MEF 3.0: On-Demand Certification Beyond Ethernet, Emphasis on APIs, Community

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The latest bundling of initiatives from the organization originally known as the Metro Ethernet Forum goes beyond the organization’s original focus to also encompass wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, security-as-a-service and possibly other areas. The new bundling is dubbed MEF 3.0. MEF 3.0, which MEF refers to...Learn More

IDC: Cloud, New Technologies to Push Worldwide ICT Spending to $5.6 Trillion in 2021

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The cloud and an exciting array of emerging technology will drive significant growth in worldwide ICT spending during the next five years, according to IDC. The firm reports that worldwide spending on information and communications technology (ICT) will grow from $4.3 trillion last year to...Learn More

RingCentral: Cloud Based Unified Communications is Just the Start, Collaboration Apps & AI Are Next

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Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider RingCentral seems to have become a Wall Street darling, sharing the spotlight with the likes of AT&T and Verizon at three investor conferences in the last 10 days. The company’s popularity underscores a major market shift toward UCaaS...Learn More

Pew: Given the Inevitably of IoT Security Breaches, Are We Getting Ahead of Ourselves?

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Deployments of “Internet of Things” (IoT) connections, devices and networks will continue to multiply over the next few years despite growing privacy threats and the prospect of opening up billions of new routes for cyber-crackers and hackers to exploit, according a new study from the...Learn More

Smart Home Owner Survey: Half the On-Line Population Has at Least One Device

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Smart home and digital consumer electronics developers are hard at work developing a new generation of smart devices, appliances, and equipment that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to take the concept of personalization and digitally automated work and lifestyles to new heights, ReportLinker highlights in...Learn More

ATIS Smart City Roadmap: 3D Geolocation, Crowdsourcing, LPWAN

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Crowdsourced data, low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology and 3D geolocation are all poised to be important elements of the smart city, argues the Alliance for Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS) in a report released last week. Edge computing and artificial intelligence also are important...Learn More

Report Sees Strong Interest in Smartphone Artificial Intelligence

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Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the mobile networking and device industry is on the rise. Growing use of smartphone artificial intelligence is driving improvements, which will add momentum to growth, according to a new IHS Markit white paper. Smartphones are providing the AI interface...Learn More

IDC: Ongoing Industry Disruption Will Drive Digital Transformation Spending to Reach $2T by 2020

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All the R&D devoted to pushing the envelope of telecommunications and network computing has yielded what IDC dubs “digital transformation technologies,” a new category of information and communications technology (ICT) that the market research company forecasts will grow at a 17.9% CAGR from 2015-2020 to...Learn More

Verizon Exponent Brings AI, IoT, Cloud and Digital Transformation Services to Carrier Community

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Verizon launched a range of new offerings dubbed Exponent that target other carriers yesterday. But they’re not your garden-variety connectivity services. Instead, Verizon Exponent is what Verizon calls a “portfolio of software and internet platforms designed to enable carriers around the world to quickly deploy...Learn More

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