Posts about Microsoft

4G as a mobile telecommunications technology has been bandied around for over a decade or so and has appeared prematurely in several guises, predominately due to industry rumors, gossip and, alas, hype ...
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Adoption of cloud computing has rapidly evolved from an emerging technology to an established networking solution. With each year, enterprise and government organizations place more and more of their mission-critical workloads into the cloud, while consumers benefit for the ubiquitous access to content and services, anywhere, anytime and on any device ...
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It’s somewhat belated: But, I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and a fabulous New Year! It’s over – well, Christmas and New Year definitely is, but I’m referring to CES 2017. Personally, I’m not sure I would have had the energy to come straight from my New Year celebrations, still heavily intoxicated, and attend the annual conference with any amount of enthusiasm. Damn – to be honest, it took me almost a week to recover! Anyway, at this year’s show we mostly witnessed ...
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Last year, in the context of the EU Telecom Review, I wrote extensively on the issue of "substitutable" telecom services. The EU wanted to assess which online services could be functional substitutes to phone and messaging services and how to regulate them. The topic is far from dead (and has recently been addressed in the context of national security snooping) but I wanted to tackle here a subset of that topic that is often overlooked and seems to me of increasing importance ...
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There’s been a lot of buzz around 4-Level Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) in optical interconnect circles lately, and not without good reason. With the enterprise and metro carriers moving steadily toward 100Gbit/s connectivity, and already setting their sights on 400Gbit/s and beyond, the need to improve the ability of both the transmitter and receiver to handle large amounts of data is growing ...

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