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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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on March 16, 2015

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I was watching the Paul Potts biography, One Chance, starring James Corden last month and chuckled at a scene when an older couple entered the Carphone Warehouse store seeking a new phone. The couple asked Braddon, Potts’ assistant, “How far away from the house will the telephone work?” Braddon responds in a Valleys accent, “As far as you like.”  The gentleman exclaims ...
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Posted by Lisa Huff on March 12, 2015

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The Internet started as a way to communicate electronically, but has grown into something that is now the foundation of nearly every business. In the early 1990s when e-mail was just starting to catch on in enterprises, no one imagined that two decades later we would be making purchases and watching full-length movies on our Smartphones. This change in content and the burgeoning of Internet devices have stressed communications networks worldwide. None more so than the edge of the data center network, where the delivery of the content starts ..
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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technology is on a roll this month, notably with all the action at Mobile World Congress 2015. It's especially attractive for the wireless world, as the shift to all IP networks with the deployment of LTE enables mobile network operators to manage, scale, and shift around virtual resources within the network ...
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