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Cell Phones May Get More Interesting, Maybe

Buried among the onslaught of news from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 are hints that handsets may get more interesting over the next year-maybe. Kyocera, Microsoft, Samsung and others all have shown or hinted at devices that could stir up the current Android/iPhone duopoly a bit from the current …

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ADTRAN Faces Trifecta for U.S. Growth

Over the past month, two major events are likely to turn into solid sales numbers for ADTRAN over the next couple of years, while a third will continue to deliver steady returns. Frontier, municipal broadband, and the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) ongoing agenda to promote broadband in ru…

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MWC: Samsung S6 Kicks iPhone's Butt on Paper

The phones also have a fast capture camera which should get you shots that other's miss (just tap on the camera button twice and the camera is ready to go). While Android often looks like a poor copy of iOS, they run Android Lollipop which looks more advanced than iOS does today. Their payment techn…

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A Candid Talk with Ford: Connected Cars and the Future

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, I spoke with James Buczowski, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow, about the company's connected ecosystem experiments and the future. At its booth, Ford showed connected bikes talking to connected cars and subsequently developing connected ecosystems allowing cities t…

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The Road of Municipal Broadband Leads to FCC Broadband Title II

Almost lost in the Federal Communication Commission's announcement that it plans to put tighter, Title II utility-style regulation onto broadband carriers is a second notice that the commission wants to override state laws preventing cities from offering high-speed Internet services to their residen…

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 2

Identity and access management solutions assist in controlling the access to cloud infrastructure, applications, servers and both structured and unstructured data. These solutions are good at managing the identities assigned to interactive human users, but not so the larger number of identities assi…

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Cell Phones May Get More Interesting, Maybe

By: Doug Mohney     3/5/2015

Buried among the onslaught of news from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 are hints that handsets may get more interesting over the next year-maybe. Kyocera, Microsoft, Samsung and others all have shown or hinted at devices that could stir up the current Android/iPhone duopoly a bit from the current …

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ADTRAN Faces Trifecta for U.S. Growth

By: Doug Mohney     3/4/2015

Over the past month, two major events are likely to turn into solid sales numbers for ADTRAN over the next couple of years, while a third will continue to deliver steady returns. Frontier, municipal broadband, and the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) ongoing agenda to promote broadband in ru…

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MWC: Samsung S6 Kicks iPhone's Butt on Paper

By: Rob Enderle     3/4/2015

The phones also have a fast capture camera which should get you shots that other's miss (just tap on the camera button twice and the camera is ready to go). While Android often looks like a poor copy of iOS, they run Android Lollipop which looks more advanced than iOS does today. Their payment techn…

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A Candid Talk with Ford: Connected Cars and the Future

By: Rich Tehrani     3/4/2015

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, I spoke with James Buczowski, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow, about the company's connected ecosystem experiments and the future. At its booth, Ford showed connected bikes talking to connected cars and subsequently developing connected ecosystems allowing cities t…

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The Road of Municipal Broadband Leads to FCC Broadband Title II

By: Doug Mohney     3/2/2015

Almost lost in the Federal Communication Commission's announcement that it plans to put tighter, Title II utility-style regulation onto broadband carriers is a second notice that the commission wants to override state laws preventing cities from offering high-speed Internet services to their residen…

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 2

By: TMCnet Special Guest     3/2/2015

Identity and access management solutions assist in controlling the access to cloud infrastructure, applications, servers and both structured and unstructured data. These solutions are good at managing the identities assigned to interactive human users, but not so the larger number of identities assi…

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The FCC's Big Net Neutrality Day

By: Peter Bernstein     2/27/2015

I am going to admit to being surprised by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCCs) Open Internet decision. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new net neutrality regime got the headlines it deserved, and not part of the surprise was the partisan vote- the two Democrat Commissioners siding with Whe…

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FCC Vote Endorses Title II Approach to Net Neutrality

By: Paula Bernier     2/26/2015

After months of debate and the collection of comments from four million Americans, the Federal Communications Commission today voted on - and approved - Open Internet rules that implement what's known as Title II reclassification of broadband Internet access. Title II, part of the Communications Act…

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Frontier Customers Get DVR-Driven Free and Web TV

By: Bob Wallace     2/26/2015

In what could be a match made in cord cutter heaven, Frontier Communications said it will bundle the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with its high-speed data service. The device enables customers to view over-the-air (OTA) TV programming and OTT video services.

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 1

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/25/2015

Ever since computers started connecting to each other, people have been thinking about how to keep information on them secure. As the Internet evolved, so did the need for security. Enter OpenSSL, an open project with the goal of creating a free set of encryption tools for the code used on the Inter…

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Title II Proposal Brings Certainty - and Questions

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/24/2015

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the broadband industry in the United States due to Title II reclassification of Internet service providers (ISPs), which the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) is considering. Originally intended for traditional telephony,…

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Twitter Backs Net Neutrality with Public Post

By: Steve Anderson     2/24/2015

Net Neutrality is a concept that's gone back and forth for some time now, polarizing discussions just about everywhere it goes. While some have come out against plans to launch net neutrality programs, others have come out in favor. Recently, the "in favor" camp got something of a boost thanks to a …

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Net Neutrality (Open Internet): The Real Issues and Resolutions

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/20/2015

The reason there are so many successful Internet companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc., is that they started with a blank slate and created a new and better way to create and deliver products and services. They didn't try to amend an 80 year-old FCC law. They had a fresh start. And that'…

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Sony to Spin Off Smartphone Division, Focus on Gaming and Media

By: Tara Seals     2/19/2015

Sony expects to boost operating profit 25-fold within three years, primarily on the back of its one remaining marquee consumer product: the PlayStation gaming console. Meanwhile, it will spin off its remaining audio and video business into a wholly owned subsidiary.

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Universal Service Fund Revenue Reporting - Pitfalls and Potential Traps Lurking for VoIP Providers

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/18/2015

With the April 1, 2015 deadline for filing FCC Form 499-A with USAC, the Universal Service Fund ("USF") Administrator, it's time for Interconnected VoIP ("I-VoIP") providers to start anticipating and planning for a variety of revenue reporting issues unique to enterprise and other advanced communica…

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Obama's Executive Order Sparks Privacy Concerns

By: Tara Seals     2/17/2015

President Obama's recent cybersecurity-related executive order, ultimately aimed at fostering cybersecurity threat and information-sharing between the public and private sectors, has stirred up mixed emotions, to say the least. The order does not provide legal protection for companies that share suc…

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