Lanner and Trilogy Networks recently teamed up for the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI) in order to enable edge computing in some of the most remote areas of the United States, covering 1.5 million square miles across rural America with edge computing capabilities.

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a system of geographically distributed servers that aim to decentralize cloud computing and attempt to bring more resources closer to the end-user. CDN improves the geographical presence of a service and delivers faster website content, from videos, images, scripts, HTML files, etc.The CDN provides an acceptable level of video streaming quality. It overcomes those Internet issues, like jitter, delay, lag, high latencies, and delivers content to the end-user.

To function properly, drive-thru restaurants need outdoor screens that display changing menus, promotions, offers, etc. They need a solution that ensures reliable and high-performance external displays, which can be managed remotely.

The era of 5G and IoT means both opportunities and challenges for telecom operators. While the new network technologies can bring new business opportunities, there are challenges that should not be overlooked. First, with the explosion of Internet consumption from mobile devices, telecom operators have adopted Carrier-Grade NAT (CG-NAT), a large-scale NAT measure for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, in order to accommodate the exploding demands for IP addresses. Secondly, intense competitions among the industry and OTT have put pressure on the profitability of telecom operators. Therefore, convergence is the trend for next-generation telecom network architecture.

Over the past few years, manufacturing sector has undergone a revolutionary change by implementing the concept of “connected and interconnected devices” to improve productivity and cost-effectiveness. With IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) from conceptualization to now a reality, the manufacturing sector has witnessed an explosion of data generated on a daily basis. In fact, this unprecedented growth in data seems to have a continual increase due to AIoT (AI + IoT) technologies like Machine Learning, Machine-to-Machine network, high-performance automation and robotic equipment, which all generate mass volume of data.

The availability of 5G in 2020 presents both opportunities and challenges for the business world. 5G is promised to enable machine learning, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), IoV (Internet of Vehicles), AR/VR and network slicing; however, there are stakes for enterprises that plan to deploy this technology. The availability of 5G in many countries lies in the monetary and technological capabilities of their telecom conglomerates, but they are facing challenges.

Today, the public safety relies more on FirstNet than ever, as first responders increasingly count on this wireless communication platform when performing their duties. Particularly in emergent medical duties, paramedics need to collaborate and communicate with other first responders, like police and fire fighters, in order to have more information about the victims’ situations. This can mean a difference in saving lives.