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3D Printing Edges into Production

April 24, 2017
Like most ambitious technologies, 3D has not arrived as a fully formed game-changer. It’s clearly evolving, however, and will have an ever greater impact as time passes.
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Vermont Sees Rural Broadband Service Expansions

April 21, 2017
One of the ongoing issues in telecommunications is the way broadband should be extended to rural communities.
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Power Trio: AI, Big Data and the IoT

April 19, 2017
The IoT and artificial intelligence, often supported by Big Data, will combine, overlap and in other ways systematically drive telecommunications and enterprise IT forward during the coming years.
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Unified Communications’ Cloud Migration Continues

April 18, 2017
UC is inherently complicated and a bit counter-intuitive because it’s in essence a clever repackaging (with some expansion) of existing functionality. The migration to the cloud that has been ongoing for several years makes it even more difficult to understand.
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How to Fight Against Ransomware: It’s Hard, Not Hopeless

April 18, 2017
Ransomware is causing panic, but three security experts explain that if you put in the work on backup, staff education and other strategies, you can drastically reduce the risk.
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OTT Streaming: Broader Use, More Providers, Flexible Delivery

April 17, 2017
Over-the-top (OTT) video services have been a factor for several years, and the category is evolving and maturing.
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FCC Drops Proposal to Allow Cell Phones on Planes

April 14, 2017
The government has shown itself willing to step in and keep cellphones off planes. In any case, airlines would have the final say, and it seems unlikely that any would take this step.
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Assessing Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Together and Separately

April 13, 2017
Augmented reality and virtual reality are almost always considered together, and that is understandable: The names are similar and they both deal with augmenting what is being perceived by the user.
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Small Cells Sitting Pretty as Networks Are Readied for 5G

April 12, 2017
As networks move to 5G, the nature of the new protocol will make it necessary to deploy huge numbers of antennas and towers. This is good news because dead spots and performance issues within buildings and at crowded indoor and outdoor venues will be alleviated.
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States Opting Out of Nationwide First Responder Network

April 11, 2017
The rationale for a discrete network is simple: Today, first responders use commercial networks that tend to be overwhelmed when a crisis occurs. Work on the project is expected to begin later this year and create 10,000 jobs.
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High Frequency Thrills Will Accelerate as 5G Approaches

April 10, 2017
It’s clear that the worldwide wireless sector is in for some high-frequency 5G thrills during the next half-decade or so.
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FCC Expects Industry to Voluntarily Maintain Open Internet

April 7, 2017
The FCC wants companies to put open internet wording in their terms of service, which would make them binding.
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AT&T Trials White Box Switches

April 6, 2017
Moving from hardware-centric networks to those that rely mostly on software is a monumental task. It is especially difficult for a network as massive as AT&T.
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Bend It: Smartphone Makers Hope to Soon Be Graded on the Curve

April 5, 2017
The smartphone industry may have at least one more glitzy move up its sleeve: bendable and foldable phones. Samsung is thought to be the manufacturer most set on this innovation.
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Telecommuting Pioneer IBM: We’ll See You at the Office

April 4, 2017
IBM is calling telecommuting marketing employees in the U.S. back to the office. Those who can’t (or won’t) comply will be fired.
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Real Intelligence Needed to Understand Artificial Intelligence

April 3, 2017
It’s not necessary for planners to deeply follow how the various pieces of the AI puzzle fit together. It is, however, important for them to understand that the field is not monolithic.
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The Speed at Which Carrier Ethernet Is Growing Unclear

March 30, 2017
Insiders seem to agree that the trend line for Carrier Ethernet is upward. There is disagreement, however, about whether that growth will be gradual or dramatic.  
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Cancellation of Privacy Reg Upgrade Essentially a Done Deal

March 29, 2017
The Senate, as expected, has voted to cancel changes to rules concerning use of personal data collected online. This is an important issue for consumers and for the companies that are trying to use that data for sales and marketing.
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Business Planners: Pay Attention to the Evolution of Video Distribution

March 28, 2017
How carriers approach streaming is a complex topic. Businesses need to keep abreast of what is happening because it will affect the development of networks.
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