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Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month

The virtualized firewall service, part of Verizon's move into software-defined networking, will allow for more reliable and secure connections from third-party networks

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

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Apple/Cisco deal long on promises, short on details

The partnership could tie iPhones more tightly to workplace networks, but there's no timeline yet

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Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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Carriers want to take your Wi-Fi for their own use

An unlikely alliance of consumer advocates, cable providers, and tech companies push back on carriers' congestion-handling technology

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages

A Stanford computer scientist said the practice poses privacy and performance risks

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Operators and vendors join forces to push cellular IoT networks

An initiative backed by the likes of AT&T, Intel and Qualcomm is hoping to accelerate the rollout of cellular networks customized for machine-to-machine communications

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How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

Enterprise IT stands to learn a lot from higher-ed CIOs, who are on the front lines in tackling demands for connectivity, service, security and innovation.

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Why ISPs still take forever to install business Internet service

Dealing with telcos and carriers for enterprise circuit installation is still a royal pain. Haven't we been doing this long enough to do it well?

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Free course: Learn basic Cisco networking

In partnership with tech training provider PluralSight, Network World offers a free online course on CCNA routing and VLANs

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Networking in an application-centric cloud

Networking for containers and VMs in the application-centric cloud

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Hey, devs, do you even know what a WAN is?

A troubled mainframe migration project hits another obstacle: The dev team's networking ignorance

Here's what to takes to lay Google's 9,000km undersea cable

The $300 million FASTER cable system will have a peak capacity of 60Tbps and will link the U.S. and Japan

United Airlines' woes show what's hard about networking

SDN and cloud technology may cut down on big glitches like the router failure that grounded United planes, analysts say

The 'Terminator' technology that's (almost) here

The 'Terminator' technology that's (almost) here

From cyborgs to Skynet, we're a lot closer to machine-ruled dystopia than you might think

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Do we really need the Internet?

One FCC commissioner appears to think that we don't, but perhaps he doesn't understand the question

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LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

Carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let wireless providers mess with your home connection

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OpenDaylight's SDN software is aimed at telecom, not enterprise needs

Much like OpenStack, OpenDaylight's Lithium is more attractive to telcos and carriers than mainstream enterprises -- and it's far from the only project of its kind

Enterprises lukewarm to SDNs

Cultural, legacy, and business case issues create and SDN adoption gap with cloud providers

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