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.


  • 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 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.

  • Oct 26, 2023
    Threat Intelligence at the Edge

    With growing competition from traditional rivals and hyperscalers, along with steady decline in ARPU (average revenue per user) CSPs (communication service providers) are increasingly looking for ways to deliver higher customer value, differentiate their offering from cost-intensive commodity. The typical way to go about this is by focusing on enhanced customer experience throughout customer journey while reducing internal costs to keep their prices competitive.

  • Sep 27, 2023
    Telco NaaS: Empowering Carriers to Monetize their Network

    CSPs have an opportunity to introduce NaaS for monetization purposes. Here's how they can move up the value chain.

  • Aug 30, 2023
    IoT for Transmission Tower & Power Line Monitoring

    In this blog we explore the ways in which climate change and unexpected disruptions prompt a shift in our perception of asset monitoring's significance. From weather-induced structural challenges to the threat of theft, we delve into strategies for preparedness and effective response. Through the utilization of real-time data and proactive measures, the integrity of structures is upheld, ensuring resilience in a dynamically changing world.

  • Aug 22, 2023
    The Future of IoT for CSPs

    The internet of things (IoT) has taken the business world by storm and is reshaping the way enterprises work. The evidence is clear, whether you’re a retailer using smart shelves for efficient inventory management or a healthcare provider employing it for remote patient care, IoT is assisting businesses in becoming more productive.

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