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LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.

FCC can question AT&T, Verizon about business broadband pricing

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday.

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

Startup builds intrusion prevention system for home networks

At a time of growing concern about the security of interconnected devices in homes, a startup aims to provide consumers with a type of network security system traditionally used by businesses.

Intel to pay $650M to buy LSI networking business from Avago

Intel has agreed to acquire for $650 million in cash a networking business and related assets from Avago Technologies, the companies said Wednesday.

Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

Cisco's Q4 revenue and profit flat; Chambers cites a 'tough environment'

Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called "a tough environment."

IoT is here, there, not yet everywhere

The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so.

IoT coding platform could get data-crunching apps online faster

The "Internet of things" won't be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand.

Splunk's new Stream app digs deep into network monitoring

Splunk's new App for Stream will give IT departments more insight into their infrastructures by collecting network traffic on response times, network performance and database queries.

Google backs $300M undersea fiber optic cable to Japan

Google is joining forces with five Asian telecommunications firms to build and operate an underwater cable system from the U.S. to Japan to support rising bandwidth usage and better link its data centers in other parts of the world.

Home routers supplied by ISPs can be compromised en masse

Specialized servers used by many ISPs to manage routers and other gateway devices provisioned to their customers are accessible from the Internet and can easily be taken over by attackers, researchers warn.

FCC chairman downplays Obama comments on net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman's view of net neutrality rules and President Barack Obama's are not as different as some reports this week have suggested, the chairman said Friday.

How Claure can fix Sprint as it battles T-Mobile

What incoming Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure can do to reverse the carrier's declining subscriber base and turn the company around.

Emerging networking tech used by Apple, Cisco frustrates firewalls

Today's security software is ineffective against an emerging networking technology already in use by Apple for its Siri voice-recognition software, according to research presented at the Black Hat hacking conference this week.

Big tech firms back Wi-FAR for remote broadband

Google, Microsoft and Facebook are cranking up an emerging wireless technology known as Wi-FAR to help reduce the digital divide in remote and unconnected regions of the world.

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than routers, researcher finds

A security review of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from multiple manufacturers revealed that they typically have more vulnerabilities than home routers, a class of devices known for poor security and vulnerable code.

Web acceleration protocol nears completion

When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing at all.

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