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5G plans hit the accelerator

The international body crafting the 5G standard has approved an accelerated roadmap that could see large-scale trials and deployments in 2019 instead of 2020.

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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, chip design changes

Intel surprised many when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company's PC, IoT and Systems Architecture groups. He's now spearheading a cultural change at the company, getting employees to think beyond PCs.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new A.I. server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on...

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What's Microsoft after with Windows Server on ARM?

It was unclear today just what kind of edge Microsoft might gain by partnering with Qualcomm and others to run Windows Server on ARM processors.

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Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with Qualcomm's help

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.

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Extreme to buy Avaya's networking business for $100M

Avaya has found a buyer for its networking business. Extreme Networks will buy the division for about $100 million as part of Avaya’s bankruptcy process.

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Aruba’s top execs talk new tech, IoT and the competition

Aruba's Senior Vice President and General Manager Keerti Melkote and CTO Partha Narasimhan discuss future wireless technology, security, and more at the company's annual Atmosphere conference in Nashville.

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ZTE pays $892M settlement to U.S. over illegal sales to Iran

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has agreed to pay $892 million to the U.S. government for illegally selling networking technology to Iran.

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AMD hopes to break Intel server dominance with new 32-core Naples chip

The outspoken Forrest Norrod has never shied away from server challenges. As a server chief at Dell, the company's data-center hardware business flourished, and he was one of the few skeptics of ARM servers.

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IoT and 5G drive computing to the edge

By 2020, Intel predicts that an average user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. More data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices and internet of things devices.

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FCC halts data security rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has halted new rules that would require high-speed internet providers to take "reasonable" steps to protect customer data.

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20% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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India's Reliance Jio is blazing a trail to all-IP mobile networks

Fast-growing Indian mobile operator Reliance Jio may offer a glimpse of where all mobile networks are going eventually, to packet-based Internet Protocol infrastructure.

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New FCC chairman: Net neutrality rules were a 'mistake'

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules passed two years ago were a "mistake" that caused uncertainty for the broadband industry, the agency's new chairman said.

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26% off Portal Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - Coverage for Homes up to 6,000 sq. ft., Gigabit Speed - Deal Alert

PORTAL uses patented technologies that steers your devices to exclusive fast channels that avoid speed-sucking range-crushing congestion. The result is consistently fast reliable internet, lag-free gaming and smooth ultraHD video...

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This tool can help you discover Cisco Smart Install protocol abuse

Cisco's Talos team has released a tool that allows network owners to discover switches on their networks that might be vulnerable to Cisco Smart Install (SMI) attacks.

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Enterprises enter the 5G spotlight at MWC

Enterprise uses of 5G are a focus at this week's Mobile World Congress, a shift from flashy promises of mobile broadband speeds a year ago. The key enterprise benefits worth exploring, vendors say, are high reliability, low latency...

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SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

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Nokia, Sprint show a massive MIMO antenna to boost cell service

A cellular base station with 128 antennas may soon help some mobile operators serve many more subscribers in crowded areas. Nokia demonstrated the technology, called massive MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) with Sprint at Mobile World...

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