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Startup profile: Nuvotronics, advancing circuit boards with an eye on 5G

The promise of true wireless broadband through forthcoming "5G" networks will be delivered only if hardware such as circuit boards and semiconductors can meet power, heat and capacity demands. Nuvotronics says its proprietary technology meets those requirements.

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Premium Lock Power cord freedom: NCSU researchers create wireless system mixing energy, high-speed data

The Broadband Report       Imagine being able to binge videos without having to worry about draining the power of your mobile device, which doesn't have to stay plugged in. That's the advance unveiled by researchers at N.C. State - and it's freely available for private sector development.

September 13

Premium Lock Study: Nearly 50% broadband users fear smart-device hacking, data abuse

The Internet of Things and a growing array of Internet-connected devices present an clear and present danger to users' data, say nearly half of broadband customers in a new study.

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September 12

Premium Lock Broadband report: Nokia Fixed Networks stands ready to drive gigabit transformation

The Broadband Report       Nokia's goal is to be a one-stop shop for fixed solutions, ready to address the fixed-mobile convergence many of its largest customers are preparing to tackle to introduce gigabit services, says Technology Business Research Analyst Patrick Fiklins.

Updated September 12

Premium Lock As 5G looms, Durham's Eco-Site preps for growth with new $20M (+ video)

Dale Carey With the world going wireless more than ever and new, faster 5G technology looming, Durham-based Eco-Site is rapidly emerging as a key player in building towers communications providers need. A new $20 million investment will help propel that growth. CEO Dale Carey explains.

September 11

Premium Lock Tower of power: Eco-Site lands $20M in new funding

Durham-based Eco-Site, a builder of wireless towers and related infrastructure, has $20 million in new investment capital to fund further growth.

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Updated September 5

Premium Lock Forecast: Smartphone industry doesn't face first-ever sales decline - yet

The Broadband Report       Unless Apple's next generation fo smartphones set off a new wave of excitement, the smartphone industry faces years of slow growth with Android still dominating operating systems.

August 30

Premium Lock Cisco, CommScope, Qualcomm embrace broadband deregulation

The Broadband Report       Cisco, CommScope, Qualcomm and several other members of the Telecommunications Industry Association embrace call for FCC to reduce broadband deregulation. However, they do not call for repeal of "net neutrality."

August 29

Premium Lock Watch out, AT&T, Verizon: Comcast ramps up IoT network

Internet of Things Cable giant Comcast's expanding challenge for Internet of Things network business will be mostly heard by telecom heavyweights in the space such as AT&T, Verizon and Vodafone, says Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan.

August 28

Premium Lock Report: Broadband access, choices continue to grow

Broadband services across most of the U.S. have grown so much over the past six years that 96 percent of population has at least one choice for high-speed access. In fact, more than 80 percent can chose from at least two, says a new report.

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Updated August 24

AT&T's new Primetime tablet aims to hook you on DirecTV (+ video)

AT&T is taking a page from the winning playbook of Amazon by launching a tablet of its own on Friday, the purpose clearly being to provide HD-quality entertainment virtually anywhere at anytime. Cheaply. Sound like an Amazon device for shopping and streaming?

Updated August 21

Premium Lock CommScope bets on growing changes in data centers; Morgan Stanley upgrades its stock

The Broadband Report       CommScope shares have declined some 15 percent so far in 2017 but Morgan Stanley gave the company a boost last week with an upgrade to "Overweight." Analysts are betting that CommScope will be a "wallet share gainer" as companies invest in more efficient networks. And CommScope is betting on changes in data centers to boost its sales performance, says its CFO.

August 17

Premium Lock What does it take to build a national big data superhighway?

Mark Johnson MCNC Chief Technology Strategist Mark Johnson discusses the future of big data and the technology infrastructure needed to support modern science, offering key takeaways from the first National Research Platform (NRP) Workshop held this month in Montana.

August 16

Premium Lock Verizon will build first responder network to compete with AT&T FirstNet

The Broadband Report       AT&T recently won a multi-billion dollar contract to build FirstNet, a network for first responders, but Verizon isn't conceding the market. The communications provider said Wednesday it would build its own network for emergency service providers.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock AT&T fixed wireless Internet service launches in parts of rural Triangle

Wireless     AT&T is expanding its wireless broadband efforts across the Triangle, targeting rural and what it calls "underserved" areas.

August 10

Premium Lock Will streaming TV get crazy expensive in the future?

Streaming your entertainment If other media companies follow Disney (and HBO and CBS') lead, we could be up to our eyeballs in streaming subscriptions. That could get really expensive really fast.

August 3

Premium Lock Veteran exec Ed Carney succeeds Tom Rabon as MCNC chair

MCNC Ed Carney, a former Cisco and IBM executive who currently heads an Internet-of-Things startup, is the new chair of MCNC. He succeeds Tom Rabon, who led the board for five eyars and helped spearhead development of the first state-wide fiber optic network in NC.

July 31

Premium Lock AT&T discloses management changes as Time Warner deal nears close

The Broadband Report       AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner's media brands was announced in October 2016. The two companies expect the deal to receive regulatory approval and take effect by the end of the year. Now the management details are being put into place.

Updated July 26

Premium Lock AT&T improves value proposition despite increasing competition

AT&T                             AT&T is improving its value proposition as competition within the mobile and video markets intensify, says Technology Business Research Steve Vachon in his review of the tech giant's latest earnings report.

July 26

Premium Lock Software services, FirstNet likely to boost AT&T

AT&T deepens emphasis on the public sector and software-mediated network services to improve Business Solutions revenue. And FirstNet looks to be a boost as well, says Technology Business Research Analyst Steve Vachon.

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