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How Romania's patchwork Internet helped spawn an IP address industry

The Eastern European country is helping satisfy demand for scarce IPv4 addresses

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Up against laws of physics, Bell Labs pushes network performance

The organization is working on a new type of cellular base station that generates its own power to solve the 5G problem.

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The Pentagon's groundbreaking IPv6 project hasn't broken much ground

The U.S. Department of Defense pledged to deploy IPv6 but hasn't made much progress, its Inspector General says

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Gilat Satcom offers connectivity package for rural Africa for just $1 per month

Voice-over-IP (VoIP), cellular, video over IP and Wi-Fi connections offered

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East Africa expands One Network Area to include data, mobile money

Officials expect mobile money services to boost trade and development in the region.

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Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

Cisco is already an investor in the virtualized network appliance company

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Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable'.

AT&T brings gigabit Internet to Apple's home town, charges steep premium over cities where Google Fiber's available

AT&T and Google Fiber are slowly picking up the pace to bring gigabit Internet to more communities in the U.S.

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Popular hotel Internet gateway devices vulnerable to hacking

Researchers found a serious vulnerability in a popular brand of devices used by hotels to manage visitor-based networks

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Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

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Nigeria joins list of African countries threatening prison sentences for mobile operators

Tanzania, Zambia also among countries imposing prison sentences on mobile operators who do not provide quality telecom services

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US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

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Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain