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David Sumi

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There is a loud and insistent conversation taking place in municipal and federal offices these days about Digital Inclusion, the idea that broadband is now a critical service akin to power and water....

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Video Security, Internet Access, Backhaul Network
on May 03, 2021

The “Industry 4.0” wave is sweeping through all sorts of manufacturing and production sectors – and the mining industry is no exception.

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Posted by David Sumi
Video Security, Critical Infrastructure
on March 24, 2021

High-band mmWave – Plenty of Bandwidth and Flexibility to Meet the Requirements in the “X-Haul” Portion of a 5G Network Architecture.

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on February 24, 2021

When presented with an unknown, people immediately assume the worst. Sailors centuries ago had no idea what was under the water – hence there must be monsters. What are those strange lights in the...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Video Security, Internet Access, Backhaul Network
on January 06, 2021

As long as wireless systems have existed -- even in the early days of Marconi -- coverage has always been the number one goal and the number one challenge. This challenge is no different for 60GHz ...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Internet Access
on December 08, 2020

According to a recent report from the Brookings Institution, more than 18 million U.S. households in 2018 had no broadband service “at all.” Further, “the majority of digitally disconnected...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Internet Access
on October 28, 2020

Openreach is an ambitious scheme to deliver “full fibre broadband to the nation” throughout the UK. And given the program’s roots in the former monopoly British Telecom, there has arisen a great deal...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access
on September 16, 2020

What to expect when deploying Gigabit wireless connections in heavy rainfall geographies – Hint: It’s better than you might think.

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access
on August 13, 2020

When people think of education, images of classrooms with students in seats and a teacher in front often springs to mind.  The bell rings, and for 6th graders and above all the way through college,...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Video Security, Internet Access
on July 08, 2020

Deploying broadband services in rural areas has always been problematic.  Everyone recognizes the “fairness” factor, but primarily for carrier “ROI” reasons, it has been a very slow process.  Add to...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access
on June 17, 2020

Like the transition from 3G to 4G, 4G to 5G will represent a sea change in mobile network (and Wi-Fi) network operations.  Networks will become much more dense and “meshier” with much more...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access, Backhaul Network
on May 07, 2020

Awareness of the transformative nature of 5G is increasing and we know full well that 5G is used for more than cell phones. It will be used for industrial, medical, AI, and automotive devices to talk...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Video Security, Internet Access, Backhaul Network
on April 30, 2020

According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA.gov), there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Video Security, Backhaul Network
on April 14, 2020

As the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the primary tools being used to combat the virus is isolation. Whatever the term – isolation, social distancing from others, stay at home or...

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Posted by David Sumi
Video Security, Internet Access
on March 30, 2020

As we enter the third decade of the century, it is a given that we now live in a Gigabit World. Delivering those gigabits wirelessly is now all the rage, and as with all “new” technologies there are...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on January 09, 2020

To meet the insatiable need for more and more bits per second in the world we live in, the wireless ecosystem turned to the only spectrum that is capable of delivering on the gigabit promise - 60GHz...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on October 15, 2019

It’s a Gigabit World and not just for business. Consumers are part of the push and are demanding gigabit connections to support bandwidth intensive applications such as 4k or even 8k video, Augmented...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on July 02, 2019

Smart Cities and 5G are all the rage in the press today. But what is a Smart city? What is 5G and how does it play into the future of these cities we blithely call “Smart?” Which of the “32 flavors”...

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Posted by David Sumi
Smart Cities, Video Security
on June 03, 2019

Since the beginning of wireless there has been a hard and fast trade-off between capacity and range. The further a wireless connection can go, the less data it can support and vice versa. Today’s...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on March 14, 2019

Fixed Wireless Access, FWA, has been around for a while, as noted in previous blogs. For the past 5 to 10 years the majority of fixed wireless access (FWA) deployments and market share has been...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on November 21, 2018

Part One of our Fixed Wireless Success in the Residential Market reviewed past efforts to deliver to the market cost competitive solutions with an acceptable ROI. In Part Two we will investigate how...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access
on October 29, 2018

While 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) receives a new round of attention from the community - carriers, vendors, and analysts, the issues it will need to resolve are much older. Prior to 5G, fixed...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access
on October 22, 2018

Wireless Internet Service Providers have long had a role in connecting homes and business. For over 20 years WISPs have been serving a portion of the market that does not have access to traditional...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access, Backhaul Network
on October 01, 2018

There was a time when my ISDN connection had all the throughput I needed. Two voice plus data got me 144kbps, well fast enough for my email and web browsing. Fast forward to Netlfix shifting to a...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on August 16, 2018

In the old days, outdoor fixed wireless access (FWA) was primarily used for one simple yet powerful application – point to point (PTP) cell site backhaul. As cellular technology improved and...

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Posted by David Sumi
Technology
on July 11, 2018

Consumer expectations for Internet access and entertainment in the home have evolved over the years, and so has last mile access technology to meet those demands.  However, in many ways for the...

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Posted by David Sumi
Internet Access
on June 12, 2018