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Google reportedly building an OS for the Internet of Things

Via Engaget: The Information reports that Google is working on a new Android-based operating system to run specifically on the emerging class of low-power devices, aka the Internet of Things. This new OS, dubbed “Brillo”, is supposedly quite petite and may require as little as 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM to run. This marks…

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NFV and SDN: Are Your BSS/OSS Systems Ready?

The fundamental shift from physical to virtualized network functions with NFV is the next step forward for communications service providers. The ability to move traditional services such as routers and firewalls onto virtual machines will allow organizations to quickly respond to the demands put on their network in a cost-efficient and flexible manner.  With the…

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The Internet of Things goes to Paris

How Paris used the internet of things to create an electric car sharing experience. via Microsoft

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A Map of all the Underwater Cables that Connect the Internet

The instant connectivity we have to the internet is something we take for granted every day. It’s usually only when we struggle to connect to our flight’s wi-fi or when we are mildly inconvenienced with a failed Instagram post that we consider stop to consider the thousands of miles of cable that keep us connected. But…

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True Catalog-Driven Order Management … Finally

For communication service providers, order fulfillment is at the heart of driving business. Customer expectations are extremely high and service providers need to fulfill orders quickly and with the highest degree of accuracy. Today consumers and businesses alike want the ability to turn on new digital services instantly from any device, on any platform, over…

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Will this Router Kickstart IoT in the Home?

Routers are utilitarian devices. They provide a reliable Wi-Fi signal to connect your phones, laptops, smart TVs and gaming consoles. Beyond that, they quietly operate in the background. But what if the router could be more than just a tool for delivering Wi-Fi? In 2013 Almond kickstarted it’s idea to make the router the center of…

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APIs: Making Smart Ideas a Reality

This month, Sigma System’s John Frame met with TM Forum’s Annie Turner at TM Forum Action Week in Lisbon to discuss the importance of API’s in the connected world: “The APIs are really the actionable effects of TM Forum. They are what will actually allow us to have the smart cities, the smart grid and so on….

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How to Ride a Tsunami

We’ve all talked about it. Dumb pipe vs full service provider. Is OTT competition a death knell for the telecom industry or its future? Your marketing team is doing its job. They are watching the competition, scanning the marketplace and studying what new products appeal to customers. They are feeding those requirements to your IT…

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