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ITU introduces Smart Grid standards initiative Technology will bring much needed efficiency and flexibility to electricity distribution
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Some of the world's biggest ICT companies have tasked a new ITU group with identifying standards needs for the world's new Smart Grid deployments, which will bring the benefits of digital technology to the existing electricity network. More

IPv6: D-Day coming for ISPs
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John Curran has a message for ISPs: Don't expect to be bailed out if you haven't already started the upgrade to IPv6. Curran, CEO at the American Registry for Internet Numbers, told an audience at the FutureNet conference that the next 18 months will represent a "Judgment Day" for ISPs that still think they can get by through improving the efficiency of their IPv4 address use. More

The 5 biggest drawbacks of cloud computing
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At Cloud Expo New York last month, ChannelWeb asked five key cloud computing executives to highlight the five biggest benefits of cloud computing. That was easy. The benefits -- cost savings, high availability, scalability, etc. -- are what sells the cloud in the first place. More

Keys to success in cloud computing
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Seems everyone wants a piece of the cloud computing market. In a panel moderated by CRN Senior Editor Steve Burke during the "Cloud Computing's All the Rage" virtual trade show sponsored by Everything Channel, participants discussed how to be successful in the space that is taking the industry by storm. More

Study on security in cloud computing shows angst, rogue users
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IT professionals are fearful that sensitive data will fall into the wrong hands if cloud-based services are used by their organizations, but many acknowledge that the risks are being ignored by some employees who may already be using cloud computing, according to a new survey. More

WirelessHD 1.1 spec adds 3D, portables
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The WirelessHD Consortium finalized the next generation of its WirelessHD in-room cable-replacement technology, which was demonstrated at January's International CES. The original 4Gbps-throughput standard, designed as an in-room HDMI cable-replacement technology, streams uncompressed, copy-protected high-definition video up to 1080p. More


Emergency LTE broadband networks approved for construction in 21 markets
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Part of the national broadband plan includes the construction of a nationwide 700MHz broadband network specifically for emergency first responders. Until now, there are no broadband connection services specifically for public safety, and they have been limited to commercial services. More

Verizon shows LTE running at 8.5Mbps
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Verizon Wireless said in March that its 4G LTE network was showing higher speeds than expected in real-world tests near Boston. Then, it did what a lot of people do these days to prove it: posted a YouTube video. The video shows what appears to be a real speed test on a laptop in a pizza restaurant in Newton Center, Massachusetts, near Boston University. The result displayed is 8.55M bps downstream and 2.80M bps upstream, going over the Internet to Los Angeles. More

WiFi, WiGig move closer 60 GHz technology
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The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to evaluate WiGig technology for integration into its future 60 GHz specification, while the WiGig Alliance will gain access to Wi-Fi alliance specs so it can align its own technology to those standards, according to an agreement with the two groups. More

CAT-iq 2.0 related standards completed
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The DECT Forum, the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry; ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute; and the Home Gateway Initiative, have completed and given official approval to the ETSI Technical Specification TS 102 527-3, which completes the CAT-iq 2.0 related standards. CAT-iq provides full interoperability between devices from different vendors, a key requirement of the network operators represented by HGI. More
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