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BSNL earmarks Rs 4,300 crore capex for FY18, plans 75,000 Wi-Fi sites

ELHI: State-run BSNL has earmarked around Rs 4,300 crore for capital expenditure in the current fiscal and plans to have 75,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by end of the next fiscal. “BSNL presence is must for healthy competition in the industry and benefit of consumers. They have installed around 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, going to install 35,000 more Wi-Fi hotspots this fiscal and …

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Infrared technology-based Wi-Fi has a speed of 42Gbps, claim researchers

Even If you have the very best Wi-Fi system available, you won’t get more than 300Mbit per second speed in total. However, researchers now claim to have achieved Wi-Fi at a lightning speed of 42.8Gbit per second which is 100 times faster. The team from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with a surprising solution to beat …

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Spectrum auction may become an annual affair: Official

The government is looking at a fresh round of spectrum auction between July and December and will send a recommendation to the telecom regulator soon, a top official said on Tuesday. “We are looking to do a spectrum auction every year so that telcos can plan their needs, whether they need to trade it, buy it from someone else or …

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IBM expands all-flash storage offerings

IBM has announced enterprise-class, all-flash storage designed to provide small, midsized organizations and global enterprises with primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads. The company also announced today IBM’s “Flash In,” a storage migration programme designed to help companies looking to leverage its expertise, like Dell and EMC clients, easily transition to IBM storage solutions. IBM Storwize V7000F …

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Docker Delivers Containerd to Open Source Community

Docker on Wednesday announced that it will spin out containerd, a key component of its Docker Engine, for open source use. Docker Delivers Containerd to Open Source Community Containerd will provide an open, stable and extensible base for building non-Docker products and container solutions, the company said. Some of the top cloud providers, including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google, …

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Yahoo reports massive data breach involving 1 billion accounts

In what is likely the largest data breach ever, Yahoo is reporting that data associated with more than 1 billion user accounts was stolen in August 2013. The incident is separate from a breach Yahoo reported in September involving at least 500 million users that originally occurred in late 2014 and shook public trust in the company. Stolen user data …

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25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Happy Birthday Linux! You’re 25! When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for then 21-year old Linus Torvald. Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86 million users strong. It has become the backbone of large enterprises, and it is installed in government systems and embedded in devices worldwide. …

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To Protect Enterprise Data, Secure the Code

Responsibility for securing enterprise applications has been moving down the development lifecycle, and for good reason. It not only makes the enterprise more secure, but also saves companies time and money. For example, the average time to fix a vulnerability in IBM’s application security solution has dropped from 20 hours to 30 minutes, according to a study Forrester Consulting released …

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Cryptography Pioneers Win Million-Dollar Turing Award

The Association of Computing Machinery on Tuesday named Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman recipients of the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award for their contributions to modern cryptography. Their invention of public key cryptography and digital signatures revolutionized computer security, the organization said. The award, considered the Nobel Prize of computing, includes a US$1 million prize, with financial support provided …

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A Dramatic 16 Years for 4 Tech Titans

Following Apple’s announcement last week, I noticed a number of reports on how disappointed customers were that there was nothing they wanted to wait in line for hours to buy. I personally thought they should have been excited about that, because I hate to stand in lines. I’ve never really figured out an Apple fanatic’s penchant for pain. Still, it …

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