Category Archives: Network Transformations

WireIE Riding a Wave of Success – JSA TV Spotlight at PTC’18

Posted on CEO Rob Barlow Shares Direction for 2018 with Jaymie Scotto Cutaia At PTC’18, one of the most important telecommunications events for the Pacific Rim, our CEO, Rob Barlow, met up with JSA TV’s Jaymie Scotto Cutaia to discuss the company’s… Continue Reading

Metcalfe’s Law and the Value of Rural Networks

Posted on In 1965 an observation was made by David House that over the history of computing hardware, the processing power of a minimal cost computer chip would double approximately every two years – Moore’s Law. While the impact of that forecast… Continue Reading

Blogging with Barlow

Posted on 2013 marks some fairly significant anniversaries in evolution of communications networks.  It is the 50th anniversary of digital switching capability on phone networks, represented by the introduction of touch tone telephony that eliminated the need for the human component in… Continue Reading

The Shift to Microwave Broadband Is Coming Sooner than You Think

Posted on The tide is shifting on acceptance and adoption of microwave radio as a viable alternative or supplement to fibre and economics may dictate more of the same. For many in the telecommunications industry the recognition of microwave as a viable… Continue Reading

Smart Grid in Ontario – A Great Positive Step

Posted on On June 8, 2012, the Government of Ontario took the next step in their Clean Energy Economic Development Strategy, with the release of the Clean Energy Institute (CEI). The new institute will bring together industry leaders and utility companies to… Continue Reading

Fiber and Wire Roadblocks: How Microwave can Help

Posted on The typical forms of voice and data transport for Carrier Ethernet Services are fiber and copper. While both provide connectivity in access networks, fiber is favoured for its prolific capacity, and copper is most widely used in environments with an… Continue Reading

Microwave and Carrier Ethernet: Separating Fact from Fiction

Posted on If you want to cause a stir, walk into a room full of seasoned technicians and mention microwave. Citing the twin fears of limited capacity and weather-dependent performance, many will offer stories of past problems without realizing that, like many… Continue Reading

Optimizing Economies of Scale in DTV Transmission Systems

Posted on The global digitization of over-the-air broadcast television presents an unprecedented opportunity for networks to realize capital and operational cost efficiencies at the transmitter site. In this report, just released by WireIE, we explore a DVB-T multimarket solution where STL/backhaul costs… Continue Reading

Cloud Computing & The Network Operator

Posted on With the broad adoption of personal computing, we have witnessed more than a quarter of a century of staggering incremental improvement in data processing power. These benefits have not only touched the traditional desktop. Smaller form factors such as laptops,… Continue Reading

Cloud Computing Defined

Posted on “The concept of outsourcing hardware, software and file storage to service providers on the Internet” is how Forrester Research defines Cloud Computing. Many have pointed out the philosophical similarities between Cloud Computing and the days prior to broad adoption of… Continue Reading