“America’s future depends on universal connectivity to essential, reliable, robust infrastructures and with the rapid expansion of the global digital economy, broadband infrastructure is now more critical than ever,” said Gary Bolton, President and CEO at the Fiber Broadband Association. “The industry now has the resources, resolve and direction to achieve this goal. The Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA have teamed together to help ensure the states and broadband providers have the tools they need to best leverage this opportunity so that everyone, everywhere can access a brighter, more equitable future.”
Reports and Coverage
Trump’s Social Media Platform Is Coming
A new social media platform named Truth Social will be launched to serve as an alternative to the existing social media networks. Donald Trump's Truth Social started its gradual rollout this week, with full operations in the United States targeted by late March 2022.
PTC 2022: Event Roundup
What a difference two years can make! 2022 is the 44th annual PTC gathering. PTC has certainly been on an interesting journey in our industry when you consider that at PTC’20, we celebrated together in Honolulu at the best Annual Conference Pacific Telecommunications Council ever held, with record attendance at the Hilton Hawaiian Village®.
Eric Handa’s APTelecom: Digitizing the Network
When APTelecom was founded back in 2009, their very first piece of business was a 10Gb subsea circuit from Jakarta to Singapore. That deal was quickly followed by a succession of similar deals. In parallel, given that their core competency is submarine cable capacity sales, both pre RFS and in-service systems, APTelecom quickly established a niche for itself in the pre-sales and post sales market for system developers and have been delivering pre-sales for clients ever since.
5G RAN Investments: Spectrum and Coverage
More than a decade after the launch of 4G, we are now at the early stages of the next mobile generation technology. Each technology cycle requires greater infrastructure investment than its predecessor to enable better and greater opportunities for mobile operators.
Broadband in the High Mobility Era
The pandemic highlights how internet access empowers citizens to work remotely, operate an online business, use e-government and telehealth services, and attend virtual events and classes. In a post-pandemic era, where mobility in all forms encompasses cities and rural areas, leaders and innovators need to bridge the digital divide with affordable, sustainable broadband solutions.
Cloud Infrastructure Automation
The global pandemic changed the way companies execute their IT and application strategies. Accordingly, the migration of core IT to the cloud has accelerated. This results in huge demand for cloud-based services, making the cloud the champion among these unlikely times.
Hottest Wireless Tandem: 5G and Wi-Fi 6
We live in a world where every minute counts — whether you are in a business, hospital, meeting, or other kinds of transactions or interactions — physically or virtually. With this in mind, mobility, collaboration, and accessibility are among the top advantages of being connected wirelessly.
The Digital Setting: Open Source and Cloud
The future of cloud is hybrid and very dynamic. With cloud-native being in the spotlight in today’s fast-paced digitalization, open-source software is now underpinning major clouds. Over the years, the rise of cloud technologies and the proliferation of open source have been done both in parallel and together.
CTIA Creates 5G Security Test Bed With Industry Leaders
CTIA launched its 5G Security Test Bed (STB), a security testing and validation initiative dedicated to commercial 5G networks, in partnership with organizations across wireless, tech, and academia.