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The Future of Fiber Optics: Digital Photonics

Fiber optics have increased the speed and reliability of Internet and telecom connections. Now, digital photonics have emerged as the future of fiber optics because they harness the power of light to transform the way companies in a wide range of industries do business. Leveraging these new technologies relies on laying down the foundation of … Read More

FirstLight Connects with Partners at Recent Events

It has already been a busy spring for FirstLight, with a pair of events geared toward communicating with our current partners as well as building new relationships. First, our Partner Program team met with potential partners at Great North Aleworks in Manchester, NH, to discuss pairing the best FirstLight solutions with customer needs. In line … Read More

5 Business Advantages of Fiber Connectivity

Not long ago, copper wires were traditionally used for connectivity, but fiber optics have emerged as a superior method. Fiber optic wires are made from glass instead of metal. The fiber is the width of a human hair. These glass wires are then used to transmit information through pulses of light generated by lasers. The most obvious business benefit … Read More

Small Cell Technology – Where Are We in 2017?

In the past few years, small cell technology has expanded the capacity of mobile networks, and it’s not hard to see why. Small cell technology, for those who may be wondering, is a small, short-range mobile base station that adds to cellular service from macro-cell towers. Small cell technology boasts high reliability, low-latency connectivity, and … Read More

Why You Should Use Low Power Wide Area Networks for IoT

The internet of things (IoT) is changing the way companies in many industries work by allowing them to monitor business processes and track assets for greater business insights. Companies gain greater control of operations and clearer visibility into their supply chains. Vital equipment can be serviced more efficiently through predictive maintenance. Healthcare providers can remotely monitor patients with chronic conditions. As the benefits … Read More

How to Choose Between Hosted or On-premises UC

Leveraging tools like unified communications (UC) is the key to maximizing your employees’ effectiveness. When workers can use multiple modes of communication, they collaborate more effectively, affording increased productivity and innovation. Employees can share documents and discuss projects no matter which communications tools they use or where they are located. While the value of UC … Read More

5 Ways Unified Communications Could Transform Your Business

Good communication is central to the success of any organization. Employees that understand a company’s mission and goals are much more likely to work toward achieving those goals than those who are left in the dark. Recent advancements in technology have created new capabilities and channels for communication. Millennials, the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers, … Read More