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5 advantages of 5G for business connectivity

In addition to high speeds and low latency, the emergence of 5G cellular technology could put some pressure on the market prices of incumbent WAN connectivity.


NFV licensing, deployment hamper the technology

NFV adoption was hampered by high costs and deployment issues, according to one industry insider. Also, learn about the latest on network security and industry hype.


AT&T embraces Microsoft Azure, Office 365

The latest AT&T-Microsoft partnership announcement lacked details for buyers of enterprise products and services but gave a big boost to Microsoft's Azure public cloud.

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Explore telecom certifications and their importance

Use this expert advice to wade through myriad telecom certifications and pinpoint the top networking certifications for the telecom industry, like TCO, iNARTE and BICSI certifications.

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    Datadog adds network performance monitoring to platform

    Datadog Network Performance Monitoring intends to ease the workload of engineering teams by automating network monitoring and providing visibility down to containers.

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    Cisco trails VMware in data center SDN

    VMware surpassed Cisco in grabbing the largest share of the money spent on software-defined networking for the data center in 2018, when the SDN market reached $7 billion.

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    Acacia buy makes Cisco a bigger player in DCI market

    Cisco plans to buy Acacia for $2.6 billion. Cisco's acquisition will make it a direct supplier of optical interconnects for the data centers of carriers and service providers.