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Cisco and Ericsson Hook Up for IoT Network

Cisco and Ericsson on Monday announced a partnership to build out a next-generation network for smart things and the carriers and enterprises that want to support such devices. The deal plays to the companies' strengths in cloud, data center, mobility, management and control, networking, routing and...

Verizon Floors the 5G Accelerator

Verizon on Tuesday announced that it was accelerating its efforts to boost wireless connections to 50 times faster than current offerings. The company has begun putting the components in place to enable it to begin field testing a new, speedier wireless technology, known as "5G," next year. "5G is n...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Encryption Can Create Stormy Weather in the Cloud

Encryption has received a lot of attention lately as a solution to the growing data breach problem, but one of the hang-ups dogging the technology has been its ability to play nice in the cloud. That's especially true if an organization wants to control the keys by which its data is scrambled and us...

TECH TREK

Russia to Battle Thug Image With Patriotic Video Game

The Russian government plans to produce a patriotic video game to offset the legions of games in which Russian soldiers are the villains. Russia is also mulling a ban on foreign video games that it claims "distort historical facts." Russia's culture ministry cited Company of Heroes as particularly p...

Tech Vendors Are Treating Customers Worse Than Before

Businesses depend on their customers, and it would make sense that good customer service would translate into loyalty and sales, but high-tech vendors don't seem to have gotten the message. The average customer experience rating for tech vendors fell from 58 percent to 52 percent since last year, in...

Sprint Launches Spunky $99 Vital Smartphone

Sprint this week released the $99 ZTE Vital, a high mid-range Android smartphone that could rock the market. The device, which has been pegged as a competitor to Samsung's highly regarded Galaxy S4, has a host of power-packed features and has already divided analysts. "The price is the key," said Ri...

Raspberry Pi Launches App Store to Sweeten Its Ecosystem

The Raspberry Pi project launched an app store Monday to support its eponymous $35 Linux PC, which hit the market in February. The store will carry both free and paid apps. Its launch has stirred mixed reactions among Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, with some criticizing plans to offer paid apps and other...

ANALYSIS

The AT&T of Tomorrow

Last week, AT&T held a meeting for investment analysts. It will increase capital spending by about 16 percent to $22 billion a year over the next three years to upgrade its wireless and wireline networks. This would be a perfect advertising campaign. AT&T should consider creating an entire m...

ANALYSIS

The AT&T of Tomorrow

Last week, AT&T held a meeting for investment analysts. It will increase capital spending by about 16 percent to $22 billion a year over the next three years to upgrade its wireless and wireline networks. This would be a perfect advertising campaign. AT&T should consider creating an entire m...

ANALYSIS

Mobile Carriers Could Lose Premium Services Game

Mobile network operators are investing enormous sums into their next-generation LTE networks out of necessity, and with the release of the iPhone 5, with 4G/LTE capability, operators are under even greater pressure to offer LTE services in order to stay competitive. The success of these investments ...

Alcatel-Lucent Makes a Grab for Core Systems With New Backbone Router

Alcatel-Lucent on Tuesday unveiled its 7950 Extensible Routing System core routing platform in a bid to take on rivals Cisco and Juniper Networks, the current leaders in the $4 billion market. The company's seeking to leverage the increasing demand placed on carrier networks by the growing move towa...

Entertainment Device Convergence: The State of Play

The tumultuous convergence of entertainment devices, greater interaction with the television-viewing experience, and increased involvement of social networks were all in the Klieg lights at the IP&TV World Forum, the Internet television show I attended recently in London. I was immersed in the f...

OPINION

AT&T Mobility, for Better and for Worse

Every day, I get calls from reporters looking for comments on stories it are writing about AT&T. I'm sometimes asked whether I love or hate AT&T. After giving that question some thought, let me set the record straight: a little of both. I have been a fan of AT&T for many years -- in fact...

OPINION

AT&T Mobility, for Better and for Worse

Every day, I get calls from reporters looking for comments on stories it are writing about AT&T. I'm sometimes asked whether I love or hate AT&T. After giving that question some thought, let me set the record straight: a little of both. I have been a fan of AT&T for many years -- in fact...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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