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5G Challenges: Let’s Get Physical

May 24, 2017
Much of the effort in the immediate future involves determining the precise nature of 5G and how to best harness mmWave and enabling technologies.
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IoT Standards Battle Heating Up

May 23, 2017
At the end of the day, settling on one standard or finding a way for IoT networks that use different standards to work together seamlessly is a very important challenge that has not yet been met.
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For Telework Proponents, Things Are Good, But Not Perfect

May 19, 2017
It’s fair to say that despite the surprising move by IBM to pull back somewhat, telework has fully established itself as the coequal of traditional approaches.
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NFV and SDN Transitions Set to Hit High Gear

May 18, 2017
SDN and NFV are dramatic technologies that modernize a very basic element of the network.
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Businesses Must Prepare as the Quantum Computing Era Approaches

May 17, 2017
Investments of more than $2.3 billion make one thing clear: Very smart people think quantum computing is the next step. Planners must take this seriously.
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It’s Time for Smart Watches

May 16, 2017
Companies need to prepare support technology, security measures and necessary policies and procedures for an onslaught of smart watches and other wearables that will hit during the next half-decade.
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Building Efficiencies in the Backhaul and Fronthaul

May 15, 2017
The increase in data flow to and from small cells, macro base stations and residential and business users is making the world of fronthaul and backhaul much more interesting.
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FCC Okays Charter Application to Test 5G in Florida

May 12, 2017
Charter asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to test in the 27.5 GHz to 28.35 GHz spectrum. Approval was granted yesterday.
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Creating Interoperable 5G Networks

May 11, 2017
At least two groups are trying to establish ecosystems of vendors to create standards-based 5G networks.
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Carriers Working on Virtualized Universal Customer Premise Equipment

May 10, 2017
Several carriers are involved in research and development of universal customer premise equipment (uCPE).
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Are Comcast and Charter Setting Themselves Up for a Major Wireless Play?

May 9, 2017
The cable industry is well known for interesting machinations. The most recent is a wireless agreement between Comcast and Charter Cable that could have significant ramifications down the road.
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HP Announcements Point to a Broader Role for 3D Printing

May 8, 2017
The 3D printing business is at a crossroads. The issue is whether the technology can take the leap to challenge traditional production methods or will remain a large and valuable niche process.
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Everynet’s Over the Air IoT Firmware Updates Solves a Tricky Problem

May 5, 2017
The Everynet approach only sends the difference between the old and new versions of the IoT firmware and uses an aggressive compression algorithm to squeeze what is being sent.
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Developing a Control Mechanism for Drones

May 4, 2017
Developing a way to control drones that will share airspace with airplanes full of people and fly over towns and cities is a complex and vital task.
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Corporate Planners Should Watch the People Who Watch TV

May 3, 2017
How cable and telephone companies shape their networks is influenced by the way subscribers want entertainment programming delivered. This, in turn, will make a big difference in the networks available to their businesses.
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The Marketing of 5G

May 2, 2017
The lines are drawn. The sexiest elements of 5G are those that use multi-millimeter frequencies. At the same time, this approach requires new technology and is not nearly ready for prime time.
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Is the Hajime Botnet Friend or Foe?

May 1, 2017
Nobody is sure if the new ioT botnet entrant, Hajime, aims at causing destruction or at preventing Mirai and other botnets from doing so.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Flawed Reasoning on the Internet and Net Neutrality

April 27, 2017
Instead of making a logical case for reversing net neutrality rules, Pai set up premises that he didn’t come close to proving: That net neutrality is chilling investments and that the previous administration put in place unneeded and destructive rules.
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FCC Takes on Pole Attachments, Copper Retirement and More

April 26, 2017
The philosophical approach of the new administration is to reduce complexity and move decision making as much as possible into the business sector.
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