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Featured, Software

How about programmable functional data disaggregation?

November 15, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

Programmable functional disaggregation is the new buzzword in the telecom industry. Telco Transformation mentions this type of data disaggregation in one of its September editorials. It involves breaking up network equipment into smaller, more flexible and leverage components. Basically, this […]


Featured, Wireless

How does IoT benefit its adopters’ revenue?

October 11, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

This summer’s Vodafone Internet of Things’ (IoT) Barometer Report shed some light over the way IoT adoption does influence revenue growth for businesses. Looking at the way 74 percent of the Americas’ businesses view IoT as being critical for remaining […]


Featured, Hardware

Rural broadband is inconsistent, but why?

September 27, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

The amount of funding available for rural broadband investments, as allotted by FCC, counts $2.15 billion – a sum voted in March 2016 to be “distributed to Internet providers through a reverse auction in which bidders will commit to providing specific […]


Featured, Hardware

Bluetooth 5.0 – a new standard for IoT

September 16, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

Invented in 1994 by Ericsson, the Bluetooth technology serves in short-distance data traffic. Data exchange via Bluetooth employs “short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz” and all such device manufacturers have to meet the […]


Featured, Hardware

The 25Mbps standard is one year old – see the updated status

August 10, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

The proposal of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler (dating January 2015) regarding the minimum broadband standard of 25Mbps further turned into an yearlong controversy where opposing parties disputed how much broadband is enough for usual customers. The industry claims that the […]


Featured, Wireless

What are the dilemmas in copper moving out to let fiber in?

July 27, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

Telecommunications copper cables mainly belong to the group of outside plat cables (aerial cables, duct/buried cables, last link wire cables) and to the group of central office cables, which serve for signal transmission within buildings. Another producer describes their copper […]


Featured, Security

Network monitoring tools: take a walk down this lane for some of the best options

July 6, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

Any network, small or complex, needs a comprehensive network monitoring tools base that enables the network administrators to track network behavior and events, in order to intervene if necessary. The network monitoring tools come in software or software-hardware form The […]


Featured, Hardware

Disruptions in telecommunications: equipment-focused expectations

June 21, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

The Service Provider Telecom Equipment market could become $26 B higher by 2019 (considering the entire 2014-2019 period), compared to the previous 2008-2013 situation, according to this report from 2015. The ongoing and upcoming changes in telecommunications were expected to […]


Featured, Hardware, Software

How Internet video streaming takes on cable

June 6, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

In its early times, cable television slowly pushed aside over-the-air broadcast TV until no customers were left for this first streaming technology. Now it seems to be the time for cable television to feel the pressure of online TV and […]


Featured, Hardware, Software

What is the future shape of telecommunications? (2016 Telco trends)

May 23, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

While various industries reflect progress and change to certain degrees and with different speeds of pervasion, the telecommunications industry stands right in the middle of all the new tech disruptions. This environment is highly prone to innovations, and its specific […]