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Verizon quietly shifts home automation customers to Nexia, deploys Z-Wave router

Verizon may have dropped its home automation unit, but it appears that the service is quietly finding new life with Nexia, Ingersoll Rand's home automation division--so quietly, in fact, that even the carrier's customer service reps have reportedly been caught by surprise.

BT's employees-only IPv6 trial catches some customers' attention

BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.

NYU, Surrey, TU Dresden rank as the top 5G research schools

While wireless operators have 4G wireless LTE up and running, a number of major universities, including New York University, the University of Surrey and TU Dresden are leading research in what will make up the 5G wireless network.

Combining health care with connected home tech could boost both industries, Parks says

The recent Supreme Court ruling that ensured continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act also lifts a potential barrier to investment in healthcare technologies by insurers and healthcare providers. That could mean a melding of new health technologies with smart home tech, a Parks Associates report posits.

Open Networking Foundation drives open SDN trend with release of Atrium

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is spearheading an effort to drive open SDN with the release of Atrium, an open software distribution platform. A big focus of Atrium is to help the networking industry adopt open SDN by integrating established open source SDN software with some critical connecting pieces.

IHS: NFV on the rise as 35 percent of service providers will deploy it in 2015

Service provider interest in network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to ramp as AT&T, CenturyLink and other large carriers look to virtualize their networks. According to a new IHS Infonetics report that surveyed domestic and global service providers, 35 percent are planning to deploy NFV in 2015.

ATIS, MEF collaborate on method to accelerate Ethernet ordering processes

ATIS and the Metro Ethernet Forum have completed joint effort to update the Access Service Request ordering process to fully support MEF-defined Carrier Ethernet services, a move that they say will give service providers a standards-based guide to automate and operationalize their Ethernet service offerings.

Sizing up the top trends for the upcoming iOS 9, Android M and Windows 10 smartphone OS rollouts

The major smartphone industry leaders, including Google, Apple and Microsoft, are gearing up to debut a number of new enhancements to their smartphone operating systems over the next few months. What should we expect from these rollouts?

Complete coverage: Net neutrality for wireless and wireline carriers

After months of back-and-forth between carriers, the FCC, and even President Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed an Open Internet order that would classify broadband as a telecommunications...

8x8 serves up big data analytics services for businesses

8x8 is now offering its large business customers a new set of big data analytics and reporting tools to provide insight on how they use their communications services and usage trends specific to their organization.