Category: Unified Communications

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Domestic 5G development at core of US communications security plan

July 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In late March, during the first phase of the coronavirus lockdown, the White House issued a little-noticed document entitled The National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States, which articulates a “vision for America to lead the development, deployment, […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

US officials are using location data from mobile ads to map the spread of Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this month, there were reports that talked about the US government’s intention to work with tech firms on tracking the coronavirus pandemic. This meant that authorities could use everyone’s phone location data in studying the spread of the virus, […]

Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Some Amazon Prime shipments won’t arrive for a month due to coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Via: Fortune

Amazon Prime members who are used to getting their orders in 24 to 48 hours are facing a new reality as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic spreads. The online retailer says certain nonessential items will be de-prioritized and could take one […]

Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Can 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?

December 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When it comes to the possibility of home broadband competition, we want to believe. And in the case of 5G mobile broadband, wireless carriers want us to believe, too. But whether or not technological and commercial realities will reward that […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

New Mexico has ‘no formal plan’ for broadband expansion: Report

November 15, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Despite investing more than $300 million of state and federal funding to increase broadband connectivity over the last four years, New Mexico “lags behind” the rest of the nation in adoption due to a decentralized broadband governance structure, according to […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Analysts think global 5G smartphone shipments will overtake 4G in 2023

July 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

After years of buildup, 5G is finally here — albeit more as a trickle than a deluge. These things take time, of course. Carriers are adding coverage, city by city, promising dozens by years end. And as for hardware, early […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Vermont takes rural broadband into its own hands under new law

June 24, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Vermont will fund homegrown internet service providers under a broadband expansion bill Gov. Phil Scott signed into law last week. The move makes Vermont the latest in a series of states that, underwhelmed by the federal government’s solutions to provide […]

Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Wireless carriers fight ban on throttling firefighters during emergencies

April 26, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The US mobile industry’s top lobbying group is opposing a proposed California state law that would prohibit throttling of fire departments and other public safety agencies during emergencies. As reported yesterday by StateScoop, wireless industry lobby group CTIA last week […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Trump to staff on AT&T/Time Warner merger: “I want that deal blocked!”

March 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

President Donald Trump tried to pressure the Department of Justice into blocking AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner Inc., according to a new report by The New Yorker. However, White House staff apparently ignored the president’s orders to pressure the DOJ, […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal

January 17, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

IBM is one of the world’s biggest system integrators, but to get closer to where enterprises are actually doing their work, it’s been inking partnerships with companies that build devices and run the networks enterprises are using for their IT, […]