Networking & Internet

  • global connectivity

    Four Connectivity and Telecom Trends to Watch in 2022

    As we look toward 2022, we can see the evidence of a convergence of influencing factors driving a rapid advancement of technology innovation. But to talk about what we see for 2022, we first need to step back a few years for context. In 2020, global organizations engaged in digital…

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    How Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) Will Innovate Mobile Networks

    Chances are that when we phone or text someone, send a video clip or use our computer to log onto a communications network, we don’t think much about the underlying network technology we are using. But it has been undergoing constant evolution over the years, and open standards have played…

  • New Standard Allows Operators to Better Manage Ethernet Networks

    Many, if not most, of the tasks we do as we go through our personal and business life each day require connectivity — everything from checking the weather or getting directions to giving a video presentation to a client or sending a contract for an e-signature to close a major…

  • 5g and future networks

    Breaking the Industry Silos for 5G Networks and Beyond

    In recent years, the advent of 5G sparked excitement among consumers and also triggered vigorous discussions among experts. List of 5G Capabilities New and emerging features were continuously added to the list of 5G capabilities, to name a few: Immersive mobile media and education Real-time surveillance/facial recognition and predictive policing…

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    How Time-Sensitive Networking Benefits Fronthaul Transport

    Ethernet networking technology has continually evolved to meet increasingly demanding requirements ever since its invention nearly 50 years ago, and its latest enhancement is the ability to perform Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). TSN will bring real-time monitoring, control, and communications capabilities to autonomous and other connected systems.  Initially used in audio/video…

  • rural mobile access

    Video Q&A: Designing a User-Centered Interface for Rural Communities

    Efforts to bridge the digital divide and support universal internet access have been made worldwide. An obstacle to enabling connectivity in rural areas is the lack of available technology and computer literacy among rural communities. As today’s technology solutions such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Internet of…

  • How Two New Standards Can Help Ethernet Achieve Higher Speeds and Reach Longer Distances

    Over the past few decades the world has made great strides in building a powerful, pervasive, and resilient networking infrastructure, a task that has been given new urgency in recent years by the exponential growth in bandwidth demands. The importance of network connectivity was only fully highlighted by the COVID-19…

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    Video Q&A: Accelerating Africa’s Digital Transformation Through ICTs

     Africa has the lowest number of Internet connections — many countries still have less than 20 percent broadband penetration rate, which is compounded by lack of access to reliable and affordable electricity. Beyond infrastructure, the need for improving access to training and education, healthcare, financial inclusion, food security, and…

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    Video Q&A: Protecting Data Privacy in the Use of ICTs in Indonesia

    The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the need for data governance in order to enable universal connectivity and data sharing for efficient public services. In Indonesia, for example, many users lack confidence in the use of cell phones or ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) because the data they generate are owned by…

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    Video Q&A: Bridging Digital Divide in Mexico Through Collaborative Regulation

    Mexico has seen steady growth in internet connectivity since its constitutional reform in 2013. Today, about 70 percent of Mexicans have access to wired or wireless internet. Yet only 47 percent of the rural population has internet access, compared to 76 percent of the urban population who are online. The…

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