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'A (Networking) Christmas Carol'

The classic Dickens tale, updated for our networked, always-connected world...

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5G and the need for speed

It's through 4G wireless infrastructure and technologies like carrier aggregation, small cells, massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming that we'll satisfy our need for 5G speed.

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4G LTE internet is a network-saver

4G LTE internet is an under-utilized asset for your company’s network — and your sanity.

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Pest-control IoT: Tough on rats

Swedish pest control company Anticimex is using IoT to trap rats more efficiently.

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IoT devices-as-a-service through Angaza's SMS based installment payment plan

IoT devices such as solar panels are often out of the reach of people who need them the most, but do not have the money needed to needed to purchase them. An innovative new approach uses SMS codes to activate devices and keep them...

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How IoT faded when net neutrality became ‘pay to play’

A futuristic view of the IoT industry set in 2020 projects how the industry could be impacted if net neutrality is replaced by "pay to play."

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4G vs LTE: What's the difference?

Tech jargon is confusing at the best of times, but 4G is a real minefield. We explain the differences between 4G and LTE to help you understand.

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Cord cutting is happening. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's not...

I practically kick myself every time our Verizon FiOS cable bill arrives because I still haven't acted on my intention to cut the cord in some way that won't drive my family nuts and will allow me to watch local sports.

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Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Thursday morning's FCC meeting promises to be dramatic: It will feature testimony by an ex-corrections officer who survived after being shot six times at his South Carolina home as the result of a hit ordered on him hit by an inmate...

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Another 911 outage. Does any accountability exist?

911 call processing ground to a halt nationwide for AT&T Wireless customers last week. What failed? Where is the accountability?

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5G plans just hit the accelerator

The international body crafting the 5G standard has approved an accelerated roadmap that could see large-scale trials and deployments in 2019 instead of 2020.

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Before 5G, some mobile users may get almost-5G

On Sunday, many of the world’s biggest equipment vendors and mobile operators joined hands to accelerate the 5G NR (New Radio) specification that will define many elements of 5G.

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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

While next-generation 5G cellular will bring faster downloads for consumers, the new networking technology is poised to bring big benefits to business users enabling new users for cellular networks.

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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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Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

Network operator EE will deliver 4G internet access from a kite-like balloon first developed as an observation and communications platform for the military.

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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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AT&T's next 5G wireless trial will shoot DirecTV Now to users' homes

5G conjures up visions of super-fast smartphone service, but it could give consumers and enterprises a lot more. In the next few months, residents of Austin, Texas, will get to watch DirecTV Now at home through an AT&T 5G trial.

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