Data and Telecom : December 2016 Archives

Companies’ communications strategies must be agile in a rapidly evolving market

XGS-PON Hits the Ground, and the Fiber, Running

29 Dec, 2016

XGS-PON is a big deal in networking circles as the heavy demands of 5G appear on the horizon. ...More >

Outdoor Small Cells Come in from the Cold

27 Dec, 2016

Outdoor small cells are a key player in enabling wireless networks to expand smoothly. This will set up the network nicely for commercialization of 5G. ...More >

IoT OSes Face Dueling Requirements

23 Dec, 2016

The world of operating systems and the IoT has contradictory priorities: Enable the endpoint to do its job, provide strong security, and consume a minimum of power and memory resources. ...More >

Google Fiber Hopes Subscribers Dig a Change They Are Making

21 Dec, 2016

Google Fiber, in response to complaints from residents, is using a new approach in South Austin: microtrenching. ...More >

Progress Being Made on NFV Interoperability

20 Dec, 2016

It is difficult to image a greater change than that of moving from a physical to a virtualized network. NFV interoperability is key. ...More >

IoT Security: Big Trouble in Small Packages

19 Dec, 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. ...More >

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Leave with Obama

16 Dec, 2016

News this week included FCC leader Tom Wheeler, artificial intelligence, ransomware, smart Atlanta and autonomous vehicle problems. ...More >

BlackBerry, a Survivor, Looks to Its Future

15 Dec, 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. ...More >

Move to Driverless Vehicles Gains Speed and Traction

14 Dec, 2016

The autonomous or self-driving vehicle category is making the transition from the lab to commercialization with a very high profile. ...More >

New Wildcards as Telcos Try to Stamp Their Passports to Cuba

13 Dec, 2016

Industry in general and telecommunications in particular stand to make gains from the opening of Cuba, for two reasons. ...More >

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