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Network simulation or emulation?

In regard to network testing, the terms emulation and simulation are often used interchangeably. In most cases, either term will generally get the point across, but there’s a big difference between a network emulator and network...

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W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.

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Smartphone users on Wi-Fi drive most website traffic

Smartphones are responsible for significant web traffic growth, and a surprising amount of it is on Wi-Fi, not mobile networks.

What is Dedicated Internet Access?

What is the difference between an inexpensive "shared" Internet connection and a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit for your company?

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History of computers, part 1 — The bulletin board system

Before we had always-available, fast connections to multiple servers, we had dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS). And it wasn’t even that long ago.

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5 reasons why net neutrality is misunderstood

As a piece of regulation, Net Neutrality is governed by the technology itself, its capabilities and architecture. Here are five simple reasons why most people don't quite get it.

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4 steps to planning a migration from IPv4 to IPv6

Waiting to address IPv6 carries a risk of lost communication, revenue and customers.

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Standards bodies (like W3C) need more transparency

The World Wide Web Consortium’s lack of transparency when creating industry standards raises questions.

Five reasons South Korea has the fastest internet

The US always lags behind the South Korea when it comes to internet speeds—why is this?

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W3C embraces DRM—puts itself on the wrong side of history

The W3C’s endorsement of Encrypted Media Extensions, a DRM-like restriction, is a terrible move. The EME spec restricts what can be viewed on web browsers.


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Update on Spectrum: Billing systems scheduled to be merged

Update on Charter Spectrum Time Warner Cable Bright House Networks billing systems integration for enterprise customers.

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It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...


Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

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How to quicken your site's webpage load time

If you migrate away from a CMS system, not only can you make your webpages smaller and faster-loading, but you can save significantly on server infrastructure costs as well.

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Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years, Nokia says the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six.

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Don't be left behind by IPv6 deployment, ISOC warns enterprises

They have the resources, the expertise and, though they may not realize it, the need—but it turns out that enterprises are often the ones that don't yet have IPv6.

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Tempered Networks makes it HIP to connect the unconnectable

Tempered Networks’ Identity-Defined Networking platform enables wide-area micro-segmentation without the age-old network barriers of address-defined networks.

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New, faster Internet protocol for disasters proposed

A new Multi Node Label Routing (MNLR) protocol will cut Internet data recovery time in disasters, believe scientists.

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Nvidia gives glimpse of the future at its GPU Technology Conference

Nividia paints a picture in which connected things, virtual reality, augmented reality, deep learning and AI are about to converge and change how we live and work.

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