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White Paper:

Support Bandwidth-Heavy and Low Latency Dependent Technologies with Central Office Re-Architected as Data Centers (CORD) Deployments

As more bandwidth-heavy and low latency-dependent technologies become commonplace, CORD deployments need to be equipped to provide the necessary space and services required to handle these technologies in an efficient and effective manner. CORD was introduced by the Open Network Foundation (ONF) in 2017 with a mission of providing Telco Operators a foundation of understanding and supporting emerging technologies in the Central Office network. To aid in the education of CORD, Prysmian Group and Panduit have developed a three-part White Paper series to introduce and support CORD deployments.

This first paper reviews the development of CORD through ONF and the drivers that allow new technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), etc. to move forward. This is the first paper of a three-paper series on CORD. Later papers will discuss the physical infrastructure products that are required to have a successful CORD solution, as well as how to efficiently install and utilize these products.

Engineering Report

Survey on Research Results on Durability of Carbon Black PV Wire

While the solar industry is young, long-standing research on polyethylene wire aging performance from the telecom industry confirms the durability of carbon-black filled cross-linked polyethylene PV wire in excess of 40-years in an outdoor environment.