“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.”

Read more: The Broadband Infrastructure Playbook for State and Local Deployments

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®.

Read more: PTC 2022: Event Roundup

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. 

Read more: Eric Handa’s APTelecom: Digitizing the Network

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.

Read more: Broadband in the High Mobility Era

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.

Read more: Hottest Wireless Tandem: 5G and Wi-Fi 6

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.

Read more: The Digital Setting: Open Source and Cloud

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