L-R: Steve Pastorkovich, telecommunications consultant; Tariq Khan, chief technologist of cloud and SDN for NFV at HPE; Phil Lawson Shanks, chief architect and VP of innovation at Edgeconnex; Rikin Thakker, VP of telecommnications and spectrum policy at MMTC. Photo: Access Intelligence/TJ Syndor.

On the Infrastructure Needs of a 5G-Fueled Economy

In order for 5G to support new applications such as virtual reality, video streaming and industrial Internet of Things (IOT), operators must consider disaggregating their data centers so they are located closer to the edge of their networks. During a discussion on the infrastructure needs of a 5G-fueled economy at the DC5G 2017 Summit, a […]

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SpaceX Wants to Begin Ground Tests of Its Starlink Network

Over the weekend, SpaceX Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and lead designer Elon Musk shared in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread on Reddit some additional details related to the company’s Big F**king Rocket (BFR). A recent filing by the company to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also revealed Musk’s plans to begin ground testing of […]

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Gatr to Provide Satcom Solutions for New Zealand Defense Force

Cubic Corporation subsidiary Gatr Technologies has won an order worth more than $5 million to provide satellite communication solutions for the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF). Cubic will supply 2.4-meter inflatable satellite antennas with supporting hardware, spares and new equipment training for the NZDF Network Enabled Army (NEA) program. In addition to a multi-year support […]

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Sprint Expands Gilat Contract to Three-Year Managed Service Project

Sprint announced it has expanded its contract with Gilat Satellite Networks to include a three-year managed service project. This multi-million-dollar project includes services and technology to enable Sprint to expand its network coverage. Last October, Sprint selected Gilat’s satellite-based cellular backhaul solution to extend LTE services to metro edge and rural areas in the United […]

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