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Remote access to corporate networks key part of Barracuda's latest next-gen firewall update

Secure remote access to the corporate network is a key part of the latest version of Barracuda Networks' next-generation firewall released this week at the RSA Conference. The firewall now includes a self-service portal for remote workers using devices running iOS, Mac and Windows to configure their virtual private network connections.

Spotlight: FCC opens up more spectrum for mobile broadband

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules on Friday designed to open more spectrum for mobile broadband.

Airlines see in-flight connectivity as essential for crews

Airlines are increasingly viewing inflight connectivity as a vital work tool for the crew, not just an amenity for passengers.

Trimble adds Wi-Fi data capability to its compactor control system

The construction industry is increasingly adopting wireless technology and machine-to-machine communications to improve productivity and reduce costs. The latest example is Trimble's announcement that it is adding wireless data sharing to the latest version of its control system for soil, landfill and asphalt compactors used at construction sites.

Spotlight: App appears to provide details on Google's rumored wireless services, reports Android Police

A mobile app designed for Google's wireless service offering has been uncovered in an unofficial Nexus 6 firmware image, reported Android Police.

Spotlight: Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia is in advanced talks to acquire wireless network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent, the Finnish firm confirmed on Tuesday.

Spotlight: Sprint to pay $15.5M fine for overcharging on wiretapping

Sprint has been fined $15.5 million by the feds for overcharging law enforcement agencies for wiretaps and other eavesdropping techniques, reported RCR Wireless.

NetComm, DT and Cumulocity partner on wireless M2M services

To tap into M2M's potential, NetComm Wireless, Deutsche Telekom and Cumulocity announced on Friday a partnership to provide wireless machine-to-machine services to the industrial market.

DHS plan to shut down mobile service could leave firms in the lurch

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a secret plan that would cut off mobile phone service during "critical emergencies" to prevent mobile phones from being used to detonate bombs, reported Ars Technica. But implementation of the plan, which could involve an entire city, could leave enterprises without vital communications capabilities and in desperate need of a communications backup plan.

Spotlight: WLAN gear revenues neared $5B last year

Wireless local area network gear revenue totaled close to $5 billion in 2014, an anemic 6 percent year-over-year growth, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.