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IBM Watson Pushes Deeper into Health Care

IBM announced a new IBM Watson Health business unit, where the cognitive computer will read and report on thousands of medical documents.

Wheeler to AMers: I've Got Your Revitalization Item ... Right Here

Action on AM rescue items may come soon, but things aren’t looking good for an AM-only FM translator window. About 18 months ago, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (AM Revitalization NPRM) that represented, in the...Show More Summary

AT&T, Cisco say security remains key concern in Internet of Things

ORLANDO, Fla.--If a recent Goldman Sachs forecast that there will be 28 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 comes true, AT&T and other service providers enabling these connections will have a large security challenge on their hands.

Take a photo tour of CableLabs to see the future of cable

CableLabs' customers need to know whether technologies like virtual reality or devices for Internet of Things applications have a role in the future of the cable business so these products are first developed and tested at CableLabs. See this photo tour of Louisville, Colo.-based CableLabs.

AT&T to battle Comcast, Google Fiber with 1-Gig service in Atlanta

AT&T is taking on Google Fiber and Comcast's new 2-Gig offering with the launch of its fiber-based 1-Gig GigaPower service in parts of Atlanta. AT&T said it will offer GigaPower and a new Wi-Fi residential gateway to areas of Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs and Newnan starting at $120 per month.

New tactics mean 137% increase in identified child sexual abuse imagery

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a charity, and self-regulatory body set up in 1996 by the online industry. It is the UK’s Hotline for reporting child sexual abuse imagery online and is funded by 117 companies and organisations. I was proud to serve six years as its first independent chair of the organisation from 2000-2005. […]

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

Nokia confirmed reports that it is in advanced talks to purchase rival Alcatel-Lucent. The combined company would create a telecom power player better equipped to compete with market leader Ericsson and Chinese rivals Huawei and ZTE...

EarthLink targets social media companies with 500G, Terabit wholesale service

ORLANDO, Fla.--EarthLink is seeing potential to target an emerging set of content company wholesale customers with its managed transport service. The managed transport service will allow customers to build and manage customer networks in increments of 500 Gbps, with the ability to scale up to multiple Terabits as demand dictates.

Metro Bytes: Fatbeam, UPN, Alpheus, Global Capacity

Here are a few interesting stories this week from the world of metro fiber:... [visit site to read more]

Nokia Casts Longing Eyes At … Alcatel-Lucent?

The word this morning is that Finland-based Nokia is close to a blockbuster deal to buy the Franco-American giant Alcatel-Lucent. It's not just an idle rumor, either, as the two companies have confirmed they are in advanced talks, and a deal would likely tip the scales at about $13B. ... [visit site to read more]

Zayo Launches Live Video Division

There will probably soon be another bit of data to collect from Zayo's extensive earnings release data, as the company has built a new dedicated team. They're aiming at the live video business, taking broadcasts from sports venues and transporting them across fiber to studios and the like for processing.... [visit site to read […]

Bell Withdraws Ads Program Due to OPC Privacy Concerns

Bell’s “Relevant Advertising Program” sparked an unprecedented 170 privacy-related complaints under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, after it was announced. Show More Summary

Has Apple Lost its Magic?

For Apple it’s always been flash over function. The brilliance of the late Steve Jobs was not that he created the best mobile products, but that he was an incredible showman and an unrivalled manager of perceptions, able to convince the media and public alike that his company’s products were worth that extra money; a [...]

Global Capacity extends wholesale MPLS VPN service across 9.6M locations

Global Capacity is wasting no time making use out of the wholesale assets it purchased from MegaPath last fall, announcing that it is now offering MPLS VPN service through its One Marketplace network backbone.

Senator Nelson: We can't put a straightjacket on the FCC

ORLANDO, Fla.--U.S. Senator (D-Fla.) Bill Nelson said that one of the key challenges for the telecom industry is that the government needs to give the industry's key regulator, the FCC, flexibility to adapt as new applications and service segments emerge.

5G Evolving Quickly and That May Be a Problem

5G seems to be ahead of where previous cellular standards were at this point in the arc of development.

Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications: submissions on terms of reference

A month ago, Ofcom launched a Strategic Review of Digital Communications by publishing terms of reference and inviting comments on these. The Consumer Forum for Communications (CFC), which I chair, has made a submission which you can find here. In the CFC submission, it was suggested that Ofcom should, in the interests of transparency, publish […]

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