Amazon’s Cloud-Computing Empire Faces Threat From Edge of the Network

Bloomberg reported that, with an abundance of mobile devices and sensors now connected to the internet, more people and companies need their computing power close to them. The article notes that this is "going to hand a huge opportunity to wireless carriers, which are building fast 5G networks to handle the task." The article includes commentary from Crown Castle VP Paul Reddick, who says the company is in talks with both wireless carriers and cloud providers to deploy additional 5G across the country.

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Shelley McKinley: Rural broadband key to Virginia's future

Shelley McKinley, general manager of technology and corporate responsibility at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, wrote an op-ed in The Virginian-Pilot highlighting the importance of broadband access in the state in order to "start or run a modern business, access telemedicine, take an on...

UK defense think tank warns that allowing Huawei into 5G network is 'irresponsible'

British defense and security think tank The Royal United Services Institute said that allowing Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei to participate in Britain’s 5G network is "naïve" and "irresponsible." The company has continued to face allegations that ...

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans may have an early lead.

Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index Report, which studies industry trends, found that by 2022, "fifth-generation cellular networks will power as many as 9 percent of mobile data connections across North America," compared with 4 percent in Asia, indicating that Americans ...

5G Moto Mod gets FCC certification

The FCC has certified the 5G Moto Mod, suggesting that the attachment offering 5G capability could be on the market soon. Motorola announced in August the Moto Z3, a phone with magnetic backings that attach to Moto Mods, or modules. The mods, which were granted FCC approval on Fri...

New broadband network coming to Hot Springs

Ritter Communications, Arkansas’ leading broadband provider, announced Friday that it is bringing state of the art communications technology and advanced business services to Hot Springs. Ritter Communications is investing $7 million in infrastructure construction to give bu...

Vapor IO forms alliance for full-service edge computing at its tower data centers

Vapor IO announced the formation of the Kinetic Edge Alliance, "an assortment of edge computing-focused partners that will support Vapor's data centers with the infrastructure, tools, and expertise needed for successful edge deployments." By the end of the year, Vapor says, it wil...

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