By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2019
There are many tough questions for telcos looking to build out edge computing resources, including what they should deploy in terms of IT hardware from day one, notes Heavy Reading Analyst Simon Stanley.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/19/2019
The US Department of Defense recently hired a new 'technical director for 5G,' who will be responsible for installing 5G networks and applications in select US military bases.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/19/2019
Make a mess of automation and telcos will destroy the business case for edge computing, says ETSI. But telcos desperately need standards to crystalize before they can move ahead.
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By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/19/2019
According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association, there were a total of 1.398 million 5G subscriptions globally at the end of Q2. That total is in part driven by a growing number of 5G phones: As of Sept. 10, the group counted 16 commercially available 5G phones.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/19/2019
Verizon is the only US carrier sticking with a national, highband-only 5G plan heading into 2020, but CEO says the C-Band is 'interesting' to the carrier.
By Robert Clark, 9/19/2019
Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/19/2019
Creating an investment fund to fuel edge computing developments would be a good move for the telco community, argues Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Mahadev 'Satya' Satyanarayanan.
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By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/18/2019
Following the lead of American Tower, SBA Communications has acquired a Chicago data center. CEO Jeffrey Stoops says the purchase will help SBA learn about edge computing.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2019
AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/18/2019
While some operators have embraced edge computing, it seems that fear, uncertainty and doubt still weigh heavy on the edge computing strategic thinking of many service providers.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/18/2019
Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.
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