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Eight more years of leap-second problems loom as governments punt decision to 2023

Leap seconds like the one that caused more than 2,000 networks to fail at the end of June will be part of the sysadmin's lot until at least 2023, as an intergovernmental conference has put off a decision on abolishing them until at...

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Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to keep up with video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

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Arista looks to connect clouds

Extends data interconnect capabilities of 7500E spine switch

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Supercharging your router with third-party Wi-Fi firmware is just fine, says FCC

The Federal Communications Commission is okay with Wi-Fi router hacking as long as you can't change the radio frequency parameters.

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Cisco CEO not big on spin-ins

Robbins favors small, internal "startup" teams over funding and acquiring companies

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Thread Group ready to start approving IoT devices that talk to each other

The Alphabet-backed Thread Group is now certifying products that use its networking protocol for connected devices, marking a big step toward a home Internet of Things that can communicate.

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Supporters and opponents of LTE-U both claim victory after collaborative testing

Recent tests to see whether LTE-U technology interferes with Wi-Fi signals prove conclusively that LTE-U poses no problems whatsoever for Wi-Fi networks, and also that LTE-U will drown out Wi-Fi, depending on which party is to be...

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Review: Cisco ACI shakes up SDN

Hands-on with Cisco’s highly scalable data center network fabric driven by -- surprise -- a completely open API

Comcast data caps aren’t about congestion, leaked memo shows

Comcast really doesn’t want its support reps using the term 'data cap.'

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Five things you should know about unlicensed LTE

Here are five things you should know about unlicensed LTE, the concept of sending 4G cell traffic over channels also used by Wi-Fi and other networks.


14 strange but true tech facts you (probably) don't know

But we think you'll be glad to find out!

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Wi-Fi Alliance touts survey numbers as LTE-U showdown looms

The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that certifies Wi-Fi products for interoperability, has highlighted the importance of the technology to the daily lives of Americans ahead of a testing summit that will try to shed some light on...

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Sprint owner confirms job cuts will be 'in the thousands'

Sprint reported it gained 237,000 postpaid phone customers in its second fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30 -- the first time the company had showed gains on that measure in two years.

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Juniper disaggregates even further

Unveils more open Junos OS and a leaf switch for it that supports 25/50G

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IEEE plugs into Smart Cities movement

Smart Cities are the best response to the global urban future, according to the IEEE, which bills itself as “the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.”

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Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Wireless network engineers, network admins, and network security pros can expect above-average pay gains.

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Google Fiber eyed for three more cities: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa

Google's crusade to light up U.S. cities with gigabit speed Google Fiber has expanded to potentially include Oklahoma City and Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016 (so far)

From Nano and Docker to software-defined networking and storage features, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great additions

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