Stories by Stephen Lawson

LTE can mooch off of Wi-Fi spectrum with new Qualcomm chipset

A chipset Qualcomm is introducing at Mobile World Congress next week is likely to make mobile operators happy and some Wi-Fi fans nervous.

By Stephen Lawson | 27 February, 2015 10:01

Tags: MWC, qualcomm, mobile

HP preps IoT wares to tame energy beasts, like runaway air conditioners

On a hot day in the future, if you go to work and leave your home air conditioning on full blast, your power company may know you're away and turn it down for you.

By Stephen Lawson | 26 February, 2015 07:30

Tags: Internet of Things, internet, Hewlett-Packard

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Backers of Bluetooth plan to give the technology a way to form mesh networks, dramatically extending its range and potentially its role in the Internet of Things.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 February, 2015 09:09

Tags: Networking, Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Internet of Things, bluetooth, wireless, mobile, internet

Box buys Airpost, a startup that keeps tabs on cloud app use

Box has acquired Airpost, a startup that helps enterprises detect and manage the use of cloud applications by their employees.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 February, 2015 07:46

Tags: business issues, Airpost,, cloud computing, internet, Mergers and acquisitions

IoT network will look to the skies for better coverage

Wide-area wireless networks for connecting Internet of Things devices may go global through a partnership between hot IoT startup Sigfox and aerospace company Airbus.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 February, 2015 10:46

Tags: Airbus Defence and Space, Internet of Things, internet, SigFox

Mobile networks limber up for the Internet of Things

Changes starting to take place behind the scenes in mobile networks may eventually pay dividends to anyone with a smartphone, a connected refrigerator or an IT department.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 February, 2015 10:11

Tags: Cisco Systems, telecommunication, Carriers, Internet of Things, mobile, internet

IBM puts software and Cloud at the center of storage

The future of storage may not be in storage itself, but in the intelligence to manage it.

By Stephen Lawson | 18 February, 2015 08:01

Tags: IBM, storage, cloud computing, internet

Cisco posts revenue gains, vows to beat VMware's network software

Cisco Systems posted quarterly revenue and profit gains that included growth for its software-defined networking products, and Chairman and CEO John Chambers used the occasion to lay down the gauntlet to SDN rival VMware.

By Stephen Lawson | 12 February, 2015 11:50

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Networking, financial results

Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

Facebook is taking its crusade for open networking to a broader battlefield, using its 16-port "Wedge" switch design as the basis of a new modular platform that can link together racks of servers across a data center.

By Stephen Lawson | 12 February, 2015 07:18

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Networking, social networking, internet, Facebook

Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost

The Wi-Fi Alliance warned that LTE on unlicensed frequencies could interfere with Wi-Fi and said it plans to collaborate with the 3GPP cellular standards group to help prevent that.

By Stephen Lawson | 11 February, 2015 13:15

Tags: Ericsson, telecommunication, Networking, SK Telecom, wireless, Wi-Fi Alliance, qualcomm, WLANs / Wi-Fi, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, 4g

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Wi-Fi may carry many voice calls within the next few years, but the technology required to make those calls is still young in some ways.

By Stephen Lawson | 10 February, 2015 13:15

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, sprint nextel, mobile, WLANs / Wi-Fi, T-Mobile USA, Ruckus Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Carriers, at&t

Lawmakers question White House influence on FCC's net neutrality turnaround

A U.S. congressional committee has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler whether the White House improperly influenced his decision to seek tighter regulation of Internet service providers.

By Stephen Lawson | 07 February, 2015 12:09

Tags: U.S. White House, regulation, Tom Wheeler, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, legislation, Barack Obama, government, internet

Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

If unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum is like a cool, independently run cafe, then mobile operators using those frequencies for LTE may sound like a corporate chain buying out your favorite spot.

By Stephen Lawson | 07 February, 2015 09:01

Tags: Ericsson, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, qualcomm, WLANs / Wi-Fi, T-Mobile USA

Verizon blames net neutrality plans as it sells off wireline operations

Verizon Communications will sell its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas for $10.5 billion, citing uncertainty around federal Internet regulation as one reason for the move.

By Stephen Lawson | 06 February, 2015 11:53

Tags: Carriers, telecommunication, regulation, government, Verizon Communications

EMC's all-in-one compute appliance comes with an app store

Converged infrastructure equipment is designed for ease of use, and EMC's latest product emulates the easiest tech toys around by including an app store.

By Stephen Lawson | 04 February, 2015 11:18

Tags: storage, cloud computing, internet, emc, VMware

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