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The Truth About WiMax
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10/11/2006  |  1 comment
WiMax displace WiFi? Not gonna happen. Here's why
Dutch FTTH Grid Studies Bones
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9/26/2006  |  Post a comment
The FTTH-connected Almere Grid can help Erasmus Medial Centre to study bone aging
Dark Fiber Specialists
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9/26/2006  |  Post a comment
Another company specializing in the sale of dark fiber, enabling enterprises to build private fiber networks
Concurrent Network Using UCLP
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9/21/2006  |  Post a comment
Environment Canada's Articulated Private Network will link several national laboratories.
Concurrent Architectures are Better than One
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9/21/2006  |  Post a comment
In the Internet of the future, infrastructure providers should be separated from service providers
Euro Telcos Spur Muni FTTx
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9/20/2006  |  Post a comment
Some European incumbents actually encourage municipalities to build out FTTH, because it's cheaper than doing it themselves
Low-Cost Grids
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9/15/2006  |  Post a comment
The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Alchemi Windows Grid solution provide options for those who only need a small grid cluster
Dumb Pipes R Us
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8/28/2006  |  1 comment
Report claims the economics of providing dumb pipes is better than that of traditional cable video services
Grids for Kids
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8/22/2006  |  Post a comment
Large-scale distributed grid computing will be a cornerstone of the growth of Internet communications
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8/18/2006  |  Post a comment
Web services-based cyber-infrastructure is a boon for bio-informatics researchers
The Need for Speed
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7/12/2006  |  Post a comment
Is the world ready for 100-Gbit/s Ethernet?
Bandwidth On Demand
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7/11/2006  |  Post a comment
Can it be consistent with routing integrity in a multidomain environment?
Net Neutrality: Hobson's Choice
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7/7/2006  |  Post a comment
A libertarian facing the net-neutrality debate has an irreconcilable choice.
LambdaGrids for eScience
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6/29/2006  |  Post a comment
The OptIPuter blazes a trail in the brave new world of lambdagrids.
Don't Fence Me In
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6/27/2006  |  Post a comment
Oh, give me bandwidth, lots of bandwidth, under starry skies above...
Corporate Optical Networks
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6/27/2006  |  Post a comment
Many enterprises are following the lead of research institutions and building their own private optical networks.
The Importance of EARNEST
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6/27/2006  |  Post a comment
The Education and Research Networking Evolution Study (EARNEST) examines the future of research networking.
WiFi Econ 101
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6/26/2006  |  Post a comment
What if they built an urban wireless network and hardly anyone used it?
Mashups vs. SOA
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6/23/2006  |  Post a comment
Is IBM making enterprise mashups respectable?
2010: An Internet Odyssey
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6/20/2006  |  Post a comment
NANOG predicts what the Internet might look like in 2010.
Death by DCMA
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6/15/2006  |  Post a comment
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act threatens innovation in content distribution.
Vasteras Community Fiber
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6/7/2006  |  1 comment
Swedish town is on the cutting edge of the community fiber movement.
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6/6/2006  |  Post a comment
Looking for candidates to serve on the ICANN board
NLR Partitions Network
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5/31/2006  |  Post a comment
National LambdaRail to deploy optical switches that can be partitioned among different network operators.
Peering Spreads the IP Gospel
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5/18/2006  |  Post a comment
Peering enables the widespread and low-cost use of cutting-edge IP services.
UCLPv2 Released
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5/11/2006  |  Post a comment
The latest version of Canarie's User-Controlled Lightpath software is now available.
Reengineering Research
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5/11/2006  |  Post a comment
Cyberenvironments support the reengineering of science and engineering research processes.
Cleaner Water, Bigger Acronyms
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5/11/2006  |  Post a comment
The Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research wants CLEANER drinking water.
SarbOx Spurs Self-Owned Fiber
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5/11/2006  |  Post a comment
Sarbanes-Oxley is driving demand for customer-owned networks.
SOA vs Web 2.0
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5/9/2006  |  Post a comment
Does the growing appeal of Web 2.0 technologies mean SOAs are DOA?
Modeling SOAs
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5/9/2006  |  Post a comment
Workshop tackles the research problems around computing in service-oriented environments.
Empower Your Fiber
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5/3/2006  |  Post a comment
Delegates gather in Prague to discuss 'customer-empowered fiber networks.'
Getting Labs Online
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5/2/2006  |  Post a comment
Web services offer remote control of scattered scientific instruments.
In VINI Veritas
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4/25/2006  |  Post a comment
Virtual network infrastructure allows researchers to evaluate protocols and services in a realistic environment.
Powell on Neutrality
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4/6/2006  |  Post a comment
Former FCC chair says legislation isn't the answer to net neutrality.
Fun With Video Avatars
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4/5/2006  |  Post a comment
Ever wish your videoconferenced self could look like a shark? Your ship's come in.
Digital Library Workflow
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4/4/2006  |  Post a comment
On the importance of Web services workflow for research, business, and digital libraries.
Grids, Virtualization & SOA
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4/3/2006  |  Post a comment
IBM honcho says grid is virtualization.
Gridding Up Sensors
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3/29/2006  |  Post a comment
On representing instruments and sensors as Web services and linking them into a grid.
IEEE Workshops Workflow
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3/29/2006  |  Post a comment
SciFlow 2006 aims to advance scientific computing and workflow management over grids
Amazon Sez: U-Stor-It
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3/15/2006  |  Post a comment's new "shop" is selling Web services-based storage.
On Internets and GPTs
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3/11/2006  |  Post a comment
Considering the Internet as an 'General Purpose Technology.'
Last-Mile Competition
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3/3/2006  |  1 comment
Barcelona enables facilities-based competition in the last mile.
(Re)programming the Internet
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2/26/2006  |  Post a comment
The importance of BPEL, mashups, AJAX, and SOA.
Testing 5-Span Bridges
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2/22/2006  |  Post a comment
A cool example of international cyber-infrastructure.
Improving Web Services
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2/16/2006  |  Post a comment
AJAX, RESTful, and BPEL in bed together?
Digital Libraries and eResearch
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2/16/2006  |  Post a comment
Linking eResearch to eLearning with workflow.
The Broadband Incentive Problem
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2/15/2006  |  Post a comment
Is the broadband value chain headed for a train wreck?
Compete in the Last Mile
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2/13/2006  |  2 comments
Network neutrality is an answer to the wrong problem.
Performance Anxiety?
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2/8/2006  |  Post a comment
Application demands are outstripping Internet performance.
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ZTE Chief Architect David Huo discusses the company's progress on the 5G front.
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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
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NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
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Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
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Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
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Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
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The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
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AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
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