TIA launches task group to develop industry standards for edge data centers

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the launch of a new standards task group to "develop industry best practices for Edge Data Centers." Last year, TIA’s Edge Data Centers Working Group, chaired by Rebecca Hunter of Crown Castle, released a position paper outlining considerations for the development, implementation, and operational features of Edge Data Centers.

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

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