According to a report from financial analysts at Cowen, telecom operators such as AT&T are expected to expand their fiber footprints to over 5 million homes, bringing the total homes passed in the US to approximately 42 million within 2021.
Reports and Coverage
NJFX Joins ITU to Bring Connectivity in Underserved Areas
New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which will help in bringing connectivity to underserved areas.
North America’s 6G Journey Begins to Take Shape
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) is showing a progressive stance in its objective to innovate the North American wireless technology landscape further. In line with this, leadership roles for Next G Alliance have been finalized alongside building the anticipated 6G Roadmap.
DISH’s Nationwide 5G Network to use Netcracker’s Cloud Solution
Netcracker will provide a full-stack digital solution to DISH Network, automating the interaction between DISH and its transport network services providers. The agreement includes customer order management, customer contract management, billing management, resource management, service management, and orchestration as part of the full-stack portfolio.
Time for Secure Wireless Wireline Convergence
“Carriers need to be able to secure their networks and deploy solutions across converged networks as remote learning, work-from-home, and the rapid growth of 5G continue to expand network demands and introduce new security challenges,” said Ron Westfall, Senior Analyst and Research Director at Futurum Research. “Benu Network’s approach allows the BNG to become the SD-edge, integrating SASE security and 5G capabilities as championed by the topmost influential industry standard forums. By architecting its products in adherence to the standards set by BBF, 3GPP, MEF, and others, it ensures the solutions are engineered to optimize wireless and wireline convergence in simplifying disaggregated, software-defined edge environments.”
California’s Net Neutrality Law in Effect
The California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 (SB-822) being signed into law set an example for the rest of the country on how to keep the internet free and open for everyone. In fact, experts call it the “gold standard” of net neutrality laws.
Laws Introduced for Improved Broadband Internet Access
The American Rescue Plan, signed by US President Joe Biden, aims to change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver relief to the public. Among these allocated funds are for broadband expansion. If there’s one thing the pandemic made clear, it was that everyone needs high-speed internet in a world where the “new normal” greatly depends on digital.
California’s Sonoma County Invests on AI-Based Wildfire Detection
Sonoma County in California selected Korea’s leading visual recognition artificial intelligence (AI) firm Alchera to provide early warning and alerts of wildfire events using its technology.
PCCW Global and Telna partner for out-of-box connectivity to Asia’s OEMs
Telna, the leading managed multi-network cellular connectivity platform provider with the largest LTE footprint in the world, and PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, have announced collaboration to combine the strengths of both companies and deliver fully managed connectivity solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Asia.
Rural Broadband: A Constant Political Football
Bringing Broadband to the underserved is a huge task that has been in the news for years. Yet, there is still no plan that looks to be the solution.