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Drones and Balloons: COWs and COLTs Out, Loon and Similar Ideas In

21 Feb, 2017

Drones and balloons can be used to provide backup services in case of disaster; to supplement services at high use times, such as during popular sporting events; and to offer service economically to rural areas.

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The Year Ahead in 5G Trials

21 Feb, 2017

The new 5G standard, which promises to just about wipe away the gap between wireless and wired connections, will be a huge step forward. Carriers weigh in on their plans.

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Charter Considers Fixed Wireless for Business Services

17 Feb, 2017

News this week included Charter's fixed wireless plans, big changes in tech trends, risks in connected cars, Bluetooth popularity, and Verizon's purchase of Skyward.

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Is Critical Infrastructure Ready for Cyberattacks?

15 Feb, 2017

The protection of critical assets is haphazard and cybercriminals are growing more confident and ambitious in their selection of targets.

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The 802.11ax Era Dawns

14 Feb, 2017

802.11ax, which has been under development for a few years, is about ready for primetime.

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AT&T Goes Gigabit in Five More Metros, Open-Sources ECOMP

13 Feb, 2017

Key elements to upgrading AT&T's huge network to gigabit status will be software-defined networks and network functions virtualization (SDN and NFV), and ECOMP.

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CableLabs Toys with Coherent Optics

10 Feb, 2017

News this week included coherent optics, IoT Security Group, virtualized networks and 5G tests.

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Steps Toward Taking the IoT Truly Global

09 Feb, 2017

In addition to sheer numbers, the IoT must go everywhere. This includes the gaps between coverage in rural areas, unsettled areas, and over the seven oceans (and assorted seas, rivers and lakes) of the world.

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Is Virtual Reality a Mainstream or Niche Category?

08 Feb, 2017

The issue is whether VR can carve out a significant niche in a landscape in which consumers have almost limitless entertainment choices.

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Zero Rating Here to Stay

07 Feb, 2017

Zero rating basically refers to carriers offering content services from owned or affiliated entities without charging at all or fully for the data.

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Internet of Things Security a Serious Problem But Help Is on the Way

06 Feb, 2017

The fear about IoT security is that elements are being rushed out quickly before security technology is baked in.

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Gigabit PON Ups Its Game

06 Feb, 2017

The XPS PON and NG-PON2 updates to Gigabit PON technology are key tools to the goal of vendors and carriers to upgrade the capacity of the networks upon which they rely while spending as little money doing it as possible.

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New York Attorney General Sues Charter, TWC

03 Feb, 2017

News this week included a lawsuit against Charter, ambiguity on net neutrality, bad news for the tablet market, and privacy rules.

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Four Signs that Samsung Is Planning a Smartphone OS Push

02 Feb, 2017

Years after the industry resigned itself to two strong players and a bunch of wannabees in smartphone OSes, the third player may be arriving.

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Telepresence and UC Evolve and Confuse

01 Feb, 2017

Unified communications has always been a hard category to clearly define. The definitions are certainly growing no easier to construct. The technology, however, is getting better all the time.

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Tales from the Ransomware Wars

30 Jan, 2017

Ransomware is terrifying to businesses. Indeed, it’s so scary that some companies pay up – even though they have not been victimized.

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AT&T: Virtualization Ahead of Schedule

27 Jan, 2017

News this week included AT&T's network virtualization, a quantum 2000Q, SIPconnect updates, Comcast cellular plans, and a fix for WebEx.

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It’s a Bad Time to Be in the Municipal Broadband Network Business

25 Jan, 2017

Municipal broadband is an attractive concept, but the record in the field is mixed. This network structure has always been a big target to big carriers, who prefer no competition.

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FCC: Hello, Pai. Goodbye, Net Neutrality

24 Jan, 2017

Obama famously said that “elections have consequences.” It seems that one of those consequences almost certainly will be the end of net neutrality.

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Nothing Artificial About AI’s Attractiveness to Business

23 Jan, 2017

AI is here to stay. Indeed, its acceptance in business will accelerate as time goes on as the systems get ever-more clever and independent.

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