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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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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

While next-generation 5G cellular will bring faster downloads for consumers, the new networking technology is poised to bring big benefits to business users enabling new users for cellular networks.

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Cloud companies are eyeing cell services, Nokia CEO says

Enterprises and cloud companies will start trying their hands at cellular this year, Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri predicts. “Enhanced reality” and events such as concerts may be where cloud giants first get into mobile...

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Until 5G arrives, some mobile users may get almost-5G

On Sunday, many of the world’s biggest equipment vendors and mobile operators joined hands to accelerate the 5G NR (New Radio) specification that will define many elements of 5G.

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Telefonica-Sigfox pact is a big deal for diverse IoT networks

The global partnership announced Wednesday between Telefonica and IoT specialist Sigfox could ensure the latter’s long-term success while accelerating the overall growth of LPWANs (low-power, wide-area networks).

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33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert

This router delivers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps and provides the best value for your Internet needs in your second home, apartment, dormitory, or a drop-in replacement of your legacy router.

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Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

If your computer’s been hacked, Dale Drew might know about it. His company, Level 3 Communications, is a major internet backbone provider that is routinely on the lookout for cyberattacks on the network level. From what they can...

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Brocade's Ruckus Wi-Fi business finds a buyer

Broadcom will unload the Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for $800 million after it takes over Brocade Communications Systems later this year.

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Verizon ranks tops in wireless coverage and reliability by RootMetrics

Verizon benefited from its LTE-Advanced service started in summer of 2016, which provided a significant boost to Verizon's download speeds, RootMetrics said in its report.

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Wirelessly enabling IoT/EoT: And the winner is … ?

There is a battle going on to create and deploy wireless connectivity for IoT/EoT, with multiple competing technologies and company alignments. So who wins the race to conquer IoT/EoT wide-area networking?

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Why WiGig will be a wireless game-changer

The new high-speed short-range wireless standard, WiGig, delivers more new bandwidth for consumers than all the spectrum previously allocated for consumers combined.

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7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords

Using strong encryption and passwords is only the first step in protecting your wireless network. Make sure you’re not exposed in these other ways.

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