Edge data centers are one of the foremost developments in the new world of networking and IT. As low-latency and high-speed-dependent applications like 5G, IoT and AI drive the redistribution of existing topologies, the ecosystem at the edge is only growing stronger. Still, as we race toward a world that puts computing as close to the end user as possible, it’s important to stop, take stock of the state of affairs, and ask ourselves what the reality of this situation is.

Read more: The Edge and the Data Center: Taking the Pulse of New Developments

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) announced a strong close to Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), ending March 31, 2021 when they revealed their Q4 financial, operational and cash flow results. After successfully completing the company’s financial audit, GCX reveals strong cash flow and steady linear growth over the past year.

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MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

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The past year has been a virtual whirlwind – literally and figuratively – as the pandemic forced significant changes in how we work, learn and interact. The tech and telecommunications industry rose to the occasion, responding to the needs of schools, healthcare providers, businesses and consumers for the vital broadband services that enabled us to stay safe, health and connected.

Read more: INCOMPAS: Marking a Milestone Year at The 2021 INCOMPAS Show

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) released a new white paper, titled “Fiber Broadband can Eliminate the North American Rural Digital Divide.” The paper reveals that investment in fiber-optic infrastructure is the best sustainable solution to meet the rising demand for high-speed internet access in rural regions of the U.S. and Canada and can prevent them from falling behind in today’s competitive digital landscape.  

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The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) launched the OpenAirX-Labs (OAX) alongside a consortium of 35 leading wireless companies and associations. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), OAX will serve as the North American home for development, testing, and integration of the OpenAirInterface (OAI) Software Alliance's open source 5G standalone software stack.

Read more: New Lab for Standalone 5G SA Software Opens

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