Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at US$70 per month

Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas, with the 1Gbps service priced at US$70 per month.

By Zach Miners | 25 November, 2014 11:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Networking, internet, Internet service providers, search engines

Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) modernist tower.

By Jay Gillette | 25 November, 2014 04:42

Tags: itu, forum, Networking, LAN, International Telecommunications Union, LAN & WAN, Consumer Electronics Association, Telecommunications

Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 November, 2014 06:11

Tags: consumer electronics, Yonomi, Internet of Things, Networking, internet

New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Walking up the gangway to board Royal Caribbean's tech-laden Quantum of the Seas, it was hard not to marvel. Across the harbor was Manhattan, and at 348 meters the new ship is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. But it's what the ship contains that made my inner geek salivate.

By Nick Barber | 20 November, 2014 05:53

Tags: popular science, royal caribbean, Internet of Things, Networking, robotics, transportation, internet, industry verticals

ZigBee 3.0 promises one standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance plans to put all forms of its low-power wireless technology under one standard, ZigBee 3.0, in a move that could make it easier to connect many wireless devices in homes.

By Stephen Lawson | 18 November, 2014 22:04

Tags: ZigBee Alliance, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, Networking, internet, CentraLite Systems

Mitel drops ShoreTel bid

Customers of ShoreTel phones and unified communications gear can stop worrying that their lives might get complicated by a merger between the company and its rival Mitel.

By Tim Greene | 18 November, 2014 04:18

Tags: unified communications, Synergy, telecommunication, voip, Networking, Avaya, Shoretel

Facebook's new Iowa data center goes modular to grow forever

The traffic inside Facebook's data centers is growing so fast that the company is changing the basic architecture of its networks in order to keep up.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 November, 2014 07:24

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

AT&T sees delays on fiber rollouts of 'two to three years'

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has stepped forward as the telecommunication industry's front man in opposition to President Obama's proposed net neutrality rules.

By Matt Hamblen | 15 November, 2014 05:08

Tags: Networking, at&t, fcc

Cisco joins chorus against Obama's net neutrality plan

President Barack Obama's call for ISPs to be regulated like traditional telecommunications carriers continued to send shockwaves through the Internet industry on Wednesday as the head of Cisco Systems warned that the idea could hurt his company's business.

By Stephen Lawson | 13 November, 2014 12:56

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Federal Communications Commission, servers, Networking, hardware systems, financial results

Google Fiber opens to small businesses in Kansas City area

Google Fiber has been expanded to small businesses in a handful of neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo. The move marks the first time the 1 Gbps service has been officially available to business users anywhere.

By Matt Hamblen | 13 November, 2014 07:15

Tags: Google, Networking

Alcatel-Lucent virtualises WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks SDN venture has broadened its product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

By Jim Duffy | 13 November, 2014 01:38

Tags: Networking, routers, NFV, Nuage Networks, internet, cloud computing, networking hardware, Virtuali, IDC, SDN, alcatel-lucent

Quest for scale brings IoT players Kore and Raco together

Machine-to-machine communications, part of the fast-growing Internet of Things, is starting to look more like the large-scale industry it's expected to become.

By Stephen Lawson | 12 November, 2014 06:09

Tags: business issues, James Brehm & Associates, Kore Wireless, RacoWireless, Networking, Mergers and acquisitions

Say goodbye to Microsoft Lync, hello to Skype for Business

Microsoft is upgrading its Lync unified communication platform to look and feel more like the familiar consumer version of Skype and changing its name to Skype for Business.

By Tim Greene | 12 November, 2014 01:06

Tags: unified communications, skype, telecommunication, Networking, voip, Microsoft

AT&T won't do in-flight Wi-Fi after all

AT&T has reversed itself on in-flight Wi-Fi, dropping a plan announced just months ago that would have seen the carrier launch services on airliners next year.

By Stephen Lawson | 11 November, 2014 11:54

Tags: Carriers, telecommunication, Networking, at&t, wireless, Gogo, WLANs / Wi-Fi

FCC to take more time on net neutrality following Obama's position

Following President Obama's statement today backing net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission said it won't consider the issue at its December meeting and will put off rules changes until 2015.

By Matt Hamblen | 11 November, 2014 08:14

Tags: Federal Communications Commission, Networking, fcc

Improving performance and security with a visibility plane in virtual network infrastructures

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Andrew Harding, Vice President of Products, VSS Monitoring | 07 November, 2014 04:21

Tags: management, SDN, Networking, Network management

Levi's Stadium app makes use of Aruba beacons to help 49ers fans get around

The new Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, is deploying new wireless beacon technology to help fans use a special stadium navigation app on their smartphones and other devices.

By Matt Hamblen | 05 November, 2014 06:49

Tags: wireless networking, Apple, Networking, Aruba networks, Brocade Communications, wireless

Brocade beefs up campus with SDN, new stackable

Brocade this week rolled out new and enhanced campus switches designed to better support mobility, social networking and cloud data traffic in the enterprise.

By Jim Duffy | 05 November, 2014 00:44

Tags: networking hardware, brocade, Ethernet, SDN, Ethernet Switch, Networking, switches

AT&T, others launch OpenDaylight SDN alternative

Despite the building momentum behind OpenDaylight's open source SDN project, not everyone is behind it.

By Jim Duffy | 05 November, 2014 00:43

Tags: SDN, Networking, at&t, OpenDaylight, Stanford University

Yosemite 10.10.1 update to address Wi-Fi

Apple told developers that the first update to OS Yosemite will include changes to Wi-Fi, a hopeful sign for customers who have reported that the new OS crippled their Internet connections.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 November, 2014 23:38

Tags: wireless networking, Apple, Networking, wireless, computerworld

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