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The Supreme Court Takes on Cell Phone Privacy

November 30, 2017
Though it only occasionally will affect business directly, telecommunications executives should track a case about cell phone privacy that was argued this week in the Supreme Court.
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The Mixed Reality of the FCC's Move on Net Neutrality

November 30, 2017
Experts weigh in on the future of net neutrality and what the FCC can and cannot do.
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Pay Attention to SD-WAN Security

November 30, 2017
SD-WANs bring tremendous potential benefits to telecommunications networks. They are a new and relatively untested approach, however.
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A Consequential Week for Telecom in Washington

November 22, 2017
Decisions on net neutrality changes and others that may affect the telecom industry seem at odds.
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The FCC Moves to End Net Neutrality

November 21, 2017
Before it is even approved, consumer groups are already preparing to challenge the new order regarding net neutrality in court.
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Computer Vision Sets Its Sights on a Bright Future

November 21, 2017
Computer vision seems to be gaining its own identity as a standalone discipline that can be deployed in many different ways.
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Three J.D. Power Studies Show Changing Attitudes and a Demanding Public

November 17, 2017
Telecom carriers and service providers spend millions of dollars researching how people feel about their products. Some of the best public information about these issues comes from J.D. Power.
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FCC Mulls Easing Copper Retirement Regulations

November 16, 2017
Much of the copper in the field is old. Some, in fact, has been in service for a century.
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Smart Guns Are a Smart Solution, But Not for Most Mass Shootings

November 15, 2017
Technology can play a big role in reducing gun violence. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be the answer for the highest profile manifestation of the problem.
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5G Tests and Trials Continue, with a Long Way to Go

November 9, 2017
5G offers services in well understood lower frequencies as well as truly cutting edge mmWave bands. The testing will move forward and overlap the days when 5G will be generating revenues.
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The Cloud and the Edge: The Twain Shall Meet

November 8, 2017
More computing infrastructure is embedded in the cloud, putting computing smarts further from users. At the same time, an increasing portion of services and apps that consumers and businesses use requires instantaneous reactions.
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It Will Be a Long Time Before Broadcom Acquires Qualcomm, If Ever

November 7, 2017
Several big players have a negative reaction to the idea of Broadcom buying Qualcomm.
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The Telecom Ecosystem Is Taking the KRACK Attack Seriously

November 1, 2017
There is good news in that KRACK, according to the experts, is not too difficult to fix.
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AT&T Digs Deeper into Microservices, AI

October 31, 2017
AT&T says it will enable businesses to upgrade their functionality far more quickly and in a more targeted manner than in the past.
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The Real Meaning of Digital Transformation

October 31, 2017
The bottom line is that digital transformation is a human, not technical, challenge. In many cases, it is scary.
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Putting the IoT to Work Via Device Twins

October 30, 2017
Device twins are a natural outgrowth of the explosion in IoT technology.
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Facebook, Slack and Google Add to Their Collaboration Platforms

October 27, 2017
In general, collaborative tools are growing more sophisticated. This was a big week for this evolution.
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New Tech Proves Helpful in Emergencies

October 26, 2017
The wildfires in California provide real evidence that new tools are helpful in efforts to save lives and limit property damage.
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The New Digital Divide

October 25, 2017
The sense is that the entire digital divide debate is becoming more nuanced. It is likely that a greater percentage of the population has access to broadband tools than a decade ago.
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