5G. One customer trialing this unique combination is logistics provider Teltech Group. According to Teltech CEO Lisa Hanlon-Knight, “The ability to deploy lab-tested and field-hardened software and device combinations from Qualcomm Technologies atop Betacom 5G as a Service gives us the confidence we need to say with certainty that private networks are the future of connectivity and communications for Teltech and our customers. The secure private network that Betacom deployed and manages for us and the expansive ecosystem that Qualcomm Technologies has assembled lets us know that we will always have the leading-edge technologies available to us and that deployment and management will be fast, easy, and cost-efficient.” “Qualcomm Technologies is at the forefront of 5G private network acceleration with offerings designed to streamline network design, deployment, and operation across a wide range of industries and use cases,” said Gerardo Giaretta, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our latest technology innovations, including our RAN automation and management offering added to our portfolio through the acquisition of Cellwize, coupled with collaboration from companies like Betacom, fuels the proliferation of 5G private network benefits for enterprises.” According to Jeff Kagan, telecom, technology and wireless industry analyst and consultant, “Private 5G networks are the wave of the future. When a company uses a private 5G wireless network, they control who gets access to it and they choose the people and things that get priority when the network is busy. This is why private wireless networks are so valuable to a growing number of companies, government agencies, manufacturers and more. The value prop of these networks is extraordinarily high.” Betacom 5GaaS, the industry’s first fully-managed, end-to-end private wireless service, gives U.S. enterprises access to cost-effective, high-performance and lightning-fast 5G networks, with network management delivered via its cloud-based Security and Service Operations Center (SSOC) built on Zero Trust. The company has a long and successful history of building wireless infrastructure for mid-to-large enterprises and the expertise to meet the private wireless needs of the manufacturing, airlines and warehousing sectors. “We look forward to working closely with Qualcomm Technologies to bring the benefits of private networks to more businesses across the entire U.S. supply chain, This collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies will help the U.S. move even faster to elevate its place in the world economy through realization of the benefits of Industry 4.0.” Johan Bjorklund, CEO of Betacom About Betacom Betacom offers the first fully managed private 5G network, building on its long history as a wireless infrastructure provider to AT&T, T Mobile, and Verizon. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the company has regional offices throughout the country. Having completed more than 800 large-scale design and deployment projects, Betacom inspires confidence among their customers who have worked closely with them to meet their pressing high-performance connectivity needs. Its private 5G wireless service is the first managed service of its kind in the United States.

Read More

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Omantel Launches Middle East’s First 400GbE DCI Service with Ciena

Omantel | November 10, 2022

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), Oman's first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of a 400GbE DCI service utilizing Ciena's Data Center Interconnect solution. The service is designed to meet the rapidly rising connectivity demands of Omantel’s wholesale, cloud and content provider customers while delivering a superior customer experience through optimized performance. Omantel’s 400GbE DCI service runs on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics and is managed by the Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. The Ciena solution gives Omantel the ability to deploy 100G and, for the first time, 400GbE DCI connectivity over wavelengths up to 800Gb/s to accommodate increasing network traffic. “Our vision is for Oman to be the leading gateway to the region and beyond. We are bringing this mission to life, and a recent example is our new 400GbE data center interconnect service that we developed with Ciena. At Omantel, considering the numerous benefits on technical, commercial and social levels, we acted upon a clear strategy for data centers by partnering with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to launch MC1, the premier carrier-neutral data center in MENA. We are now taking the next step by introducing an innovative new DCI service, the first of its kind in the region,” Sohail Qadir, Vice President of Wholesale at Omantel He added, “Crucially, we were able to launch the service sustainably—without deploying additional platforms—doubling wavelength transmission capacity from 400G to 800G and improving overall fiber capacity leveraging our existing footprint. What this means for our customers is faster delivery of on-demand cloud applications and content with the highest quality.” Virginie Hollebecque, Vice President and Leader of EMEA, Ciena, said: “With a flexible, scalable network foundation from Ciena, Omantel is able to get ahead of the growing demands on today’s networks and provide its customers with unrivaled connectivity by way of its DCI service.” Omantel and Ciena continue to work together on various levels to introduce advanced products based on the latest technologies in the industry. The collaboration has resulted in innovative products that reflect the leading role of both companies in the wholesale domain. About Omantel Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Today, Omantel is continuously working to achieve the highest level of customers’ satisfaction as the most reliable and wide national and international networks. For additional information, visit www.omantel.om. About Ciena Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale.

