RAD is a global leader for telecom access solutions. As an industry pioneer for over 40 years, RAD reliably supplies worldwide communications service providers and critical infrastructure operators with best-of-breed Ethernet access devices, industrial IoT gateways, 5G xHaul, and Operational WAN solutions. Offering always-on connectivity from anywhere, along with data-driven, AI-powered actionable insights, RAD is distinguished for its supply-chain stability, which outsteps the market in delivery times. Founded in 1981, RAD serves as the anchor of the $1.6 billion RAD Group, an umbrella of independent companies that develop diverse networking and data communications solutions.

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About the Blog

Welcome to the official blog of RAD, a global telecom access solutions and products vendor. We’ll be blogging on a wide range of hot topics affecting service providers and critical infrastructure network operators. Our resident experts will be discussing carrier ethernet, 5G, industrial IoT, networking traffic insights, remote asset monitoring with edge computing, smart cities, and more.


  • Mar 20, 2024
    With BiDi Transceivers Realize 50 Percent Fiber Savings

    In the rapidly evolving telecommunications landscape, the challenge of expanding network capacity without trenching new fibers has sparked the emergence of BiDi transceivers as a transformative solution. Find out how to ensure a future-ready infrastructure that meets the demands of tomorrow's digital landscape.

  • Feb 29, 2024
    What is the Difference Between WiFi HaLow and LoRaWAN?

    With the IoT market projected to exceed 29 billion devices by 2030, the choice between LoRaWAN® and WiFi HaLow emerges as pivotal. Find out their advantages and if there is a clear winner when it comes to choosing between these technologies.

  • Feb 25, 2024
    What is Power over Ethernet


    Power over Ethernet (PoE) simplifies wiring for powered devices, merging data and DC power in a single Ethernet cable for IP cameras and VoIP phones.

  • Feb 21, 2024
    RAD Anterix CBRS


    The difference between CBRS, Anterix and how they are used in Private LTE/5G networks by utilities

  • Feb 14, 2024
    Layer 2 vs Layer 3 Switching


    This blog explains about Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, including the OSI networking model, Ethernet protocols, and the role of routers and switches in network segmentation. Dive into the benefits and applications of both Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches, and discover how to choose the right one for your network's size, complexity, and traffic patterns.

  • Nov 21, 2023
     Secure SCADA Substation Automation

    This blog explains why SCADA systems are vital for secure and reliable monitoring and control of power systems. RAD's solution ensures encrypted end-to-end SCADA communications with redundancy, cybersecurity features, and edge computing capabilities, contributing to the efficient and secure operation of power grids in the increasingly digitized landscape.

  • Nov 19, 2023
    Distributed NFV and Multi-access Edge Computation

    Back in 2012 a group of leading communications service providers joined forces to form the Network Functions Virtualization Industry Specification Group (NFV ISG) under the aegis of ETSI. Since then this group has grown to more than 300 companies and has produced scores of publications.

  • Nov 13, 2023
    IoT for Next-Gen Substation Connectivity

    This blog explores the transformative changes in the energy industry, driven by the digital era's push for efficiency. It delves into the evolving power grids, emphasizing the critical role of substations in converting voltage, organizing electrical lines, and facilitating data exchange. The importance of real-time communication, ultra-low latency, increased bandwidth, cybersecurity measures, and scalability in ensuring reliable and efficient grid management is highlighted.

  • Nov 07, 2023
    Harnessing Real-Time Data and Edge Computing in Oil and Gas Fields

    In this blog, we discover how digitization is playing a role in the oil and gas industry. We learn how IoT and sensor technology can keep costs down, especially in a growing market. The U.S. market alone is expected to reach $18.7B by 2032!

  • Nov 01, 2023
    What is Explainable AI?

    These days, it seems that artificial intelligence (AI) has finally taken over. Wherever we turn, we hear about generative AI, ChatGPT, Bard, Midjourney, and other tools. Almost every organization has its own AI ambitions of what their AI will look like, or they are already employing it. Some companies are even going as far as to rebrand their old rule-based engines as AI-enabled.

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