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On July 30, NSN provided an update on the virtualization progress of their Liquid Core / Liquid Network development.   NSN has been an early leader with the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) virtualization with their Proof of Concept activity using commercial off-the-shelf equipment.  The initial virtualization developments were on the ATCA platform, and commercial deployments ...

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SIM card manufacturers (and the secure IC manufacturers) employ a variety of security and encryption methods to protect data and prevent physical and logical attacks on the cards.  DES has been known to be used although it is difficult to say on what proportion of cards this is still employed as a standalone method ...

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At first thought, child online protection appears to be a relatively straightforward problem to crack.  Initially because it is universally agreed that children deserve extraordinary protection from the ills and vices of life. But on closer examination, protecting children is a painstakingly difficult task to achieve – a look at the monstrous efforts employed ...

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On the Q2 2013 earnings call (here at Seeking Alpha) Fran Shammo, VzW EVP & CFO, states “… we are very comfortable with our spectrum holdings, and we are in good shape for three to four years.”  What has happened to make this so?

 

 

 

1.     LTE brings higher ...

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Today, Nokia unveiled the Lumia 1020 smartphone featuring a 41 megapixel imaging sensor, ZEISS optics and an optional camera grip.

 

It has only been a month since Nokia launched the Lumia 925, which also featured a high-end imaging hardware and software solution.  This device trend has us wondering if Nokia is launching contemporary ...

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Nokia and NSN:  Tactical or Strategic?

 

 

In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, Nokia reeling NSN into the fold is old news, 10 days old.  The opinions of the analyst community are generally favorable, though the rating agencies are a bit anxious at Nokia taking on debt.   I ...

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A few weeks ago, Honeywell unveiled a set of new solutions for plant control rooms at the 2013 Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas Symposium. Two new technologies were introduced: the Cyber Security Dashboard and the Premium platform for Experion Virtualization Solutions. The other two technologies on show were updated versions of the Experion Collaboration Station ...

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) has once more revealed its intention to re-enter the smartphone market. A senior executive within the company’s consumer PC and media tablet division revealed the goal to an Indian newspaper, The Indian Express. No clear timetable, target segment or device form-factor were mentioned, however, she admitted it would be “silly” to deny any ...

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Vectoring technology is gaining interest among DSL broadband operators in many countries. Recently, German operator Deutsche Telekom and Italian operator, Telecom Italia have decided to deploy vectored technology to upgrade its copper network. More operators are testing vectoring in their copper networks to make decisions for deployment. U.K. operator British Telecom is one of ...

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It is rumored that Rossiya Bank might buy 30% of Tele2 from VTB Group, which had bought the whole Tele2 business on March 27, 2013, but the transaction has not yet been finalized. The rumor that Rossiya Bank would be the intermediary buyer to sell its stake to Rostelecom, the fifth largest Russian Carrier in ...

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