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A Consequential Week for Telecom in Washington

22 Nov, 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

21 Nov, 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

21 Nov, 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

17 Nov, 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

16 Nov, 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

15 Nov, 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

09 Nov, 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

08 Nov, 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

07 Nov, 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

01 Nov, 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

31 Oct, 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

31 Oct, 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

30 Oct, 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

27 Oct, 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

26 Oct, 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

25 Oct, 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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AI and Robotics More or Less the Same Thing

24 Oct, 2017

AI and robotics are deeply entwined, but the differences will disappear. A powerful new set of tools will mimic and surpass humans. Some will move and some will not.

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The IIoT: Limitless Potential and Steep Challenges

23 Oct, 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things is a huge step for commercial, industrial and other complex and dense environments. The challenges are real and substantial, but the progress toward implementation seems steady.

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Wi-Fi Vulnerability Dire Because It Is in the WPA2 Security Standard

23 Oct, 2017

A serious weakness has been discovered that endangers Wi-Fi users. The problem is made worse by the fact that the problem is in the WPA2 standard, not a specific device or network.

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Who Will Control 5G Antennas: Municipalities or States?

19 Oct, 2017

The highest profile challenges to 5G are technical. However, inserting a layer of antenna between end-user devices and the macro cell towers across the country is a huge task.

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