The telecommunications market is facing disruption from all directions as the traditional roles of the communications, broadcast and IT industries converge. This convergence is enabling new services and business models, but also a reinvention of the telco into a new type of CSP that is decidedly different to the traditional model. This new CSP is also a full-service IT provider – in which traditional telco services run over the data network with an increased focus on business-to-business services ...
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“The New Network Edge” is nomenclature developed by some telecommunications and data center industry participants to describe what they see as a new paradigm in networking – getting content delivery closer to the end user and away from bottlenecked major peering points. The Internet started with just four major peering points centered in major metropolitan and technology areas in the US – Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C. and Palo Alto, California ...
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The fierce growth in cybercrime and the increased proliferation of network-hacking has left networks at greater risk than ever before. Cybercriminals are demonstrating a higher degree of collaboration and technical competency than ever before, resulting in increased plans for protection and regulation around the collection, storage and use of information along with severe penalties ...
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The ‘Smart home,’ ‘home automation’ or ‘Domotics’ are all comparable notions that have been conjured up in the minds of many. Ultimately, how will technology ease our mundane, and routine lives? I was speaking with a former colleague about how, during the 1980s, smart home technology aimed to alleviate the tediousness of our daily lives when I recalled a few anecdotes of the then would-be technology. I was taken aback when my colleague was able to recall a similar notion as far back as the 1960s ..
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Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on April 14, 2015

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The copper plant. Its death has been widely reported and greatly exaggerated despite all the hype surrounding Fiber-to-the-Home. To put it in perspective, there remain more than 1.3 billion lines of copper and nearly 400 million lines of DSL. In some markets, such as Western Europe – 76 percent of broadband lines remain on DSL - providing ample incentive to exploit its capabilities ...
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