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AT&T's AirGig shows wireless internet over power lines is possible

AT&T says its AirGig uses existing power cables strung between mid-voltage utility poles to wirelessly send broadband into people’s homes.

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UK police listened in to 9 percent more calls last year

The U.K. government has published a report on the staggering scale of surveillance in the country last year.

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Intel's siloed business units unify around IoT and connectivity

Intel has many disparate business units doing their own thing. The challenging task of tethering them is a top priority for Intel's second-in-command, Venkata Renduchintala.

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EU outlines stiff new net neutrality rules

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published a 45-page report that essentially bans paid prioritization of network traffic, and imposes strict requirements on any specialized services that ISPs want to offer....

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Why Belgium leads the world in IPv6 adoption

Every time you read a story about worldwide IPv6 adoption rates, sitting atop the list of highest achievers is Belgium, otherwise better known for chocolate and diamonds. Why Belgium?

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Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for $4.8B

Ailing Yahoo is selling off its operating business for US$4.8 billion to Verizon Communications, in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm to mainly holding its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and non-core...

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A look at the new Verizon/Yahoo homepage

With Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo being confirmed his morning, the new combined Verizon-festooned Yahoo homepage is already active.

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Why a Verizon and Yahoo merger would be like Microsoft snapping up CompuServe

Cultures collide, it happens. But this one is a bad idea.

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Verizon unveils ‘virtual network services’

Hard on the heels of a similar pitch from AT&T, Verizon this morning is taking the wraps off a lineup of Virtual Network Services (VNS) that it bills as a natural extension of data-center virtualization that promises enterprise WAN...

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Facebook brings high-speed laser communications into focus

Facebook says it has developed a laser detector that could open to airwaves to new high-speed data communications systems that don't require dedicated spectrum or licenses.

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Telcos should only retain metadata to fight serious crime, EU judge says

Governments may order telcos to retain customer data, but only to fight serious crime, a top European Union judge has advised.

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Attackers could steal millions through online phone verification systems

A researcher finds he could earn millions of dollars by abusing the online phone verification systems used by Google, Microsoft, and Instagram

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Why internet access is a basic human right

The UN’s declaration that internet access is a basic human right may sound silly, but its actually a big deal for net neutrality.

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Like smartphones, IoT communications going long distance

The world's newest mobile telecoms network went into operation this week, but it's not for smartphones. The network, built by South Korea's SK Telecom, is dedicated to gadgets that connect to the so-called internet of things.

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Did Europe just fix emergency cellular call location?

Advanced Mobile Location, developed by BT with the help of HTC and EE, can determine a mobile phone user’s location 4,000 times better than the current system.

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Qualcomm wants to bring LTE to more IoT devices

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are common in sensor devices, but Qualcomm's out to make LTE a common feature in such devices.

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Consumers’ love for streamed TV keeps growing

A Limelight Networks survey shows streamed over-the-top TV grew strongly. Cable providers are preparing with capped usage plans.

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Mobile network operators must offer unlimited data, says vendor

Mobile network operators should use optimization technology to provide unlimited data to subscribers—including video, says Openwave Mobility.

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