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To improve network throughput, scrap the ones-and-zeros system

A Dutch researcher has proposed radical new methods for transporting data along existing fiber that will increase throughput at low cost.

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Internet exchange points team up to bring better MANRS to the internet

Enterprises stand to benefit from ISOC's latest campaign to get IXPs to clean up internet routing security

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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Shedding light on broadband performance for an optimized SD-WAN

ThousandEyes' monitoring of broadband performance enables network professionals to make an educated decision before moving to a broadband-based SD-WAN.

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Future wireless networks will have no capacity limits

Calculations that suggest there will be caps on the amount of data that wireless networks can transmit are wrong, according to researchers at Linköping University.

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Pain relief for hospitals managing IoT performance

As more money and time is spent integrating IoT devices into enterprise access networks, it's never been more important to justify these expenditures while ensuring the best possible user experience.

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Comparing global internet access services for SD-WAN: huge differences in pricing and quality

For enterprises deploying a global SD-WAN solution, selecting the right ISP is important.

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The internet will miss John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow was an pioneer in the fight for a free and open internet, but his unique, larger-than-life legacy was forged by deep contributions to both technology and popular culture.

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Internet slowdowns might become a thing of the past

A new way of providing the same optical bandwidth optimization as one sees in huge-scale core networks could appear in homes and small businesses.

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Interconnection is bringing the future faster than ever

Interconnection is behind the explosion of tech trends that have been with us for decades.

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Will China start blocking SD-WAN traffic…today?

The mystery should start clearing up very soon, so you should sit tight for now before racing off for a technology decision that might constrain you going forward.

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New global internet reliability concerns emerge

Undersea internet-carrying cables are susceptible to a cut and are an accident waiting to happen, experts say.

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5 ways to shape Ajit Pai's proposal to actually benefit broadband users via net neutrality

Here's what should have been included in Pai’s arrogant proposal at light-handed regulation that would actually create jobs and give broadband users a better experience.

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Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

The FCC announced its plans to do away with net neutrality rules. What effect will that have on IoT?

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Blockchain poised to disrupt traditional retail operations

Smart contracts and a blockchain-based decentralized database platform could provide direct sales to consumers and reduce prices by 30%.

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7 ways IoT is reshaping the internet

IoT is no longer just the next phase of the Internet—it’s fundamentally reshaping the core characteristics of the internet as we know it.

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History of computers, part 2 — TCP/IP owes a lot to Xerox PUP

An interview with Robert Taylor, former manager of Xerox PARC, shows TCP/IP designs were based a lot on the PARC Universal Packet (PUP) networking protocol suite.

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Decoding DOCSIS 3.1

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 offers a number of benefits for cable providers, telecom operators and consumers alike.

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Private networks still the best option for global companies

Aryaka study finds that SD-WAN performs well over short hops, but private WAN performs far better over the longest distances.

Moving fast and making friends: the power of a tight-knit industry community

Despite the gigantic weight of the industries built on the internet, at its core the internet operates atop a relatively small set of systems. DNS, the entry point to nearly every online application and a key anchor of the internet,...

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