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a little frog in a big pond

Someone within a large operation or organization who is less important or less qualified than those around them. This thankless IT support job is really getting old. Ever since I started here, I've just been a little frog in a big pond.
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little frog in a big pond

Also, small frog in a large pond. An unimportant or unqualified individual in a large organization or other setting. For example, Coming from a small school, Sandy felt lost at the state university-a little frog in a big pond . This phrase is the counterpart of big fish in a small pond.
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All the pure PON networks have been found to be inadequate to fulfil the needs of a next generation access PON network [3].
She added that Next-Gen PON's numbers will remain small as the need for 10G PON in FTTB MDU deployments is "fading away", leaving wireless-backhaul and enterprise as possible markets.
With a wealth of experience in PON and a deep understanding of customer demands, Huawei announces innovative PON combo solutions for the smooth evolution from GPON to 10G PON on after another at the dawn of gigabit ultra broadband (UBB) era.
Huawei has presently developed the symmetric 25G PON prototype based on the MA5800, a large-capacity OLT with a distributed architecture which has been put into large-scale commercial use.
This report offers key insights into the deployment of 10G PON.
As the leading global ultra-broadband solution provider, Huawei is dedicated to creating innovation in the PON domain through continuous research and development.
Among current-generation FTTH technologies, PON in general, but GPON in particular, enjoy advantages over Active Ethernet P2P.
Providing operators with a more advanced approach to their fiber evolution, Nokia's extensive universal next generation PON portfolio of products now includes:
Patent number 7,643,753 relates to an enhanced passive optical network (PON) processor adapted to serve a plurality of PON applications.
8-port universal next gen PON line card - Allows operators to increase the number of connected XGPON1, XGS or TWDM ONTs and reduce cost Wavelength multiplexer with embedded co-existing element - For an end-to-end solution that lets operators add XGS-PON and TWDM-PON wavelengths in incremental steps, with gradual investment and minimal interruption of service during upgrade.
Broadcom Ltd a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the industry's first commercially-available PON OLT devices with support for the recently ratified ITU G.
It also analyzes related markets, the industry and major applications for this type of PON.
With its extensive technical experience, repeated investments, and numerous innovations in the PON domain, Huawei actively participates in the drafting of international standards.
Meanwhile, against traditional WDM-PON fixed wavelength optical modules low port density and complex fiber connection problems, Huawei WDM-PON use innovative and highly integrated packaging technology to achieve a single PON port maximum 320G bandwidth.
This patent describes how upon detecting a change in the PON mode from the first PON mode to the second PON mode, the ONU synchronizes to operate according to the downstream and upstream configurations of the second PON mode.