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UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

With mobile operators' marketing departments already throwing around claims about their 5G services, the United Nations is weighing in with its definition of what qualifies a network as next-generation.

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The myth of technology analyst independence

Technology analyst firms make scant distinction between buy-side analysis and sell-side analysis, a conflict of interest that leaves the customer worse off.

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Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Intel passed on the opportunity to make chips for the first iPhone, and in May discontinued Atom smartphone chips after wasting billions trying to get them in handsets. The chip company instead started building a new mobile identity...

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What the FCC chair’s actions tell us about net neutrality

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s first seven actions rolled back much of the former chairman’s work and give an indication of where he stands on net neutrality.

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Just hit the big red button and put an end to robocalls, telemarketer calls, solicitor calls, elections calls and junk faxes. Can also block international and private numbers, as well as full area codes.

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5G starts with chips like IBM and Ericsson's silicon antenna

IBM Research and Ericsson have developed a compact antenna array that can aim high-frequency radio signals at mobile devices and shoot them farther than they otherwise could reach, the companies said. Silicon integration makes it thin...

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The end of net neutrality is nigh—here’s what’s likely to happen

The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is committed to killing net neutrality. What will that mean in practice for internet service providers, content providers and consumers?

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AT&T extends NetBond service to secure IoT connections

Enterprises can now connect cellular IoT devices to back-end systems via NetBond, a private network service from AT&T, instead of the Internet, the carrier announced this week.

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IBM Watson wants to do your tax returns

If anyone can make sense of the over 74,000 pages of the US tax code, IBM’s Watson can. Or at least that’s the plan as Big Blue has teamed up its Watson cognitive supercomputer with the tax return specialists at H&R Block to help...

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the...

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Uber, Amazon, Tesla ramped up US lobbying in 2016

Many major tech companies spent less money lobbying in Washington in 2016, but a handful, including Uber and Amazon, invested significantly more in attempting to influence politicians and the regulatory process.

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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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Avaya says bankruptcy is a step toward software and services

Networking and collaboration vendor Avaya declared bankruptcy on Thursday, calling the move part of its transition from a hardware to a software and services company.

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Indian privacy case against WhatsApp gains momentum

A privacy lawsuit against WhatsApp in India over its new data sharing policy has got momentum with the country’s top court seeking responses from Facebook, WhatsApp and the federal government.

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Now it's AT&T's turn to talk jobs, investment with Trump

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

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Synaptics has a new fingerprint sensor that will mean smoother phone screens

A Silicon Valley biometrics company says it has developed a fingerprint sensor that can sit under glass so smartphone screens don't need a cutout or extra button to accommodate the sensor.

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One million broadband offline in Germany; 'external influence' blamed

Almost one million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday afternoon.

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Supplier management: The biggest threat to SD-WANs—and what you can do about it

With SD-WANs comes the headache of managing and coordinating with many new internet providers. Virtual Network Operators (VNOs) may have just the answer.

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