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How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

Google Distinguished Engineer Amin Vahdat presents how Google scaled its data center at the ACM SIGCOMM conference.

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Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Compromised administrative credentials were used to flash malicious boot firmware on Cisco IOS devices

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Fiber-optic cable updates to improve Europe-Africa links

Both the ACE and WACS intercontinental cables have been upgraded

New chipsets lay groundwork for gigabit speeds to more homes

Product improvements made possible by new chipsets will make it easier for operators to upgrade their broadband networks.

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FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

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FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

The commission declines to streamline conditions for triggering a spectrum set-aside locking out AT&T and Verizon

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Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

The agency will decide on conditions that could prevent AT&T and Verizon from bidding on some spectrum in a 2016 auction

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Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

The incoming chief could bring in more than $16 million in his first year

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Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

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AT&T adds an activation fee for new Next subscribers

A new $15 fee will apply to AT&T's contract-free plans on August 1, and on-contract activations are getting pricier as well.

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AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

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Orange in talks with Airtel, may gain largest African footprint

The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger

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To Cisco-backed Sensity, lights are just IoT waiting to happen

The startup makes IoT endpoints to go into outdoor light fixtures