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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

While next-generation 5G cellular will bring faster downloads for consumers, the new networking technology is poised to bring big benefits to business users enabling new users for cellular networks.

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Cloud companies are eyeing cell services, Nokia CEO says

Enterprises and cloud companies will start trying their hands at cellular this year, Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri predicts. “Enhanced reality” and events such as concerts may be where cloud giants first get into mobile...

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Until 5G arrives, some mobile users may get almost-5G

On Sunday, many of the world’s biggest equipment vendors and mobile operators joined hands to accelerate the 5G NR (New Radio) specification that will define many elements of 5G.

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Telefonica-Sigfox pact is a big deal for diverse IoT networks

The global partnership announced Wednesday between Telefonica and IoT specialist Sigfox could ensure the latter’s long-term success while accelerating the overall growth of LPWANs (low-power, wide-area networks).

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33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert

This router delivers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps and provides the best value for your Internet needs in your second home, apartment, dormitory, or a drop-in replacement of your legacy router.

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Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

If your computer’s been hacked, Dale Drew might know about it. His company, Level 3 Communications, is a major internet backbone provider that is routinely on the lookout for cyberattacks on the network level. From what they can...

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Brocade's Ruckus Wi-Fi business finds a buyer

Broadcom will unload the Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for $800 million after it takes over Brocade Communications Systems later this year.

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Verizon ranks tops in wireless coverage and reliability by RootMetrics

Verizon benefited from its LTE-Advanced service started in summer of 2016, which provided a significant boost to Verizon's download speeds, RootMetrics said in its report.

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Wirelessly enabling IoT/EoT: And the winner is … ?

There is a battle going on to create and deploy wireless connectivity for IoT/EoT, with multiple competing technologies and company alignments. So who wins the race to conquer IoT/EoT wide-area networking?

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Why WiGig will be a wireless game-changer

The new high-speed short-range wireless standard, WiGig, delivers more new bandwidth for consumers than all the spectrum previously allocated for consumers combined.

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7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords

Using strong encryption and passwords is only the first step in protecting your wireless network. Make sure you’re not exposed in these other ways.

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Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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Don’t wait for 5G: LTE could be your key to IoT

One of the many whiz-bang features promised in 5G is a new way of connecting millions of small, low-powered IoT devices. But there's no need to wait: Two forms of LTE tuned for IoT are ready to roll.

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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Verizon knocks $350M from Yahoo deal after breaches

Verizon Communications will pay $350 million less for Yahoo after two major data breaches reported by the struggling internet pioneer.

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Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

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Three technologies that could demolish slow internet

Broadband internet has opened up almost unlimited possibilities for commerce, distance learning, civic participation, and knowledge sharing. But we are only scratching the surface of what's to come.

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