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Wireless Past, Meet Wireless Future - Limitless
   Look at the man on the left, and then on the right. Is that a crazy resemblance or what? I'm guessing they're not related, but they do have something in common. The man on the left, Edwin H. Armstrong (1890-1954), did more to advance radio technology tha...

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Mimosa Channels Henry Ford with the First Licensed Backhaul Radio for Everyone
   It's vintage American folklore how in the early days of the automobile there were tons of holdouts who still favored horses and saw cars as a fad. Then Henry Ford decided to make a car so affordable that any of his workers might own one, and that insanel...

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Another "Inconvenient Truth." Your Corporate Network Needs a Wireless Backup
Weather extremes are overwhelming our systems. Storms and floods "never before seen," are happening in places never before imagined. Three years ago it was Hurricane Sandy that knocked out a huge swath of Manhattan and New Jersey. Now parts of South Carolin...

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I Tell You, Wireless Backhaul Gets No Respect
One of my first purchase orders came in 1988 for a link between Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I was delivering the world's first point-to-point wireless solution for Ethernet, and though it was my design, I knew very little about microwa...

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An Insider's Advice on Bargain Shopping for Wireless Backhaul
After decades in the wireless backhaul business, I need to say something about pricing to IT buyers in the enterprise community.

Resist the urge to bargain shop for wireless backhaul. It may be tempting because vendors are cannibalistically competitive these days and you can buy a point-to-point link for a song. But though the song seems appealing, it will make your ears bleed. Read more...

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Underground Fiber Destruction is a Titanic Network Disaster, so Rig up Some Wireless Lifeboats
    You’re the captain of your corporate IT ship. You’ve thought it all out - your routes, requirements and resources, and you prepared for the worse by spreading your network out to different carriers. You even have different fiber routes so that if one fa...

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Wireless Backup is Essential for Data Centers amid Aging Underground Infrastructure
In a front page expose, "Danger Under our Streets," USA Today reported that there are 86,000 miles of aging gas pipe lines corroding under U.S. streets. 30,000 miles are cast-iron, much of it from Roosevelt's time (Teddy!). The rest is unprotected, rusty st...

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Meet the Rip Snorting, Fire Breathing 2.5 Gbps E-band Radio by Huawei

Huawei just upped the ante in the E-band radio market with their RTN 380. We just installed the very first of these links in the U.S., and so I’ll give you my impressions in my next couple of entries. It started with a unique application where we had antenn...
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