UNH-IOL, Ethernet Alliance gear up for next PoE plugfest; TIA release call of interest for twisted-pair standard

Installation news from across the Web:

> UNH-IOL and the Ethernet Alliance gear up for the next power of Ethernet Equipment Plugfest. Cabling & Installation article

> Orange and Telefonica's CEOs are among the many companies leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) 5G Industrialists and Innovators. RCR Wireless News article

> OFS has expanded its microcable product line with the MiDia 2GX cable, which is designed to bolster metro networks with increased fiber density, enhanced performance and greater cost-savings opportunities on deployment. Release

> The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently issued a call for interest for the upcoming revision of the Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standard. Cabling Installation and Maintenance article 

> L-com Global Connectivity has launched two new series of 28 AWG Ethernet patch cables. Release

> RF Connect announced that Justin Phillips has joined the company and will be leading its southeast U.S. sales efforts out of its Atlanta, Georgia-based office. Release

Cable News
> Top pay-TV companies and representative organizations delivered sharp criticism today of the FCC's narrow 3-2 passage of new set-top box legislation. Article

> If its bids to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks prove successful, Charter Communications will emerge from these deals with about $66 billion in combined debt. Article

Telecom News
> Verizon has launched a new SDN-based network solution leveraging  Viptela's SD-WAN Platform, marking the telco's latest move to implement software-based elements into its service delivery process. Article

> EarthLink sees software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) services as one of the next potential sources of growth for its business customer segment, particularly as customers adopt hybrid services. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T is teaming with Samsung Electronics to offer a virtual reality experience of a Carnival Cruise through the Samsung Gear VR by Oculus across 133 AT&T stores in 37 states. Article

> Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said that the company's spectrum holdings could be used to build out a 5G offering, but he cautioned that Dish is unlikely to build out its spectrum holdings to create a fifth nationwide wireless network in the United States. Article

And finally ‏@Fiberstore: Haha! Baboon climbing down the pole. More flexible than an engineer! #networking

Suggested Articles

Frontier Communications is looking to rebound from a disappointing second quarter last month by offering a new managed cloud IT service.

Tyson, Virginia-based GiGstreem raised $10 million in a Series B funding round that was led by RET Ventures with participation from LNC Partners.

Comcast sent its Senior VP of Next Generation Access Networks Elad Nafshi to the ONF conference today to announce its big step on virtualization of the cable…