Ukraine’s internet access suffering outages from Russian bombardment: Internet companies scramble to restore services but have to limit bandwidth. Skylink’s internet is helping fill gaps but could also be targeted.
Verizon banks on private 5G for business: The carrier’s service in BlackRock’s offices will showcase an opportunity for 5G to shine while challenging Wi-Fi’s dominance in office, enterprise, and government use.
Cloud consolidation continues with Akamai’s $900M acquisition of Linode: Can compressing cloud behemoths become unmanageable?
10M US households sign up for affordable broadband: Tens of millions of eligible households could be left behind due to service providers failing to cooperate, digital discrimination, and lack of awareness.
Dozens of SpaceX Starlink satellites destroyed in geomagnetic storm: 40 satellites were rendered inoperable a day after launch, calling into question whether low-orbit satellite internet service is viable long term.
$1.2 billion in rural broadband funding is on its way: Access could open up in 32 states, but the FCC will strictly monitor the expansion to ensure it serves communities that need it most.
German carriers have accelerated deployment of 5G: Cooperation and standardized framework are key to speeding up 5G transition.
New products and technologies announced at CES 2022: We break down outstanding trends and the most compelling Connectivity and Tech announcements from the show floor.
Unlocking the Wi-Fi 6 spectrum could ease the stress on remote workers’ networks: But the cost of compatible routers and devices might not be worth the incremental connectivity benefits.
AT&T, Verizon pushing through with 5G rollout despite FAA’s request for two-week extension: Carriers propose “exclusion zones” to dampen 5G’s interference of aircraft safety systems in airports.
Emerging countries looking to upgrade their network infrastructure have become good starting points for expanding Big Tech’s network provider aspirations.
Fixed broadband subscriptions are set to jump nearly 50% in the Middle East and Africa, and more than 37% in Latin America, by the end of 2030. These regions are the ones with the most room for growth, as they’ve only recently gained access to fixed broadband.
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