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Larry Legg is a well-recognized expert in the telecommunications field with 33 years of key decision-making responsibility. He stays on the cutting edge in the industry, continuously seeking knowledge to create innovative solutions. Click to explore Larry's ongoing informational series.

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NRZ vs PAM4 – What’s the Difference?

As optical transceivers increase capacity and reach, new and more efficient modulation sch… Full article

How To Build Your 5G RAN Fronthaul

At the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s Connect (X) 2022 conference in Denver earlier… Full article

High Speed to Small Communities

Roughly 65% of rural communities have access to broadband and high-speed Internet. But wha… Full article

How to Avoid The Biggest Rip-Off in Networking

SUMMARYNetwork transceivers make up 10% to 15% of enterprises’ network capital spending, and most su… Full article

MicroPlug XGS-PON Service

The revolutionary MicroPlug XGS-PON OLT module allows you to offer 10G services with lower… Full article

Reliable, Compatible, Guaranteed: Approved Transceivers

What is EEPROM and why is testing so important?  EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasab… Full article

What Are Small Cells?

Question: What is a Small Cell?  Larry Legg says:  The term “Small Cell”… Full article

AECs: Interconnect Legacy 100G Ports to 400G Ports

You may have heard of an acronym making its way around the data center and optical network env… Full article

What Is The Catalyst For Change?

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, has been quoted as saying “Change is the only constant in life.” Ir… Full article

To DAC or AOC – That is the Question

So, you want to get your Data Center upgraded to 400G technology – good move. Though… Full article

4x 100G Networking in Data Centers

A question I often get asked is what to do if the distances between a 400G switch to the 100G ser… Full article

Edge Data Centers: What Are They?

Question: Why are Edge Data Centers a hot topic? And what are they exactly? Larry Legg s… Full article