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

January 25, 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

January 24, 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

January 23, 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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McKinsey: Half of World’s Jobs Could Be Automated by 2055

January 20, 2017
News this week included big job automation numbers, huge numbers for 5G, Google's malware chase, and cellular speed checks at the airport.
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Biometrics: Valuable, But No Panacea

January 19, 2017
Biometrics are used to enable electronic devices to be used, to grant and deny access to physical locations, and for non-security purposes.
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Antenna Technology Continues Fast Evolution

January 18, 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

January 17, 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

January 13, 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

January 12, 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

January 11, 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

January 10, 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

January 9, 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

January 6, 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

January 5, 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

January 4, 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

January 3, 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

December 29, 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

December 27, 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

December 23, 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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