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Fiber Could Be Big Winner in the 5G Age

July 25, 2017
It is a supreme irony of the modern telecommunications world that the emergence of 5G is one of the best things that has happened for the fiber ecosystem.
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Five States Opt Into First Responders Network

July 24, 2017
FirstNet (technically, The First Responder Network Authority) aims to improve emergency communications, which often melt down during crises.
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MEF Moves to Set SD-WAN Ground Rules

July 20, 2017
The MEF will define SD-WAN using its Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Reference Architecture and Framework (MEF 55).
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July Has Been a Good Month for IoT Networking

July 19, 2017
Creation of ubiquitous networks featuring low power consumption without sacrificing necessary functionality is one of the biggest challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Time Warner/AT&T Merger: No Sure Thing During Age of Trump

July 18, 2017
The desire of the president to bring CNN to heel may override all traditional considerations in a merger.
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CenturyLink Faces Billing Fraud Lawsuits

July 14, 2017
A class-action suit against CenturyLink over overbilling has been joined by seven states.
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Microsoft Proposes $10B White Space Project

July 13, 2017
One of the challenges is that a sophisticated infrastructure is necessary to ensure that white space transmissions don’t impact neighboring broadcasters.
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Microsoft Accelerates and Simplifies Cloud Approach

July 12, 2017
The move to the cloud is irreversible. Microsoft is doubling down and trying as best it can to simplify its offerings.
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Qualcomm Asks ITC to Sanction Apple

July 10, 2017
Qualcomm is asking for a Limited Exclusion Order barring importation of iPhone 7 and use of infringing technology not made by Qualcomm affiliates.
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OECD Sees Mobile, Wired Broadband Subscription Growth

July 7, 2017
Subscription rates of wired and mobile broadband have increased for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which is comprised of 35 countries.
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The Virtual Reality Sector Grows for Consumers and Businesses

July 7, 2017
Virtual reality is a long-term play and the numbers look promising, if not huge.
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Privacy Concerns Deepen as AI and Machine Learning Grow More Powerful

July 6, 2017
Even legitimate uses of data as fodder for AI and machine learning is too intrusive for many people. As time passes, ever stricter policies and safeguards are necessary. In the relatively near future, however, even these may not be enough.
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Ubiquitous Low-Power Networks Up the IoT Ante

July 5, 2017
The introduction of IoT functionality on ubiquitous low-power networks suggests that whatever challenges existed before soon will be multiplied.
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Second Tier of Supercomputer Rankings Shifts as Quantum Looms

July 5, 2017
The Top500.org list of supercomputers shows big changes.
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Charter Files Complaint Against Verizon on Pole Attachments in New York

June 30, 2017
The complaint charges that Verizon denied Charter access to its poles.
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GoldenEye Ransomware Worse than WannaCry

June 28, 2017
A major ransomware attack is occurring that is playing havoc with computers and networks around the world.
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G.fast Products Certified by UNH-IOL

June 27, 2017
Gfast is designed to approach gigabit speeds over short distances. UNH-IOL approved equipment from ARRIS, Calix, Huawei, Metanoia, Nokia and Technicolor.
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Rural Broadband Still Challenging, but Progress Possible

June 26, 2017
Rural broadband continues to be a hot issue. Any discrepancy between speeds available in urban and suburban areas on one hand and rural areas on the other raises concerns.
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Wearables Will Wear Well in the Enterprise

June 26, 2017
Smart watches and smart glasses almost certainly will continue to be the most common wearables. But niches, such as materials used to make clothing and that can detect dangerous fumes, heat or illness, will become stable.
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