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Ulf Andersson, former Ericsson and MobiledgeX exec, now heads Falcon V Systems, a cable-backed startup focused on 'open' distributed access architecture.
'We just think spaces should come with Internet infrastructure,' said Anil Varanasi, CEO of Meter, a startup with $50 million in funding to change how commercial spaces get connected.
Foxxum CEO Ronny Lutzi says the company's new OS for connected TVs, based on the operator-backed Reference Design Kit, will provide an alternative to Android TV. Foxxum's plan, he says, spans retail and an emerging market for operator-supplied connected TVs.
Infinera CEO David Heard said that the US is doing the right thing by committing billions of dollars to semiconductor research and manufacturing. Since chips are such a big part of the price of the end product and the speed of product innovation, Heard said the recently passed CHIPS and Sciences Act could be a watershed moment in optical networking.
Backed by more than 700 US operators, Lou Borrelli and the NCTC are pursuing a wave of new initiatives, including a 'Connectivity Exchange,' MVNO deals, a refreshed focus on video and tighter ties to tech suppliers.