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Content providers help drive down submarine cable prices

The undersea cable market has become increasingly competitive, as large content providers build new routes and wavelength prices drop, leaving telecom operators concerned.

Operators' 5G trials move next-gen wireless forward

Operators' 5G networks move forward with expanded trials; wireless WPA3 standard will help secure public Wi-Fi; and Verizon acquires threat detection startup that uses machine learning.


Telecom's future hangs on 5G, event-driven networking

The capabilities of 5G wireless technology and event-driven networking hold the promise for telecom's future, but solving the remaining challenges will determine the outcome.


Telecom network transformation still a work in progress

Four telecom infrastructure trends -- SDN, NFV, IoT and 5G -- are driving the network of the future, but telecom networks are more likely to transform in 2020, not 2018.

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    How BGP works: A troubleshooting guide

    Border Gateway Protocol is the complex routing protocol that literally makes the internet work. This tutorial walks you through how BGP works and offers troubleshooting options.

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    over-the-top (OTT)

    Over-the-top (OTT) is networking lingo that describes the delivery of content, services or applications over the internet. OTT edge providers typically deliver their content and services to customers on top of network infrastructure that is owned ...

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    fiber optics (optical fiber)

    Fiber optics, or optical fiber, refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber.

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