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Aligned established a newly-created data center ABS platform and the issuance of $1.35 billion in securitized notes thereunder, which is the largest-ever inaugural data center securitization. The securitized notes also hold the distinction of being the first-ever green data center securitization, which has been issued under the Aligned Green Finance Framework, and externally verified by Sustainalytics.
Read more: Aligned Data Centers Sets Record for Largest-Ever Green Data Center Securitization

Wireless connectivity has never been as crucial as today, with more people using smart devices in new and unique ways. Moreover, in a digital-run world shaped by social distancing, wireless capabilities have transcended convenience and become the primary means for human interaction.

Read more: Indoor Communications: In-Building Wireless Solutions

The constant and rapid technological evolution has put forth trends and concepts that now make the telecom and ICT industry quite a diverse and developed sector. Open radio access network, known as Open RAN, is one of the trends that has been shaping the industry. Leading telecom brands and experts are mobilized to further develop this network architecture; however, different points of view exist regarding some of its controversial aspects.

Read more: Open RAN: Controversy and Expectations

As policymaking in Washington — from economics to infrastructure — is increasingly formulated to go head-to-head with China, businesses have recently expressed their major concerns to take “swift action” in addressing “burdensome” tariffs.

Read more: US-China Bilateral Tension Widens, Tech Businesses Urged to Negotiate

The wireless industry invested $30 billion in 2020 to power America’s world-leading wireless networks, according to CTIA’s 2021 Annual Wireless Industry Survey. This represents a five-year high and the third straight year of increasing capital expenditures, pushing cumulative industry investment over $600 billion.

Read more: US Wireless Investments Hit Five-Year High, Reveals CTIA

Edge data centers are one of the foremost developments in the new world of networking and IT. As low-latency and high-speed-dependent applications like 5G, IoT and AI drive the redistribution of existing topologies, the ecosystem at the edge is only growing stronger. Still, as we race toward a world that puts computing as close to the end user as possible, it’s important to stop, take stock of the state of affairs, and ask ourselves what the reality of this situation is.

Read more: The Edge and the Data Center: Taking the Pulse of New Developments

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