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Microsoft, Facebook to build trans-Atlantic undersea cable

The 4,100-mile cable will have an estimated initial capacity of 160 terabits of data per second, the companies said.

By May 26, 2016


Brinks solar smart lock seeks smart home friends

The Brinks Array gains power from light and aims to be part of an interoperable smart home.

By January 6, 2016


US carriers, you'll have to unlock those phones

Starting now, it will be much easier for people to jump from one carrier to another and take their smartphone with them.

By February 12, 2015


Switching carriers? You may be able to take your iPhone 5S with you

Will my Verizon iPhone 5S work on AT&T? That's a question asked by one Ask Maggie reader confused by the puzzling state of device interoperability. This week's column tackles the issue.

By August 17, 2014


Microsoft folds interoperability team into open-source subsidiary

Company has created a new wholly owned subsidiary, Microsoft Open Technologies, that will focus on working with the open-source community.

By April 12, 2012


AT&T, Verizon Wireless join Wi-Fi interoperability group

Wi-Fi is key to mobile operators' wireless broadband strategies and major carriers are uniting to ensure interoperability standards.

By June 22, 2010


A decade later, public safety still lacks national network

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government still hasn't built an interoperable network for emergency responders.

By September 8, 2011


Cloud interoperability on the horizon?

For cloud computing to go mainstream, interoperability is key. A new open-source project from Red Hat called Deltacloud aims to bridge the gaps.

By September 3, 2009


Exploring cloud interoperability, part 3

The most active standards work in cloud computing is not actually around image portability or mobility, but in allowing cloud operations tools to interface with multiple public and private clouds.

By May 16, 2009


Exploring cloud interoperability, part 2

There is tremendous excitement in the market about what the world will look like with "cloud interoperability" standards, such as image portability and mobility. How much of that is easier said than done, however?

By May 7, 2009