Advancing connectivity between the Asia-Pacific and North America regions, Facebook is set to build two new subsea cables — Echo and Bifrost — with leading regional and global partners.
Comcast proclaimed its commitment to investing $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide in society. Hence, the company will continue to provide low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Bluebird Network completed a new fiber build in Monmouth, Illinois. With a 2.1-mile expansion, the Monmouth community now has 4.1 route miles of Bluebird Network fiber in their local area.
AT&T partners with Nissan to integrate a Wi-Fi hotspot service on selected car models in Mexico. As part of the NissanConnect Services, Nissan Mexicana now allows users to have seamless Internet connectivity during their road trips.
Dish Network and American Tower have signed a master lease agreement, allowing Dish to access up to 20,000 American Tower communications sites. This is the tenth tower deal of Dish this year — one of its strategic initiatives in deploying its new nationwide 5G network.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr is advocating the auctions of various spectrum bands this 2021 and the years to come. According to Carr, the US must continue to free up wireless spectrum for commercial 5G services to stay ahead of its competitors.
Rogers Communications Inc said it was buying Shaw Communications Inc for about C$20 billion ($16.02 billion) in a deal that would create Canada’s second-largest cellular and cable operator but might attract stiff regulatory scrutiny.
Ericsson’s USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a global front runner in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Forum has awarded the site with its prestigious “*Global Lighthouse” designation in recognition of Ericsson’s deployment of next-generation technology at the site and its subsequent impact – including an impressive 2.2 times improved output per employee when compared to a similar site without the automation and 4IR improvements.