Category Archives: Transparent Ethernet Solutions

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

Ethernet’s Path to Ubiquity

Posted on Ethernet has been in a state of perpetual evolution since its inception – with significant accommodation for backwards compatibility thanks to frame structure standardization. While exponential increases in throughput are perhaps most noteworthy, Ethernet has also seen improvements in the… Continue Reading

Ethernet: Seamless Connectivity

Posted on WireIE’s Transparent Ethernet Solutions™ give carriers new and innovative ways to tap into hard-to-reach markets. And because TES scales so well, carriers are also discovering they can use TES to provide broadband services to enterprises where ROIs were previously prohibitive… Continue Reading

Network Architecture Considerations for Smart Grid

Posted on Most would agree that the traditional centralized electrical distribution model will evolve to a distributed generation (DG) model. When this occurs, and to what degree remains to be seen. Regardless, a smart grid communications infrastructure is essential in the safe,… 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