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Kagan: Facebook Meta may finally be on the right track

Facebook has been struggling with their new metaverse identity. Last year, they announced the changing of their name to Meta. This was the first introduction to the general public about the new world they are stepping into. Excited Facebook executives apparently thought the world...

The Sunday Brief: Infrastructure funding overview (Part 1): What is a Priority Broadband Project?

Belated Memorial Day and June greetings from Missouri and Nebraska.  Pictured is our pooch Abby (left with stick) and the neighbor dog, Lucy, enjoying Midwest spring/ summer weather.  Given our recent rainfall, “duck days” is a better weather descriptor than “dog days”!  June marks the...

Kagan: Changes to expect in next chapter of Facebook story

What’s next for Facebook, now Meta, when Sheryl Sandberg exits? It has grown over the years from a start-up, college project under Mark Zuckerberg, to one of the world’s largest, most powerful, successful and influential communications platforms which took both leaders to achieve. Now...

How is 5G shaping the metaverse?

To get the metaverse to work for everyone, 5G needs to change. The metaverse can help make 5G work for everyone, too.

Kagan: Qualcomm sees enormous metaverse growth opportunities

The metaverse has been getting lots of attention ever since Facebook changed their name to Meta several months ago. However, in the real world we have been talking about it in the industry for quite a long time using different names and terms. That...

Verizon hones its edge for the metaverse

Verizon said that it's working with Meta to make its mobile edge computing (MEC) infrastructure support metaverse applications.

CommScope, Meta collaboration will help operators ‘further disaggregate’ network elements

CommScope and Meta will develop a mMIMO reference design based on O-RAN Alliance interoperability specifications CommScope and Meta Connectivity are collaborating on flexible and open reference designs to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN. Working alongside a network of industry ecosystem companies in the Evenstar...

Meta unveils AI supercomputer

Meta says its Nvidia-powered AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will improve online safety and ultimately accelerate metaverse development.

Deutsche Telekom, ONF launch SD-RAN trial in Berlin

German operator Deutsche Telekom and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced the launch of a software-defined RAN trial in Berlin. The partners noted that the Berlin trial is the first field trial implementing fully disaggregated open RAN solutions using ONF's RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) software...

The Sunday Brief: Facebook needs more (not less) algorithm development (Analyst Angle)

October greetings from the Midwest.  Pictured is yours truly outside of the Rich Hill Café last Friday (one of the Missouri American Broadband territories).  Terrific food, excellent service and a great conversation with two of the hardest working techs in telecom (Jason and Chris).   In the spirit...

Facebook blames worldwide outage on bad router change

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went offline for hours Monday after a routine internal network router update went wrong.

Facebook cloud gaming comes to Apple, despite lingering iOS restrictions

Apple requires all games for a streaming service to be added to its App Store unless the service exists solely in a web app iPhone and iPad users can now add Facebook’s cloud gaming service to their homescreens. The development will allow users to easily...

In addressing the global digital divide, there’s no silver bullet

In the massive effort to connect the billions of people without reliable access to broadband, there is no singular solution that can be delivered by one company or government. Bridging the digital divide doesn’t just have to do with the transport, core, or radio...

Ufispace & IP Infusion Webinar: Unlocking the Benefits of 5G Networks with Disaggregated xHaul Solutions

To prepare for the explosive increase of bandwidth demand in 5G mobile access, service providers begin deployment of their disaggregated xHaul solutions to reap the benefits of faster innovation and flexibility. In this webinar we explore why the xHaul would be an ideal place...

The 3 consortia fostering the Open RAN ecosystem

Open RAN Policy Coalition In May this year, the Open RAN Policy Coalition was established to advocate for “vendor choice and flexibility in next-generation network deployments,” as Executive Director Diane Rinaldo put it at the time. This is necessary, she said, “from a security and...

Cambium 60 GHz fixed wireless fabric extends access to multi-gigabit broadband

The development of Cambium’s 60 GHz fixed wireless solutions was supported closely by Facebook and Qualcomm Cambium Networks announced the release of new solutions based on 60 GHz millimeter wave technology the reportedly delivers a multi-gigabit performance that was previously only achievable by fiber. The...

Qualcomm makes investment in India’s Jio Platform for future 5G rollout

  Qualcomm has committed to invest INR7.3 billion ($97.1 million) in India’s Jio Platforms with the aim of supporting the Indian firm in the future rollout of 5G services in the Indian market. Qualcomm Ventures’ investment will translate into 0.15% equity stake in Jio Platforms. Jio Platforms,...

Facebook’s Reliance Jio investments gives it the front seat to Indian digital transformation

Facebook’s recent investment of $5.7 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms has received much media attention. Soon after, private equity firms Vista Equity Partners, and Silver Lake announced $1.5 billion and $747 million investments into the venture. Facebook and Reliance Jio have indicated that their...

Facebook invests big in Reliance Jio, securing stake in India’s tech sector

The Facebook, Reliance Jio collaboration will involve bringing together JioMart with WhatsApp Facebook is making a $5.7 billion investment in Reliance Jio, translating to a 9.99% stake in the Indian mobile carrier’s operations. Facebook spoke of the development on its corporate website where comments made by...

For Facebook Connectivity, success comes with scale

Facebook Connectivity VP discusses unlicensed use of 60 GHz, OpenRAN momentum A primary goal of Facebook the company is to get more people to use Facebook the social media platform--posting photos, engaging with friends and otherwise creating a monetizable data profile. One of the limiting...

What’s the outlook for unlicensed use of the 60 GHz band?

WiGig, unlicensed 5G, microwave backhaul, fixed wireless among current and future uses of 60 GHz Two companies are seeking a waive of U.S. Federal Communication Commission rules governing use of the 60 GHz band. In response, a group of heavy-hitters in the tech world, all...

Tech, Wi-Fi companies back broader unlicensed use at 6 GHz; public safety and utilities balk

As the Federal Communications Commission considers whether, and how, to utilize spectrum at 6 GHz for unlicensed use, a group of tech and Wi-Fi companies that includes Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google has thrown its support behind providing additional room for Wi-Fi to grow. In...

Sprint supports high-altitude LTE tests in Hawaii with SoftBank JV

Sprint is supporting tests of LTE connectivity at 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz via a solar-powered, drone-based high-altitude platform system (HAPS) in Hawaii, partnering with fellow SoftBank company HAPS Mobile. HAPS Mobile is a joint venture formed in late 2017 by Sprint parent company SoftBank...

DoJ opens inquiry into big tech companies; Facebook to pay $5B in FTC case

The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division is opening up an inquiry into the business practices of big tech companies, just as Facebook has agreed to a $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and major changes to how it handles and monetizes users'...

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