Tag Archives: connectivity

US, Mexico Intend to Collaborate on Connectivity, Spectrum Management; Jessica Rosenworcel Quoted

Jessica Rosenworcel

Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, met with Adolfo Cuevas, interim chairman of Mexico's telecommunications agency at a virtual event to discuss potential collaborative initiatives to address connectivity challenges facing both countries. “It was a pleasure to meet with Interim Chairman Cuevas this afternoon and discuss the ways our two countries can best collaborate on the technology and connectivity challenges facing our respective citizens," said Rosenworcel. 

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SpaceX Launches Additional Starlink Satellites on Falcon 9 Rocket

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SpaceX launched its latest set of Starlink satellites on Jan. 20. With the launch, SpaceX has sent more than one thousand satellites for that broadband constellation. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. “We at SpaceX have certainly enjoyed what I would call a thoughtful and creative technical collaboration with an ever-widening group of astronomers,” said Patricia Cooper.

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Lumen Launches Edge Compute Platform; Shaun Andrews Quoted

Shaun Andrews

Lumen Technologies has launched the Lumen Edge Compute platform to enable customers to extend high-bandwidth, data-intensive applications to the cloud edge. "This is a game changer - real-time application hosting, data processing and storage capabilities for enterprises that need to deliver emerging technologies and applications at the edge," said Shaun Andrews, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Lumen Technologies. 

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AWS Partners with Carrier to Advance Supply Chain for Vaccines; David Appel, Sarah Cooper Quoted

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Carrier Global Corporation to co-develop Carrier’s Lynx digital platform, which will increase visibility, connectivity and actionable intelligence across their cold chain operations, AWS reported on Thursday. The partnership will improve outcomes for temperature-sensitive cargo, including food, medicine and vaccines. The collaboration builds on Carrier’s selection of AWS as its preferred cloud services provider in Feb. 2020. 

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NIST Develops Formula to Accelerate Comms Frequency Sharing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a mathematical formula designed to boost the efficiency of frequency sharing in wireless communication networks. NIST said Tuesday that its new formula uses machine learning to select a frequency channel through input from previous engagements in network environments.

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CenturyLink Donates Internet Services to Support Emergency Healthcare Facilities Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak; Ed Morche Quoted

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CenturyLink has donated high-speed internet connections to temporary hospital facilities to help improve the effectiveness of the nation's healthcare system, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Hughes Partners with OneWeb to Supply Low Earth Orbit Satellite Service; Pradman Kaul, Adrian Steckel Quoted

Hughes Network Systems has partnered with OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, to become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb and integrate low earth orbit satellite services, the company announced on Monday.

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Michael Griffin: DoD Seeks $484M Budget for 5G

The Department of Defense (DoD) is requesting a budget of $484 million for 5G technology efforts in fiscal year 2021, DoD News reported Thursday. Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and two-time Wash100 Award winner, revealed this information at this year's McAleese Defense Programs Conference that took place in Washington, D.C.

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