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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

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) announced a strong close to Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), ending March 31, 2021 when they revealed their Q4 financial, operational and cash flow results. After successfully completing the company’s financial audit, GCX reveals strong cash flow and steady linear growth over the past year.

Read more: Global Cloud Xchange Unveils Strong FY21 Results

MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

Read more: MEF 3.0 Certification empowering enterprise digital transformation

The past year has been a virtual whirlwind – literally and figuratively – as the pandemic forced significant changes in how we work, learn and interact. The tech and telecommunications industry rose to the occasion, responding to the needs of schools, healthcare providers, businesses and consumers for the vital broadband services that enabled us to stay safe, health and connected.

Read more: INCOMPAS: Marking a Milestone Year at The 2021 INCOMPAS Show

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