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5G, Arctic gold rush excite global tech forum attendees

The 24th Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held this week in Oulu, a Nordic university town and research city about 100 miles from the Arctic Circle.

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30 years a sysadmin

The profession -- and everything it involves -- has changed dramatically, but has been (and still is) a fun ride.

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Sprint layoffs likely as part of cost-reduction plan

In addition to 31,000 full-time workers, the company also employs about 30,000 contractors.

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Nest aims for central role in connected homes, enticing developers to integrate

The big winners in connected homes will be vendors of whole platforms, not individual products, and Google's Nest division is pushing hard to play that role.

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It's official: North America is out of new IPv4 addresses

North America has finally run out of new addresses based on IPv4, the numbering system that got the Internet where it is today but is running out of space for the coming era of networking.

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The 25 most powerful enterprise networking companies

These are our picks for the biggest influencers on the network.

Dell expands campus, data center switches

New C9010 intros director/node architecture for enterprise; modular 25/50G added for data center

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Verizon launches wireless private network traffic management

Verizon introduced an LTE wireless traffic management service to give business and government customers the ability to prioritize critical network-based applications.

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Cisco said to plan China partnership to boost market access

Cisco is tying with a Chinese partner for joint development and better access to the local market, according to a newspaper report.

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iOS 9 breaks VPNs, prevents server access for many

Cisco AnyConnect and other VPNs may or may not work for your servers, as Apple breaks split-tunnel compatibility

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iOS 9 download problems not due to overloaded delivery networks

The early download glitch users encountered in grabbing iOS 9 this week was not due to an overload on Apple's content delivery network.


IPv6 will get a big boost from iOS 9, Facebook says

Apple's iOS 9 is expected to cause a boom in the use of IPv6, which could speed up service provider networks but create a lot of work for mobile developers.  The new Apple mobile OS, coming out on Wednesday, will treat the new...


Think your meeting's important? 25 years ago, this one spawned Wi-Fi

The IEEE 802.11 Working Group began meeting 25 years ago to develop the standard that became the basis of Wi-Fi.

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Verizon to begin trials of 5G wireless next year

Verizon is building 5G "sandboxes" in its Innovation Centers and expects trials next year of the next generation of cellular network technology, which is expected to be finished in 2020.

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For future wearables, the network could be you

UC San Diego researchers have developed a magnetic-field network to link wearable devices through the user's body.


Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

Google Distinguished Engineer Amin Vahdat presents how Google scaled its data center at the ACM SIGCOMM conference.

AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T

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