Data and Telecom : February 2017 Archives

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

No Surprise: 5G Takes Center Stage at MWC

27 Feb, 2017

The big news, not surprisingly, centers on 5G. The question is whether the announcements are more hype, more substance, or an equal measure of each. ...More >

Verizon to Test 5G in 11 Cities this Year

24 Feb, 2017

News this week included 5G tests, a new Wi-Fi spec, mobile video popularity and smart mobility efforts. ...More >

ARRIS Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless a Sign of Deep Network Convergence

23 Feb, 2017

The rationale for shared infrastructure is simple: Service providers and carriers increasingly seek to offer both wireless and wired services. Sharing as many infrastructure elements as possible reduces costs and increases efficiencies on multiple levels. ...More >

Customizing LTE for the IoT

22 Feb, 2017

IoT networks are unique in that they will be worldwide and be required to function in areas, such as deserts and oceans, in which no established network exists. They will also have stringent power requirements. ...More >

Drones and Balloons: COWs and COLTs Out, Loon and Similar Ideas In

21 Feb, 2017

Drones and balloons can be used to provide backup services in case of disaster; to supplement services at high use times, such as during popular sporting events; and to offer service economically to rural areas. ...More >

Charter Considers Fixed Wireless for Business Services

17 Feb, 2017

News this week included Charter's fixed wireless plans, big changes in tech trends, risks in connected cars, Bluetooth popularity, and Verizon's purchase of Skyward. ...More >

Is Critical Infrastructure Ready for Cyberattacks?

15 Feb, 2017

The protection of critical assets is haphazard and cybercriminals are growing more confident and ambitious in their selection of targets. ...More >

The 802.11ax Era Dawns

14 Feb, 2017

802.11ax, which has been under development for a few years, is about ready for primetime. ...More >

AT&T Goes Gigabit in Five More Metros, Open-Sources ECOMP

13 Feb, 2017

Key elements to upgrading AT&T's huge network to gigabit status will be software-defined networks and network functions virtualization (SDN and NFV), and ECOMP. ...More >

CableLabs Toys with Coherent Optics

10 Feb, 2017

News this week included coherent optics, IoT Security Group, virtualized networks and 5G tests. ...More >

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