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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/17/14 – Blurred Lines

October 17, 2014
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Diapositiva09

Michael Robinson’s Vision of How the Cloud and Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Everything The cloud is blurring the lines between things that were once disparate. This was the high-level message provided by renowned automobile designer, Michael Robinson, as he gave his vision of the future at the Belron 2014 conference. With 24,000 employees, Belron is the world’s…

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OTT to TV for the Independents: a BroadbandVision Show Report

Shirley Bloomfield of NTCA interviews Jeff Gardner of Windstream at NTCA.

The BroadbandVision 2014 show was held in Las Vegas last week. While smaller than the TelcoTV show that used to be held for a similar audience until a couple of years ago – the BroadbandVision show was nonetheless fairly well attended and continued the tradition of…

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Sprint to Shut Down WiMAX Service ~Nov 6, 2015

October 9, 2014
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Cell Tower

Overview: At long last, Sprint has confirmed it will be turning off of its WiMAX service on or around November 6th, 2015.  That’s a little over 1 year for owners of WiMAX mobile devices (including laptops with WiMax cards/dongles) to switch to LTE .  WiMAX mobile devices will still…

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Viodi View – 10/06/14

October 5, 2014
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Ken Pyle interviews Paul Bunyan Communications' Gary Johnson at the 2014 NTCA Annual Meeting.

On occasion I write things I really have no interest in publishing. The following article and video interview fall into that category. Over the past month, it has been reviewed…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/05/14

October 5, 2014
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Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

[Note: This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t…

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Peter Thiel – the Ultimate Enigma- at Commonwealth Club Event

October 3, 2014
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An image of a cloud as a metaphor for SDN.

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, VC/hedge fund manager and author of Zero to One, was interviewed by NY Times’ Quentin Hardy on Sept 30, 2014 at the Commonwealth Club of…

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Google’s Actions Hurt Broadband Rollout, Particularly in Rural America

September 25, 2014
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Kurt Gruendling teaching how to use Google Apps to rural customers

Lack of relevant content, affordability and digital literacy are the three dominant barriers to the adoption of broadband, according to the World Bank Broadband Strategies Toolkit. The Google Apps Partner…

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Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center- Operator Keynotes, Security & Summary-Part 2

September 25, 2014
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An example of what the NFV Framework looks like from the Orange perspective.

Introduction: This second article on Light Reading’s NFV-Data Center conference summarizes telco keynote speeches from Orange and NTT-America. We then look at security challenges and wrap up with our summary…

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Highlights of Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center Conference-Part 1.

September 23, 2014
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Inside a typical data center.

Introduction: The telco data center¹(DC) is likely to be the first place network operators deploy Network Virtualization/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  That was the opening statement at the Light Reading conference…

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