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