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Cisco jumps on ex-Juniper exec Davidson for service provider biz

That was fast. Networking veteran Jonathan Davidson is re-joining Cisco a little less than a week after resigning as rival Juniper executive VP and general manager. Davidson is joining Cisco’s Service Provider Business Unit and will...

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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design

Intel surprised many when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company's PC, Internet of Things and Systems Architecture groups. With more than a year under his belt, he's spearheading a cultural change inside...

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Checklist for choosing a small cloud host or ISP

Use this checklist to select a cloud host or ISP—and prevent future problems.

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Nokia, Sprint show a massive MIMO antenna to boost cell service

A cellular base station with 128 antennas may soon help some mobile operators serve many more subscribers in crowded areas. Nokia demonstrated the technology, called massive MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) with Sprint at Mobile World...

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5G is coming, but don't get carried away, T-Mobile USA's CTO says

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray prescribed a dose of reality for the 5G mania overtaking Mobile World Congress this week, telling Ericsson’s kickoff press briefing Monday morning he’s still in the LTE business.

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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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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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