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  • Telecom industry hails FCC move to open 5G spectrum

    Description: Eleven gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum is now available for use in mobile broadband technologies, after the FCC on Thursday created the Upper Microwave Flexible Use service in the 28GHz, 37GHz and 39GHz band, along with a new unlicensed band, even higher up the spectrum, in the 64-71GHz range.

    15 July 16 07:34 Written by Jon Gold
  • When COWs fly: An AT&T drone experiment

    You might be familiar with the Cell on Wheels (COW) concept that carriers have deployed to bring temporary wireless service to busy venues or disaster relief areas. Now AT&T is giving the COW acronym a new high-flying meaning: Cell on Wings.

    15 July 16 00:24 Written by Bob Brown
  • How Facebook keeps you from hating its apps

    Nothing provokes app uninstalls like sluggish performance and aggressive battery consumption. Facebook reveals how it uses mobile device testing to prevent those uninstalls.

    14 July 16 04:05 Written by Steven Max Patterson
  • Bugs & Bugs: As in, the software kind -- and insects

    Bugs & Bugs: Gypsy Moth invasion, cyborg locusts, Zero Days -- the movie, bug problems for Lenovo, Symantec & others, and super interesting research from New York University & others aimed at reducing software bugs

    11 July 16 07:29 Written by Bob Brown
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi gear driving strong WLAN equipment sales

    The first quarter of 2016 has seen a 20% increase in wireless LAN equipment sales compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study released today by IHS Technology, which credited the proliferation of 802.11ac wireless gear for the uptick.

    30 June 16 05:40 Written by Jon Gold
  • America’s data centers are getting a lot more efficient

    U.S. data centers have used about the same amount of energy annually over the past five years or so, despite substantial growth in the sector, according to a new report published by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    29 June 16 00:12 Written by Jon Gold
  • Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

    Arista’s President & CEO Jayshree Ullal issued a letter to customers who may have been worried over the impact of last week’s US International Trade Commission ruling that the company had infringed on three Cisco patents.
    The ITC on June 23rd issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order that will forbid Arista from importing products (with these specific infringed features) into the U.S., Ullal wrote.

    28 June 16 07:54 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Mingis on Tech: Apple's WWDC keynote dissected

    Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw tackle Apple's big keynote address from the Worldwide Developers Conference.

    15 June 16 02:55 Written by Ken Mingis
  • Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2016 so far

    Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016

    01 June 16 00:00 Written by Bob Brown
  • Skeptics question Android on Chromebooks

    Android apps will run unaltered, but developers may also choose to optimize their wares to, for example, offer multiple window sizes.

    25 May 16 01:02 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Four major trends in enterprise mobility

    Security models are evolving, cloud is changing the game, the desktop and mobile worlds are converging, and new regulations are emerging

    13 May 16 05:41 Written by Linda Musthaler
  • Mingis on Tech: MacBooks are hot, trade shows are not

    Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Apple expert Michael deAgonia and Multimedia Content Editor Keith Shaw mostly fawn over Apple's just-updated MacBook, then debate whether trade shows like Interop and CES are on their way out.

    12 May 16 20:00 Written by Ken Mingis
  • T-Mobile, Qualcomm get FCC approval to test LTE-U

    A controversial new wireless technology is closer to widespread use, after Qualcomm and T-Mobile got an official green light from the FCC to test LTE-U in four U.S. locations late last week.

    11 May 16 07:03 Written by Jon Gold

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