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Comcast Business rolls out wireless service for SMBs

Comcast Business Mobile offers 4G and 5G services as well as Wi-Fi.

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FAQ: What in the wireless world is CBRS?

Citizens Broadband Radio Service is shared wireless spectrum in the 3.5GHz band that could have big implications for building private LTE networks and for extending public 4G and 5G services.

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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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Microsoft’s Nuance deal might trigger a new IT spending wave

In Microsoft’s hands, Nuance’s Dragon speech-to-text technology plus AI could turn Cortana into an assistant that figures out what you’re up to and delivers data you need before you ask.

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Gartner: Worldwide IT outlay to hit $4T in 2021

Gartner forecasts the biggest growth in IT spending this year will be on laptops, mobile phones and enterprise software.

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Network slicing: Wireless virtualization to build 5G services and conserve spectrum

What is network slicing and how can it make efficient use of carriers’ wireless capacity to enable virtual networks that exactly fit customer needs?

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Dell partners to provide 5G networking, edge solution

Dell, VMware and SK Telecom team up to offer OneBox MEC, a single device that integrates private 5G and edge-computing.

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How-to improve Wi-Fi roaming

Wi-Fi handoffs can be made smoother with careful mapping of the network followed by fine-tuning transmit power and placement of access points.

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How to determine if Wi-Fi 6 is right for you

Wi-Fi 6 is on the horizon. Follow these steps to determine if your business should upgrade to the new wireless standard and how to prepare.

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FCC's 5G-frequency auction prompts $2 billion in bids on the first day

A broad chunk of wireless spectrum that the Federal Communications Commission has put up for grabs to the highest bidder will enable the most advanced 5G services.

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

The next generation of mobile broadband will neither solve all our problems nor cause new ones.

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Creating 5G solutions? Don’t go it alone…

Why participating in an innovation center could take your 5G solutions from failure to success.

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Telehealth usage soars during COVID-19

Telemedicine is seeing rapid adoption gains as physicians and patients become more comfortable using videoconferencing for telehealth visits.

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5G spectrum auctions expected in 2021 after Pentagon gives up frequencies

The Department of Defense has relinquished mid-range frequency spectrum for use by 5G providers, a move that is expected to encourage U.S. manufacturers to develop 5G network technology.

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SDN startup Lumina Networks closes shop, citing Covid-19 impact

Some of the software will be released as open source but much of it will fade out as the company refused to sell to a closed-source vendor.

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5G can make for cost-effective private backhaul

While 5G use cases tend toward connecting many devices to a network, using the wireless technology for private backhaul can have a surprising amount of utility.

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Avaya repositions itself as cloud provider for unified communications

Customers can choose on-prem deployments or opt for a cloud service from Avaya.

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