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Virgin Media expands Wi-Fi network

Virgin Media is preparing a major expansion of its Wi-Fi network to mount a stronger challenge to BT as broadband and mobile services come together. The cable operator is planning to install Wi-Fi hotspots in its street-side cabinets to provide subscribers with internet access outside the home at no extra charge. Virgin is also preparing […]

Addressing Security Threats on VoIP Networks

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sheldon Smith, Senior Product Manager at XO Communications Voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks are quickly replacing plain old telephone service (POTS) in both enterprise environments and SMB settings. Show More Summary

The Inherent Risks of Online Data: Lessons from the Ashley Madison Hack

As you have no doubt heard, in July adult-oriented website Ashley Madison, one of many sites dedicated to discreetly connecting individuals looking for casual or on-the-side encounters, was hacked, and earlier this week the hackers, as promised, released the sensitive stolen information to the world, including names, emails, and credit card numbers of the site’s [...]

Samsung Really Wants You to Drop Your iPhone in Favour of Note 5 or S6 Edge+

Samsung really wants to lure away iPhone users in the US. Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, the South Korean manufacturer has said that it will give iPhone users a chance to try its latest smartphones. As a result, Samsung has launched a program that aims to boost sales [...]

What You Need, What They Want: Technology and Back-to-School Shopping

There are thousands of websites and blogs that will tell you the hottest tech gadgets and devices for heading back to school; I’m betting this is the only blog that will tell you to ignore them all. I mean, what does a smartphone have to do with heading back to school? If you’re a parent [...]

FCC to Rest of World: Take an Extra Long Labor Day Weekend … and Keep Your Fingers Crossed

Commission extends due dates in advance of upgrade of all electronic filing systems and electronic dockets. If you’ve got something due to be filed at the FCC between September 2-8, 2015, you just got an extension … to September 9. Happy Labor Day! For this you can thank the Commission’s IT gurus, who are going … Continue Reading

Microsoft and Its Surface Pro: In the Right Place at the Right Time

Microsoft's path forward involves the serendipitous meeting of its hot Surface line of hybrid 2-in-1s and the related sea change in the tablet market.

Vonage Strikes Again, Buys iCore

The Business VoIP world continues to consolidate, and this morning Vonage was again in the thick of it with a new acquisition. They are acquiring iCore Networks for $92M in cash.... [visit site to read more]

Thursday Roundup: Level 3, Windstream, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena

Here's a quick look at some other news from across the space that's worth a look.... [visit site to read more]

Does your NFV culture stack up? Mindset Matters for a DevOps Model

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Benny Sands, Director of Business Development - NFV Testing Strategy Lead at QualiTest We’re off to a great start: both NFV and DevOps are in the title. If you are sensitive to marketing hype, you might be getting a little uncomfortable and we have not even gotten to the end of […]

Small ISPs Want CRTC to Help Them Launch MVNO Services

Canada’s small Internet service providers are interested in launching their own wireless services using the expanding network of the incumbent players, a new filing by the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) reveals. As it turns out, the CNOC filed an appeal for a recent CRTC decision on wholesale wireless access, because it wants the Big [...]

Google Continues Digital Dominance with OnHub WiFi Router

For years we’ve known that Wi-Fi connectivity will be a needed and necessary part of any comprehensive connected everything existence going forward, leaving tech and telecom companies alike working to seamlessly connect network access with Wi-Fi technology. Show More Summary

Big Screens & Phablets Are In Demand

In January 2014, phablets accounted for only 6 per cent of used devices globally.[1] However, by the end of that same year, phablet shipments in the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region hit 12.6 million – a year on year growth of 225 per...Show More Summary

Comcast Upselling Cable Modems

Despite its commitment to improving its customer service, Comcast keeps writing and robocalling me with an offer I can refuse. In a rather alarmist tone, Comcast wants subscribers to infer that their modem soon will no longer work. At...Show More Summary

Split Billing and BYOD

A situation in which the employee pays for their entire bill and is reimbursed for the portion used for work purposes is inherently cumbersome.

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