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Comcast launches xFi Pods to build out hardware lineup

Comcast on Monday launched its xFi Pods nationally in a move that aims to bolster its home networking and smart home platform efforts. The addition of the xFi Pods follow the launch of its xFi Advanced Gateway and highlight Comcast’s efforts to design hardware and be more of a smart ...

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What is SDN? How software-defined networking changed everything

Getty Images/iStockphoto Executive Summary The phrase software-defined networking (SDN) was coined when it was necessary to distinguish the concept from the hardware-based variety. Since that time, “SDN” has come to mean the type of dynamic configuration that takes place whenever software-based services in a data center network are made accessible ...

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NBN rips up 100Mbps fixed-wireless plans

(Screenshot: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has killed off its plans to offer a 100/40Mbps fixed-wireless product, with NBN CEO Bill Morrow telling Senate Estimates on Thursday there is no economic case for it. “We killed it,” Morrow said. According to the CEO, while expanding capacity on ...

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Dissecting ZTE: What it is and what it wants to be

The bad boy of global telecommunications networking is many things, but ZTE is first and foremost a supplier of carrier equipment to telcos — that means base stations and core networking, not handsets. With the fate of the company appearing to rest in the hands and whims of the Trump ...

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Optus and Telstra battle in court over 'unlimited' mobile ads

Australia’s two largest telcos have kicked off a second court battle over mobile advertising, with Optus this time taking aim at Telstra’s “unlimited” ads and seeking permanent injunctive relief preventing Telstra from using the word. During a hearing in the Australian Federal Court on Friday, Telstra’s billboard and online ads ...

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Cisco posts solid Q3 as it grows software business

Cisco published its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, coming in just ahead of market expectations. Non-GAAP net income came to $3.2 billion or earnings of 66 cents per share. The networking giant posted revenue of $12.5 billion, up 4 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings ...

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