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Singapore Becomes a Smart City

December 21, 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

December 20, 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

December 19, 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

December 16, 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

December 15, 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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Move to Driverless Vehicles Gains Speed and Traction

December 14, 2016
The autonomous or self-driving vehicle category is making the transition from the lab to commercialization with a very high profile.
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New Wildcards as Telcos Try to Stamp Their Passports to Cuba

December 13, 2016
Industry in general and telecommunications in particular stand to make gains from the opening of Cuba, for two reasons.
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Massive MIMO a Key 5G Enabler

December 12, 2016
Vendors, service providers, and the rest of the wireless ecosystem are working day and night to develop 5G wireless. One of the key enablers, but one that developed independently of 5G, is multiple in multiple out (MIMO) antennas.
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Election Stops FCC IoT Security Initiative

December 9, 2016
News this week included brakes on an IoT security study, wearables selling well, in-flight voice calls, and refunds for victims of telecom bill cramming.
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Enter Bluetooth 5

December 8, 2016
Bluetooth 5 offers longer range, great speeds and larger broadcast message capacity. It is optimized for the Internet of Things (IoT).
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The Young, Brash and Promising SD-WAN Sector

December 7, 2016
Things look very good for the SD-WAN sector. Those interested, however, should be very careful about which vendor to choose both from the technological and financial perspectives.
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5G Gains Momentum

December 6, 2016
Engineering staffs should look very carefully at whether what is being announced indeed is 5G, or if marketing departments are pushing things in order to make it appear that the carrier for whom they work is keeping up.
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DevOps, a Big Change, Won’t Happen Overnight

December 5, 2016
DevOps is the future of software development. It is, however, a very big change in the way that software is created and distributed.
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Driverless Cars: I Am Out of the Office. Let’s Do a Meeting

December 2, 2016
News this week included driverless cars, 4G smartphone markets, browser wars, VoIP protection and fake phones.
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We Haven’t Seen the Last of Mirai, That’s for Sure

December 1, 2016
The bad news is that Mirai hasn’t gone away. In fact, it seems to have burrowed itself more deeply into the internet.
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Charter Acquisitions Create a Commercial Services Race

November 29, 2016
Increasing investment in business services – and continuing the trend of courting larger companies with more dispersed facilities – makes sense for the cable industry.
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The Cloud Is the New Home of Disaster Recovery

November 28, 2016
Nine out of 10 IT professionals aren’t wrong in that the cloud makes a safer and more reliable DR platform. But it only does so if it is done correctly.
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Capex Results Reveal a Telecom Industry on the Cusp of Change

November 25, 2016
For the next year or so, the telecom industry likely will be in a transition period in which SDN and NFV become more prevalent and 5G gets finalized.
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The Dangers of Quantum Computing

November 23, 2016
Any technology with the word “quantum” in the name is by nature impossible for lay people to understand and even difficult for scientists to get their arms fully around.
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