Carl Weinschenk

Carl Weinschenk

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Antenna Technology Continues Fast Evolution

18 Jan, 2017

Antennas, historically, have been passive, but no longer. Antennas will play a huge role in the growth of the IoT as market growth demands more antennas in smaller spaces, at lower costs, and with increased performance.

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MulteFire Releases Version 1 of Its Specification

17 Jan, 2017

MulteFire Release 1.0 enables LTE to operate in unlicensed, shared spectrum.

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Consultant: Convince Higher Ups to Protect Critical Infrastructure Control Systems

13 Jan, 2017

News this week included ICS/SCADA security, Giuliani and security, and changes at Alphabet around connectivity projects.

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Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum Close in on a Marriage of Convenience

12 Jan, 2017

Mobile carriers, the main users of licensed spectrum, are looking with covetous eyes at less expensive unlicensed spectrum. In addition to being free, it can help solve the spectrum shortage that has grown as wireless has exploded.

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LiDAR, an Autonomous Vehicle Enabler, Evolves

11 Jan, 2017

Several vendors, including Waymo and Continental Automotive, are pushing the use of LiDAR in self-driving vehicles forward.

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Network Slicing a Key to 5G

10 Jan, 2017

For 5G, network slicing will enable the creation of completely independent virtual networks that sit side by side.

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Ransomware Will Get Worse This Year

09 Jan, 2017

The frightening thing is that the ease of ransomware use is running in parallel with the development of sophisticated business models.

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AT&T: Meeting Its Software-Enablement Goal a Virtual Certainty

06 Jan, 2017

News this week included AT&T's software-enabled network progress, a reward for IoT security, and HDMI 2.1 at CES.

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Fixed Wireless, the Technology of the Future, and the Present

05 Jan, 2017

Fixed wireless has a great value proposition: It is inherently less expensive, less troublesome to deploy, and quicker to market than wired platforms.

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The Year Begins with a Blast of 5G

04 Jan, 2017

For 2017, it’s no surprise that the one of the high-profile items is 5G.

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Artificial Intelligence Primed for a Big 2017

03 Jan, 2017

When the history of AI is written decades from now, it is likely that 2016 will be seen as a pivotal year in which AI moved squarely to center stage, and that 2017 will be one in which it dug itself ever deeper into everyday experience.

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XGS-PON Hits the Ground, and the Fiber, Running

29 Dec, 2016

XGS-PON is a big deal in networking circles as the heavy demands of 5G appear on the horizon.

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Outdoor Small Cells Come in from the Cold

27 Dec, 2016

Outdoor small cells are a key player in enabling wireless networks to expand smoothly. This will set up the network nicely for commercialization of 5G.

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IoT OSes Face Dueling Requirements

23 Dec, 2016

The world of operating systems and the IoT has contradictory priorities: Enable the endpoint to do its job, provide strong security, and consume a minimum of power and memory resources.

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Google Fiber Hopes Subscribers Dig a Change They Are Making

21 Dec, 2016

Google Fiber, in response to complaints from residents, is using a new approach in South Austin: microtrenching.

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Singapore Becomes a Smart City

21 Dec, 2016

Chan Cheow Hoe, the CIO of the Government Technology Agency in Singapore, provides details on how the massive power of modern technology is helping the city become a smart city.

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Progress Being Made on NFV Interoperability

20 Dec, 2016

It is difficult to image a greater change than that of moving from a physical to a virtualized network. NFV interoperability is key.

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IoT Security: Big Trouble in Small Packages

19 Dec, 2016

A world of malware is being developed that uses consumer-based IoT devices as an entry point (or attack vector, in industry parlance) to get into networks.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Leave with Obama

16 Dec, 2016

News this week included FCC leader Tom Wheeler, artificial intelligence, ransomware, smart Atlanta and autonomous vehicle problems.

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BlackBerry, a Survivor, Looks to Its Future

15 Dec, 2016

BlackBerry was lucky in that its fading business led seamlessly to its new path. It is likely it will succeed in marketing the new version of the company, as well.

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