Read More

NETWORK SECURITY

MatSing, Beam Wireless and Verizon Partner to Deliver 5G at Acrisure Stadium

MatSing | September 27, 2022

MatSing, the pioneer of high-capacity lens antennas, today announced its latest deployment at Acrisure Stadium, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Deployed by Verizon, 60 of MatSing’s innovative lens antennas will provide superior connected experience for fans and patrons on Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband and Nationwide networks at the stadium. Supporting all bands and frequencies, including C-Band, was a key requirement for the ultra 5G network at Acrisure Stadium. The lens antennas are deployed to cover the upper bowl seating areas of the stadium. Fans who want to post to socials, check their fantasy rosters or share highlights will find improved mobile connectivity capable of supporting the bandwidth needed for these experiences. “Providing ultra-fast and high-capacity networks for an immersive experience is imperative today, and we are pleased to be a Verizon partner as they continue to densify 5G nationwide,” said MatSing CEO Bo Larsson. “As a leading antenna provider at venues and events globally, we connect millions of people and devices. Capable of providing up to 48 high-capacity coverage sectors, the added connectivity will augment the venue experience while enabling the low latency, ultra-fast applications promised by 5G. We are pleased to meet the requirements of the C-Band spectrum and be a part of the network that will elevate the game-day and event experience at the venue for years to come.” While C-Band has been aggressively deployed outdoors in the US over the past year, the carrier focus is now shifting to provisioning C-Band indoors especially in large venues. As an early adopter, Acrisure Stadium will be one of the first football venues to support C-Band and deliver 5G ultra connections. “As we prioritize quality in every facet of our 5G projects, we select the highest performing network elements possible, For the Acrisure Stadium network, we are extremely pleased with the choice of MatSing as a major antenna provider. MatSing lens antennas are known to outperform other types of antennas, and the rapid deployment and seamless integration into the Verizon network set them apart.” Kevin Schmonsees, Chief Technology Officer and Founder at Beam Wireless The deployment of the lens antennas comes just in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers latest season, with Steeler Nation getting to experience the improved mobile connectivity for the first time during the September 18 home game against the New England Patriots. About MatSing Founded in 2005, MatSing has developed and patented new meta-materials to create the world’s first lightweight and multibeam Lens Antennas. This new approach for high-performance, high-capacity antenna design is more efficient and offers key advantages over traditional antennas, the ability to provide broadband coverage, emit and maintain multiple beams, and to do so cleanly with minimal RF interference. Nationwide coverage isn’t the only critical challenge facing telecoms companies, and MatSing’s Lens antenna solution is ideal to meet the capacity demands at outdoor events, stadiums and macro uses in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Each antenna can provide multiple independent sectors, up to 48, providing the highest capacity across multiple bands with the fewest antennas possible. MatSing lens technology is the perfect fit for 4G LTE and 5G mobile broadband coverage, and it is the most cost-effective network densification tool in the industry. About Beam Wireless Beam Wireless provides wireless solutions and services no matter how simple or complex the scope requirements. We offer total turn-key DAS, DRAN, 5G, Small Cell, Public Safety, and Private LTE (CBRS) solutions and services from project start to project finish. Once a system is deployed, we offer continued maintenance support via our proprietary MAGNIFY monitoring solution.

Read More

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Travelers Institute and Cambridge Mobile Telematics Release Educational Guide to Help Curb Distracted Driving

Travelers | November 24, 2022

The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), today released “Every Second Matters®: Reducing Distracted Driving, One Voice at a Time,” an educational guide published in partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics company. “The guide highlights new statistics that show how risky driving behaviors, such as speeding and texting behind the wheel, accelerated during the pandemic,” said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “Throughout the report, we provide an eye-opening account of the dangers of distraction and arm drivers with important resources for staying safe on the road.” The Every Second Matters guide outlines steps motorists can take to improve their driving habits, including: Adopt a professional driver’s mindset: Hands on wheel, eyes on road, mind on driving. Don’t be a distraction: According to the 2022 Travelers Risk Index, nearly 80% of drivers make or take calls while driving, so avoid becoming the distraction – don’t call or text employees, family members and friends while they are on the road. Activate “Do Not Disturb”: Use this setting while driving to silence notifications and avoid distractions. Speak up: Let risky drivers know of their dangerous behavior and encourage others to do the same when they are passengers in a car. Get feedback: Consider enrolling in a telematics program that provides feedback as well as incentives for driving safely. The report also highlights the benefits of telematics programs. Data from CMT shows that drivers who open their telematics app more than three times a week are 65% safer and 57% less distracted than those who don’t. “Telematics programs are changing behaviors and reducing distractions on the road,” said Ryan McMahon, Senior Vice President of Strategy at CMT. “By joining a telematics program, drivers are learning about their habits and improving roadway safety for all. Consumers are seeing these benefits, and telematics programs are more popular than ever as a result.” Other key findings from CMT include: More than 35% of car trips involve some type of phone distraction. More than 35% of distracted driving happens over 50 mph. The most distracted drivers are 2.2 times more likely to crash than the least distracted drivers. Through the Every Second Matters distracted driving education initiative, the Travelers Institute publishes materials and hosts events that encourage drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians to play an active role in changing roadway behaviors. To learn more about the Travelers Institute and read the Every Second Matters educational guide, visit travelersinstitute.org. About Cambridge Mobile Telematics Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is the world’s largest telematics service provider. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. The company’s AI-driven platform, DriveWell®, gathers sensor data from millions of IoT devices — including smartphones, proprietary Tags, connected vehicles, dashcams, and third-party devices — and fuses them with contextual data to create a unified view of vehicle and driver behavior. Companies from personal and commercial auto insurance, automotive, rideshare, smart cities, wireless, financial services, and family safety industries use insights from CMT’s platform to power their risk assessment, safety, claims, and driver improvement programs. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with offices in Budapest, Chennai, Seattle and Tokyo, CMT serves millions of people through 80 programs in 18 countries, including 21 of the top 25 US auto insurers. For more information, visit cmtelematics.com. About the Travelers Institute The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in discussion and analysis of public policy topics of importance to the insurance marketplace and to the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management as well as the technical expertise of many of Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other experts to provide information, analysis and solutions to public policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business.

Read More

Spotlight

When 5G was born, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data, network slicing, edge computing and other new technologies were also booming. 5G networks integrating these technologies are incomparable with traditional networks, and 5G is not only expected by the entire industry but also the whole society. The features provided by 5G networks, such as large bandwidth, low latency, massive connections, and high reliability, are ten or dozens times more than those provided by 4G networks, or cannot be provided by 4G networks.

Resources