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DARPA looks for new NICs to speed up networks

The government agency that gave us the Internet 50 years ago is now looking to drastically increase network speed to address bottlenecks and chokepoints for compute-intensive applications. The Defense Advanced Research Projects...

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Space internet service closer to becoming reality

New, low-latency space internet service offerings from OneWeb and SpaceX are closer to becoming reality.

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6 years of tech evolution, revolution and radical change

In his farewell TechWatch post, Fredric Paul looks back at how technology has changed in the six years he’s been writing for Network World—and what to expect over the next six years.

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Breakthroughs bring a quantum Internet closer

Universities around the world are making discoveries that advance technologies needed to underpin quantum computing.

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How SD-Branch addresses today’s network security concerns

New digital technologies such as IoT at remote locations increase the need to ID devices and monitor network activity. That’s where SD-Branch can help, says Fortinet’s John Maddison.

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A data-transmission revolution is underway

Two radical data transmission ideas are being developed. One uses trions instead of electrons to transmit information, and the other replaces the silicon in semiconductors with other compounds.

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Evolution of the internet: Celebrating 50 years since Arpanet

50 years after the birth of the internet's precursor, Arpanet, there are more internet-connected devices than people in the world, and traffic is measured in exabytes.

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Public internet should be all software-defined

Having a programmable public internet will correct inefficiencies in the current system, engineers at NOIA say.

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SoftBank plans drone-delivered IoT and internet by 2023

Drones using satellite backhaul, and operating at around 12 miles up, will provide reliable, widespread communications for use during disasters and in IoT implementations.

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Oracle does-in Dyn, resets DNS services to cloud

Oracle wants its DNS customers to migrate from its Dyn service to Oracle Cloud services, but some of those customers are very unhappy.

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Huawei ban may be delayed, but can the company survive without the U.S.? | TECH(feed)

First the Trump Administration banned business transactions between Huawei and U.S. companies. But now, the White House’s budget director has called for a two-year delay on the ban. If this ban does go into effect, how hard will...

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IPv6 upsides: Faster connections, richer data

The benefits of IPv6 over IPv4 are many, but to reap them enterprises need to enable their networks to support the newer protocol, starting with Wi-Fi upgrades.

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5G will augment Wi-Fi, not replace it

Jeff Lipton, vice president of strategy and corporate development at Aruba, adds a dose of reality to the 5G hype, discussing how it and Wi-Fi will work together.

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Satellite-based internet possible by year-end, says SpaceX

Amazon, Tesla-associated SpaceX and OneWeb are emerging as just some of the potential suppliers of a new kind of data-friendly satellite internet service that could bring broadband IoT connectivity to most places on Earth.

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Survey finds SD-WANs are hot, but satisfaction with telcos is not

A recent survey of over 400 IT executives by Cato Networks found that legacy telcos might be on the outside looking in for SD-WANs.

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Online performance benchmarks all companies should try to achieve

With digital performance more important than ever, companies must ensure their online performance meets customers’ needs. A new ThousandEyes report can help them determine that.

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Does your cloud-access security broker support IPv6? It should.

Knowingly or not, enterprises employ IPv6 for many of their internet connections, and that means CASBs should support the protocol, too, in order to enforce policies on all customer traffic. Here's how major CASBs stack up.

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Performance-Based Routing (PBR) – The gold rush for SD-WAN

The inefficiency factor in the case of traditional routing is one of the main reasons why SD-WAN is really taking off.

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